Smith Brain Trust

Apple, Disney and Your Strained TV Budget

You already pay for Netflix, Amazon Prime and other video streaming services. Soon you will need to add Apple TV+ and Disney Plus to your growing list of subscriptions.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Fixing the Vague, Complex Volcker Rule

Tweaks to the Volcker Rule will help fix a regulation that is too vague, complex and burdensome, Maryland Smith finance professor Clifford Rossi says.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Why It’s Not Enough That Africa Grows

Growth across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to outpace global growth this year and next, and the reasons why accentuate the importance of economic diversification, says Maryland Smith’s Lemma Senbet.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Why Disruptor Brands Are Booming

Nearly half of Americans have bought stuff from a direct-to-consumer brand. Here's why those consumers are such a coveted group, and why more and more brands are borrowing from the DTC playbook.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Comic Books for Complex Issues

The New York Fed recently decided to explain monetary policy in a comic book, set in outer space. It had us wondering: What other complex business topics would be helpful to see in simplified, comic book fashion?

Friday, August 9, 2019
Why Clinton’s Tax Bill Is Bigger Than Biden’s

Maryland Smith’s Samuel Handwerger recently wrote a letter to former President Bill Clinton. It wasn't about his presidency, or his politics. It was about his taxes.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
How To Get Better Care from Your Doctor

Want better care from your doctor? It’s as simple as just being nice and saying thank you, according to new management research.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Farewell, Summer Fridays

In summer, every Friday feels a little like the day before a long weekend. Many of your colleagues are already on vacation (or at happy hour). No one attempts to host a meeting or make consequential decisions. Soak it in. It's almost fall.

Monday, August 5, 2019

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