Smith Brain Trust

An Underlying Lesson from Ellen and W

With icebergs, often what's visible above the water is just a fraction of the whole picture. The recent chatter about Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush seemed a bit like that, a Maryland Smith expert says.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
North American Trade and the USMCA

The pros outweigh the cons in the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), trade leaders across industries said Oct. 15, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
How To Pronounce Chinese Names

Faculty, staff and students came with notepads to learn how to properly address their Chinese colleagues on Oct. 11, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

Monday, October 14, 2019
Fighting Back Against Favoritism at Work

Do you ever feel like you are being left out of watercooler conversations, inside jokes and the fast track for promotions? Your manager might be playing favorites.

Friday, October 11, 2019
For App Developers, Bad Behavior Doesn’t Pay

App makers delayed updating to a more secure version of Google’s Android platform just so they could continue to harvest and sell users’ personal data, new research shows.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
How California Is Changing College Sports

A new California law enabling college athletes to profit from their name and image has put the state at odds with the NCAA. Maryland Smith's Hank Boyd says it's about time.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Does It Seem Like Everyone Hates Hot-Desking? (Yes)

Mention the concept of “hot-desking” to the modern office worker and you’re likely to be met with an eye roll and an exasperated sigh. Why is it so unpopular?

Friday, October 4, 2019
Advertising in an AI Era

Artificial intelligence is transforming and disrupting industries. And advertising is no exception. Here's how AI has already changed the industry, and how it's evolving.

Friday, October 4, 2019

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Faculty, staff and students came with notepads to learn how to properly address their Chinese colleagues on Oct. 11, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

A new law in California mandating stricter employment rules for drivers and other gig-economy workers may pose a threat to Uber and Lyft. But the real risk is much bigger.