Smith Brain Trust

How McDonald's and Burger King Will Change How We Eat

Burger King and McDonald’s are responding to the changing concerns and palates of the consumer, particularly the millennial consumer. Here's how.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
What Kim Kardashian's Career Switch Means To All of Us

Maryland Smith's Rachel Loock talks to O, The Oprah Magazine about career switching and second acts.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
How Uber and Lyft Could Attain Profitability

Apps like Uber might never be profitable. But their best chance is to actually share more with riders and drivers – and keep less for themselves per transaction.

Monday, April 15, 2019
Why Globalism Isn’t Globalization

Ian Bremmer wasn’t looking to bum everyone out with his new book, “Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.” Though, as he admitted at a Maryland Smith event this week, it’s not a cheerful read.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Why Less Is More For Rideshare Apps

Ride-hailing services that want to grow revenue should share more with drivers and charge passengers less, a working paper from Maryland Smith shows.

Monday, April 8, 2019
Five Reasons To Steer Clear of 2019’s Mega IPOs

In what’s poised to be a big year for big-name IPOs, Kass lists five reasons to ease up on the gas pedal and proceed with caution.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Why You Should Talk about 'Game of Thrones' at Work

'Game of Thrones' is coming back for its final season and you're going to want to talk about it at work. But should you?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The Hunt for Clean Water

Few business problems are more basic than delivering clean drinking water to thirsty customers. Yet solutions remain elusive in the United States and elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Ian Bremmer wasn’t looking to bum everyone out with his new book, “Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.” Though, as he admitted at a Maryland Smith event this week, it’s not a cheerful read.

Conventional wisdom says innovation flows from the minds of mavericks, not protectors of the status quo. But traditionalists have a role to play.