Smith Brain Trust

Will Your Gifts Arrive on Time This Year?

The usual Christmas shopping period, which begins Black Friday, is particularly short this year – just 25 days. Will those final bundles arrive on time?

Thursday, November 14, 2019
What Microsoft Japan's 4-Day Week Says About the Future of Work

Done right, the four-day workweek can yield great benefits for the company, community and individual alike. Here's how to make it a success.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
How Apple and Disney Are Shaking Up Streaming

Disney+ and Apple TV+ are here, and the hotly anticipated – and attractively priced – streaming services are stirring some questions in the increasingly crowded on-demand entertainment industry.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Investing: Why Gold Appears To Be Having a Moment

Here's why investors like the yellow metal and what famed investor Warren Buffett has said about it.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Why Capital One Arena Likes Its Chances

Capital One Arena is wagering that it can get you more interested in sports gambling. And, according to Maryland Smith’s Steven L. Heston, that’s a fairly safe bet.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Can Juul Survive?

A series of e-cigarette bans has some experts wondering whether the industry will survive, or fizzle out.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
In Luxury, Trying To Avoid Barneys' Fate

For others in the luxury retail space, Barneys, crushed by bankruptcy and sold in pieces, is a warning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
What China's Move Means for Blockchain

It's been a wild week in blockchain. China’s Xi Jinping called for a new focus on blockchain technology, the open-ledger system that cryptocurrencies rely on. Here's what happened next and what it all means.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Disney+ and Apple TV+ are here, and the hotly anticipated – and attractively priced – streaming services are stirring some questions in the increasingly crowded on-demand entertainment industry.

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