Smith Brain Trust

The Gold Standard Idea Will Not Die

Some 86 years since it was effectively abandoned, the gold standard still comes up from time to time. And each time, Maryland Smith’s David Kass finds himself shaking his head.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Get Ready For the Feeling Economy

Being able to analyze data will not be the key to your success in the future. If you expect to have a viable career, you better get in touch with your emotions.

Monday, July 22, 2019
How To Balance Your Side Hustle

It seems like everyone is doing it these days – freelancing in the evenings, driving for Uber on off hours, or even moonlighting as a DJ. Here’s how to make your side gig work, without losing your day job.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Why IBM Wanted Red Hat

It is the most expensive deal in IBM’s 108-year history, but the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is one that seems likely to pay off. Maryland Smith’s Tunay Tunca explains why.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A New Worry for Earnings Season?

Some analysts this earnings season are focusing less on earnings per share and are fixating on something else: Profit margins.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
How Amazon Created a Shopping Summer Holiday

Maryland Smith experts explain how the Seattle-based Amazon created a summer shopping phenom.

Monday, July 15, 2019
Beyond Now: How Europe Wins the U.S.-China Trade War

The typical economics refrain about trade wars is that there are no winners. But that’s not altogether true in the case of U.S.-China posturing. Maryland Smith's Albert “Pete” Kyle sees an unexpected winner emerging from the conflict – Europe.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Lee Iacocca and the Art of the Celebrity CEO

Lee Iacocca created the Mustang at Ford. He created the minivan at Chrysler. And in advertising, he forged a new template for the celebrity CEO.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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