Smith Brain Trust

Break Up Facebook? What Would That Even Look Like?

The headline on Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ New York Times op-ed article made his position clear. 'It’s Time To Break Up Facebook.' But break up Facebook? How?

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Seven Ways To Look Better on LinkedIn

What is just as important as – or arguably, more important than – your resume? Your LinkedIn profile.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Warren Buffett an ‘Idiot’?

Famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he wishes he had bought shares early in some of the giants of tech, the so-called FAANG companies whose stocks have consistently outperformed the S&P. Here's why he missed the boat.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
A Consummate Professional's Guide to Office Romance

Romantic relationships can be complicated. Office romances, even more so. If you find yourself falling in love over the cubicle partitions, our expert has some advice.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
What Samsung’s Folding Phone Says About Markets

It should have been a banner week for Samsung Electronics, but wasn’t. Instead, it was a master class in 'efficient markets.'

Monday, April 29, 2019
The Magnolia Appeal: Why We Love Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines have made a living knocking down walls, fixing up homes – and building a marketing empire. Now their success is setting a new agenda for big-box retailers and elite fashion houses alike.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
How the College Admissions Scandal Is Rocking Foundations

Of all of the potential repercussions of the college admissions scandals – expulsions, arrests, tougher scrutiny on admissions practices – this one you probably didn’t see coming.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Why Boeing Needs More Than a Software Fix

Boeing blames software for two recent disasters involving its 737 MAX narrow-body plane, but an information technology expert at Maryland Smith points toward design and marketing flaws instead.

Monday, April 22, 2019

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

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