Smith Brain Trust

June 8, 2021
5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis

As the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, organizations should spend some time contemplating how they can prepare for the next crisis, says Maryland Smith's Oliver Schlake .

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June 2, 2021
The Walmart-McDonald's Split

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Is the store-in-store format a good thing? It can be.

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May 26, 2021
Summer Reading List 2021
Maryland Smith’s 18th Annual Recommended Reading for Business Leaders
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May 20, 2021
Once Wall Street’s Darling, SPACs Fall From Favor
How the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies went from so hot to, recently, so not.
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May 20, 2021
Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing
For the past quarter-century, Italy’s economy has been nearly stagnant – not because of trade shocks, bad government, labor market problems, or lack of technology advancements, but because of a management style that is holding the country back, finds research from Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino.
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May 19, 2021
Fragmenting Audience: The Feel-Good Hit of the Film Industry?
Small-budget movies like 'Parasite' and 'Nomadland' are gaining recognition as streaming services continue to ramp up content. They're signs of the times that production funding across the industry is changing.  
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May 19, 2021
Why Cannabis Firms Are Focused on Banking and Tax Reform
The SAFE Banking Act was a big step toward removing barriers for cannabis businesses. But other obstacles loom. Among them, the tax code.
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May 13, 2021
What It Means To Be Green

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Most investment decision making is profit driven. But integrating ESG (environment, social and governance) factors into investors’ research and decision making has gained momentum over the last couple years.

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May 10, 2021
Cars Are About to Cost a Lot More. Here's Why.
Welcome to the age of the empty car lot. The auto industry is experiencing a huge disruption with computer chips in scarce supply.
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May 6, 2021
Buffett’s Designated Successor: Less Charisma but Extreme Competence
And 23 other takeaways from the Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting.
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