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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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April 22, 2021
The Super League That Never Was
  For 12 of the world's largest soccer clubs, breaking away from traditional competitions to form a Super League seemed like a revolutionary idea for the sport. But in just two days, the plan came crashing down. What went wrong for the Super League? It all starts with the fans, says Maryland Smith'…
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