Fall 2016 edition of Smith Business magazine.
Smith Business Magazine: Fall 2016
When it comes to display advertising—especially online—simpler can be better. That’s the finding of new research at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Amazon does it. So do Jimmy John’s and many other companies. They require new employees to sign noncompete clauses, a practice now being pushed on low-income workers, limiting their freedom in the labor market.
About one-quarter of jobs today require some kind of licensing by state governments, up from 5 percent in the ’50s. Some of the oversight is crucial for public safety and well-being. You want your doctor to be licensed, and probably your accountant. But a hairdresser? Florists?
How would trained saboteurs, successfully planted on your team by ruthless competitors, proceed to undermine your productivity? If they followed a previously classified World War II field guide used by the predecessor of today’s CIA, they would follow eight rules to sap your momentum.
Online services such as OpenTable make it easy for consumers to make restaurant reservations and not show up. But higher-end restaurants are countering this.
Samurai warriors in feudal Japan knew how to fight. But the best of these leaders, such as Yamamoto Kansuke, also knew the value of bringing people together and winning without resorting to combat.
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Former Terrapin golfer George Bradford, a 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, had a quick response when people told him to “get a job” after college. “I have a job,” he told the skeptics. “I’m a professional golfer.”