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Zombie Brands: The Science Behind Undead Market Icons

- A Halloween monster-mash co-authored with Tatiana Astray, Ana Babic, Anton Siebert, and Ela Veresiu of the Schulich School of Business marketing department When companies and products die, their brands often live on. From Napster and Pan Am to Woolworth and Mister Donut - zombie brands abound. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Why the Arab Spring is Still Flowering in Tunisia

The savagery of ISIS, the slaughterhouse of Syria's civil war, the marauding militias in Libya and the restored autocracy in Egypt have devoured the hopes of the Facebook generation that spawned the Arab Spring. In Tunisia alone theShow More Summary

WTO in Seattle - 15 Years Ago

In November 1999, the WTO met in Seattle, where I live, to negotiate the terms of globalization. I missed it. At the time, I was negotiating a union contract. Our negotiating teams recommended rejecting a terrible contract offer. Over...Show More Summary

When Experts Are a Waste of Money

Corporations have always relied on industry analysts, management consultants and in-house gurus for advice on strategy and competitiveness. Since these experts understand the products, markets and industry trends, they also get paid the big bucks. Show More Summary

'Work and Family Month' Shouldn't Need to Exist

During the floor debate for Rhode Island's paid family leave legislation -- which would ultimately pass both houses and would be signed into law on July 11 by Governor Chafee -- State Representative Grace Diaz had this to say: "Most people work to support their families. Show More Summary

Watch Out for Third Party Auto Repair Scams

The auto repair service industry is a huge one, with about 160,000 establishments with a combined annual revenue of $90 billion a year according to one estimate by First Research. About 260,000 businesses employ over 550,000 auto mechanics with annual revenues of $60 billion a year according to IBISWorld. Show More Summary

Dear Corporate America: Stop Whining and Give Millennials What They Want

Let me start off by saying even as a Millennial myself, I am sick of hearing about Millennials. It seems like it is almost impossible these days to pick up a newspaper, read a blog or even watch the news without hearing about the loved...Show More Summary

Why a New Credit Card Study Isn't Really About Credit Cards

My new study out this week from Demos and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) looks at credit card debt in the Latino community. But it isn't ultimately about credit cards at all. Instead, it's a look at how our unemployment insurance...Show More Summary

How to Elevate Your 'Connectworking' Skills

By Susan Dench, via Muddy Dog Media By Susan Dench, Founder and President of The Connectworks Academy Old think: Networking. Want to kick that up into high gear and really get personal? That's connectworking. And it's the number one most important rule for getting ahead. Connectworking is powerful. Show More Summary

The Ethics of Consumers Utilizing Full-Service Retailers for Product Education

I have posed the following hypothetical to a number of undergraduate and graduate business students: "You are a customer and go to a retail full-service store to learn about a product. You ask a salesperson many questions about the capabilities and features of the product. Show More Summary

Study Shows More Choice, Spending For Online Content

It is no secret that great change is afoot in markets for digital content; inescapable headlines drive that fact home. The changes have dramatically altered the landscape for content creation, but as a recent study commissioned by my association reflects, these monumental shifts have largely benefited consumers, and the economy. Show More Summary

Percy Harvin and the Three Questions Every Business Leader Must Ask

As football fans know, Percy Harvin is a player with tremendous talent for whom the Seattle Seahawks traded multiple high-level draft picks. On a pure talent level, he is a game-changer. But on October 17, less than halfway into hisShow More Summary

Government Spending Boosts Q3 Economic Growth

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, screamed one headline this week. That is all we need to know to understand why U.S. Show More Summary

Most Valuable Millionaire -- Does Madison Bumgarner Really Need a Free $21,000 Chevy Truck?

The video of Rikk Wilde, a local Chevrolet executive presenting San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner with the World Series Most Valuable Player Award, has been going viral. He was obviously under orders to use his face time with Bumgarner, and with a national TV audience, to promote the new Chevy Colorado truck. Show More Summary

Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power. In the early days of the reform, Deng Xiaoping, the late paramount leader, opted for a pragmatic strategy. Show More Summary

What Political Reform Looks Like in China

BEIJING -- The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, completed last week, decided that modernizing the state governance system and the state's governing capacity will be the general goal of...Show More Summary

Build Strong Relationships

"Leadership is always dependent on the context, but the context is established by the relationships we value." -- Margaret Wheatley Many people think that they were promoted to leadership positions because they are smarter, better equipped and / or more capable than their peers. Show More Summary

What Do Breast Cancer and Halloween Have in Common?

Well, to point out the obvious, we are aware of them both in October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month AND, October is Halloween. Both happen every year. What do these two things have in common? On the lighthearted side: They...Show More Summary

A Gay CEO?

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, came out yesterday, just a couple weeks after National Coming Out Day. The best quotation from his announcement: "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God...Show More Summary

On Denton's Upcoming Referendum for a Fracking Ban

By: Najmedin Meshkati, Nima Jabbari, Jamie Heinecke, and Cyrus Ashayeri As we all know, on November 4 there will be a referendum on a fracking ban in Denton, TX. Regardless of the outcome, the impact of this unprecedented grassrootsShow More Summary

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