The Original Disruptor
100 years ago, Everett W. Lord saved child laborers, predicted the future of business, and founded SMG.Read more
What you should learn today to succeed in business tomorrowRead more
Don't Do That/Do This
Making all Marketing PersonalRead more
“The basic employment relationship between workers and employers has broken apart.”
This is BU School of Management at 100 years old. An institution of internationally successful alumni, top-of-the-class students, and trendsetting faculty.Read more
Mild-Mannered Manager by Day… ...Mild-Mannered Manager by Night?
How much of our self is defined by our work? Where, for example, do small business owners’ professional and personal identities begin and end? What about those of doctors, oil rig workers, or priests?Read more
Empower Your Staff
Kristen Cuneo (MBA’14) is already an inspirational leader. As a program manager at Girls’ LEAP, she helped teens build confidence through self-defense training.Read more
“Many bankers continue to behave as they did prior to the financial crisis. Banks and their regulators have to cap bank risk-taking behavior before meaningful change can occur. This is a global problem and not isolated to a few big banks. It’s very troubling.”
and Master Lecturer at SMG, to "Bloomberg.com".
In the Money
Within six months of graduation, 93 percent of students in the undergraduate Class of 2012 had accepted a job offer; the mean base salary was $49,807 with an average signing bonus of $5,920.
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
Feeling guilty about the things you should’ve recycled? You’re not alone.Read more
The Secrets of a High Flier
If you couldn’t stand working for yourself, others probably couldn’t either, says JetBlue boss.Read more
A Beautiful Business
You’ll need brains to brand beauty.Read more
Turning Green into Green
How rewriting loan contracts can turn eco-friendly into incomeRead more
If you want to change direction before 2020 rolls along, now’s a great time to expand your network by connecting with fellow alums.
SMG’s top thinkers share their predictions for the future of business.
(an increase of 550% from 2010)
Health Care “Death Spiral”
Love it or loathe it, the incoming health care mandate might be necessary.Read more
“Hi, My Name is Phil”
Since the Industrial Revolution, business has been all about labor.Read more
Big Data = Big Potential
Marketers turned number crunchers.Read more
Who’s the Boss?Read more
Worldwide shipments of personal computers are expected to fall by 7.8% in 2013, while shipments of tablet computers will grow by 58.7%.
The Slog Continues
The economic recovery will remain anemic, predicts Professor of Management Michael Salinger. “We should be pursuing a more expansive fiscal policy than we are,” he says. “The deficit is a legitimate long-run concern, but with unemployment still above 7 percent, now is the time to run deficits to invest in things like infrastructure and education.”
Political squabbling in Washington is the primary problem, he says, but politicians aren’t the only ones to blame: economists haven’t spoken clearly or with the voice of consensus that the public and politicians need to hear.
Let the Cat Have its Cream
Finally, a break for embattled CEOs—they might be paid fairly after all.Read more
Hey, Big SpenderRead more
Another Helping of Alphabet Soup
If you know that a CLO is a type of CDO, which is a type of ABS, then you may be ready for the future of finance. Financial innovations are on the horizon, says Associate Professor of Finance Rui Albuquerque, and such new instruments will certainly come with new acronyms.Read more
Want your boss to think you’re the coolest? Slashing 20 percent from office air conditioning costs might help.Read more
From Private to Public—and Back Again
What’s old is new—with a twistRead more
Get Ready for America’s Next Top Start-UpRead more
Look for Jobs Here, Here, and Here
Have you considered medical school?Read more
“An overwhelming majority of organizations will substantially strengthen the connection between their social and financial missions as they seriously and authentically consider what they offer for, not just to, citizens and society.”
Old model: Company creates product, ad agency develops promotional message, media outlet broadcasts message, consumers buy.
New model: Consumers cocreate products (e.g., MyStarbucksIdea), consumers cocreate ads and distribute them on social networks, consumers tweet, consumers blog, consumers write online reviews.
What Do Toddlers & Business Leaders Have in Common?
Sometimes, they just need a time-out.Read more
Hit Will Be H-O-T
The doctor will see you now. Just click here.Read more
A New Seat In the C Suite
The CEO, CFO, and CIO may soon be making room for the CSCO: the chief supply chain officer. Associate Professor of Operations & Technology Management Z. Justin Ren says he envisions a not-so-distant future in which companies will increasingly compete with their supply chains, instead of just their storefronts (if they even still have storefronts). As companies turn to their supply chains for added competitive advantage, he says, many will move their top supply chain officer into the executive suite, where he or she can better influence business strategy.
What We Want, When We Want ItRead more
The Next Big Thing
So, you’re thinking of starting a new business? The odds for succeeding are against you: After five years, 55 percent of start-ups fail; after 10 years, the failure rate jumps to 71 percent. In short, don’t bet the house on becoming Bill Gates 2.0. Enough of the pessimism. Lots of entrepreneurs do make it. And not just once. They stomp on the statistics to succeed again and again. What’s their secret? How do they become the hot ticket in business? In 2008, tech expert Peter Wexler (’93) founded the next big thing—that’s the Wall Street Journal’s assessment, by the way. He tells us how he raised $100 million, why most people fail, and what he’s doing to stay at the top.Read more
No More Secrets
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens at the office will soon be everyone’s businessRead more
Time to Inspire
Joseph McNiff (BSBA’14) on his big idea: getting more kids into collegeRead more
“Over the next 5 to 10 years, I believe the desktop computer market will die (or at least dwindle). There is enough functionality available via web-based interfaces, enough storage in the Cloud, and increasingly ubiquitous wireless connectivity. And users are increasingly comfortable with new interfaces and form factors.”