Category: School of Management

Why Boston entrepreneurs are betting on bitcoin

October 17th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Boston Business Journal, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

About a year and a half ago, Jeremy Allaire started working on a startup whose aim is to make bitcoin, the digital currency known for its volatility and security issues, accepted around the world…

Expert quote:

“As the market gets better on the true inherent risk, the pricing will continue to fall. All the risk has not been priced into bitcoin.”

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Community Health Centers Struggle under Influx of Underinsured

October 15th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, Stephen Davidson 0 comments

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Stephen Davidson, School of Management

Millions of newly insured individuals are having an unintended consequence on community health centers (CHCs)…

Expert quote:

“Many people do not understand the cost-sharing element of their policy and are surprised the first time they go for services and find they are not covered because the deductible has not been met. Something to watch in the new benefit year is the extent to which those folks switch plans.”

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The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

October 14th, 2014 in 2014, Fortune, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?…

Expert quote:

“Rankings include starting salary among the metrics and many MBAs from higher ranked schools go into the higher paying finance and technology fields, with fewer taking lower paying roles in non-profits for example. Cost of living differences will impact and should benefit urban schools at least slightly, and the mix of international and domestic students likely also has an impact.”

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These dads say long work hours are costing them a full family life – so they’re opting out

October 11th, 2014 in 2014, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Erin Reid, School of Management

At a time when dads are twice as likely as moms to think they don’t spend enough time with the kids, many employers continue to deny them the breathing room needed to get face time with their families. But a new wave of men is quietly (and not so quietly) finding new ways to lean out…

Expert quote:

“Men were expected to be ideal workers, to work all the time and be totally devoted, but most of them didn’t want to do this, so they found ways of getting around it. They crafted different ways of being.”

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Where Does Apple Pay Fall Short?

October 8th, 2014 in 2014, Forbes, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

Apple has a long history of making things work that others have previously tried…

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Why There Is A Crisis In Business Education

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Management 0 comments

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Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

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Charge of the Internet bulls

September 29th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, Z. Justin Ren 0 comments

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Z. Justin Ren, School of Management

A few hours before Alibaba Group Holding Ltd made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Jack Ma, the company’s founder and chairman, said Sept 19 would be a “life-changing day” for its 20,000 employees…

Expert quote:

“The first is China’s rapid growth. As its share of global GDP grows, its richest billionaires will rank higher and higher on the global list. The second is the explosive growth of the Internet economy in China. As its share of the economy grows, it will spawn ever more billionaires.”

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Fund Manager Sleeman Is Bullish on Bank Stocks

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Management 0 comments

Mark Williams, School of Management

The KBW Bank (stock) Index has gained 18.5 percent in the past year, and the rally likely has further to go, says Andrew Sleeman, a portfolio manager of the Franklin Mutual Financial Services Fund…

Expert quote:

“The banks extracted billions from unassuming customers, and now Justice has extracted billions of dollars in settlements to make up for that. But corporate executives should not be able to hide behind their companies and have shareholders pay for egregious behavior.”

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Test results can define young careers

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Financial Times, Fred Foulkes, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Fred Foulkes, School of Management

As the graduate recruitment season gets under way, it is time to buff up your CV, line up your referees and dredge up some of those results from school tests you took years ago…

Expert quote:

“The supply of people looking for jobs is greater than the demand and asking candidates to submit their test scores and grades is a way for companies to cut the pile [of applicants] in half.”

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In NFL Probe, Even FBI Chiefs Risk ‘Motivated Blindness’

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, James Post, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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James Post, School of Management

It’s becoming a time-worn script. Company gets in trouble. Public gets upset. Company hires former head of three-letter agency or former prosecutor to get to the bottom of said trouble in thick report. Public forgives…

Expert quote:

“These cases have become full-employment pools for former FBI officials. The pattern has become familiar. There’s getting to be a kind of public fatigue as we’ve seen this play run out again and again.”

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