BU experts on Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Sony Corp., and window displays

April 19th, 2012

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world:

Digging deeper into Goldman’s report (Reuters TV): “The perception now is that Goldman itself doesn’t put customers first.” Mark Williams

Solo $1B deal a glimpse into future of Facebook (Boston Herald): “Things are moving faster and faster in this world, and I think you need to make these decisions quickly.” Vinit Nijhawan

Boardroom numbers are only part of the picture (Financial Times): “If you’re looking to figure out patterns and trends on women’s progress within a company or an industry it’s useful to have this database. It’s not perfect, and it doesn’t answer a lot of the questions. But it is helpful.” James Post

Analysts wary of Sony reform plans (AFP): “Sony lacks the scale of Samsung. It lacks the cost edge of Samsung and (Taiwan smartphone maker) HTC.” N. Venkat Venkatraman

Agency softens on limited credit card fees (Associated Press): “Just a year ago, the view was that this agency was going to be devastating for business.” Mark Williams

US lenders eye risky clients again (Business Standard): “It’s clear that we are returning to business as usual.” Mark Williams

Nordstrom tries on Bonobos for size (E-Commerce Times): “There can be surprising synergies between the two seemingly disparate models of store vs. online sales. There is definitely room for improvement with Nordstrom.com.” Frederic Brunel

The Secrets to Effective Window Displays (MSNBC “Your Business”): Beth Goldstein interviewed on how to make window displays stand out.

Finding a Distributor and How to Increase Repeat Customers (MSNBC “Your Business”): Beth Goldstein joins in to answer viewer questions about finding a distributor and how to increase repeat customers.

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