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A Postscript to Sears and Kmart: A Sad, Sad Story

by Lawrence J. Ring and John S. Strong, The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary Sears and Kmart are two of the most iconic names in US retailing. Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck founded Sears, Roebuck, and Company in 1886 as a mail-order catalog. It began [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Strategy|

How do Scientists and Engineers Contemplate Complex Problems?

Heuristics Inspired by Nature – by Joe Wilke, Ph.D. Business Analytics includes the use of algorithms and heuristics to solve complex problems.  But have you ever stopped to wonder where those algorithms and heuristics come from?  How do scientists and engineers contemplate such things?  The simple answer … nature.  The [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Analytics|

Connecting the Dots

Unleash the Power of Your Network  – by Inga Carboni, Ph.D. Connect the Dots is a fun, fast-paced, and fact-based book for working professionals seeking to take the next step in their careers. The truth is that networking is not about managing impressions or projecting your personal brand. Effective networkers [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Organizational Behavior|

Equifax Settlement and Personal Privacy Obfuscation

What the Equifax Settlement Teaches Us about Privacy Regulations – by Dr. Chris Strasser The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that Equifax will investigate an alternative identification to social security numbers for its customers.  Having already agreed to pay more than $700M in fines for its 2017 data breach, Equifax [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Compliance|

FaceApp and the Globalization of Social Media

FaceApp Brings in New Era of Global Social Media Privacy Theft – by Dr. Chris Strasser Exploiting private personal information is no longer the domain of U.S. and European big tech. This month brought alarm from the NY Post to Wired Magazine over the privacy terms demanded for “free use” [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Compliance|