By now, anyone interested in venture capital and initial public offerings has heard about Masayoshi Son’s losses in Uber and his folly in investing in WeWork at the valuation that he did. This newest investing star appears to be flaming out in his $2 billion investment in WeWork at a valuation of $47 billion when […]
OpEd: What Are WE Doing to The World?
By Frederick V. Perry, PhD, JD – Florida International University Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) just won the presidency of Mexico. He is a populist firebrand who dislikes government institutions and as Mayor of Mexico City, ignored an order by the country’s Supreme Court. He encourages Mexicans to break laws he dislikes. Likewise, for years […]
Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments.
Bitcoin gripped the investing world in 2017 and its price increased by roughly 500 percent. In December 2017, Bitcoin hit a peak of almost $20,000. Since then, digital coins have lost $500 billion in value. On February 5th the biggest virtual currency sank to $6,933. How might we analyze Bitcoin’s impact going forward? We spoke to […]
Well-tuned supply chains help and mitigate losses: Lessons from Puerto Rico.
By Craig Austin, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Logistics and Dr. Ron Mesia, Executive Director, Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management While many will look with horror and deep concern at the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria upon Puerto Rico and its inhabitants on September 20th, the suffering for the island is really only just […]
Good corporate citizenry, no longer a choice but a necessity
When queried at a 1909 business meeting about the choice of colors available for his automobiles, Henry Ford replied that customers could have any color they wanted as long as it is black. Fast forward to the late 20th and early 21st centuries and consumers today are now in the driver’s seat (no pun intended). […]
How should YOU lead during this presidential transition?
Over the coming months leaders should keep one thing in mind: to a large extent, it doesn’t matter what YOU think about this transition. Effective leadership is often not about you. Much of effective leadership is about your employees and your team, who, for the most part, are the ones getting things done. Effective leaders […]
Latin America must be bold
By Jerry Haar and John Price After three years of economic decline that depleted Latin America’s GDP of $1.7 trillion, depleting the region appears poised for a rebound in 2017. Economic hardship and a surge of civic consciousness have convinced millions of South American voters to reject populism and the record levels of corruption realized […]
What Fidel Castro’s Death Won’t Change About Cuba’s Economic Outlook
Fidel Castro’s death has sparked a torrent of questions, including whether President-elect Donald Trump will break with President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. Mr. Trump tweeted Monday that “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal.” For all […]
Free trade at the crossroads
Trade agreements are like oysters, Jägermeister and Jackson Pollock paintings—you either love them or hate them. In the current political milieu, anti-trade proponents have the upper hand, relegating vocal champions of free trade to a tiny minority. Damning free trade agreements, especially NAFTA and TPP, is the contemporary equivalent of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember […]