Posts in Finance & Business
An Interview with Orthogon Partners: Investing in Esoterics and Building Human Capital

“Don't confuse the kinds of things that a firm is doing with the skills that you are acquiring“ - Rishi Ganti and James Lavelle of Orthogon Partners on economics, esoterics, and career.

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Reducing Africa’s Infrastructure Deficits

I argue, therefore, that African economies can begin the process of deep integration if infrastructure networks are designed in such a way as to link production centers and distribution hubs across the continent. Indeed, this would emulate, under Africa’s own conditions, the networks of trade utilized by developed economies.

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Wow Air: The Story of a Bankruptcy That Threatens an Entire Economy

Last March the Icelandic company Wow Air cancelled its flights and announced the cessation of its operations.  The breakdown means the loss of more than a thousand jobs, and, according to the country’s Central Bank, may greatly impact the nation’s economy. 

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Petrocaribe: The Inefficient Regional Organization

Venezuela must use oil as a diplomatic mechanism to achieve its objectives. However, the nation must have a coherent and realistic foreign policy through which it could obtain economic benefits and/or true allies in the Caribbean region.

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The Fibonacci Factor

Post-financial-crisis, the advances in automation have compelled people to up-skill. The dramatic rise in the number of startups during the same time has forged a symbiotic relationship between the two, thereby enhancing both of them simultaneously.

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The Times, they are a'changin'

Americans have grown tired of watching commercials. But every year, on the first Sunday in February, perhaps paradoxically, millions of viewers turn on their TVs during the Super Bowl—sometimes, just to see the ads.

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Block by Block: How LEGO came to dominate its market

Despite the notoriety and recognizability of the LEGO brand, in the early 2000s the company was in a state of near-bankruptcy. How did it manage to turn around its business and emerge as one of the world’s leading toy companies?

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The Digitalization of Farming with Dr. Mike Stern of the Climate Corporation

On April 23rd, 2019, Dr. Mike Stern, Head of the Climate Corporation, presented at Princeton University on the digital tools transforming the landscape of farming and the current challenges facing the agriculture industry.

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Fast Food in the Fast Lane

In a world where a demand for speed seems to permeate every aspect of our lives, it is no wonder that quick-service restaurants (QSRs), known colloquially as ‘fast food’, have an important place in many people’s lives. However, notorious for their deleterious effects on health and the environment, QSRs have had to struggle with consumer demands that are increasingly health-conscious and eco-conscious.

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The Business of Taylor Swift

That means music from just one of Swift’s albums could be nomination in two separate years, keeping her music on the radio and in front of listeners, all the while driving extra press and extra profit.

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Interview with Akos Gabossy CEO and Co-Founder of PanIQ

Akos Gabossy is the CEO and co-founder of the PanIQ Escape Room Franchise. PanIQ Escape Rooms is one of the fastest-growing escape room franchise in the country, with locations in Hollywood, Chicago, New York City, and many more cities. He began his career in entertainment at age 18, and now 15 years later, he has made himself into one of the biggest names in the industry.

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China and the Global Economy: A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman

The rise of China and the implications for the world are immeasurable, a message which reverberated clearly when Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, and founder of Schwarzman Scholars, spoke during his fireside chat with Business Today.

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Will Boeing Bounce Back?

These developments are contingent upon how successfully Boeing deals with the 737’s planes and the true extent of the current problem.

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Will Student Loans Bring About the Next Financial Crisis?

These student loan asset-backed securities, otherwise known as SLABS, provide investors with cash flow when students make payments on the loan and interest. According to Forbes Magazine, the student loan debt currently figures at $1.52 trillion dollars, behind only mortgage debt.

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