This week, events in the news feature a cast of characters straight out of the cold war...or a James Bond movie. Falling oil prices cause problems for the Russian economy, a move towards normalization of relations with Cuba was announced and Sony pulls a movie after a hacker attack and threats from North Korea.
This week on BusinessWorld, at this time of year when pricing takes center stage we look at the ups and downs of pricing. Whether it's oil, gifts or even entertainment, pricing runs the gamut from transparent to opaque. We'll take a peak behind the curtains of pricing and its impact on the macro economy and our own wallets.
This week on BusinessWorld, the falling price of oil is a simple case of supply and demand right? Well...sort of. That story and McDonald's struggles with competing organizational priorities: expand the menu to draw in more customers versus maintaining a speedy operation that delivers the goods within 90 seconds. And Uber experiments with moving stuff as well as people.
This week, robots are finding a home...and steady work...in Amazon's warehouses. Advertisers are using big data to help them spend their ad dollars wisely...and networks are using that same big data to snag those ad dollars. And we use a few simple questions to determine whether Art and Louis are micro-managers...you can play along at home too...this week on BusinessWorld
This week on BuisnessWorld, the word is out that Black Friday is dead this year...will we need Sherlock Holmes to figure out who killed it? Or can the guys come up with the answer on their own? The oil industry has been caught in higher supply and lower demand leading to lower prices for crude...could another barrel-based industry offer some pricing lessons?
This week on BusinessWorld, how our lunch choices may be impacting our productivity at work...and how choice architecture can change our work snacking and eating habits. OPEC lowers the price of oil, we'll look at the potential winners and losers. And in a world of videoconferencing and net chats, do organizations still need bricks and mortar offices? We think so and will explain why on this week's show.
This week on BusainessWorld, tackling a tough assignment: teaching customer service skills to an entire town. Find out what's needed when natural beauty isn't enough to keep the tourists coming. And a quick quiz will give you a sense of whether you would flunk Finance 101.
This week, HBO and CBS announce plans that may change the way we watch their television programs. Businesses assess a variety or risks and Ebola is among the latest risks requiring prudent assessment and railroads announce some east/west detente.
This week in a special edition of BusinessWorld, the guys tackle the subject of retirement. Gene Perret offers these thoughts on the subject: "Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese". How much is enough is one of the most common questions folks have about retirement, but there are lots of other questions to ponder while preparing, too. And we'll tackle many of them in this week's show.