BusinessWorld on 89.5-1

A weekly production of The University of Tulsa College of Business Administration, best described as "Car Talk" meets "Wall Street Week."

BusinessWorld Podcast (6/27/15)

Jun 27, 2015

This week, we finish up our run on KWGS with a second set of lessons learned over the course of 1,000+ shows.  We discuss the hazards of being in the "dangerous middle", the difficulties of being  a disciplined contrarian and why a corporate culture transition plan is as important as the operational and financial transition plans for merging organizations. 

Learn More about BusinessWorld's 21-year-long broadcast run.

BusinessWorld Podcast (6/20/15)

Jun 20, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, the first of a two-part series of "lessons" learned here on the show.  Whether it's disintermediation, the slowing absorption rate of technological change or the rise of the "experience economy", we've spotted a few trends and learned a few lessons over the past 21 years. 

BusinessWorld Podcast (6/13/15)

Jun 13, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, our roving correspondent brings us a first-hand view of economic improvements in Central America.  The Federal Reserve provides a new website you might find riveting (if you are into the consumer price index). And new research from Gallup predicts what the next global war will focus around.  You may be surprised by what they found.

BusinessWorld Podcast (6/6/15)

Jun 6, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, Europe struggles with a declining role in the world economy, behind the U.S. and Asia.  We wonder whether this week's hack attacks on government computers were closer to corporate espionage than the typical cybercrime.  As robots' interactions with human co-workers become more common we'll offer some tips for human-robot harmony.

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/30/15)

May 30, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, greed and money mar the beautiful game as FIFA faces charges in the United States.   A liquidity void changes the rhythms of the workday on Wall Street.   And the notion that data yearns to be free runs smack into a tangle of international laws regarding privacy.

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/23/15)

May 23, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, Janet Yellin offers more clues to the inevitable interest rate hike in our future (while still leaving her options open on when the move will actually occur).  Banks are hit with more than five billion dollars in fines for manipulating exchange rates, but the outrage and outcry over the misdeeds is muted.  And peak travel season is just beginning.  Airlines forecast full planes and we have some tips to make your time in the air...and in the airport...more pleasant.

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/16/15)

May 16, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, there are big deals brewing, but with unusual suspects.  Verizon antes up more than four billion dollars for AOL, a company that has had a poor record in mega-mergers.  And Russia's major energy company is rumored to be an acquisition target. 

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/9/15)

May 9, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, the unemployment rate drops and both Wall Street and the Fed take note.  Whole Foods targets a new market with new stores, we'll assess the risks and benefits. And tea makes a comeback, but can a tea shop really make inroads with guys?

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/2/15)

May 2, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, Omaha is hopping as Warren Buffet's acolytes hit town for an audience with the Oracle of Omaha.  Twitter and Linked In suffer through a tough week on Wall Street.  and Apple's watch is off to a bit of a stumbling start. 

BusinessWorld Podcast (4/25/15)

Apr 25, 2015

This week on BusinessWorld, just one day after being named an Outstanding Alum of the University of Tulsa, Microsoft's  Shaun Alexander joins the guys to look at the week's business news.  Topics range from what went wrong with the proposed merger of the nation's two largest cable television providers to whether the NASDAQ's current record valuations are a sign of another bubble in tech stocks.  And the four of us role play how we'd react if the computers went down in our Starbucks.  What's the right approach if you can't charge customers for their drinks (turns out there are lots of option