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Inside the Search for the New Uber CEO
Economics / Organizational Strategy / Technology

Inside the Search for the New Uber CEO

  On August 28th, Uber announced that their new CEO would be former travel company Expedia’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. This comes after a two and a half month search after Travis Kalanick, the founding CEO, stepped away from normal operations on July 13th. The ridesharing company is the most valuable private company on Earth, worth … Continue reading

Marriott Courts Chinese Tourists with New Alibaba Partnership
Hospitality Management / International Business / Organizational Strategy

Marriott Courts Chinese Tourists with New Alibaba Partnership

Working in a Marriott Hotel in Pittsburgh as an intern, my role is a lot of the times made up on the fly.  I look for opportunities where I can create value for the hotel and then pursue those opportunities until I uncover the value I was looking for.  This has been the case in … Continue reading

The Complicated Aspects in Assessing Harvey’s Economic Impact
Economics

The Complicated Aspects in Assessing Harvey’s Economic Impact

Today, Hurricane Harvey continued to slowly move towards southwest Louisiana and through Houston, as the confirmed death toll rose to 30 amidst a record-setting rainfall of around 52 inches. Harvey, which is now being called by some as the “Storm of the Decade”, has left behind billions of dollars in damages after initially being overlooked. … Continue reading

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep
Business Ethics / Campus News

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep

How does one construct a monopoly? A good place to begin searching would be to consider past examples. Carnegie or Rockefeller would be a start; both managed costs closely and used a variety of unscrupulous means to destroy competition. Was there any other another potential path to building large companies in the Gilded Age of … Continue reading