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

What Will the Nintendo Switch’s Impact be on the Company’s Financials and Overall Direction?
Marketing / Organizational Strategy / Product Development / Technology

What Will the Nintendo Switch’s Impact be on the Company’s Financials and Overall Direction?

On January 12th, Nintendo unveiled the release details of its new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. After the unveiling, its stock price fell 5.75% on the Tokyo trading market.  Most analysts don’t believe it differentiates itself enough from its main competitors, Microsoft and Sony. Its just another example of Nintendo’s troubling performance that has followed … Continue reading

Adobe Attempting to Expand its Marketing Cloud by Acquiring TubeMogul
Marketing / Organizational Strategy / Product Development / Technology

Adobe Attempting to Expand its Marketing Cloud by Acquiring TubeMogul

Adobe is a major player in the digital marketing industry, and the $50 billion software giant is now attempting to expand its presence even further. On November 10, 2016 Adobe announced it had agreed to acquire video media-buying service TubeMogul for $540 billion. The agreement states that Adobe will purchase TubeMogul shares for $14 in … Continue reading

The Marriott-Starwood Merger: Big News for the Biggest Hotel Chain in the World
Hospitality Management / Organizational Strategy

The Marriott-Starwood Merger: Big News for the Biggest Hotel Chain in the World

When Marriott International announced their $13.3 billion bid to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts back in late 2015, I was stunned. For a company as mature as Marriott’s to seriously consider spending billions of dollars to acquire a hotel chain with failing brands like the Sheraton, especially at a time when industry disrupters like Airbnb … Continue reading