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McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain

Recently, McDonald’s, the world’s iconic largest food service provider, has been (forgive the cliché) through the grinder. Poor performance has led to the departure of its CEO and plenty of critical attention in the business pages. Part of this story relates to the provenance, or origins, of its …

McDonald's

Could A Super Bowl Commercial Really Be Worth $10 Million? Suprisingly, Yes.

NBC executive Seth Winter made headlines when he told reporters on a recent conference call that the network had already sold 95% of its ad inventory, with 30-second spots selling for up to a record $4.5 million. And yet, despite the price increase of $500,000, or 12.5%, from the $4 million or so …

Media Management

The Degree Is Doomed

The credential — the degree or certificate — has long been the quintessential value proposition of higher education. Americans have embraced degrees with a fervor generally reserved for bologna or hot dogs. Everyone should have them! Many and often! And their perceived value elsewhere in the world …

Report says richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

ZURICH —The world's richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims.<p>The study, published ahead of this week's annual meeting of the World …

World Economic Forum

Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

The Great Recession and high oil prices hit the boat industry hard, knocking down sales. Now, with hiring up and fuel prices down, the boat industry is expecting a rebound. And enthusiasts are crowding into boat shows around the country.<p>Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers …

Boating