IBM’s Potemkin Prosperity

By Steve Denning, Contributor IBM has finally admitted that “Roadmap 2015” is dead. Instead of financial engineering, IBM needs new leadership and a different management philosophy. …read more

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Halle Berry To Debut Parisian Heritage Global Lingerie Brand At Select Target Stores And Target.com

By Sarah Boyd, Contributor Halle Berry is not only an Academy Award-winning actress, but also a global visionary. She announced earlier this week that she is launching the iconic French lingerie brand, Scandale Paris, in select Target stores and on Target.com on October 27th. Berry recently discovered Scandale while in Paris and was so taken […] …read more

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SolarCity’s New Bonds: Solar Funding For The Rest Of Us

By Anne Field, Contributor SolarCity issues a new solar bond for the rest of us aimed at encouraging small investors to participate in the solar market. …read more

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The Emergence of Curated TV

By Steven Rosenbaum, Contributor The historic announcements by HBO and CBS that they are breaking lose from cable bundles, to be offered a la carte, was in no doubt big news. But really – it’s too little and too late. That ship has sailed. There’s a new landscape of offered content that younger people […] …read more

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Hands-On with the Extraordinary F.P.Journe Octa Sport Titanium

By Luke Rottman, Contributor The only thing needed to make this beautiful autumn weekend complete was a visit to F.P.Journe’s Madison Avenue boutique. Though it was hard for me to resist Mr. Journe’s spectacular tourbillons, the fairly new Octa Sport Titanium was quite outstanding. It was three years ago when F.P.Journe unveiled Switzerland’s first ultra-light […] …read more

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Apple’s iPhone 6 Japan Standings And U.S. Model Survey

By Chuck Jones, Contributor BCN’s latest survey results for Apple’s iPhone standing in Japan and information from CIRP on iPhone 6 models sold in September. …read more

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Service To School: Helping Veterans Get Into Top Schools

By Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu, Contributor Motivated to help other veterans also study at top universities and maximize their education benefits, Tim Hsia and Augusto Giacoman founded the nonprofit organization Service to School in June 2011. Today, Service to School has a proven track record with over a hundred veterans admitted to top schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, Wharton, Columbia, and Notre Dame. The group has also brought on board advisors including Marine General Jim Mattis, VeriFone Corporation Chairman Les Denend, and Stanford Professor Charles O’Reilly III. …read more

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Now It’s A Matter of Legacy Building At Michigan State Over Michigan

By Roger Groves, Contributor For over 3 decades Michigan beat Michigan State in football the way you would expect of a big brother against a weaker little brother. But once Mike Hart actually said it out loud with a smirk in the first game of Mark Dantonio as the MSU head coach, there was a response […] …read more

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12 Intriguing Laws Of Business Power

By John Greathouse, Contributor A number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students have asked my opinion of Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws Of Power, prompting me to check it out. Given the book’s commercial success, I had high hopes. Sadly, I was disappointed by Greene’s Machiavellian cynicism. When I later learned that Mr. Greeene […] …read more

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iPad Air 2 Review: Why Apple’s New Tablet Destroys The Competition

By Ewan Spence, Contributor Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad Air 2, may only be a small jump from last year’s iPad Air, but that does not take into account the formidable ecosystem that has built up around Apple’s tablets, or how consumers interact with that ecosystem. …read more

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