The Times They Are a Changin’…

Prior to the start of one of my classes this morning, I looked around the room at the students who had arrived early. At this point there were about 10-15 students, about half the class. I then noticed every one of them had something in common. No, they weren’t all wearing Villanova Basketball t-shirts. No, … Continue reading The Times They Are a Changin’…

Sales Revenue Up! Profits Up! Number of Subscribers Up! Stock Price???

This is why I avoid investing in individual stocks. Each year, the incoming freshmen in our School of Business read a book as part of our Read to Lead program. The book then becomes the basis for discussion throughout the Intro to Business class they take during their first semester. This year the book was … Continue reading Sales Revenue Up! Profits Up! Number of Subscribers Up! Stock Price???

The Metaverse Is Coming! The Metaverse Is Coming!

Walk on the moon in your pajamas? Watch a baseball game from the pitcher’s mound? Frolic in a field of unicorns—or be a unicorn yourself? (I'm looking at you, Tippy.) Such scenarios, according to tech visionaries, will all be possible in the future, in what is referred to as the metaverse. Here is the meaning … Continue reading The Metaverse Is Coming! The Metaverse Is Coming!

It Was Like Being a Little Kid Again

This past week was Fall Break at my school, which meant no classes for the week. Usually, it's a week I use to get caught up on things at school such as grading and prepping for upcoming classes. But I was able to take care of most of that before the week began, so that … Continue reading It Was Like Being a Little Kid Again

Synthetic Media Is Here. Are You Ready?

Talk about serendipity. In yesterday's blog, I wrote about the advent of digital clothing which gives people the chance to make it appear as if they are wearing a unique outfit, tailored just for them. Well today on 60 Minutes, one of the segments was on synthetic media, also known as deepfakes. I was hoping … Continue reading Synthetic Media Is Here. Are You Ready?

The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…

OK. Add one more item to my growing list of possible trends that I just don't get. Several fashion companies are creating digital outfits that people can "try on" by uploading images of themselves wearing the digital clothing item. Once they make the purchase of the digital clothing item, they can share the photo online. … Continue reading The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…

Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.

Of course, it should be obvious to everyone that I am talking about Ludwig. What? You don't know who Ludwig is? That likely means you are over the age of 30. I did not know who he was until earlier today when I read about how a hacker had broken into Twitch's servers, and released … Continue reading Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.

So Much for Having a Brand Name

Companies spend millions of dollars to develop their brand names so that they are easily recognized and well thought of (source - just guessing, off the top of my head). But sometimes, a company may need to rebrand itself.to reflect a changing product mix. Some examples include: Dunkin' Donuts changed its name to Dunkin' Burlington … Continue reading So Much for Having a Brand Name

Music Monday: Faculty Superstar Is Also a One-Man Band

Jonathan Doh is a colleague at Villanova's School of Business, but that is where the similarity ends. Jonathan is one of our most productive and internationally recognized faculty members. Jonathan is the Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement; Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business; Co-Faculty Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran … Continue reading Music Monday: Faculty Superstar Is Also a One-Man Band

The Latest Batch of Emojis Is Coming Your Way

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium has released the latest batch of official emojis. The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on making modern software and computing systems support the widest range of human languages. Here's a sneak peek of some of those emojis that you will see … Continue reading The Latest Batch of Emojis Is Coming Your Way