Wharton Business Daily
Why 'Autos+Tech' Is the Best Path for Automated Vehicles
When it comes to automated vehicles, many think tech companies have the upper hand over the auto industry. Wharton Professor John Paul Macduffie visited the studio to discuss his latest article in the MIT Sloan Management Review about why he thinks the automotive industry and tech must work together to come up with winning mobility offerings that will meet the needs of users.
What Does It Take to Be a Good Leader?
Lloyd Howell Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Booz Allen - and recent guest of the Wharton Leadership Lecture Series - talks to Dan Loney about what he sees are the most important values both in a leader and leadership team, his experience at Booz Allen and his advice for students today as they prepare to enter the workforce and build their careers.
What's 'In Store' for Retail This Year as Stores Continue to Close?
More than 9,000 retail stores closed their doors in 2019, and the trend is continuing into 2020 with the recent announcements that Pier 1, Macy's and Forever 21 will join the ranks. Wharton's Adjunct Professor of Marketing Herb Kleinberger joined Dan Loney to talk about this trend, and how AI, the Internet of things and e-commerce will continue to shape the future of retail.
AI & Data Collection: Is Privacy As We Know It Over?
The advent and use of artificial intelligence - or AI - is leading to deeper conversations about the influence this technology will have in the years ahead, particularly as it relates to data collection and privacy. Technical Co-Lead of Google's Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team Timnit Gebru talks about her biggest concerns around data collection, changes that need to occur at the company structure and policy level, and diversity in tech.
Can Senator Sanders's 'Medicare for All' Plan Actually Work?
Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has been touting his 'Medicare for All' plan on the campaign trail, which he says will dramatically improve healthcare for all Americans. But many questions remain, including how the plan will be financed. Last week, the Penn Wharton Budget Model released its analysis of the Senator's plan, which in one scenario, showed that within 40 years the GDP will decline by 24%. Professor Kent Smetters sat down with Dan Loney to talk about the pros and cons of Medicare for All and the Budget Model's analysis of the various financing mechanisms in detail.
Are the Chinese Taking the Right Steps to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus?
With more than 4,700 cases of coronavirus confirmed and 106 reported deaths, China is facing both short- and long-term challenges. Penn Law Professor and Chinese Law Expert Jacques deLisle talked to Wharton Business Daily host Dan Loney about what he sees are the biggest issues facing both China and the global economy, and how the response to containing and managing this virus compares to that of SARS.
Is Streaming the Future of TV Programming?
Comcast is the latest company to jump into the streaming world with the launch of NBC's new Peacock streaming service, which will be available in July 2020. Faculty Director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Raghu Iyengar joins Dan Loney to talk about this complex market, the challenges that come with continually creating fresh, new content, and the future of TV programming.
Can You Recession Proof Your Retirement Accounts?
A report by the National Association for Business Economics says that 7 out of 10 economists predict there will be another recession by the end of 2021. The last time there was a recession, many people lost significant value in their retirement plans. Wharton Professor and Executive Director of the Pension Research Council Olivia Mitchell discusses what can be done now - with or without a recession - to shore up your retirement accounts and finances overall.
'Survivor's' #MeToo Moment Explained
The most recent season of 'Survivor' (Island of the Idols) ended with its own #MeToo moment, which will lead to significant changes for the future of both the show and CBS. For the first time in the reality show’s history, a contestant, Dan Spilo, was removed for inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment against another contestant, Kellee Kim. Kim, who competed on Survivor while she was finishing her MBA at Wharton last year, discusses her experience, the male/female dynamic on a reality TV show, and her time at Wharton.