Wharton Business Daily
What is Blockchain Technology and Why the Hype?
Syed Hussain, Chief Commercial Officer for BANKEX, joins hosts and Wharton Profs Anne Greenhalgh and Mike Useem to explain blockchain technology and talk about why this space is attracting so much interest on Leadership in Action.
'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.
Conflict in Iran: What Does it Mean for the U.S.?
The U.S. drone strike that killed Major General Qassim Suleimani has heightened tensions between the U.S. and the Middle East. This week, Iraq’s Parliament voted to remove 5,000 U.S. forces from the country, and Iran fired more than 20 ballistic missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq. Joseph Westphal, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia andInaugural Chang Sun Term Professor at Penn’s Lauder Institute, discusses his perspective on the process that occurred leading up to last week’s strike against Iran, the state of U.S. relations with the Middle East over the last two years, and what to expect moving forward from both a military and economic perspective.
How Ridesharing Adds Value to Your Life
Not everything about ridesharing is negative. Riders are making friends, learning about their community and even getting job leads, all from the back seat of their Uber or Lyft. Wharton Management Prof Lindsey Cameron discusses her study of the positive social and cultural exchanges that take place inside rideshare vehicles.