China’s Renminbi – Our Currency, Your Problem

Introduction of Case Study: This case introduces the basics of monetary economics and demonstrating practical applications of monetary policies and exchange rates that pertain to business decisions. Supporting this case study will be a discussion on the exchange rate policy that China has adopted preceding and following 1978, a year in which significant economic liberation

How Google Got a Cool Name and You Can Too

You have to hand it to the billionaires at Google. Everything they touch turns to gold. Just look at the skyrocketing value of the company. $160 billion in three years flat. Now company founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page can afford to buy cool cars (Tesla electric roadster), hang out with cool friends (Bono), and

Effective Working Capital Management and Optimal Synchronization of Cash Flows

How do firms choose their operating cycle? How do firms choose their cash conversion cycle? What is the impact of firm’s operating cycle on the size and periodicity of investments in receivables and inventories? How do seasonal and cyclical trends affect firm’s operating cycle, cash conversion cycle and investments in current assets? These strategic policy

Leadership Through Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills

Too often I see leaders who either don’t communicate; over communicate; communicate inappropriately through outbursts, anger, or blaming; or don’t communicate clearly. Communicating effectively through strong interpersonal communication is the most critical skill a leader can possess when working with others and it continues to be of great importance to meet the demands of employee

Citibank's Transformation of Traditional Money Management Into E-Business

Citibank's strategic intent is to convert its traditional money management business into an e-business framework. How does Citibank transform its traditional assets into digital assets? What issues, if any, do you envision that Citibank must overcome in order for the implementation to be successful? According to Porter two main ways for a company to compete

What Is the DXY Dollar Index?

The DXY is an indicator that many market watchers and commentators reference and quote. So what is the DXY or US Dollar index? The DXY is a geometricly weighted index of some of the major trading partners of the United States. The composition if the DXY Index is heavily weighed against the Euro and European