IDEO — the company that created the first mouse for Apple back in 1980 — has such high-profile clients as Samsung and Sony, and offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
Aycan, left, and Misono, right, of IDEO talk to Christine Moorman’s Marketing Strategy Class
They are considered by some to be THE go-to company for creative design thinking.
They recently came to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to address professor Christine Moorman’s Marketing Strategy Class.
Students in Christine Moorman’s Marketing Strategy Class work on their project during the IDEO session.
The controversial cryptocurrency bitcoin is starting to gain wider acceptance in some parts of the international economy, but it has faced many setbacks and challenges in Asia.
In 2013, the Chinese government banned financial companies from dealing in bitcoin transactions. Recently, the People’s Bank of China announced it is temporarily banning Quick Response (QR) code scans for mobile bitcoin payment.
Meanwhile, the biggest blow to bitcoin happened in Japan when Mt. Gox, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, collapsed, threatening the bitcoin collections of many investors.
The failure led some skeptics to question the viability of the cryptocurrency.
Duke University Fuqua School of Business professor Campbell Harvey discusses the basics of how the currency works, security concerns, and the future of bitcoin in the following video series.
WATCH PROFESSOR CAMPBELL HARVEY EXPLAIN BITCOIN
WATCH PROFESSOR CAMPBELL HARVEY TALK ABOUT BITCOIN SECURITY
WATCH PROFESSOR CAMPBELL HARVEY ON THE FUTURE OF BITCOIN
Asian chief financial officers fear the impact of a housing bubble, and they’re worried it will hit the breaking point this year.
That is just one of the findings of the latest Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, which polled CFOs from around the world, including Asia (with the exception of Japan).
About 70 percent of CFOs in Asia believe there is a real estate bubble in their country and the same number say a deflated real estate market would pose a medium or significant problem to the country’s economy.
Fuqua Professor Campbell R. Harvey, founding director of the survey, said the ramifications, if the CFOs are right, could be severe, particularly in China.
“If the real estate bubble were to burst in the world’s second largest economy – China – the reverberations across the globe would be massive,” Harvey said. “The risks in Latin America are also large. Brazil’s economy has stalled, which increases the likelihood that the bubble might burst. While Peru’s economic growth has remained strong, it is worrisome that even there, a bubble poses a threat.” (more…)
我是Jason Yan, Duke Daytime MBA二年级学生，担任China Admissions Ambassador。
- I was born in Shaanxi Province, China. My grandparents are from Henan province and grandparents-in-law are from Sichuan province. So for all intents and purposes I am mixed-blood!
- The capital city of Shaanxi is Xi’an. I am actually from Xianyang, a smaller city, one hour’s drive from Xi’an. Though it is much easier to tell others I am from “Xi’an”, I hate to do so. I honor my Xianyang roots as Xianyang was the capital city of the Qin Dynasty, the first national empire in China; an empire that matched that of the Romans in influence.
- I decided to apply to a “sports” university after my completing my undergraduate studies. . People warned me I was crazy to switch from a top school to one not even ranked. Later on, I got a job at the NBA. Needless to say, the naysayers ceased to bother me.
- The best decision I made during university was to work as a part-time librarian for two years. The Library is like a kingdom of a vast amount of diverse knowledge; as the librarian, you are the king!
- An important dream of mine used to be to become a science fiction writer, like Asimov, ideally.
- I envy Elon Musk more than I envy Mark Zuckerberg. They both are superrich; however, Elon Musk is close to making the first manned-space flight to mars a reality!