In this Nov. 11, 2008 file photo, the Xperia X1 mobile phone from Sony Ericsson, New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, file)
Smartphones and tablets have become symbols of the with-it executive doing
business and making money 24/7. Staring intently at their cellphones or hunched
over their iPad, tech savvy execs exude power.
Or do they?
A new study at Harvard Business School suggests that those who use
smartphones and tablets are less aggressive than their peers who use larger
screen devices, according to a report by CNET.
Tennessee is the 18th best state for business in 2011, according to CNBC’s annual rankings. That’s down two spots from the 2010 list.
Virginia captured the top spot for the second straight year.
CNBC’s study considers 10 categories: Cost of Doing Business, Workforce, Quality of Life, Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure, Technology & Innovation, Education, Business Friendliness, Access to Capital and Cost of Living.
Missed opportunities can haunt us all of our lives. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had one of those moments yesterday.
Haslam had a chance Tuesday to come out in favor of legislation that would require Amazon.com to collect state sales taxes on Tennessee purchases after it opens a pair fullfillment centers near Chattanooga.
Mixing politics and business is always fun as we’ve seen this week with the emerging fued between celebrity businessman Donald Trump and Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexader.
Alexander tossed the first jab, telling CNN that Trump has “absolutely no chance of winning” the presidency. But Trump won the bout with this smackdown: “Sen. Lamar Alexander, who I do not know and have heard very little about over the years, perhaps because of a certain ineffectiveness … “
Let’s hope there’s a rematch. It’s going to be a long presidential campaign and we will need comic relief.
Kelly King got the Knoxville Economics Forum off to a rousing start on Friday, even if some of his assertions were a bit of a stretch. The loquacious chairman of BB&T Corp. brought the right mix of commentary, controversy and insight to the first of what I hope will be a long series of talks by distinguished speakers.