Institutions need information in order to make decisions. A big part of the information they need to measure and predict outcomes is in the data, but real information is the convergence of that data with sound analysis.
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For the purpose of this column we consider three types of institutions: government, academic and corporate. They are the thought leaders, market leaders and mainstream actors from outside the industry that are stakeholders in the effects of an economic outcome.
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis.
Forget Big Tobacco—is the era of “Big Marijuana” that far off? As Harvard Business School marketing professor John A. Quelch reports, the Mile High City is taking on new meaning as a laboratory for the marketing of marijuana in Colorado.
$3,098,866,907 – that’s a lot of bread. In fact, that figure is more than twice as much as the entire 2013 budget for the Small Business Administration, according to NerdWallet. That $3 billion figure came from a study conducted by the aforementioned personal finance site; $3 billion represents the amount of revenue the United States would see from taxes every year if marijuana were legalized throughout the country.