Author Archives: mpduplesmba

The End…

Like most of you, I was a bit hesitant about the structure and deliverables of this class after day one. Coming from an engineering background, and now a finance concentration in my MBA, I am used to numbers, problem sets, and modeling. Creating content and sharing feelings? Not so much. I probably could have found […]

Big Tech: Too Big, Too Powerful?

As we were all following the Mark Zuckerberg congressional spectacle hearing last week, @raycaglianone tweeted out a question that led to an interesting classroom discussion: is Facebook a monopoly? I think the general consensus was no in terms of a social platform for its users and a more complicated answer in terms of an advertising platform. […]

#SwoleAndFlexy

I haven’t talked about CrossFit in over 6 weeks and am starting to twitch, so in this week’s post I will be discussing ROMWOD, a digital product whose main target customer is CrossFitters. ROM What?? ROMWOD stands for Range Of Motion Workout Of the Day. ROMWOD was created in 2014 and is a form of […]

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto(-Advisor)

Traditional active investment managers, such as Fidelity Investments, are under attack. The growing shift from active to passive investment management over the past decade has resulted in record outflows from active funds each year. On another front, the rules-based approach to passive investing combined with society’s increased reliance on and trust in technology has led […]

Becoming Digitally Mature: Fidelity Investments

In Week 2 of ISYS6621 we explored the ‘Digital Transformation of the Enterprise’. We learned that digital transformation is not just how companies choose to use technology, but instead it is a continuous adaptation to how technology is changing the way business is done. One of our readings, SMR’s Research Report “Achieving Digital Maturity”, outlined […]

First Rule of CrossFit…

The CrossFit Games is an annual test of fitness designed to find the Fittest Man and Woman on Earth. The first ever CrossFit Games was in 2007: it was a two-day event, held on the dirt of a ranch in California, and was more of BBQ and beer-fest than a fitness competition. Fast forward to […]

A 30 Year-Old’s History of Social Media

As a 30-year-old, I believe people around my age have a unique perspective on technology and social media.  I was born just before something called the World Wide Web went public to the world, before instant messaging, and before everyone and their grandmother had a smartphone.  I got in a few good years of when […]