In answer to the question my colleague Nikki Sein posed, “Can things get worse for the cruise ship industry?” If Costa Cruises’ most recent debacle is any indication, the answer […]
Tech-savvy media buyer Rocket Fuel decided to replace its CEO, George John. Founder of the company and a Salesforce veteran, John has been with Rocket Fuel since its 2008 inception. He led the business through intense growth and a 2013 IPO, using eccentric management practices like hiring a “chief love officer.” John will now become Rocket Fuel’s executive chairman, and board member Monte Zweben will assume CEO duties until a permanent replacement is hired.
March 16, 2015
In an update last week, Dun & Bradstreet editor Adam Anderson detailed how Southwest Airlines‘ simple approach (low cost, no frills) — combined with a steep decline in fuel and oil prices — led to milestone revenue and net income in 2014. It reported revenue of $18.6 billion last year, with net income of $1.1 billion. A key to future growth for the airline is international service; in 2014 the company launched service to Jamaica, Aruba, and the Bahamas, with plans this year for service to Costa Rica and Belize, among other destinations. Follow Adam on Twitter.
March 30, 2015
More millennials are choosing US trade schools over traditional four-year colleges after high school, which may ease the growing demand for skilled trade workers. As college costs soar, many students want to avoid hefty student loans debt. Trade school graduates who become electricians and plumbers can earn salaries that are as high or higher than the average college graduate’s paycheck, according to NPR. For more industry trends, please see our Education & Training Services profile.