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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

By Wei-Chung Wang
Business Intelligence takes a look at business-related topics across disciplines, from entrepreneurship, marketing, and economics, to design, app development, or e-commerce business models.

Wei-Chung Wang has his PhD in economics from UC Irvine, was an International tax consultant, and currently acts as CEO of W.D. Strategies, VP of Global Marketing and Strategy at Kdan Mobile Software, Ltd., and Associate Provost and Business Professor at Juniata College.

Regular guests include W.D. co-founder and COO, Joey DiGangi, and Dr. Wang's colleagues and other industry experts.
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Episode 9: Discussing Business Opportunities in the Food Industry & Beyond
Think about the massive impact that food has on your life and on the lives of everyone else in the world. Throughout history, food has always played a major role in the economy. But what happens when interactions with food can be potentially life-threatening? This is the case for nearly 10% of the US population that suffer from food allergies. Dr. Wang and Joey, who personally has a severe nut allergy, discuss the impact of food allergies and how they create untold business opportunities for companies that raise their awareness and create safe products and other experiences for this growing medical community. 
November 14, 2020
Episode 8: Taking a Global Perspective
Dr. Wei-Chung Wang & cohost, Joey DiGangi, talk about why no business--regardless of scope or scale--can afford to turn a blind eye to the ever-changing international business environment. Dr. Wang breaks down primary & secondary dynamics businesses should consider when making decisions regarding international trade. And if you're a local business wondering what this has to do with your company's outlook, the two explain how factors affecting companies overseas have the potential to impact your entire supply chain. 
October 24, 2020
Episode 7: The Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
In a lighter episode, Dr. Wang and Joey share a conversation they had about what having an entrepreneurial spirit means to them. Not everyone decides to start their own business, but we can all be entrepreneurial. The entrepreneurial mindset is a problem-solving philosophy that everyone at any level of an organization can adopt. Dr. Wang & Joey chat about their experiences starting companies and offer their take on what leadership looks like when building a business. 
October 9, 2020
Episode 6: What do paradigm shifts in the Fitness Industry teach us about pivoting?
Almost every industry right now is wittnessing some type of upheaval during the pandemic. The fitness industry is seeing steady demand for its core value, but dramatic changes to how consumers go about interacting. Dr. Wang and co-host Joey DiGangi discuss some of the ways businesses like Peloton are doing away with the one-time transactional business model and thriving during these uncertain times. Even if you're not in the fitness industry, you won't want to miss out on the benefits of building long-term sustainable relationships with your clientele. 
September 25, 2020
Episode 5: Creating an Effective Business Model
Dr. Wei-Chung Wang and Joey break down the idea of a business model to its basics and discuss successful examples. From there, they describe some of the principles you can take away from looking at larger companies as you build your business model.
September 11, 2020
Episode 4: Reality Check
In this lighter episode format, Dr. Wei-Chung Wang & co-host, Joey DiGangi, take a look at the changing business landscape and talk about how to recognize opportunities amidst the chaos of Covid-19. Whether you've been in the workforce for many years or are preparing to embark on your career, there's plenty of opportunity despite the shakeups in the job market.
August 28, 2020
Episode 3: The Importance of Creating Strong Content & How to Gauge Effectiveness
Dr. Wang and co-host Joey DiGangi make predictions on an impending paradigm shift from user-generated content to professionally-generated content. They look at the digital marketing industry as an example of what's on the way and explain why all businesses should be paying attention to the forces impacting the industry right now. They assert their position that there's going to be more need for professional content, and then offer the most effective ways to gauge whether you're getting a return on the investment--including capital and time--that you invest into each activity.
August 18, 2020
Episode 2: Getting the Most "Bang for Your Buck" by Enhancing Operational Efficiency
Dr. Wang and co-host Joey DiGangi discuss the importance of identifying key metrics when engaging in any business activity. They explain why businesses need to optimize their efficiency when times are tough AND when conditions are stable. Businesses that are mindful of the different data available and understand its impact on their business position themselves better for when--not if--challenges come up. 
August 18, 2020
Episode 1: Adapting Your Marketing Strategy to Covid-19
Dr. Wang and Joey discuss some of the impacts that Covid-19 is having on the marketing efforts of different companies - from Netflix to local businesses. They describe some of the ways they work with clients to build marketing plans and some of the metrics you should be considering when your business engages in digital efforts.
August 18, 2020
Introduction to Dr. Wei-Chung Wang and Joey DiGangi
Dr. Wei-Chung Wang, the Business Intelligence Podcast host, and Joey DiGangi, a regularly-featured co-host, describe their backgrounds and introduce their professional passions that led them to start W.D. Strategies.  You can learn more about the hosts by visiting:
August 18, 2020