Debbie Laskey, MBA

By now, everyone with a television, radio, computer, smartphone, tablet, newspaper, or a few friends has heard that Facebook went public. The company’s initial public offering raised an insane amount of money as well as support from countless new investors. But Facebook has something more valuable to share: five lessons


Dear Coke:

I love you. You are an incredible product. You are the Babe Ruth of soft drinks, the proprietor of the word “cola,” and most of all, the brand of all brands. Your brand is not just bulletproof; it’s indestructible—even from self-inflicted damage.

Interbrand, the global branding giant, recently valued you at