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Beyonce performs "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.

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Farmers husk corn at a farm village in China. | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
August 1, 2016
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A Way to Fix the “One Bad Apple” Dilemma in Untraceable Supply Chains

Regulating quality standards for “untraceable goods” benefits consumers and producers alike.

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People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
August 3, 2016
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Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.

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Illustration of a man moving a life-sized rook on a chess board | iStock/JDawnInk
July 25, 2016
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Do Portfolio Managers Underestimate Risk by Overanalyzing Data?

New research questions whether “smart” beta is always smart.

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Superman's logo created using sticky notes in a window | Reuters/Mike Segar
July 27, 2016
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The Dangers of Power

One scholar shows how you can gain more power, and why you should be leery.

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Tyra Banks, CEO of Tyra Banks Co. and founder of Fierce Capital | Reuters/Mike Blake
July 14, 2016
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Eight Leadership Lessons from Beauty Magnate Tyra Banks

How the supermodel-turned-CEO found opportunities where others saw obstacles.

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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

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A man broodily looking over a city skyline from a high window | Reuters/Christian Hartmann
July 11, 2016
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Why Thoughts of Death Make Us Yearn for Power

Confronted by their mortality, men, more than women, seek power to ease their anxiety.

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July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region’s veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.
July 24, 2015
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Building a Startup Ecosystem: One Entrepreneur’s Playbook

The founder of Start-Up Chile explains what countries can do to build a Silicon Valley on their home turf.
July 24, 2015
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Great Literature for Great Leaders

Scotty McLennan explains why studying the classics can give you new perspective in life and work.
July 23, 2015
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Victor Koo: Venture Capital Firms are Proliferating in China

Youku Tudou CEO on micro movies and other ways Chinese directors are leveraging the internet.
July 21, 2015
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A Nonprofit Group Helps Struggling Indian Craftspeople

Innovation fellow creates an artisan’s business-to-business matching platform.
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.
July 16, 2015
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Margaret Neale: Five Steps to Better Negotiating

Winning can mean more than dollar signs.
July 14, 2015
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Jill Abramson: Learn Resilience and Don’t Overcompensate

The former New York Times executive editor discusses the future of media and double standards.
July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.