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A man wearing protective gear in a decontamination site
October 16, 2014
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Lawrence Wein: Five Disaster Scenarios — and What We Learn From Them

A professor tackles the most effective responses to some of the world's most dangerous risks.

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A space rocket as it separates from launcher, Illustration by Harry Campbell
October 15, 2013
Written

Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas?

What neuroscience tells us about getting the best out of yourself, your colleagues, and the boss.

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A t-shirt says "I love my job"
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.

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Power plant
October 17, 2014
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What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Not as much as you might think, according to two scholars.

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A woman running at sunset.
October 14, 2014
Written

Szu-chi Huang: Pursuit of a Mutual Goal Can Turn Friends into Foes

Marketing research finds that peer support in programs such as Weight Watchers fades as members near the target.

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October 9, 2014
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Kristin Laurin: Do People’s Connections with God Mimic Their Human Relationships?

A scholar finds similarities between interpersonal connections and relationships to a higher power.

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Street signs that say "Wall Street" and "One Way"
October 10, 2014
Written

Nicholas Bloom: What Leads to Economic Uncertainty?

An economist explains how political polarization and government growth have increased uncertainty.

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Man walking by an advertisement for the 2012 Democratic National Convention
September 8, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

A study shows that political identity often trumps a voter’s desire for compromise.

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Christine Su
September 8, 2014
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Christine Su: “Listen – To Your Customers, Your Team, and Your Employees”

The founder of a business focused on sustainable ranching discusses the value of listening, learning, and understanding your personal vision of happiness.

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October 20, 2014
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Eric Bettinger: Why Stay-at-Home Parents are Good for Older Children

Parental presence isn't just for infants and toddlers.

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San Francisco
September 23, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

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A sign reads "Closing Down"
September 30, 2014
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Kathryn Shaw: Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, Practice, Practice

A scholar finds that repeat entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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Alibaba headquarters
September 3, 2014
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Joseph Piotroski: What Is the Relationship Between Chinese Politics and IPOs?

Research shows it’s more complex than mere crony capitalism.

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June 21, 2012
Written

Zakary Tormala: The Power of Potential

A series of studies shows that mere promise impresses more than actual achievement.
June 6, 2012
Written

Solar Power's Bright Future

A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.
May 31, 2012
Video

Heroes and History: Lessons for Leadership from Tolstoy's War and Peace

Professor Emeritus James March takes a look at the lessons of Tolstoy’s War and Peace for leadership, examining the limitations of heroic visions of leaders that Tolstoy exposed.
May 29, 2012
Written

Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
Written

How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Abbott's John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.
May 24, 2012
Written

A Fresh Look at Renewable Power

Jeffrey Ball, at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, says it's time for the world's approach to renewables to "grow up."
May 24, 2012
Written

Bill Frist: Spurring Health Care Innovation

A conversation with the surgeon and former Senate majority leader about reducing waste, areas ripe for investment, and the Affordable Care Act.
May 24, 2012
Written

Condoleezza Rice: Managing Global Transitions

The former secretary of state discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, “the most surprising place in the world.”
May 21, 2012
Written

The Road to Healthier Habits

Research shows that bolstering people's sense of well-being can motivate them to slim down or exercise more.