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A dove lands on barbed wire during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila in 2008 | Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
July 21, 2015
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What Makes Third Parties Intervene in a Conflict?

The motivation of mediators is not solely altruistic.

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The Language of nonprofits includes phrases like "human rights," "efficiency," "social capital," "global health," "catalyst," "social change," "outcomes," "survey," "leadership," "democracy", and "data."
July 2, 2015
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Walter W. Powell: The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

As charitable organizations collaborate more with businesses, their vocabulary transforms.

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An illustration of a large fish swimming near a small fish
July 8, 2015
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In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish

Leslie’s Law shows how startups can own their markets.

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Victor Koo, chairman and chief executive of  Youku Tudou Inc. | Courtesy Victor Koo
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.

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Courtesy Start-Up Chile
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.

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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.

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Craftspeople are the mainstay of India’s non-farming, rural economy. | Courtesy TOTO Express
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.

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Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.

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In balletic pose, wearing pink shirts to show their support for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the England Rugby union squad go through warm-up exercises.  Russell Boyce/Reuters
June 19, 2015
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Benoît Monin: How Men React When Their Masculinity is Questioned

Findings have implications for how marketers sell products to men.

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April 30, 2013
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Yan Chow: Taking Health Care Technology for a Test-Drive

A physician-turned-administrator at Kaiser Permanente discusses cost-effective innovations that improve care.
April 26, 2013
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Hidehiko Yuzaki: "Work Hard. It is the Only Way"

The governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, discusses the value of persistence and humility in entrepreneurship.
April 22, 2013
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Joshua Rauh: What the Forbes 400 List Says about American Wealth

Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect.
April 18, 2013
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William Sharpe: How to Invest In a Turbulent Market

A Nobel Prize winner says preparing for retirement means keeping an eye on investment costs and not looking to the market for sympathy.
April 15, 2013
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Denise Brosseau: Find the "Palace of Possibilities"

The CEO of an executive talent agency discusses the value of directness and knowing when to say 'we' and when to say 'I.'
April 7, 2013
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A British Entrepreneur Builds a Music Business in Nigeria

Michael Ugwu explains the challenges, and opportunities, of building a company in Lagos.
April 1, 2013
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The Bottom Line on Corporate Tweeting

Research suggests Twitter helps market liquidity of little-known companies.
March 29, 2013
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Making the Business Case for Africa

The for-profit sector steps up to play its role in Africa’s economic development.
March 29, 2013
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The Big Trend: The World is Getting Wealthier

A macroeconomist says that despite the risks, long-term growth patterns should make you optimistic about the future.
March 26, 2013
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Chip and Dan Heath: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

In their book, Chip and Dan Heath lay out a path for making better decisions.