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July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.

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July 13, 2018
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Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.

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July 9, 2018
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Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?

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June 20, 2018
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How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.

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June 21, 2018
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How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.

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July 5, 2018
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The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Executive coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.

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June 21, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.

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June 26, 2018
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Giving Credit to the Underserved

Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.
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Events and readings from experts in finance, business, law, and policy, gathered to help develop a more complete picture of the effects of corporations in the world.

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The Consequences of Viral Outrage

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Why Every Business Will Soon Be a Subscription Business

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Car 3.0? A Robot With Wheels

Nio U.S. CEO explains that cars of the future will be built on software.
August 6, 2018
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The Biggest Antitrust Story You’ve Never Heard

The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.
July 31, 2018
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Narcissistic CEOs Can Mean Big Legal Bills

Companies headed by overconfident, self-centered risk-takers are more likely to end up in court.
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.
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Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.
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Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.
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The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Executive coach Michael Melcher shares his insights for carving out long-term success and fulfillment.