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The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is reflected in a puddle on a rainy morning. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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?
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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Jim Farrin, credit: Sean Pressley
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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Professor Aruna Ranganathan with factory workers| Courtesy of Aruna Ranganathan
June 20, 2018
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The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.

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SEED transformation participant, Linda Ampah | Gabriela Hasbun
June 15, 2018
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Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.

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A photo illustration of block chain shapes over "I Voted" stickers.  | istock/filo, Reuters/Chris Keane
May 18, 2018
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Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

A new Stanford study looks beyond the hype to examine how decentralized transactions can solve social ills.

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March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.
January 22, 2018
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How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.
January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”
November 15, 2017
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“Why Is She Telling Us to Eat Grass?”

The challenge of running a health food company in a country where being overweight is a sign of success.
October 23, 2017
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Don’t Toss That Lettuce — Share It

A free food-sharing app aims to go global with a hyperlocal focus.
October 2, 2017
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Paving the Way to Healthy Homes

How a singular focus on one basic thing — floors — is transforming lives in Africa.
September 18, 2017
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Is Capitalism Killing America?

Young & Rubicam Chairman Emeritus Peter Georgescu says it’s time to end the era of shareholder primacy.
July 31, 2017
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Jane Chen: Be Courageous Because You Will Fail

The CEO of Embrace Innovations explains the most important skill for a successful entrepreneur.