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View of the busy street outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption in Mexico City, Mexico at night. | iStock/Holgs
May 15, 2017
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How Startup Culture Can Thrive in Developing Worlds

A Mexico City venture capitalist discusses what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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A trekker stands in front of Mount Everest | Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar
May 17, 2017
Written

Focus on Small Steps First, Then Shift to the Larger Goal

Research shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.

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 A reveller dressed as a unicorn. |  Reuters/Kieran Doherty
May 8, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.

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A homeless man reads a paper saying "You are beautiful, you are valuable, you are loved" | Reuters/Brian Snyder
May 5, 2017
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When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.

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 Close up of a panel of speakers | iStock/webphotographeer
April 26, 2017
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Make Your Next Panel Discussion More Compelling

Success depends on strong preparation, concrete examples, and good connection with your audience.

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An empty board room | iStock/Sopie_James
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.

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March 20, 2017
Written

When Masters Share Their Tradecraft Secrets

Taking a lesson from his childhood, the cofounder of an online school wants to democratize genius.
March 17, 2017
Written

What Does Donald Trump Mean for Our Two-Party Political System?

Political economist David Brady talks party polarization, third-party chances, and what to expect in 2018.
March 16, 2017
Audio

Podcast: Szu-chi Huang Shares Tips for Sticking with Goals

A marketing professor says support from friends can help you meet goals.
March 13, 2017
Written

Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
March 11, 2017
Written

Andrew Ng: Why AI Is the New Electricity

A computer scientist discusses artificial intelligence’s promise, hype, and biggest obstacles.
March 10, 2017
Written

Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
March 7, 2017
Written

Advice to Future Philanthropists: Follow Your Heart but Let Your Brain Drive

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen says giving is about more than just writing checks.
March 7, 2017
Written

Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.
March 3, 2017
Written

Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

How robots, “smart” ovens, and old-fashioned cooking skills might challenge a $40 billion industry.
February 28, 2017
Written

Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and the downside of “moral victories.”