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The Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California.  | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
March 7, 2017
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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.

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A pile of blankets to be given away | Reuters / Adrees Latif
March 7, 2017
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Advice to Future Philanthropists: Follow Your Heart but Let Your Brain Drive

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen says giving is about more than just writing checks.

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An international traveler arrives after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. | Reuters/Brian Snyder
February 9, 2017
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Stanford Expert Deconstructs Trump’s Immigration Policy

These rushed executive orders show a gap between the administration’s goals and reality.

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A woman looks at a Maserati Ghibli car at its dealership. | Reuters/Kim
February 16, 2017
Written

Can You Buy a Better Self-Image?

Marketing Professor Jonathan Levav says it’s possible, and lists the five ways that you may already be trying to do so.

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Students eating pizza | iStock/franckreporter
March 3, 2017
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Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

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

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 Jamaican athletes compete in the men's 200 meters race. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
February 15, 2017
Written

What Makes Us Slow Down When We’re Ahead in the Race?

Scholars reveal how to beat the thinking that causes late-stage motivation to flag.

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Rahm Emanuel | Kiefer Hickman
February 28, 2017
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Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

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

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A woman reads a newspaper | iStock/FilippoBacci
February 2, 2017
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Robo-Journalism Is Good News for Stocks

Automation in the newsroom expands coverage of smaller firms and improves markets.

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A female college senior meets a company representative at a job fair | Reuters/Andrew Burton
February 22, 2017
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Are You Ready for the Talent Crunch?

How workforce development programs turn talent puddles into talent pools.

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