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Three colleagues navigate a social triangle at work.
Organizations

Your Work Friends and Enemies Are Affecting Your Performance

A look at social triangles among day traders shows that profits increased under certain combinations of friend and foe.

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Entrepreneurship

5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors

“Make your first 30 seconds count,” and other advice from a seasoned venture capitalist.

A new study reveals how doctors spend their time in teaching versus nonteaching hospitals.
Healthcare

Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?

Data from two ERs suggest that patients at teaching hospitals aren’t losing out on face time with senior physicians.

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Organizations

The Psychology Behind Conflict—and When It Can Be Harnessed for Good

A conversation about the role conflict plays in organizations and communities.

Cutting-edge thought leadership for executives

Optimize your marketing channels’ impact by joining one of Kellogg’s Executive Education classes in Marketing & Sales.

Finance & Accounting

How a Cash Crunch in India Led to the Widespread Adoption of E-Pay Technology

The rapid spread of a fintech app offers lessons for companies and policymakers.

Organizations

How One Colorado Tech Firm Is Helping to Shape the Cannabis Industry

The key has been serving growers and retailers—as well as regulators.

Finance & Accounting

Predicting Exchange Rates Is Hard. Could Dusting Off an Old Technique Help?

Investors take note: the “real exchange rate” may be a more accurate long-term forecaster than economists thought.

Careers

Take 5: How to Start Off Strong

Tips for plotting your first move, whether you’re negotiating a deal, paying off debt, or starting your workday.

Operations

How a Change to Food Inspectors’ Schedules Can Make Our Food Safer

Yes, they try to be objective. But seemingly small quirks in their schedules can affect their judgement.

Social Impact

Which Charity Will Do the Most Good with Your Donation? This Simple Tool Can Tell You.

Step one: choose a cause you care about. Step two: find out who’s having the most impact per dollar. Step three: donate with confidence.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Leadership

Podcast: Do Bosses Who Trust Their Employees Deliver More Innovation?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, learn when you should—and shouldn’t—give your team room to fail.

New research provides tips for doling out credit—and blame—for team members.
Careers

Podcast: When Teams Mess Up, Who Takes the Fall?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: how to make sure you’re not blaming the wrong person.

Organizations

Podcast: How You Should Divvy Up Work between People and Machines

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: strategies for building a happier, more productive workplace.

Careers

Podcast: Be Bold and Get What You Want

Done playing it safe? On this episode of The Insightful Leader, a three-time CEO offers advice on how to make difficult requests.

Economists look back at what alternative monetary policies could have led to a quicker recovery from the financial crisis.
Economics

Two Ways the Economy Could Have Recovered Faster after the Great Recession

Doubling down on these monetary policies could help combat future financial crises.

A worker whose wages have stagnated
Economics

What’s Causing Wage Stagnation in America?

Previous explanations pointed to globalization and automation. But research shows that employer concentration is also to blame.

When teams need to freely generate ideas, sharing embarrassing stories can help.
Leadership

Why Your Next Brainstorm Should Begin with an Embarrassing Story

This counterintuitive exercise can spark creativity.

A counter terrorism team predicts terrorist group lethality.
Policy

Dozens of New Terrorist Organizations Emerge Each Year. Which Ones Will Become Most Dangerous?

A new tool gets at the answer using the same techniques that investors use to evaluate startups.

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Marketing

Entrepreneurs, Don’t Let Branding Become an Afterthought

Start defining your brand strategy on day one. Your future self will thank you.

Editor’s Picks

A to-do list with easy and hard tasks
Organizations

Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First

New research shows that you and your organization lose out when you procrastinate on the difficult stuff.

rugby defenders against cyberattack
Leadership

How Business Leaders Can Prepare for a Cyberattack

The former head of U.S. Cyber Command explains why any company can be a target.

protestors boycott a company meeting
Organizations

In an Era of Easy Outrage, When Should Brands Take a Stand?

A Kellogg professor explains how companies can navigate boycotts while staying connected with customers.

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An upcoming sales tax spurs car sales.
Economics

How Raising the Sales Tax Could Help Fight a Recession

New research points to a counterintuitive new tool to spur spending.

A salesperson tries storytelling to market a product.
Marketing

Stories Can Be Powerful Persuasive Tools. But It’s Important to Understand When They Can Backfire.

New research reveals why sometimes sticking to the facts is your best bet.

Researchers examine why prescription drug prices and labor costs are lower in Canada than the U.S.
Healthcare

Would “Medicare for All” Really Reduce Healthcare Costs in the U.S.?

Single payer drives significant savings in countries like Canada. But new research suggests it might play out differently in the U.S.

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Economics

Companies Are Shifting Investment Away from Physical Capital, with Far-Reaching Consequences

Buildings and machinery are out. Software, IP, and research are in. Here’s why it matters.

Marketing

It’s Time to Radically Rethink the Customer Experience. Here’s How to Get Started.

To provide millions of personalized interactions, organizations will need to lean heavily on automation and AI.

Organizations

How to Create a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

Three ways humans and machines can work together—to the benefit of organizations and their employees.

Economics

No, Extended Warranties Are Usually Not Worth It

So why do so many people keep buying them?

Careers

Early Career Failures Can Make You Stronger in the Long Run

A study of young scientists who were denied grants provides a striking example of why you should never give up.

Finance & Accounting

Is Maximizing Shareholder Value a Thing of the Past?

Top CEOs recently “redefined” the purpose of a corporation. Kellogg faculty weigh in.

Marketing

First Impressions Matter for Groups, Too

Labeling something or someone as “first” can have a dramatic effect on our perceptions of those who follow.

Marketing

Is Your Digital-Advertising Strategy Paying Off?

Brands are demanding evidence that campaigns are working. Here’s what they should be asking.

Economics

Daughters’ Math Scores Suffer When They Grow Up in a Family That’s Biased Towards Sons

Parents, your children are taking their cues about gender roles from you.

Careers

Nobel Prize Winners—They’re Just Like Us!

The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.

Economics

Some High-Frequency Trading Strategies Can Damage the Stock Market’s Health

But a small tweak to how trading orders are processed could help.

Recommended

Leadership

Why Your Next Brainstorm Should Begin with an Embarrassing Story

This counterintuitive exercise can spark creativity.

Careers

Podcast: Be Bold and Get What You Want

Done playing it safe? On this episode of The Insightful Leader, a three-time CEO offers advice on how to make difficult requests.

Leadership

Building Great Teams

Assembling and managing successful teams is a core leadership skill, whether you are convening a temporary task force, managing a full department, or running a school fundraiser.

Leadership

Podcast: Can a Little Embarrassment Make Your Team More Creative?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: new research suggests an unusual icebreaker to try at your next brainstorming session.

Policy

Dozens of New Terrorist Organizations Emerge Each Year. Which Ones Will Become Most Dangerous?

A new tool gets at the answer using the same techniques that investors use to evaluate startups.

Marketing

Entrepreneurs, Don’t Let Branding Become an Afterthought

Start defining your brand strategy on day one. Your future self will thank you.

Organizations

Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First

New research shows that you and your organization lose out when you procrastinate on the difficult stuff.

Careers

Take 5: How to Be Prepared for Important Career Moments

Expert advice on getting ready to network, negotiate, or make your case to the CEO.

rugby defenders against cyberattack
Leadership

How Business Leaders Can Prepare for a Cyberattack

The former head of U.S. Cyber Command explains why any company can be a target.

protestors boycott a company meeting
Organizations

In an Era of Easy Outrage, When Should Brands Take a Stand?

A Kellogg professor explains how companies can navigate boycotts while staying connected with customers.

Economics

How Dodd-Frank Made Commercial Mortgage Loans Safer

The financial reform bill increased the cost of certain loans, but lowered the risk of default.

Economics

India’s Economy Is Slowing Down. What Happens Next?

The country’s chief economic advisor discusses how labor, trade, and energy factor into the country’s economic outlook.

Economics

How Raising the Sales Tax Could Help Fight a Recession

New research points to a counterintuitive new tool to spur spending.

A salesperson tries storytelling to market a product.
Marketing

Stories Can Be Powerful Persuasive Tools. But It’s Important to Understand When They Can Backfire.

New research reveals why sometimes sticking to the facts is your best bet.

Healthcare

Would "Medicare for All" Really Reduce Healthcare Costs in the U.S.?

Single payer drives significant savings in countries like Canada. But new research suggests it might play out differently in the U.S.

Economics

Companies Are Shifting Investment Away from Physical Capital, with Far-Reaching Consequences

Buildings and machinery are out. Software, IP, and research are in. Here’s why it matters.

robot delivers lemonade to thirsty customer
Marketing

It’s Time to Radically Rethink the Customer Experience. Here’s How to Get Started.

To provide millions of personalized interactions, organizations will need to lean heavily on automation and AI.

people and robots enjoy working together
Organizations

How to Create a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

Three ways humans and machines can work together—to the benefit of organizations and their employees.

Economics

No, Extended Warranties Are Usually Not Worth It

So why do so many people keep buying them?

Careers

Take 5: The Case for Being More Authentic at Work

When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.