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Healthcare

Where Is the U.S. Healthcare Industry Headed?

New business models abound, private equity is expanding, and healthcare workers are hard to find.

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Economics

How Local Disruptions Can Affect the Global Supply Chain

A new study of the Kenyan flower industry can help buyers and suppliers prepare for uncertainty.

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Careers

How to Craft a Fulfilling Career

Practical tips for aligning your values with your work.

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Finance & Accounting

Real Estate Investors See Opportunity, Despite Inflation and Uncertainty

“The pace at which the world is changing in terms of how people use space is extremely exciting.”

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Economics

Did China’s One-Child Policy Prompt Households to Save More?

Researchers investigate whether the lack of a “family safety net” is responsible for China’s singularly high household savings rate.

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Social Impact

How to Measure Your Organization’s Social Impact

Smart people and good intentions don’t guarantee success. You need a thoughtful plan to measure what you are actually accomplishing.

Beyond Diversity: Executive Strategies for Constructive Disruption

A program designed to empower DEI leaders to take proven concepts and translate them into bold actions, creating meaningful change for yourself, your employees, and your organization.

Economics

How One Tax Reform Led to More Women in the Workforce Decades Later

A study of a major fiscal change in Italy shows how much individual lives are affected when governments get more efficient.

Healthcare

Consumers Pay When Generic Drug Companies Collude. Here’s a Way to Stop Them.

Price-fixing by pharmaceutical cartels can cost billions, and the threat of lawsuits isn’t enough to deter it.

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Democracies and How They Thrive

A look at this form of government at a time when democracy is under stress around the world.

Finance & Accounting

Can Investors Create Profitable Trading Strategies Based on Academic Findings?

It hasn’t been clear if information from the ivory tower translates to the trading-room floor. A new study tackles the question by looking at research on earnings announcements.

Finance & Accounting

Apple’s Inflation Problem

The company faces a “double whammy” due to its cash hoarding.

Marketing

For Brands, Perfection Is Out and Authenticity Is In

“It helps you seem more trustworthy and enjoyable, like a friend who is going to give you advice on what to buy.”

Marketing

The Psychological Factor That Helps Shape Our Moral Decision-Making

We all have a preferred motivation style. When that aligns with how we’re approaching a specific goal, it can impact how ethical we are in sticky situations.

Policy

Larry Summers on Inflation and the Fed’s Attempts to Cool the Economy

In a recent Q&A with Kellogg’s Jan Eberly, Summers is skeptical that the economy can achieve a “soft landing.”

Policy

Tackling Global Poverty Takes More Than Cash

New research points to the power of including psychosocial interventions—such as group problem-solving—alongside economic ones.

Economics

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Leadership

Podcast: Managing Up, Managing Across, and Retaining Your Best Employees

On this episode of The Insightful Leader’s “Ask Insight”: you asked and our faculty answered. We dig into a mailbox of listener questions on leadership and management.

Leadership

Podcast: What One School District’s Fiasco Says About the Strengths and Limits of AI

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: When Boston Public Schools looked to algorithms to solve equity issues and save money, it ran into a roadblock—the complicated lives of parents and students.

Leadership

Podcast: Executive Presence—Do You Have It?

This week, an episode from the archives: It’s not enough to be good at your job. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, learn how to develop the gravitas that commands attention and respect.

Leadership

Podcast: What People Get Wrong about Setting Goals

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear how leaders can help their teams—and themselves—turn ambitious goals into reality.

Economics

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

“Smart containment” offers better health and economic outcomes than quarantines alone.
Policy

China Is Caught in a COVID-19 Trap of Its Own Making

Why moderating its “zero-COVID” strategy is proving difficult.

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Strategy

Be a Better Negotiator by Having a “BATNA”

Understand where you’re going when you can’t get to yes.

Companies should adopt intentional leadership strategies since developing leaders internally is critical to success.
Leadership

Take 5: How to Be a Better Mentor

Be sure your mentee “owns” the relationship—and don’t shy away from tough conversations.

people in various states on a U.S. map look at a graph measuring policy uncertainty.
Economics

How Does Economic Uncertainty Play Out at the Local Level?

Indexing policy uncertainty by state provides new insights—and offers local governments a cautionary tale.

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Economics

3 Economic Implications of Russia’s War on Ukraine

“We are seeing a world that’s going to be less than the sum of its parts.”

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Healthcare

We Hear a Lot about New Drugs. But What Spurs Innovation in Medical Procedures?

There’s been little research on what brings about new procedures, despite how life-changing they can be.

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Economics

When Interest Rates Climb, Some Workers Are Left Behind

When the Fed moves to cool the economy, it can disproportionately hurt female, Black, and less-educated workers in slack labor markets.

Marketing

To Boost Engagement, News Orgs Need to Reconsider the Click

Not all pageviews are equal. Indeed, some clicks actually spur people to unsubscribe from a site.

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Healthcare

How Social Stigma Can Dissuade Us from Taking Care of Our Health

A new study explores the decisions that go into seeking preventative care.

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Organizations

Is a Four-Day Workweek Right for Your Company?

There’s a reason more and more organizations are considering this option.

Editor’s Picks

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Finance & Accounting

What Can We Learn from Amazon’s Stock Split?

We may have to wait and see what this move signals for the tech sector.

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Economics

Will Putin’s War Slow China’s Growth?

The additional spike in food and energy prices caused by the Russia–Ukraine conflict could be devastating for China. But the country’s neutral political stance toward the war may also yield economic gains.

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Policy

5 Things You May Not Know about Tax Policy

How do income taxes impact people’s career choices? And do soda taxes actually work?

Policy

How Climate Disasters Ripple Through the Labor Market

Environmental crises are increasingly leading workers to migrate. What happens next?

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Marketing

We React Differently to Paper vs. Digital Requests

Our willingness to act virtuously changes depending on how we’re asked.

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Leadership

3 DEI Leadership Lessons from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

Studying Biden’s nomination process can help leaders “better connect their creeds and their deeds.”

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Social Impact

Why Accusations of Discrimination Often Morph into Debates about Free Speech

A study of the psychology behind this common rhetorical tactic.

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Data Analytics

How Gig Workers Push Back Against Their “Digital Boss”

Instead of having managers, these workers are beholden to customer reviews. The relationship is rocky.

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Strategy

What Does the Invasion of Ukraine Mean for Cybersecurity?

Former NSA director Michael Rogers discusses the implications for companies.

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Finance & Accounting

Meme Trading Is Not Dead—It Will Continue to Rile Markets

Investors are going to continue using social media to gain a trading edge.

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Economics

6 Takeaways on Today’s Economy

A finance professor breaks down the data on inflation, the labor market, and the future of cities.

Entrepreneurship

How to Talk About Selling Your Startup without Causing Everyone to Panic

An excerpt from the new book Exit Right explains why you should have the “exit talk” early and often.

Finance & Accounting

Would Housing Cost Less If It Were Easier to Build New Homes? Surprisingly, Not Much.

A new study suggests that supply and demand are only part of a complex problem.

Policy

Psychological Factors—More Than Demographics—Drive Vaccine Behavior

The finding gives policymakers and medical professionals an important tool.

Policy

Is an Efficient Government Always a Good Thing?

History sheds light on how processes designed to serve citizens can also be put to nefarious ends.

Economics

Covid Hit in an Era of Broadband and Zoom. How Much Did That Help the Economy?

A new study sheds light on the impact of remote work on GDP in 2020.

Organizations

Hoping to Drive Social Change at Work? Here’s a Tip.

Certain social movement hashtags and labels could turn off the allies you want to recruit.

Organizations

What the Psychology of Resilience Can Tell Us About Enduring the Pandemic

Plus, what organizations can do to help their employees cope.

Organizations

The Robots Are Not Coming

Those predictions of a robot takeover may not come to fruition.

Organizations

3 Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Make your next Zoom session less exhausting and more inspiring.

Marketing

How Has Marketing Changed over the Past Half-Century?

Phil Kotler’s groundbreaking textbook came out 55 years ago. Sixteen editions later, he and coauthor Alexander Chernev discuss how big data, social media, and purpose-driven branding are moving the field forward.

Organizations

It May Be Time to Reconsider That Noncompete Agreement

Federal regulators are cracking down on hiring practices that restrict employees’ wages and ability to work for competitors. Here’s what companies should know.

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Careers

What Triggers a Career Hot Streak?

New research reveals a recipe for success.

Careers

Why Are Some People More Reluctant to Network Than Others?

The key seems to be how people perceive their own success and professional value.

Marketing

7 Sins of the Creative Brief

Why having a bad creative brief—or no brief at all—can sink an advertising campaign.

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Policy

Tackling Global Poverty Takes More Than Cash

New research points to the power of including psychosocial interventions—such as group problem-solving—alongside economic ones.

Economics

Why Are U.S. Companies Hoarding So Much Cash?

More than anything else, it comes down to taxes.

Policy

China Is Caught in a COVID-19 Trap of Its Own Making

Why moderating its “zero-COVID” strategy is proving difficult.

Strategy

Be a Better Negotiator by Having a “BATNA”

Understand where you’re going when you can’t get to yes.

Leadership

Take 5: How to Be a Better Mentor

Be sure your mentee “owns” the relationship—and don’t shy away from tough conversations.

Social Impact

Podcast: What Should DEI Work Actually Look Like?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader’s “Ask Insight”—where our listeners ask questions of our faculty experts—we learn that changing the status quo will take self-reflection and time.

people in various states on a U.S. map look at a graph measuring policy uncertainty.
Economics

How Does Economic Uncertainty Play Out at the Local Level?

Indexing policy uncertainty by state provides new insights—and offers local governments a cautionary tale.

Economics

3 Economic Implications of Russia’s War on Ukraine

“We are seeing a world that’s going to be less than the sum of its parts.”

Healthcare

We Hear a Lot about New Drugs. But What Spurs Innovation in Medical Procedures?

There’s been little research on what brings about new procedures, despite how life-changing they can be.

group of working class people at bar watch TV of fed interest rate hike
Economics

When Interest Rates Climb, Some Workers Are Left Behind

When the Fed moves to cool the economy, it can disproportionately hurt female, Black, and less-educated workers in slack labor markets.

Marketing

To Boost Engagement, News Orgs Need to Reconsider the Click

Not all pageviews are equal. Indeed, some clicks actually spur people to unsubscribe from a site.

Healthcare

How Social Stigma Can Dissuade Us from Taking Care of Our Health

A new study explores the decisions that go into seeking preventative care.

Organizations

Is a Four-Day Workweek Right for Your Company?

There’s a reason more and more organizations are considering this option.

Strategy

Podcast: How to Design Incentives That Motivate Employees

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we learn why it’s not always as simple as handing out a performance bonus.

Finance & Accounting

What Can We Learn from Amazon’s Stock Split?

We may have to wait and see what this move signals for the tech sector.

Economics

Will Putin's War Slow China's Growth?

The additional spike in food and energy prices caused by the Russia–Ukraine conflict could be devastating for China. But the country’s neutral political stance toward the war may also yield economic gains.

Policy

5 Things You May Not Know about Tax Policy

How do income taxes impact people’s career choices? And do soda taxes actually work?

Policy

How Climate Disasters Ripple Through the Labor Market

Environmental crises are increasingly leading workers to migrate. What happens next?

Marketing

We React Differently to Paper vs. Digital Requests

Our willingness to act virtuously changes depending on how we’re asked.