While extra choices are usually considered a good thing, insurers are able to use them strategically to maximize profits.
Work-from-home has stuck around. What does this mean for residential and commercial real-estate markets?
Letting customers “try out” products virtually can give customers the confidence to take the plunge.
It can be tempting for leaders to swoop in to solve problems. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear from a U.S. Army colonel about why doing so is a disservice.
Are we headed into a recession? Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo breaks down the latest trends.
Covid-era research sheds light on how policymakers can guide the economy and the public through future emergencies.
There are cons—but a lot of pros, too. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we’ll explore what it’s like to work at a family business when you’re not a family member.
College Campuses Are Becoming More Diverse. But How Much Do Students from Different Backgrounds Actually Interact?
Increasing diversity has been a key goal, “but far less attention is paid to what happens after we get people in the door.”
There’s often an opposing camp pushing for a “buycott” to support the company. New research shows which group has more sway.
Sometimes, global raters miss important nuances about a firm’s environmental, social, and governmental activities.
New research sheds light on how polarization can shape our counterfactual thinking.
On this episode of The Insightful Leader: the end of “Zero Covid,” escalating geopolitical tensions, and China’s potentially irreplaceable role in the global supply chain.
As China’s zero-Covid policy ends, it’s time to take stock of where the world’s second largest economy may be headed.
A discussion with a video-authentication expert on what it takes to unearth “deepfakes.”
It’s not necessarily who you think.
A pay raise boosts productivity for some—but the impact on the bottom line is more complicated.
Vilification of the other side is at a fever pitch. But research suggests ways to bridge the gap.
For some, the pandemic laid bare the social factors that can keep people down. But not everyone adopted a new perspective.
Ukraine’s European neighbors will need to make a major financial commitment to help rebuild its economy after the war. Fortunately, as the legacy of the post–World War II Marshall Plan shows, investing in Ukraine’s future will also serve Europe’s own long-term interests.
One key issue will be introducing regulation without strangling innovation, a fintech expert explains.
The implosion of the crypto exchange has sent the industry reeling. We dig into what happened and whether cryptocurrency, as a concept, can weather the storm.
Companies, take note—emotions like anger, fear, and anticipation can impact what ends up in consumers’ shopping carts.
A new study finds that it is possible to maintain plausible deniability, even if your conversations are later made public.
The key to these online communities, where users can ask and answer questions, is how many questions get useful answers.
Analysts aren’t traditionally steeped in ESG, but they do have deep knowledge of the companies they cover.
Conspiratorial thinking has always been attractive in times of uncertainty—but it’s become more mainstream. An expert explains why, and whether anything can be done.
Starbucks is entering the metaverse. Is this the best way to do it?
The Inflation Reduction Act won’t reverse inflation or halt climate change, but it’s still a big deal.
An innovation expert explains how to meet resistance head-on.
While the problem extends beyond the workplace, organizations would be wise to consider the consequences of using emasculating language.
A tradition of anti-government uprisings can impact communities centuries later.
They perished at a much higher rate than ethnic Russians during what’s known as Holodomor. A new study suggests this was a deliberate policy decision.
China learned from Russia’s post-1991 experience and pursued its economic liberalization with more care. But it ultimately could not avoid the political implications of pro-market policies and is now following Russia down the road to autocracy—continuing a century-long pattern of mirroring its neighbor’s historical trajectory.
These networks, which help direct people to the medical and social services they need, must tread carefully in choosing which metrics to use in decision-making.
The Great Depression hastened the end of the independent inventor—but not all was lost.
Anthropomorphizing a disease changes how we feel about it—and the steps we take to avoid it.
In episode 3 of our 5-episode series, “Insight Unpacked: Extraordinary Brands and How to Build Them,” we discuss the associations you want customers to make with your brand, and how to use design to make it happen.
Thorny problems demand novel solutions. Here’s what it takes to move beyond incremental tweaks.
In episode 2 of our 5-episode series, “Insight Unpacked: Extraordinary Brands and How to Build Them,” we dig into the importance of finding the right name for your brand. With apologies to Shakespeare, a rose by any other name wouldn’t smell as sweet.
From inflation and remote work to climate change, here’s where the global economy appears to be headed.
Organizations would be wise to understand the psychology behind this phenomenon.
A large study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy can also improve physical health and economic outcomes.
Louder, busier commercials are the new norm. And they seem to be working.
A look at the social and psychological factors that can make networking uncomfortable and how to overcome them.
“In my view, there is a lot of hypocrisy here from Musk.”
In a recent conversation with Kellogg’s Robert Korajczyk, the hedge-fund leader breaks down his unique approach to mission-driven investing.
Keeping your head down when hot-button topics arise could come at a cost to your reputation.
A new study quantifies how U.S. taxpayer-funded research is used in patents, media, and policy decisions.
On this episode of The Insightful Leader’s “Ask Insight,” two seasoned entrepreneurs share wisdom from the trenches.
People of color will disproportionately suffer from climate change, yet there is a striking lack of diversity in mainstream environmental organizations. Broadening what counts as an environmental issue could build a larger, more inclusive coalition.
The result is “more-conventional, less-radical, less-novel innovation,” adding a new wrinkle to antitrust debates.
Working for a family firm can be rewarding, but you should do your homework first to make sure it’s the right place for you.
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.
“The pace at which the world is changing in terms of how people use space is extremely exciting.”
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.
Researchers investigate whether the lack of a “family safety net” is responsible for China’s singularly high household savings rate.
A new study of the Kenyan flower industry can help buyers and suppliers prepare for uncertainty.
A study of a major fiscal change in Italy shows how much individual lives are affected when governments get more efficient.
Price-fixing by pharmaceutical cartels can cost billions, and the threat of lawsuits isn’t enough to deter it.
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.
“It helps you seem more trustworthy and enjoyable, like a friend who is going to give you advice on what to buy.”
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.
In a recent Q&A with Kellogg’s Jan Eberly, Summers is skeptical that the economy can achieve a “soft landing.”
On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear how leaders can help their teams—and themselves—turn ambitious goals into reality.