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Organizations

How Leaders Can Truly Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Their Organizations

Two professors share research-backed tips for rethinking your recruiting efforts and getting the most out of diversity training.

The visual alone is going to beat the verbal alone.
Marketing

Podcast: How to Tell Compelling Stories with Data Visualizations

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: a blueprint for making strong (and honest) arguments with data.

Operations

One Healthcare System’s Race to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

A chief medical officer and a supply-chain expert discuss the nuances of the rollout.

Innovation

Keep Brainstorming—Your Best Ideas Are Still to Come

The common (and mistaken) belief that we generate our best ideas early can actually squash creativity.

Organizations

How Does a Polarized U.S. Move Beyond Its Current Conflicts?

A discussion about the psychology of group conflict, the risks of rampant misinformation, and the importance of resilient institutions.

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Finance & Accounting

How Useful Are ESG Ratings for Sustainable Investors?

These ratings are proliferating. Now there may be a better way to assess them.

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Innovation

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

Innovation is increasingly privileging those in middle age or beyond.
Podcast Innovation

Podcast: How Can We Ramp Up Innovation?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: what the data say about successful entrepreneurs and the types of policies that best support them.

Marketing

TV Advertising Is Usually Not Worth It

Companies spend vast sums on commercials, but it’s been difficult to gauge their effectiveness. A new study offers a more reliable method—and some bad news for many brands.

Marketing

How Has Digital Film Changed the Moviegoing Experience?

In a world where movie theaters went digital … consumers got more options.

Finance & Accounting

Understanding the Rapidly Evolving World of Sustainable Finance

It’s no longer a niche investment strategy—and it has the potential to deliver strong returns.

Marketing

When Do People Take Huge Risks?

As a species, we’re cautious … except when the stakes are life-altering.

Innovation

In 2021, Consumers Are Craving Products That Deliver Novelty and Fun

After a year of buying boring staples in bulk, everything is about to change—and brands need to be ready to innovate.

Finance & Accounting

Rules to Limit Short-Term Trading Can Have Unintended Consequences

New research suggests that regulators should instead focus on broader investor access to information.

Finance & Accounting

Does GameStop Signal the End of Short Selling as We Know It?

A conversation with a prominent short seller about the possible consequences of a wild week on Wall Street.

Marketing

COVID Has Forever Changed the Customer Experience

Here’s how companies can continue to adapt.

Finance & Accounting

Does GameStop Signal the End of Short Selling as We Know It?

A conversation with a prominent short seller about the possible consequences of a wild week on Wall Street.

Marketing

COVID Has Forever Changed the Customer Experience

Here’s how companies can continue to adapt.

Innovation

How to Ramp Up Innovation in the U.S.

From venture capital to immigration law, “we’re leaving an enormous amount on the table.”

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Marketing

How to Convince People the Virus Is Scary, and Other Lessons from Consumer Research

Researchers are rushing to make sense of the current moment. We spoke with the editor of a leading journal about what her colleagues are up to.

Finance & Accounting

Employment Plunged to Great Depression Levels in 2020. What’s Ahead in 2021?

Even with vaccine rollouts and a new stimulus bill, the U.S. economy faces a daunting challenge.

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Innovation

5 Ways Established Companies Can Overcome Internal Hurdles to Innovation

Narrow the scope of your brainstorming sessions. And find the right champion for your project.

Operations

Are “Menu Costs” Messing Up Your Supply Chain?

When it’s cheaper to change product prices, companies benefit—and so do their suppliers, new research shows.

Social Impact

A Surprising Benefit of Feeling Ownership over Your Possessions

Owning things can boost our self-esteem. And that, in turn, can make us want to help others.

Marketing

“Stay Healthy” or “Keep Safe”: Which Social-Distancing Messages Are the Most Persuasive?

The answer depends on whether people are thinking about protecting themselves or their community.

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Organizations

5 Ways to Improve Diversity Training, According to a New Study

All too often, these programs are ineffective and short-lived. But they don’t have to be.

Podcast: A 3-Step Process for Selling (Anything) Virtually

Tip: It’s not over when the Zoom call ends. Learn more on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

Finance & Accounting

How an Advice Hotline Is Making Farmers in India More Productive

Previous efforts to provide farmers with guidance fell short. But this venture went further.

Marketing

4 Keys to Effective—and Honest—Data Visualizations

Here’s how to make sure you are conveying your argument faithfully when designing charts and graphs.

Innovation

Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?

A new study dispels some of the mystery behind breakthrough success.

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Organizations

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Falter During the Pandemic

Changes to work routines offer opportunities to rethink and shore up your organization’s ethos.

Finance & Accounting

Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?

New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.

Innovation

Meet Adam, the “Scientist” Who Never Sleeps

An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.

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Organizations

One Way to Create Better Workplace Incentives and Protocols: Codesign Them with Your Employees

New practices are more likely to be embraced if they aren’t dictated from the top.