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May 3, 2021

How the Pandemic Will (and Won’t) Change Companies’ Operations

From stocking grocery store shelves to pricing plane tickets, here’s what to expect.

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May 3, 2021

When It Comes to Investing in Product Innovation, Large CPG Companies Could Learn a Lot from Their Smaller Competitors

New research suggests that, instead of aiming for big breakthroughs, large companies should focus on incremental but meaningful improvements.

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May 3, 2021

Why Highly Esteemed Leaders Are Surprisingly Likely to Fumble Their Next Project

Organizations should be leery of putting high-status leaders beyond scrutiny.

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May 3, 2021

Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

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April 26, 2021

Bonds. Corporate Bonds.

Corporate bond markets have proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic—and companies with strong credit are poised to benefit.

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April 23, 2021

It’s Time for Central Banks to Start Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies. Yes, Even the Fed.

The case for why central banks and policymakers must jump in the race now or risk getting left behind.

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April 14, 2021

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.

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April 1, 2021

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.

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April 1, 2021

How Debit Cards Are Helping Low-Income Households Save—and Benefiting Their Neighbors Too

A federal initiative in Mexico had huge spillover effects.

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April 1, 2021

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.

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March 30, 2021

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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March 29, 2021

So Your Company Isn’t Getting the Most out of Analytics and AI. Here’s What to Do.

These tools have the possibility to transform your business. If you know how to harness them.

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March 25, 2021

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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March 18, 2021

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

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March 1, 2021

2 Ways to Improve Rideshares for Drivers and Customers

Research suggests there are ways to reduce costs and emissions, as well as help customers get picked up more quickly.

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March 1, 2021

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.

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February 24, 2021

How Has Digital Film Changed the Moviegoing Experience?

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

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February 17, 2021

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.

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February 4, 2021

When Do People Take Huge Risks?

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

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February 2, 2021

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.

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