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February 1, 2021

Rules to Limit Short-Term Trading Can Have Unintended Consequences

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

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January 29, 2021

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.

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January 20, 2021

COVID Has Forever Changed the Customer Experience

Here’s how companies can continue to adapt.

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January 15, 2021

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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January 11, 2021

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.

A job hunter googles job information.
January 5, 2021

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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January 4, 2021

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.

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January 4, 2021

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.

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January 4, 2021

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.

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January 4, 2021

“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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January 4, 2021

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.

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December 4, 2020

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.

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December 3, 2020

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.

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December 2, 2020

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

A new study dispels some of the mystery behind success after failure.

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December 2, 2020

Personalized Marketing Can Be Ineffective—and Creepy. Here Are 3 Research-Backed Tips for Getting It Right.

Simply having a compelling message isn’t enough.

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December 2, 2020

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.

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December 1, 2020

Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?

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

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November 17, 2020

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.

hospital administrators and doctors design protocols
November 9, 2020

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.

November 4, 2020

Feeling Down? Simply Daydreaming about Something Fun Won’t Help.

But taking action could lift your spirits.

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