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November 4, 2020

Video: How Bias Creeps into AI when Businesses Aren’t Looking

A quick explainer on what happens if you aren’t thoughtful about the data you use.

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November 2, 2020

How the Specter of Contagious Disease Changes What We Want to Eat

Consumers turn to old standbys like Campbell’s Soup and Oreos. Here’s why.

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October 30, 2020

Airlines and COVID-19: The Turbulence Ahead

With demand still down and debts mounting, the industry looks ahead.

October 12, 2020

What Companies Can Do to Encourage Compliance with COVID Safety Measures

Tips for thinking through “friction points” and making new habits stick.

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October 5, 2020

What’s Next for Real Estate Markets?

As the pandemic continues to upend how we live, work, and play, the future of residential and commercial markets remains very much in flux.

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October 5, 2020

How Family Business Owners Can Step Up During a Crisis

In uncertain times, businesses need to adapt. Their owners may have to as well.

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October 5, 2020

Immigrants to the U.S. Create More Jobs than They Take

A new study finds that immigrants are far more likely to found companies—both large and small—than native-born Americans.

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October 2, 2020

Tesla’s Stock Offering: Not Their First nor Their Last

Here’s why they’re at it again.

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September 3, 2020

Family Businesses Are Experiencing the COVID-19 Crisis in Unique Ways

Lower debt, diversified portfolios, and longer-term horizons may be shielding family firms from the existential threats facing many other businesses.

A small town with a tech startup
September 3, 2020

Could a Small City Become the Next Silicon Valley? It’s Unlikely.

New research suggests that there’s a population tipping point for supporting a booming tech industry.

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September 2, 2020

How Credit Ratings Are Shaping Governments’ Responses to Covid-19

To fund pandemic-related spending, governments around the world will need to take on more debt. If they can.

Why the trip you've been anticipating or dreading always feels faster than the trip back.
September 1, 2020

How Anticipation Warps Our Sense of Time

Here’s why that trip to Disneyland—or to the dentist—seems to take ages, but the return trip feels much faster.

To succeed, foreign aid and health programs need buy-in and coordination with local partners.
August 7, 2020

Why Well-Meaning NGOs Sometimes Do More Harm than Good

Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.

Inventory manager stands before his stock room.
August 5, 2020

From PPE to Denim and Beer, Here’s What the Pandemic Is Teaching Us about Supply Chains

Five lessons from Kellogg Professor Marty Lariviere.

A woman thinks of ways to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
August 4, 2020

3 Steps for Reimagining Your Business for a Post-COVID World

The crisis presents an opportunity to dream up new ideas, learn from others, and take bold action.

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August 4, 2020

To Find the Best Incentives for Employees, Start with a Simple A/B Test

Keeping people motivated can be tough. New research shows that a simple experiment can lead to big productivity gains.

August 4, 2020

How AI Can Help Weed Out Faulty Scientific Research

Solid science is more important than ever, yet experts often struggle to predict which studies will replicate. Artificial intelligence could do the job better.

New invention sits on a shelf unused.
August 4, 2020

Recessions Can Stifle Product Innovation for Years

To keep companies innovating through the current recession, they will need greater access to credit.

Researchers have developed a system for rotating groups that can limit the potential for COVID-19 spread among teams.
August 3, 2020

Here’s the Best Way to Rotate Workers (or Students) into Buildings to Curb the Spread of Covid-19

Should groups be staggered daily? Weekly? Monthly? A new model helps organizations decide.

August 3, 2020

Why Are Social Media Platforms Still So Bad at Combating Misinformation?

Facebook, Twitter, and users themselves have few incentives to distinguish fact from fiction.

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