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There’s a business case for getting more women in tech and finance.
March 2, 2020

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.

pilots remove autopilot on plane
March 2, 2020

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

March 2, 2020

Why Financial-Market Pioneer Richard Sandor Is Building “the Most Boring Benchmark in America”

A conversation with the creator of AMERIBOR about interest-rate benchmarks in a post-LIBOR world.

Man cheers on first and last horses in race
March 2, 2020

How to Pick a Loser

A hedge-fund manager explains what most traders get wrong about short selling and when to go long on a diamond in the rough.

A Wall Street worker hides his activism at work.
February 10, 2020

Why Anger Gets in the Way of Employee Activism

Moral outrage can be a powerful recruiting tool for social causes. But a different tactic is needed to motivate insiders.

Scientists who experienced an early-career setback succeeded more in the long run, new research shows.
February 10, 2020

Take 5: The Upside of Failure

A look at the surprising benefits of striking out, and how to make the most of your mistakes.

employees feel included in eqitable workplace
February 6, 2020

Are You Giving All of Your Employees an Equal Chance to Succeed?

Make sure your organization is truly inclusive by following these three steps.

Short-term delivery contracts are making transportation an increasingly flexible resource.
February 3, 2020

As Supply Chains Move Faster, Businesses Have an Opportunity to Cut Shipping Costs

How companies can make the most out of information gleaned during the delivery window.

New research reveals when financial rewards are most likely to motivate professionals.
February 3, 2020

How to Design Financial Incentives in Professions That Are Highly Territorial

A study of doctors shows that the best incentive schemes harness a desire to expand and protect professional turf.

employee showing B2B customer analytics
February 3, 2020

How B2B Companies Can Up Their Customer Experience Game

Most companies focus on their own sales targets. They should be focusing on their clients’.

Employee turnover improving teamwork.
February 3, 2020

Why Companies Shouldn’t Necessarily Fear Higher Employee Turnover

In private equity, team stability has long been prized. But new research shows that higher turnover leads to better performance.

Managers receive training at a factory.
February 3, 2020

Do Manager Training Programs Boost Companies’ Productivity?

The answer has been surprisingly elusive. A new study tackles the question, and highlights the outsized value of HR training.

entrepreneurs pitch to venture capitalists for funding
January 6, 2020

5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors

“Make your first 30 seconds count,” and other advice from a seasoned venture capitalist.

four groups engage in conflict
January 3, 2020

The Psychology Behind Conflict—and When It Can Be Harnessed for Good

A conversation about the role conflict plays in organizations and communities.

Three colleagues navigate a social triangle at work.
January 2, 2020

Your Work Friends and Enemies Are Affecting Your Performance

A look at social triangles among day traders shows that profits increased under certain combinations of friend and foe.

A new study reveals how doctors spend their time in teaching versus nonteaching hospitals.
January 2, 2020

Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?

Data from two ERs suggest that patients at teaching hospitals aren’t losing out on face time with senior physicians.

Economists have uncovered a better way to predict fluctuations in exchange rates.
January 2, 2020

Predicting Exchange Rates Is Hard. Could Dusting Off an Old Technique Help?

Investors take note: the “real exchange rate” may be a more accurate long-term forecaster than economists thought.

fintech growth among customers and retailers
January 2, 2020

How a Cash Crunch in India Led to the Widespread Adoption of E-Pay Technology

The rapid spread of a fintech app offers lessons for companies and policymakers.

A food inspector checks a restaurant for violations
January 2, 2020

How a Change to Food Inspectors’ Schedules Can Make Our Food Safer

Yes, they try to be objective. But seemingly small quirks in their schedules can affect their judgment.

Cannabis grower scans seedling barcode.
December 9, 2019

How One Colorado Tech Firm Is Helping to Shape the Cannabis Industry

The key has been serving growers and retailers—as well as regulators.

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