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Innovation

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

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.

Operations

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.

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.

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Marketing

How Has Digital Film Changed the Moviegoing Experience?

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

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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.

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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.

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.