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September 28, 2023

It’s Election Season. Here Comes the Morally Charged Language.

In the U.S., presidential candidates across the political spectrum lean on value-laden rhetoric—but emphasize different values.

Investors bet on a new technology.
September 22, 2023

Could Generative AI Out-Entrepreneur Humans? Maybe, but Here's What Matters More.

3 tips to help you understand what that means for you as a business-builder.

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September 6, 2023

Take 5: How to Sell Your Startup from the Start

Advice from our experts on pitching your idea—and yourself.

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September 5, 2023

The More Investors Know, the More Executives Disclose

CEOs are likelier to volunteer bad news when the public better understands their personal motives for maximizing short-term stock prices.

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September 1, 2023

Knowing Your Boss’s Salary Can Make You Work Harder—or Slack Off

Your level of motivation depends on whether you have a fair shot at getting promoted yourself.

neighborhood of homes including two cryptocurrency homes
September 1, 2023

When Crypto Went Mainstream—and Drove Up Housing Prices

Many Americans have cryptocurrency in their portfolios and treat it much like any other investment.

group of young people in a cafeteria, with two of the people as TikTok screens.
August 16, 2023

Social-Media Algorithms Have Hijacked “Social Learning”

We make sense of the world by observing and mimicking others, but digital platforms throw that process into turmoil. Can anything be done?

autocrat leaning over battle map surrounded by yes-men.
August 10, 2023

How Autocracies Unravel

Over time, leaders grow more repressive and cling to yes-men—a cycle that’s playing out today in Putin’s Russia.

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August 3, 2023

Want to Find the Next Big Company? IP Offers a Clue.

A company’s early efforts to protect its intellectual property are a good signal that it intends to grow—one of many lessons from a wide-ranging investigation of U.S. IP practices.

small businesses squeezed
August 1, 2023

As Data Privacy Improves, Small Advertisers Could Get Squeezed

Lauded as a win for consumers, new protections could have unintended consequences. “There’s no privacy ‘free lunch’ here.”

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August 1, 2023

Could Aligning with a Star Help Your Brand?

Celebrity brands are on the rise. Here’s what to know before you pursue a famous business partner.

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August 1, 2023

How Data Tracking Is Changing—and What That Means for You

Tech companies are phasing out cookies. Will consumers finally see meaningful privacy protections?

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July 21, 2023

ChatGPT Has Arrived. What’s a Manager to Do?

4 tips for leading a team in an age of generative AI.

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July 18, 2023

Wage Garnishment in the U.S. Is More Common Than You Might Think

A new study offers a first look at the impact of collecting defaulted debts directly from worker’s paychecks.

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July 18, 2023

Schools Often Partner with Nonprofits to Benefit Students. Which Partnerships Last?

One key to keeping programs afloat: flexibility.

a repurposed shopping mall with playground pickleball brewery and garden
July 18, 2023

Where Is Commercial Real Estate Headed Next?

Experts discuss the latest trends, from demolishing office space to repurposing malls (again) to riding out the end of the warehouse boom.

An employee builds a staircase for his boss.
July 3, 2023

It’s Performance Review Time. Which Ranking System Is Best for Your Team?

A look at the benefits and downsides of two different approaches.

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July 1, 2023

How AI Can Help Researchers Navigate the “Replication Crisis”

A new tool predicts whether a specific study is likely to replicate, building confidence in the findings among scientists, funding agencies, and the public.

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July 1, 2023

A Company Has Donated on Your Behalf! What Will You Do Next?

A new study on the recent trend of “giving-by-proxy” offers good news for charitable organizations.

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July 1, 2023

How to Prepare for AI-Generated Misinformation

“We have to be careful not to get distracted by sci-fi issues and focus on concrete risks that are the most pressing.”

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