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A CEO's risk aversion encourages underperformance.
March 8, 2017

How Risk Aversion Motivates Executives

Incentivizing leaders with too much stock promotes caution—and encourages underperformance.

A homeowner uses the value of their home to buy things.
February 3, 2017

Why Are We So Quick to Borrow When the Value of Our Home Rises?

The reason isn’t as simple as just feeling wealthier.

Communicating with investors via corporate social media
January 5, 2017

When Companies Tweet, Investors Listen

Posting negative news on corporate social media might make investors uneasy and lead to bad press.

A public health campaign aimed to curb Russian drinking.
December 2, 2016

How Drinking Beer Is Saving Russian Lives

Decades later, a Soviet public health initiative is still increasing male life expectancy.

An origami hummingbird represents social impact investment strategies.
December 2, 2016

What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

“People are revisiting the relationship they want their capital to have with the world.”

Business people use trust to help each other succeed.
December 1, 2016

Video: How to Establish Trust in Financial Transactions

Hard statistics and an understanding of culture keep the money flowing between lenders and borrowers.

Financial advisors give financial advice to clients.
November 2, 2016

What Good Is a Financial Advisor?

They may have your best interests in mind, but that doesn’t mean their advice is sound.

Tax structure impacts career choice
November 2, 2016

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

October 10, 2016

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

Banks dislike using movable assets as collateral
October 3, 2016

Beefing Up Collateral Laws Could Encourage Banks to Lend

In many emerging economies, businesses without real estate struggle to access credit.

A business leader communicates complex ideas to a circle of employees.
September 7, 2016

Six Tools for Communicating Complex Ideas

Business leaders need to know how to make their information stick.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy causing business real estate to sit empty.
July 5, 2016

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Which Bankruptcy System Is Better?

In certain markets, forcing companies to liquidate could cause offices and factories to sit empty.

A new model predicts stock performance better than CAPM
June 6, 2016

Your Investment Tool Is Failing You

A new tool offers smart investors an improvement over the CAPM.

An entrepreneur decides whether to pick an angel investor.
May 9, 2016

Keeping the Angels at Bay

Startups should be wary of accepting too much money from angel investors.

Liquidity kept auto purchases flowing via captive lessors.
April 4, 2016

Why Did Car Sales Drop So Dramatically During the Financial Crisis?

Even willing buyers were affected by a credit freeze.

March 17, 2016

Video: How to Play the Lottery Without Losing

Can we fight the poverty trap with new savings accounts that offer raffle tickets instead of interest?

High frequency traders affect the markets in many ways - in most cases, positively.
November 2, 2015

Do High-Frequency Traders Deserve Their Bad Rap?

Though suspicions abound, HFTs generally help markets function and grow.

Alternative methods for assessing credit worthiness are needed.
September 8, 2015

Credit Where Credit Is Due

New ways of assessing credit worthiness could open up access to the global banking system.

August 3, 2015

Did Irrational Exuberance Cause Vegas’ Housing Bubble?

Why a city surrounded by open land saw prices spike.

What went wrong during the AIG financial crisis?
August 3, 2015

What Went Wrong at AIG?

Unpacking the insurance giant’s collapse during the 2008 financial crisis.

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