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Jun 18, 2018

How Cadillac's CMO Is Steering an Iconic American Brand
At a recent Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative conference, Cadillac's global CMO, Deborah Wahl, talked about leveraging new technologies for growth.

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Jun 15, 2018

How Washington Can Create Smarter Regulations
"Regulatory excellence" requires a system of smart management, a lack of corruption, and empathy toward businesses and consumers alike, a Penn expert says.

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Jun 15, 2018

Why Willingness to Pay Doesn't Mean Consumers Like What They Buy
Marketers have long relied on willingness to pay as a way to gauge consumer preferences. However, new Wharton research shows that paying what's on a price tag isn't a clear indicator that people enjoy the products they buy.

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Jun 14, 2018

What the End of Net Neutrality Actually Means
As the Obama era rules end, there are a number of questions surrounding how consumers will be affected and whether additional policy changes may follow.

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Jun 14, 2018

The Rise of the Robo-advisor: How Fintech Is Disrupting Retirement
One of the hottest trends in retirement planning is the use of robo-advisors to automatically manage investment portfolios. But are they better than human advisors?

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Jun 14, 2018

Betting on Disaster: Why Risk Management Is a Leadership Issue
How boards and executives prepare for risks can make the difference between riding the roughest wave or drowning in it, according to a new book by Wharton's Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem.

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Jun 13, 2018

China's Pork Industry: A New Effort to Help Farmers Modernize
A novel educational effort is imparting sustainable practices and business skills to China's swine farmers, who control half the world's pork markets.

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Jun 12, 2018

How Using Algorithms Can Worsen Inequality
Algorithms used in public service systems can worsen inequality for the most vulnerable, according to a new book.

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Jun 12, 2018

Retail Reimagining: Why Being Great Is no Longer Good Enough
A new book by Wharton's Barbara Kahn looks at why being the best at one thing is no longer enough for retailers hoping to thrive in a hyper-competitive environment.

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Jun 11, 2018

Why Protectionism Won't Bring Back Jobs
Free trade agreements such as NAFTA have reconfigured the labor landscape. But the plight of those left behind will not be solved by protectionism, according to Wharton's Mauro Guillen.

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Jun 08, 2018

Can Awkward Conversations Make for a Stronger Corporate Culture?
Embracing the small moments that make us squirm can offer surprising benefits for our work and personal lives.

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Jun 08, 2018

What the U.S. Could Learn from Australia about Financing Infrastructure
Australia has paved the way for public-private partnerships in infrastructure -- and the U.S. could benefit from following that model, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in this opinion piece.

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Jun 08, 2018

Why the U.S. Needs to Embrace Private Sector Involvement in Infrastructure
The U.S. could learn a great deal about infrastructure finance from Australia, which has paved the way for public-private partnerships in that domain, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in this opinion piece.

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Jun 07, 2018

From Bach to Rock: How Music Preferences Predict Behavior
New Wharton research explores the link between music preferences and personality, and the implications for marketing and data privacy.

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Jun 07, 2018

Can Barnes & Noble Survive?
Customer disconnects and failed strategies have turned Barnes & Noble from a retail disruptor into a dinosaur, experts say.

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Jun 06, 2018

Why Retaining Older Women in the Workforce Will Help the U.S. Economy
Companies should offer flexible work arrangements to older women to deal with the tight labor market, write the authors of this opinion piece.

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Jun 06, 2018

Why Sustainable Cities Are Closer Than We Think
Big cities are driving the charge toward better sustainability, notes the author of a new book.

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Jun 06, 2018

Sustainable Cities Are Closer Than We Think
Big cities are driving the charge toward better sustainability, notes the author of a new book.

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Jun 06, 2018

Why Wellness Programs Don't Work So Well
A 'one size fits all' approach is often the fundamental flaw of these programs, say Wharton and Penn researchers.

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Jun 05, 2018

Why the Supreme Court Bakery Ruling Raises More Questions Than It Answers
The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple leaves open major questions about the right to turn customers away due to religious objections.

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Jun 05, 2018

U.S. Import Tariffs: Why the Cost Will Be High
The Trump administration's decision last week to impose tariffs of imports of steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union will have major ramifications, experts say.

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Jun 04, 2018

Is a Bank Regulation Rollback in Consumers' Best Interest?
The easing of onerous compliance requirements has banks of all sizes breathing a sigh of relief, but it could have unintended consequences for consumers, and small and midsized regional players.

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Jun 04, 2018

Uncovering the Secrets of Successful Work Cultures
What makes some groups work well together and some fall apart? Author Daniel Coyle reveals the secrets of successful teams in his new book.

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Jun 01, 2018

Words Matter: How Lyrics Help Songs Top the Charts
New Wharton research uses language processing software to study why some songs catch on while others fail to climb the charts.

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Jun 01, 2018

Hearts, Minds and Money: Maximizing Charitable Giving
Donors tend to act more on emotion than rationality when choosing organizations to support. New Wharton research looks at why that's so, and what can be done about it.

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May 31, 2018

Will Italy's Divided Politics Cripple Europe's Economy - or Worse?
The political crisis in Italy deepened this week, sparking a sell-off in Italian stocks and bonds. What measures could stem the damage?

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May 31, 2018

How Smaller Colleges Are Disrupting Higher Education
Exciting new innovations from lesser known colleges and universities are enhancing the value of higher education, according to this opinion piece.

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May 30, 2018

Can New Strategies Keep Campbell Soup from Going Cold?
The sudden exit of Campbell Soup's CEO is giving the company the opportunity to review and reset its strategies, especially concerning millennials, experts say.

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May 30, 2018

How Businesses Can Get Inside the Minds of Their Competitors
Wharton research using natural language processing techniques advances the field of competitive strategy analysis to previously untested terrain.

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May 29, 2018

China's New Financial Sector Reforms: Will They Go Far Enough?
Chinese President Xi Jinping says the country will speed the opening up of its financial sector this year. But will reforms go far enough? Wharton and other experts weigh in.

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May 29, 2018

Want to Be in Control of Your Wealth? Un-clutter Your Investments
The secret to gaining control over one's finances is to first identify short-term and long-term goals and then align investments accordingly.

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May 29, 2018

Want to Be in Control of Your Wealth? Unclutter Your Investments
The secret to gaining control over one's finances is to first identify short-term and long-term goals and then align investments accordingly.

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May 29, 2018

Learning from Netflix: How to Build a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix and an architect of the company's famous Culture Deck, explains the principles in her book, ‘Powerful.'

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May 25, 2018

Never Give Up: What an Entrepreneur Learned from Failure
The shutdown of his startup led author and entrepreneur Ethan Senturia to rethink his long-held ideas about success.

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May 24, 2018

Will the EU's GDPR Rules Launch a New Era of Data Protection?
Companies are likely to extend their compliance with the EU's new GDPR rules globally. But along with new protections come gray areas about implementation, experts say.

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May 24, 2018

Why Creating a Business Plan Is a ‘Waste of Time'
What entrepreneurs need is flexibility and innovation -- not a traditional business plan -- says economist and author Carl Schramm.

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May 23, 2018

Lights, Camera, Action: China Embraces Hollywood
Hollywood is aiming for the lucrative Chinese market. But will quotas and regulations stand in the way?

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May 23, 2018

How India Is Making Its Place in the World
With a $2.6 trillion economy that continues to grow, India has arrived on the global stage, according to Alyssa Ayres, author of Our Time Has Come.

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May 23, 2018

Why Walmart's Flipkart Deal Will Spur Entrepreneurship in India
Walmart's deal to buy a majority stake in Flipkart will help usher in a new attitude in India about choosing entrepreneurship as a career, notes this opinion piece.

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May 23, 2018

Does Your Company Need a VP of Kindness?
Emotional intelligence has become a "must have" in the modern work world, and instilling it in your firm starts in the C-suite, says author and meditation expert Leah Weiss.

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May 22, 2018

What Will Maduro's Re-election Mean for Venezuela?
Following Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, experts say the country's economic and humanitarian crises will only worsen unless key players like Russia and China work with the U.S. to find a solution.

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May 22, 2018

Network Synergy: A New Way to Value M&A
Research by Wharton's Exequiel Hernandez shows that corporate alliances matter nearly as much as internal synergies in valuing M&A.

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May 21, 2018

Can Bundled Payments Help Control Health Care Costs?
Hospitals can cut medical bills and raise the quality of care by bundling up multiple services in one bill, notes new research by Penn medicine's Amol Navathe.

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May 21, 2018

Can Tesla Avoid a Breakdown?
Tesla is ahead of its competition in many regards -- and, despite some recent controversial comments, CEO Elon Musk is considered to be a big reason why. But will the company's first-mover advantage pay off?

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May 18, 2018

Why Monarchies Rule When It Comes to Standard of Living
New research by Wharton's Mauro Guillen explores how the long-term effects of monarchies are good for economies.

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May 18, 2018

Lowering Drug Prices: Will the Cost Outweigh the Cure?
President Trump's recently announced plan to lower prescription drug prices could benefit consumers in the short run, but it may end up hurting new drug development, experts say.

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May 17, 2018

Five Ways Companies Can Be More Nimble
Companies value the benefits of agility. But they must do it strategically using five kinds of agility, writes Vivekin CEO Baba Prasad in his book, 'Nimble.'

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May 17, 2018

Why Digital Transformation Is Key to Argentina's Future
Despite its financial ills, Argentina may be on verge of an economic transformation thanks to a new generation of leaders who are embracing digital transformation, notes this opinion piece.

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May 17, 2018

LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner: How Compassion Builds Better Companies
It's hard to make better decisions faster when a company's culture lacks trust and empathy, according to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.

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May 16, 2018

BlackRock's Diversity Chief: Do Your Employees Feel They Belong?
Diverse teams make better decisions and are more resilient over time, says BlackRock's Jonathan McBride.

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May 14, 2018

Where's the Value? An Inside Look at Walmart's Flipkart Deal
The $16 billion transaction says a lot about India's e-commerce ecosystem, writes former Snapdeal exec Rajat Kumar in this opinion piece.

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May 14, 2018

Going Viral: How to Save Society from Deadly Epidemics
Is it possible to end all epidemics? Harvard Medical School's Jonathan Quick says there are steps public institutions can -- but don't -- take to protect society.

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May 14, 2018

How Social Networks Contribute to the Spread of Unproven Innovations
New Wharton research examines which kinds of innovations spread more quickly than others in different networks, the role of influencers, and what that means for entrepreneurs.

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May 11, 2018

How Companies Can Develop Anti-bias Strategies that Work
The effectiveness of unconscious bias education hinges on a number of factors, including how it is presented, where and when it takes place, and whether an organization's culture is conducive to having honest discussions.

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May 10, 2018

Separating Better Data from Big Data: Where Analytics Is Headed
AI, neuroscience and geospatial targeting are among the key trends that will drive the next decade of innovation in analytics.

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May 10, 2018

Will Renewed Sanctions Against Iran Backfire on the U.S.?
Resistance from Europe, China and affected businesses could undercut U.S. actions against Iran.

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May 10, 2018

How to View Your Company Through a Digital Native's Eyes
What makes millennials tick? Companies who want to understand their customers and employees need to figure that out. This opinion piece offers insight.

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May 10, 2018

Why Alaska's Experience Shows Promise for Universal Basic Income
Encouraging results from Alaska's oil royalty program point to universal basic income as a potentially viable idea, experts say.

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May 10, 2018

Latin America's Digital Crossroads: Why the Opportunities Are Huge
More than 70% of Latin America's 600 million residents will have a mobile phone within a couple of years. That makes the region ripe for digital "leapfrogging," says new research.

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May 10, 2018

Latin America's Digital Crossroads: Will It Seize the Huge Opportunities?
More than 70% of Latin America's 600 million residents will have a mobile phone within a couple of years. That makes the region ripe for digital "leapfrogging," says new research.

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May 09, 2018

How to Invest in Cryptoassets — the Right Way
Are cryptoassets right for your investment portfolio? A new book applies money management tools to maximize returns and manage risks.

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May 09, 2018

Are Cryptoassets a Sound Investment?
Are cryptoassets right for your investment portfolio? A new book applies money management tools to maximize returns and manage risks.

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May 08, 2018

Why Leaders Should Focus on Long-term Growth
While it is important to meet short-term goals, successful CEOs plan well beyond the quarter or the year.

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May 08, 2018

Will MoviePass Have a Happy Ending?
Is the theater ticket subscription service an offer you can't refuse - or too good to be true?

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May 04, 2018

How the Golden State Killer Case Ignited a Privacy Debate
A possible breakthrough in the "Golden State Killer" case thanks to DNA samples from a genealogical testing service has prompted calls for stricter protection of personal genetic data.

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May 04, 2018

Can Hollywood Survive Streaming Services?
Hollywood once ruled the world with must-see movies and the in-theater experience, but many now opt to "Netflix and chill" at home. Can the industry adapt?

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May 04, 2018

The Politics of Data Privacy in a Post-Cambridge Analytica World
The lasting legacy of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal is the politicization of personal data privacy that will surely intensify, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in this opinion piece.

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May 03, 2018

T-Mobile and Sprint: Will the Deal Go Through?
T-Mobile and Sprint have been trying to tie the knot for years - and the third time may not be the charm, despite a friendlier regulatory environment.

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May 03, 2018

Will the Fight Against Fraudulent Returns Pay Off for Retailers?
Retailers lose billions every year because of fraudulent merchandise returns. How can they weed out problem customers without alienating the good ones?

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May 03, 2018

How GM's Mary Barra Drives Value
GM's highly-lauded CEO described her road to the top and talked about where she's steering the company at the recent Wharton People Analytics Conference.

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May 03, 2018

How Better Training Can Help Companies Face the ‘Tech Tide'
AI cannot replace the power of a human smile in customer engagement, and the chief differentiators for excellence are training and culture, Tom Peters says in his new book.

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May 02, 2018

Why Empathy Is More Than Standing in Another's Shoes
A new book about empathy finds that the idea of putting oneself in another's shoes is changing, but still offers many rewards for individuals and organizations.

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May 01, 2018

Can You Pick the Winner of the Penn Wharton Startup Challenge?
From a device to prevent glaucoma-related blindness, to a beauty ritual from ancient India, to a competitive penny-wagering mobile game, startups recently battled for $135,000 in cash and prizes.

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May 01, 2018

Why Top Performers Quit When the Going Gets Tough
When facing adversity, favorites are more likely to walk away than underdogs, new Wharton research finds. The reason: potential embarrassment in the face of high expectations.

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Apr 30, 2018

Banks and Fintechs: Adversaries or Partners?
New digital technologies are redefining the banking and financial services ecosystem. To stay ahead, banks and fintechs globally must leverage each other's strengths.

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Apr 30, 2018

How the U.S. Ban on ZTE Could Disrupt Telecom Supply Chains
The U.S. ban on exports to China's ZTE is justifiable, but a balance needs to be found to protect trade and technological development, experts say.

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Apr 30, 2018

Why the U.S. Ban on ZTE Could Disrupt Telecom Supply Chains
The U.S. ban on exports to China's ZTE is justifiable, but a balance needs to be found to protect trade and technological development, experts say.

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Apr 26, 2018

Why India's Online Grocery Battle Is Heating Up
As e-commerce competition gathers pace in India, players increasingly are looking to get the wallet share of online grocery buyers.

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Apr 26, 2018

Will a $1 Billion Fine Change Wells Fargo?
A culture change at Wells Fargo with greater top-level accountability could help correct the bank's path more than fines or a customer backlash, experts say.

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Apr 26, 2018

Stretching Sustainable Development Funds
The International Finance Corporation deploys a novel approach to boost private sector development in emerging nations for maximum impact.

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Apr 26, 2018

Can the World of Finance Be Tapped for Peace-building?
Former Wall Streeter Durreen Shahnaz thinks inequality leads to conflicts. She is using finance to enrich the lives of the world's working poor -- and to build peace.

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Apr 26, 2018

Can the World of Finance Be Tapped for Peace?
Former Wall Streeter Durreen Shahnaz thinks inequality leads to conflicts. She is using finance to enrich the lives of the world's working poor -- and to build peace.

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Apr 25, 2018

Unlocking Serendipity Is the Key to Life Science Breakthroughs
Serendipity plays a big role in life-science innovation since breakthroughs often are unintended consequences. Yet despite the seeming randomness, this creative process can be managed -- and improved, say experts.

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Apr 24, 2018

Managing the Dark Side of Workplace Friendships
Friendships in the workplace are valuable. But Wharton research shows they can also lead to complexities and challenges for those inside and outside the circle.

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Apr 24, 2018

Is the ‘Chinese Miracle' Over?
China's debt-fueled growth is unsustainable, and a time of reckoning is coming, says the author of a new book.

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Apr 24, 2018

How Long Can the ‘Chinese Miracle' Last?
China's debt-fueled growth is unsustainable, and a time of reckoning is coming, argues the author of a new book.

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Apr 24, 2018

What to Expect from a Post-Castro Cuba
Cuba has a new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel. But former president Raul Castro remains in a position of control over the key drivers of the country's economy, experts say.

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Apr 20, 2018

For Haier's Zhang Ruimin, Success Means Creating the Future
The chairman and CEO of the Haier Group believes that the company's user-centric model of micro enterprises is a key pillar of growth.

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Apr 20, 2018

What Brands Can Learn from Starbucks' Crisis Response
The arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop should be treated as a broad-based wake-up call for Starbucks -- and for other brands as well, experts say.

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Apr 19, 2018

How Big Data Can Make a Big Difference in HR
HR has been slow to adopt data analytics. SAP's chief learning officer discusses why companies must incorporate data into the HR process and other insights from her new book.

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Apr 19, 2018

How Compas Global Helps Firms Optimize International Growth Strategies
B2B software as a service providers are globally available from day one and must address the complex requirements of their diverse customer base, according to Compas Global co-founder Yin L. Yin.

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Apr 19, 2018

Optimizing Global Growth Strategies: A Software Startup's Solution
Because B2B software is available globally, providers must address the complex requirements of a diverse customer base from day one, according to Compas Global co-founder Yin L. Yin.

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Apr 19, 2018

Optimizing Global Growth: A Software Startup's Solution
Because B2B software is available globally, providers must address the complex requirements of a diverse customer base from day one, according to Compas Global co-founder Yin L. Yin.

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Apr 19, 2018

Should the U.S. Extend Individual Tax Breaks Beyond 2025?
The Penn Wharton Budget Model finds that the "extenders" will hurt economic growth and worsen federal debt. Only a serious crisis will trigger corrective action, say experts.

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Apr 19, 2018

How Companies Can Instill Mindfulness
Companies that adopt mindfulness and meditation practices for employees see positive returns for individuals and the organization, write two BCG consultants.

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Apr 19, 2018

Oaktree's Howard Marks: What's Ahead for the Bull Market
Legendary Wall Street value investor Howard Marks says the big money has already been made in hedge funds, and maybe in private equity and junk bonds too.

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Apr 17, 2018

Is It Possible to Change Bad Behavior - Permanently?
What if a simple nudge could help you make better decisions? A new large-scale experiment headed by two Penn researchers aims to help people develop better exercise habits.

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Apr 17, 2018

Break the Rules: How Thinking Flexibly Leads to Innovation
Physicist Leonard Mlodinow describes how elastic thinking lets people unleash their inherent creativity, in his new book.

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Apr 17, 2018

Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World?
Baby boomers, after spending years as the most coveted generation in the workplace, often now feel as if they're getting pushed aside and out.

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Apr 13, 2018

How the Tax Structure Can Be Tweaked for Social Good
New Wharton research shows that there could be significant effects from subsidizing professions that offer limited compensation relative to the societal benefits they create.

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