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Camelia Dobrin/Getty Images Many people think of employee engagement as a relatively new idea, but scientists have been studying it for years. William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990,... more»
Morela Hernandez is an associate professor of business administration at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. The Darden School is on Twitter @dardenmba. Links to... more»
shaunl/Getty Images Providing health care in rural regions presents unique challenges. For some patients, the closest doctor may be a three-hour drive. Clinicians seeking an expert consult... more»
Afanasia/iStock In 2000, British Airways sponsored the construction of the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel in the heart of London. When the builders encountered some technical difficulties... more»
andrew neel/unsplash A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office... more»
Chayapon Bootboonneam/EyeEm/Getty Images Fear is a natural and universal human phenomenon, affecting top executives as much as anyone else. The majority of management literature is focused on... more»
Lauri Rotko/Folio Images/Getty Images The United States spends 40% more per patient than other developed countries but suffers the worse overall health outcomes. There is general consensus that... more»
Neasden Control Centre for HBR Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a... more»
Advances in platform technology are helping organizations make strides toward long-standing goals of agility, simplicity, and cost savings. The transformation of platforms from complex and expensive... more»
ilyakalinin/istock The traditional rules of business sometimes appear to be being upended by today’s mega-trends of multi-sided platforms, big data, machine learning and AI, crowdsourcing... more»
Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?
Deep Mind has just announced AlphaGo Zero, an evolution of AlphaGo, the first computer program to defeat a world champion at the ancient Chinese game of Go. Zero is even more powerful and is now... more»
A leading brain-training game called “dual n-back” was significantly better in improving memory and attention than a competing “complex span” game, Johns Hopkins University... more»
Science and marketing clash in the “jungle” of direct-to-consumer DNA apps.
Automating machine learning will make the technology more accessible to non–AI experts.
Scientists reported today (Oct. 16, 2017) the first simultaneous detection of both gravitational waves and light — an astounding collision of two neutron stars. The discovery was made nearly... more»
Energy experts believe that blockchain technology can solve a maze of red tape and data management problems.
Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have combined data from two autonomous cars to create a wider field of view, extended situational awareness, and greater safety.... more»
Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis presented an Abundance 360 webinar on Friday, October 13 on mind-boggling predictions and transformative (even “dangerous”) ideas.
AI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.
The company reported another decline in quarterly revenue on a year-over-year basis Tuesday. But revenue fell only 0.4% and ended up exceeding Wall Street’s consensus forecast. That gave its shares a... more»
Pharmacy-benefit managers are supposed to reduce drug prices but haven’t, and their customers are pushing back.
The London-listed consumer group is doing what activist Nelson Peltz wants Procter & Gamble to do—but M&A may be an ulterior motive.
Retail stocks are, as the Wall Street cliché puts it, cheap for a reason. But are they too cheap?
The Chinese leader laid out a vision for a nation well on its way toward achieving “moderate prosperity”—one that is guided by the steady hand of the state.
Wall Street’s big two investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, have shown that they can perform reasonably well even when the environment is tough. What happens if things get better?
There are things about Credit Suisse that don’t make sense, but RBR Capital Advisors’s plan to split it in three seems unlikely to help.
The Tencent-owned online-books company is headed for a Hong Kong IPO, but a valuation of up to $7 billion may prove a tall tale.
Can financial turmoil in China play havoc with the rest of the world? It has already happened.
With Saudi Arabia bleeding market share in both of the world’s top oil consumers, pitching a public offering to investors may prove difficult. A big private placement with brawny Chinese bidders—... more»