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In 2015 Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton published a stunning finding: The mortality rates for working-age white Americans have been rising since 1999. For mortality rates to rise... more»
Ask people how to develop a good corporate culture, and most of them will immediately suggest offering generous employee benefits, like they do at Starbucks, or letting people dress casually, as... more»
“I think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world” were the words Steve Jobs used to describe Apple’s new headquarters in 2011. The grand vision at the... more»
It was the Monday morning after the Phoenix race. Erica Jackson, chief marketing officer of the Mendoza Marathon Corporation, had risen early to watch people line up to register for next year’... more»
Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health... more»
Paul Garbett for HBR In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in... more»
An online Global Network Course on the wave of anti-globalization sentiment culminated in an intensive team project. 
News this week that Uber’s CEO was stepping down likely was not a surprise to those who have been following the company in the headlines. In our work over many years, we have learned enough to... more»
Many conversations about data and analytics (D&A) start by focusing on technology. Having the right tools is critically important, but too often executives overlook or underestimate the... more»
Behavioral economists know well the power of instant gratification and overoptimism that too often lead to poor decisions — like reaching for an extra slice of cake or putting off the... more»
The giant e-commerce platform Alibaba and its charismatic founder, Jack Ma, have a plan to add a million U.S. jobs by enticing American companies to sell to China.
Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a new automated feedback system for personalizing exoskeletons to achieve optimal performance.... more»
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have added sensors to grippers on robot arms to give robots greater sensitivity and dexterity. The sensor can... more»
The People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.
Its new CEO will inherit many problems, but a business plan based on the elusive dream of driverless cars is the largest.
Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara have demonstrated the first three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using an ordinary wireless signal. Applications could include... more»
Whether he’s blocking a 300-pound defensive lineman or hitting the math books, this doctoral candidate just won’t quit.
Whether he’s blocking a 300-pound defensive lineman or hitting the math books, this doctoral candidate just won’t quit.
Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.
Queen’s University Belfast physicists have discovered a radical new way to modify the conductivity (ease of electron flow) of electronic circuits — reducing the size of future devices.... more»
Australian model Miranda Kerr has signed over $8.1 million worth of jewelry to the U.S. Department of Justice a week after lawsuits described how they were purchased for her by Malaysian financier... more»
Producers of oil and natural gas from places like the Permian Basin have been burning more cash than they produce for the history of the business and an expected turnaround this year is starting to... more»
A sweetheart deal to wind down two small banks raises wider questions about state support for lenders.
A soaring share price and changes in the works before the activist’s arrival mean smaller gains and more time to get them at Swiss food company.
The world’s most-indebted property developer, China Evergrande, is testing investors’ patience with another huge bond issue.
Support measures and regulations to protect the financial system that have been put in place since the financial crisis are propping up banks that in normal times would shrink, close down or get... more»
Whether or not the ties between banks and companies like HNA amount to systemic risk, it’s clear the relationships are complex
BlackBerry’s share price surged in the months since it was awarded millions in an arbitration dispute with Qualcomm. Disappointing quarterly results wiped out a chunk of those gains.
The Brexit vote sank the pound but buoyed the FTSE 100. That relationship might be changing.
As a group, U.S. households’ debt-to-income and debt-to-asset ratios in the first quarter fell to their lowest levels since the early 2000s. But financial obligations beyond debt payments, such as... more»