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Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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The North Korean Crisis: Beyond ‘Belligerent Rhetoric’

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:42:19 +0000

Penn’s Jacques deLisle and Stanford’s Richard Dasher discuss the Korean nuclear threat and the implications for the players in this “complicated, tough, high-stakes diplomacy.”

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What Google’s Memo Controversy Means for Gender Diversity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:12:15 +0000

The recent memo controversy at Google may not result in immediate gains for working women, but it casts a harsh light on underlying assumptions, say Wharton experts.

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The Business Fallout from Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:57:56 +0000

A public rift has opened between Donald Trump and CEOs upset by his comments following the white supremacist rally in Charlottesvile. What are the lessons in branding and leadership?

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How America Is Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:03:17 +0000

The weakest link in America's cyber defenses is the lack of trained personnel. Companies, the government and academia must work together to bridge this cybersecurity skills gap, says this opinion piece.

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Using the Blockchain to Clean Up the Niger Delta

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:28:16 +0000

A nonprofit is planning to use the blockchain to fight corruption and remedy pollution in the Niger Delta. Will it work?

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U.S. Tax Reform: Will the Math Work?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:34:38 +0000

Finding ways to raise revenue and avoiding excessive government debt are the top hurdles, say experts.

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American Science and the Solar Eclipse of 1878

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:56:45 +0000

As the U.S. preps for a rare total solar eclipse on August 21, a journalist looks back on the furor surrounding that same event when it happened back in 1878.

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Why Asia Is the Future of Global Banking

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:55:36 +0000

Nicolas Aguzin, chairman and CEO of J.P.Morgan, Asia Pacific, discusses why Asia’s innovations and massive scale make it the most exciting banking market.

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The Real Costs of the RAISE Act

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:58:23 +0000

Recently proposed immigration reforms in the U.S. would shave 2% off GDP growth and result in more than four million jobs lost by 2040, according to the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

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Hacking in Hollywood: Why the Industry Needs to Shore Up Security

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:42:05 +0000

Experts say the increasing threat of sophisticated cyber crimes should force entertainment firms to take serious stock of their internal security measures.

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The Next Wave: Using AI to Build Better Marketing Campaigns

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:01:02 +0000

As the digital revolution keeps on turning, brands are looking to artificial intelligence to bolster their marketing efforts.

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Science — No Longer Just Fiction — at Comic-Con

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:22:00 +0000

Real-world science was prominently on display alongside pop culture at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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Public Sector Mergers in India: Does Size Bring Synergies?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:58:24 +0000

Indian state-owned firms are joining forces, with an aim to improve performance and create efficiencies.

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Gender Lens Investing: Why the Opportunities Are Growing

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:59:33 +0000

The field of gender-lens investing is growing fast, with more than 100 private and public funds now available to impact investors.

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How Improv Methods from Comedy Can Lift Business Performance

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:00:41 +0000

Improvisation, or the art form called improv, may call to mind comedy shows but it is now also a serious business tool.

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Wells Fargo: What It Will Take to Clean Up the Mess

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:08:20 +0000

A series of scandals at Wells Fargo is tainting its reputation. Wharton experts weigh in on what the bank must do to recover.

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‘Every Business Is a Digital Business’

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:51:38 +0000

But some just don’t know it yet, says Nitin Rakesh, CEO of Bangalore, India-based IT firm Mphasis.

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Why Economists Must Go Beyond the Numbers

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:20:47 +0000

Economists affect public policy. But strict focus on numbers means they miss key insights, say the authors of a new book.

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America 2.0: Why It’s Time for a Technology Upgrade

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:49:45 +0000

What sectors of U.S. technology infrastructure should be prioritized if the country is to maintain its leadership in high-tech innovation?

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Can Apple Get a Bigger Bite of India’s Smartphone Market?

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:35:20 +0000

Apple has recently started assembling its iPhone SE in India. Will this help it gain a bigger share of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market?

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The Federal Budget Showdown: Will Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:18:10 +0000

Congress is facing a looming deadline to hammer out federal spending for fiscal 2018. But the negotiations face a major sticking point – whether to raise the debt ceiling.

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How Venezuela Could Find a Way Out of Chaos

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:10:34 +0000

As the Venezuelan political and economic crisis deepens following suspect elections, a group of experts discuss potential ways out of the morass.

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How One Foundation Is Flipping the Paradigm on Social Change

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:43:58 +0000

Ruth Shaber, founder of Tara Health Foundation, discusses how her organization aims to improve the health and well-being of women and girls through the creative use of philanthropic capital.

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Marketing at Comic-Con Gets Real (Again)

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:22:11 +0000

Marketing events at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con stepped back from VR in favor of physically-constructed immersive experiences – will the approach pay off?

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Why ‘Quiet’ Leadership Matters in Sports — and Life

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:23:29 +0000

Many of the greatest sports teams of all time have been quietly led by humble captains who bring a special element to the team's dynamics, according to author Sam Walker.

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You Are What You Tweet: Using Social Media to Assess Well-being

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:55:01 +0000

What you – and your neighbors – tweet can tell researchers a lot about the well-being of your community – and that in turn can help shape decisions made by businesses and policymakers.

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Why Corrupt Executives Are Rarely Prosecuted

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:40:16 +0000

Top corporate executives who commit crimes are often not prosecuted. Journalist Jesse Eisinger explains why in his new book.

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Has Agile Management’s Moment Arrived?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:55:46 +0000

IBM, GE and other firms are embracing a management approach that calls for close teamwork and goes against the remote-worker trend. What are the potential gains?

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Is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Driving Up Consumer Debt?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:12:53 +0000

Consumer debt is increasing, surpassing the levels it reached at the height of the credit bubble. But what consumers are spending money on is very different, a new study shows.

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The Road Ahead for Connected Vehicles

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:40:31 +0000

Mass-market driverless cars are farther off in the future than media hype would suggest, and big automakers will maintain major strategic advantages.

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How Honest Apologies Can Help Leaders Bounce Back

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:10:40 +0000

When in a mess, apologize from your heart -- and quickly -- or else risk losing your reputation, warns former Medtronic CEO Arthur D. Collins, Jr.

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Saving Journalism: What Big Media Can Learn from Non-profits

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:36:07 +0000

Innovation in media is often led by non-traditional organizations. For-profit brands can learn a lot from them, notes this opinion piece.

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Unearthing the Wisdom in Finance

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:36:05 +0000

Despite a tarnished reputation, finance has positive life lessons to offer, says a Harvard professor of business and law in a new book.

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What’s Missing in the U.S. Health Care Policy Debate

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:16:56 +0000

Two experts find an informed debate sorely lacking in the Republican health care policy overhaul. What can help to move things ahead?

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Why Impact Investing Needs to Go Mainstream

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:32:00 +0000

Durreen Shahnaz, founder of Impact Investment Exchange, discusses impact investing and the recent $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that is meant to help more than 385,000 women in Southeast Asia.

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Leveraging Smart Data for Business Success

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:58:14 +0000

Companies are refining their business intelligence gathering by capturing smart data and conducting analytics to yield the desired insights.

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America the Divided: Why the Great Melting Pot Is Having a Meltdown

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:58:45 +0000

A deep distrust of government and media among some groups has created a chasm in American society. A new book explains why the gap is so wide.

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Why Some Insurance Plans Limit Specialized Treatments

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:02:22 +0000

Many health insurance plans deny life-saving treatments -- such as those from National Cancer Institute-designated sites. But most consumers don't realize it.

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U.S. Infrastructure Renewal: Who Should Pay the Bill?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:02:14 +0000

Nearly every faction in the American political spectrum agrees that U.S. infrastructure desperately needs an upgrade. But how should it be financed?

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Bay Area 2.0: How Hong Kong and China are Forging a New Innovation Economy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:36:28 +0000

Hong Kong’s relationship with China is more sustainable than many think because it is beneficial economically for the island and the mainland, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in this opinion piece.

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What Could Trigger a Stock Market Correction?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:18:11 +0000

Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics considers whether the U.S. stock markets are topping out and why a correction is likely before long.

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Is the U.S. in Danger of Losing Immigrant Entrepreneurs?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:41:56 +0000

The freeze and likely elimination of the International Entrepreneur Rule could bring more harm than good in investments and jobs, say experts.

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Sports and Statistics: Correlating Football to Brain Injury

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:35:03 +0000

New Wharton research examines the long-term impact of playing high school or college football.

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What NASA’s Chief Astronaut Learned from Near Disaster

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:04:41 +0000

NASA Chief Astronaut Chris Cassidy shares leadership lessons from a spacewalking near-disaster, and his post-9/11 SEAL team deployment in Afghanistan.

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Can the U.S. Economy Recapture Its Past Growth?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:28:16 +0000

Are the best days for U.S. economic growth long gone? Or do they still lie ahead?

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How Silent Meditation Helped Me Succeed at Work

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:42:27 +0000

In this opinion piece, BCG’s Payal Sheth explains how a meditation technique transformed the way she thinks and engages with people.

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What a Rogue Trader Learned From the Financial Crisis

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:21:39 +0000

In his new book, former rogue trader Alexis Stenfors talks about the high stakes of currency trading and what it’s like to hide a $100 million loss.

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How Brands Can Engineer Social Media Content

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:50:16 +0000

New Wharton research takes a closer look at brand posts on Facebook to determine the type and mix of content advertisers should aim for to get results.

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Gender Lens Investing Gains Ground — But Can It Conquer Wall Street?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:44:29 +0000

Gender lens investing is gaining momentum, but remains a small part of Wall Street. How will it get a bigger share?

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Did Trump and Macron Find Common Ground in Paris?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:09:42 +0000

Two Wharton experts take a closer look at President Trump's recent visit to France.

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