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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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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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How You Can Become a Better Negotiator

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:40:25 +0000

The three keys to becoming a good negotiator are clarity, detachment and equilibrium, says attorney and negotiating strategist Corey Kupfer in his new book.

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Will Ireland Pay a Heavy Price for Brexit?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:16:35 +0000

The U.K.’s exit from the EU will bring to the surface memories of a violent past and conflicting modern political realities for Ireland.

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Technology and the Decline of Morality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:17:16 +0000

Former Hearst executive Eden Collinsworth explores the fluid lines of morality today in her new book.

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Why the Hype Has Outrun Reality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:25:44 +0000

Robots that serve dinner, self-driving cars and drone-taxis could be fun and hugely profitable. But don’t hold your breath. They are likely much further off than the hype suggests.

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How John Flannery’s GE Will Adapt to Change

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:30:07 +0000

Incoming GE CEO John L. Flannery is unlikely to initiate any dramatic changes in the firm's business strategy, but will step up its focus on digital technologies, according to vice chairman John Rice.

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The Clock Is Ticking for a Health Care Vote

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:34:12 +0000

There is little agreement about what needs to be done to fix America's health care system -- and experts agree that a quick resolution seems like a remote possibility.

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Is Desktop Dining Hurting the Restaurant Industry?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:01:21 +0000

Americans are eating out for lunch less than at any time in the last 40 years. Is that why restaurants are in a slump?

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How a Literature Major Became Chanel’s First Global CEO

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:46:07 +0000

Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet discusses her new book about her career and what's ahead for retail in the digital age.

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What Money Managers Miss in Currency Carry Trades

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:10:24 +0000

Money managers who do both currency and commodities trades could be overloading on risk, Wharton research finds.

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What Digital Disruptors Can Teach Traditional Retailers

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:41:02 +0000

Traditional retailers did not adapt quickly enough to changing consumer tastes and expectations – can they pivot before it’s too late?

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The Biggest Mistakes Job Seekers Make Today

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:37:52 +0000

The best path to a new gig isn’t what it used to be, nor what you might think it is -- if you want to land the right position without wasting effort.

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Is the Indian Economy Poised for a New Phase of Growth?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:23:44 +0000

Far-reaching structural reforms, cleaner bank balance sheets and a rash of new investable savings have spurred hopes of lucrative stock market returns in India.

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Can In-store ‘Experiences’ Save Retail?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:48:41 +0000

Many retailers are trying to turn everyday store visits into “experiences” for customers, offering wine tastings, video booths, career advice and more. But is it paying off?

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Why Smart Cities Need to Be Happy Ones, Too

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:46:46 +0000

Sam Pitroda, who revolutionized India’s telecom industry among other accomplishments, says that technology alone won’t make smart cities successful.

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Why Old-fashioned Board Games Thrive in the Internet Age

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:27:22 +0000

Even in the era of amazingly rendered video games, the old board games never seem to go out of style.

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Mapping Critical Knowledge for Digital Transformation

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:13:07 +0000

When companies digitalize in the context of their strategic knowledge, it can uncover powerful growth opportunities.

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Why the Internet Knows Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:32:24 +0000

When the vast amount of information the internet holds is viewed through the right lens, what it can reveal about us is remarkable, says the author of a new book.

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Unfair — and Unfixable? The Simple Truth About Salaries

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:45:51 +0000

Creating a fair, equitable and objective system for setting salaries is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today -- and there may not really be an effective way to do it, experts say.

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How Trash-talking Affects Performance

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:10:09 +0000

Trash-talking is fairly commonplace, whether in sports, business or elsewhere. But how does it affect the targets of these insults? Wharton research has some surprising findings.

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Why We Need to Kick Incivility Out of the Office

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:34:49 +0000

Disrespect and nastiness are worse problems at work than they used to be, and they’re making our days harder. Author Christine Porath has been looking for solutions.

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Why Leaders Must Balance Ego with Humility

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:24:29 +0000

Raj Gupta, former CEO of specialty chemicals firm Rohm and Haas, shares insights from his professional and personal journey.

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Making Statistics Work in the Real World

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:54:29 +0000

Recent Wharton research examines the interplay between the computational complexity of statistical methods and their performance.

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Privatizing Air India: Is the Price Too High?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:44:55 +0000

India’s national carrier -- Air India -- is on the way to becoming privatized. But with high debt and low market share, will it be able to find a suitor?

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Why the Private Sector Must Save America

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:30:35 +0000

In this opinion piece, former Young & Rubicam CEO Peter Georgescu reflects on the lost American Dream, and what it will take to reclaim it.

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What Leaders Gain by Listening Closely to Employees

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:30:34 +0000

Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete, explains what he has learned about leadership throughout his career.

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Fixing the Fed: How to Reform America’s Central Bank

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:02:50 +0000

For many Americans, how the Federal Reserve operates is a mystery. A new book by former Fed analyst Danielle DiMartino Booth offers an insider's view.

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How Investor Learning Affects Firm Behavior

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:25:54 +0000

Recent Wharton research illustrates the need for managers to understand where investor beliefs are when disclosing information.

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The Huge Hole in the Standard Economic Model

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:37:19 +0000

Standard economic models ignore important things like health and well-being. A better model would take the shape of a doughnut, says author Kate Raworth.

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What Insights Lie at the Intersection of Neuroscience and Marketing?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:19:21 +0000

Businesses could better deconstruct how people make decisions -- and potentially tweak the triggers, say experts at the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative.

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Influencing the Influencers: Using Social Media to Find Top Customers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:31:23 +0000

Recent Wharton research proposes an analytics model to help businesses identify their high-value customers.

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Amazon vs. Walmart: Which One Will Prevail?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:14:02 +0000

Recent M&A deals by both Amazon and Walmart have set the two firms on a direct collision course to become the “everything store” in an omnichannel world.

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How Anticipating Future Variety Curbs Consumer Boredom

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:13:45 +0000

Wharton research shows that when consumers are offered more variety for future consumption, their perception of present satisfaction changes.

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Why the U.S. Is Losing Influence in Asia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:37:03 +0000

A narrow focus on trade conflicts and less engagement in regional trade and investment efforts may impact the United States in the long run, experts say.

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How Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy Will Impact Businesses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:49:04 +0000

U.S. businesses looking to invest in Cuba face an uncertain policy regime, and national security dangers also loom, say experts.

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Is IBM’s Rethinking of Its Remote Work Policy a Bellwether?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:09:33 +0000

IBM is calling thousands of its remote workers back to the office as a result of a switch in its business methodology. Will other firms follow suit?

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Twelve Innovative Ideas for Fixing American Health Care

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:23:41 +0000

In his new book, Obamacare advisor and Penn professor Ezekiel Emanuel looks at innovative solutions for the health care crisis.

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Will China Become a Leader in Clean Energy?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:18:11 +0000

China is the world’s biggest polluter, but it is investing aggressively in clean energy. What role will it play now that the U.S. has pulled out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement?

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Amazon’s Big Buy: What Whole Foods Brings to the Table

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:36:38 +0000

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods expands its presence in the grocery space, but could also provide a boost to the company across multiple sectors.

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China’s Global Financial Integration: How Far, How Fast

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:18:49 +0000

Financial reforms in China lag far behind the country's outsized impact on the global economy. How far and how fast should its global financial integration go?

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What Can China and the U.S. Learn from Each Other about Retail?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:09:50 +0000

China and the U.S. are learning from each other about the future direction of retail, a real exercise in globalization, says Hong Kong real estate executive George Hongchoy.

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Is There a Match for Tech Between China and Israel?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:49:12 +0000

Israel is famous for its tech prowess. China has deep pockets and is a tech innovator in areas like financial payments. Is there a match in the making?

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