Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:59:03 +0000Copyright: © 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:07:15 +0000The best way to handle a crisis is to avoid it. To do that, companies must invest the time in building relationships with stakeholders.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:37:12 +0000There was another woman behind the throne in FDR’s White House besides Eleanor – his personal secretary Missy LeHand, writes biographer Kathryn Smith.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:14:11 +0000Penn psychology professor Angela Duckworth’s book on grit, passion and perseverance compels a rethink on how we identify and nurture skills.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:32:44 +0000The Penn Wharton Budget Model shows that Donald Trump’s tax plan is better for the economy in the short run but Hillary Clinton’s is best in the long run.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:25:50 +0000Japan and South Korea may offer lessons for China in shaping a national brand that gradually improves its reputation for quality, notes a Chinese expert.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:55:48 +0000Target is expanding with smaller stores in urban locations, while Amazon is planning to open convenience stores. Experts explain the potential impact of those moves.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:14:11 +0000Wharton research shows how umpires adjust their calls based on what information they think they know when a play is in motion.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:41:11 +0000James Buchanan is the worst U.S. president because his actions led to the Civil War, says author and journalist Robert Strauss.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:07:07 +0000Women pay off mortgages more reliably than men do, yet find the loans harder to get and often pay more for them. This study suggests why.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:54:40 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Mike Nemeth to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics in the insurance industry for business success.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:44:06 +0000Focusing on strategy alone -- or leadership alone -- misses the big opportunities. Two Wharton professors offer six steps to integrate the two.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:34:57 +0000Marketing maven Philip Kotler shares insights on how nation branding efforts can pay off in a conversation with Wharton’s David Reibstein.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:39:25 +0000With British Prime Minister Theresa May planning to get Brexit talks underway by next March, experts weigh in on ways to mitigate the costs to the U.K. and the European Union.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:10:15 +0000Does Aetna’s exit from Obamacare mean the program is failing? Not likely and other insurers seem satisfied, says a Wharton expert.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:53:06 +0000Rising sea levels and other climate change effects pose significant threats to the U.S. real estate market.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:59:50 +0000Channeling anger constructively can yield the passion to help you overcome obstacles, says former Human Rights Campaign head Joe Solmonese in his new book.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:38:09 +0000You may think politics has reached “peak spin” recently. But spin has adapted right through to the Twitter age after its birth a century ago.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:19:46 +0000Humor, when used appropriately, can enhance status and perception of one’s competence in the office, according to Wharton research.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:53:29 +0000Why are PPPs increasingly a favored model for solving societal problems? They combine expertise and help stakeholders with branding, legitimacy and access.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:50 +0000A proactive regulatory regime is critical in the run-up to 2021, when the auto industry expects to have a full-fledged launch of self-driving vehicles.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:01:52 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executives Raj SivaKumar and Mike Nemeth to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics for business success.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:19:25 +0000A new app, called Voter, promises to bring clarity to the task of choosing the best political candidate for you, based on the issues and your own beliefs.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:26:24 +0000The largest data breach in history -- affecting 500 million Yahoo accounts -- could trigger an industry-wide overhaul of user authentication procedures.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:09:00 +0000Insider trading by politically connected bankers spiked just before the massive bailouts of October 2008, research by Wharton professor Daniel Taylor shows.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:44:15 +0000Pets are more like people than you think. They suffer from emotional and mental issues too, says renowned vet Nicholas Dodman.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:12 +0000Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee raised new questions about banking culture and incentives, but offered little clarity on what went wrong.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:19:21 +0000In business and life, people take all sorts of risks. But they must be balanced with prudence. Aureus CEO Karen Firestone explains how.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:52:22 +0000New Wharton research examines how political and economic turmoil in a country can impact how microfinance organizations are funded.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:49:43 +0000Bullish long-term sector trends make Latin America, India and Africa attractive to PE firms, but they are cautiously eyeing investments due to current upheavals in certain areas.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:09:31 +0000Veteran VC firm Venrock has backed some of the most successful tech companies in Silicon Valley, including Intel and Apple. Here’s how it invests.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:03:56 +0000Venezuela is plagued by political instability and economic hardships made worse by cheap oil. The time is ripe for widespread reforms – but there are no quick and easy solutions.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:08:49 +0000Honeybees are facing both natural and manmade threats that are killing them by the millions. What is the impact on agriculture, commercial bee keepers and consumers?
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:26:41 +0000Do you have brilliant idea -- or a small task -- you keep putting off? Author Phyllis Korkki explains that you're not alone and what you can do about it.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:04:30 +0000Wells Fargo’s latest revelations on errant practices could reverberate across the financial services industry.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:38:16 +0000As corporations increasingly recognize the potential ravages of climate change, some are creating new business models. One company, DSM -- formerly Dutch State Mines -- has entirely abandoned coal mining for more environmentally friendly pursuits.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:21:23 +0000Private equity remains bullish about China and Southeast Asia as firms spot opportunities in the shift to consumer-driven markets due to a growing middle class.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:04:05 +0000The European Commission’s tax ruling on Ireland and Apple could unnerve investors and ultimately impact Ireland’s growth.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:17:35 +0000Water scarcity is a growing global problem and climate change is making it more challenging. Author Judith Schwartz offers some unexpected solutions.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:24:11 +0000Being aware of the gender lens – practicing gender capitalism -- can quash investment bias, create opportunities and boost returns, according to a Bank of America expert.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:29:31 +0000Chris Kutarna, co-author of 'Age of Discovery,' explains what we can learn from the time of Johannes Gutenberg, Nicolaus Copernicus and Michelangelo to navigate today's challenges.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:13:34 +0000Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen allergy-treatment device, has raised outrage over out-sized price increases. Experts at Wharton and Penn Medicine explain the causes and the impact.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:28:01 +0000Most firms consider social media a must in today’s highly networked world. But new Wharton research shows it’s not simply being on social that matters – it’s how you use it.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:25:59 +0000Steve Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of the Jefferson System, says the health care industry needs be transformed and millennial consumers will lead the way.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:33:28 +0000Unless eurozone leaders reverse economic policies – or take measures such as creating two or more separate euro currency zones -- the region faces more economic stagnation and widening political divisions, says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:09:36 +0000Tech startup Zodiac was co-founded by Wharton professor Peter Fader and CEO Artem Mariychin to help companies find – and serve -- their most valuable customers.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:45:21 +0000McDonald’s is jumping on the health-conscious bandwagon by using antibiotic-free chicken, removing preservatives and artificial colors, among other changes. Will it revive stagnant sales growth?
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:15:30 +0000Behind the circus atmosphere of this year's election stand two competing sets of economic proposals that would have very different impacts.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:22:14 +0000Some of your favorite foods -- sushi, extra virgin olive oil, Kobe beef, Parmesan cheese -- may not be what you think they are. Larry Olmsted explains in his new book.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:16:39 +0000A new book by Andrea LaFountain, CEO of Mind Field Solutions, looks at the science of patient behavior to provide better health outcomes and cut health care costs.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:22:34 +0000Last Friday, China reported a slowing economy in July, raising new questions about the country’s policy directions and pace of growth.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:58:59 +0000Opinions are sharply divided over the wisdom of Wal-Mart’s move to buy Jet.com in an effort to expand the retail giant’s online footprint.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:50:52 +0000The recent case of a Maine restauranteur who said customers who owned a particular semiautomatic rifle would not be welcome at her restaurants raises questions about how much an owner’s values can and should be reflected in his or her business.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:27:12 +0000A new book by Patrick McGinnis, venture capitalist and founder of Dirigo Advisors, argues that all you need is 10% of your spare time to become an entrepreneur.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:04:29 +0000A new book by the granddaughter of the founder of Gucci tells the story of her father, the man who she says made it what it is today.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:25:35 +0000The CDC’s travel warning over the Zika virus in a Miami suburb raises fears over its spread. What’s the potential impact?
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:01:05 +0000A startup is creating wearable devices that can improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:06:10 +0000'Sprint,' a new book by three partners at Google Ventures, offers a 5-day plan for identifying the best solution to a problem, developing a prototype and testing a new idea.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:06:41 +0000According to a new book, the Republican party gained control of Congress in 2010 using carefully constructed strategies that changed the boundaries of several key voting districts.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:20:28 +0000Tesla’s merger with SolarCity promises big gains for both companies. But the move comes at a time when Tesla already faces some big challenges, experts say.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:07:57 +0000In the debate on trade deals, Republicans are focused on jobs while Democrats have raised structural issues. Wharton’s Philip Nichols sifts through the rhetoric.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:23:12 +0000The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed regulations to tighten several loopholes that are exploited by payday lenders and to curb some the issues with repayment of the loans.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:34:30 +0000Nissan is developing products to position itself well in a future of transportation that is autonomous, electrified and connected.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:09:08 +0000The two U.S. presidential candidates are at opposite ends of the climate-change debate. Wharton experts predict the outcomes if either side prevails.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:42:53 +0000Whether it's with airline tickets, professional sports or ride-sharing services, dynamic pricing is here to stay -- but the challenge is implementing it in an effective way.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:40:49 +0000Antonio Garcia-Martinez, founder and former CEO of AdGrok, offers a window into the tech world and startup culture with his new book, Chaos Monkeys.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:13:14 +0000In the follow-up to his bestselling "How Children Succeed." Paul Tough explains how parents, teachers and administrators can create environments to foster qualities that lead to success.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:54:23 +0000The events in recent weeks threaten to undermine the stability that has made Turkey the world's singular example of a majority Muslim country with a functioning and enduring democracy.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:48:15 +0000The Republicans and the Democrats differ on ways for making American health care policy effective, but the middle ground might provide some answers, say experts.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:28:05 +0000Most fast-growing startups eventually hit the wall -- where growth slows or worse. Is the problem market saturation, unbeatable competitors, economic slowdowns? No, 94% of the time the difficulty is internal, notes this new book.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:24:25 +0000More people are getting serious about “doing well by doing good,” which means there’s a real need for advice about how to make that work. Julia Balandina Jaquier’s new book provides it.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:45:19 +0000Detroit, in the midst of a rebirth, is filled with stories of people trying to do their part to revitalize the city. Amy Haimerl, author of Detroit Hustle, is one of them.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:28:51 +0000Climate change is conspicuously absent from the presidential election agenda so far. But action is required on the local level to ensure that it is addressed, Wharton experts say.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:26:31 +0000The use of emojis has entered the mainstream. Companies that want to use them in marketing must do so wisely – or risk ridicule.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:44:56 +0000Reducing carbon emissions is vital if we are going to slow down global warming, experts say. One way to make the necessary changes more palatable: Add a profit motive.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:48:17 +0000Amazon’s self-created sales holiday on July 12 -- Prime Day -- set records for the company, and offered cues to longer-term shifts in retailing trends.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:26:49 +0000A fatal crash of a Tesla car on autopilot has raised new questions about driverless technology. Wharton’s John Paul MacDuffie discusses the fallout and what steps need to be taken.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:14:33 +0000Companies use their assets to create profit. Douglas McCormick, author of Family Inc., explains why families should do the same.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:34:19 +0000Society is co-creating a new form of communication on the internet, whether by texting emoji or uploading photos on Instagram. A new book by former New York Times TV critic Virginia Heffernan explores this new art form.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:01:05 +0000J. Eric Wright, a venture capitalist based in South Africa, believes the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in the continent lies in the consumer space.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:24:53 +0000A former Navy SEAL who trained Special Forces offers insight into choosing and nurturing successful teams.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:09:42 +0000The recent discovery of the first pan-drug resistant ‘superbug’ in the U.S. has alarmed the medical community. What are the possible solutions?
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:44:40 +0000Modern society favors individuality and isolation. But evolution crafted humans to live in tribes, a system that’s all but vanished. A new book by Sebastian Junger looks at the cost of living individualistic lives.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:42:08 +0000Author Caroline Webb’s new book, "How to Have a Good Day," dives into the latest behavioral science research on a question we all want answered: What can we do to be happier at work – and elsewhere?
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:18:47 +0000Does ethnicity influence economics? Oxford professor Derek Penslar says there is no monolithic “Jewish economy.” Rather, certain forms of economic behavior among Jews tended to repeat themselves in many situations.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:18:44 +0000The Volkswagen scandal emphasizes the need to change corporate culture in order to discourage similar violations and encourage executives to follow through on corrective actions, experts say.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:14:40 +0000With a budget that hasn’t risen in years and $12 billion in deferred maintenance, the National Park Service is expanding its corporate sponsorship program. But that doesn’t mean there will be logos on trees.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:05:10 +0000Major decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court reveal efforts to avoid a tie in an eight-member team. Experts discuss the rulings and what's ahead.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:20:19 +0000Domino’s is working to keep the humble pie a hot product in the ever-changing food industry, U.S. president Russell Weiner says.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:13:41 +0000In his new book, producer John Breglio recounts his journey to Broadway and offers guidance for aspiring producers.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:57:53 +0000Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel says despite some negatives from the Brexit, U.S. stocks can still rise 10% to 12% by year-end and European stocks are a buy for longer-term investors.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:14 +0000A free federal budget simulation tool developed at Wharton and Penn is producing new thinking around two areas very high on the public agenda: Social Security and immigration.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:09:28 +0000Wharton’s Raghuram Iyengar explains what his research on referral coupons reveals about customers' behavior when you offer them the “opportunity” to be brand ambassadors.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:05:22 +0000The U.K.'s decision to leave the EU has roiled the markets as uncertainty made investors head for the exits. Wharton professors and other experts discuss the implications of the Brexit vote.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:51:15 +0000The FCC has won a sweeping court victory that reaffirms its regulatory authority over broadband access providers. What will it mean for providers and consumers?
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:10:33 +0000You're not imagining it: There are more global crises now than in the past decades. Wharton professor Mauro Guillen, author of 'The Architecture of Collapse,' explains why.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:46:59 +0000Millennials now make up the largest cohort in the workforce, and the people hiring them -- and marketing to them -- have plenty of preconceived notions about them. But no generation is a monolithic block.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:46:37 +0000As British citizens cast their votes tomorrow in a referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union, uncertainty runs high over the economic and political repercussions.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:36:40 +0000After the Arab Spring, Egyptians began rebuilding their economy to employ jobless youth. Entrepreneur and Eisenhower Fellow Dina Sherif sees startup innovation taking hold.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:12:35 +0000Philadelphia has taken the lead among big cities in levying a soda tax to raise revenue and promote healthier diets for residents. But the impact on beverage consumption and consumer health is uncertain.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:22:08 +0000Microsoft is entering the social networking space with LinkedIn, and it could find new revenue streams by monetizing products at both companies.