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- Dec 15 20161 minute
5 Books To Learn From
These practical business gems deserve a place on your nightstand alongside this year’s bestsellers by Steve Case, Phil Knight, and Patrick Lencioni.
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
How Trump-O-Nomics Will Bring Back The '80s
An exploding U.S. deficit and the devaluation of the renminbi make a trade war with China all but inevitable.
- Jul 1 20132 minutes
The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time
Energy levels rise and dip every 90 minutes, here is how to make the most of your time.
- Jan 3 20179 minutes
The Friendship That Created Behavioral Economics
A conversation with Michael Lewis about his new book on the research of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky
- Jan 1 20171 minute
Traditional Pricing Strategies: Do They Work?
COST BASED “It’s easy and doesn’t require research,” says Kyle Jensen, director of entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management. “People figure, ‘I know what it costs to make this widget, so I’ll just tack on another 20 percent and feel good ab
- Jan 1 20171 minute
Kent Is Leaving, But Coke’s Problems Remain
With CEO Muhtar Kent’s departure, the playbook he used may also be on the way out.
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
How La Colombe Made Its Canned Lattes A Hit With Retailers
It sold 10,000 cans in one hour.
- Feb 1 20172 minutes
Who Sent You?
A customer-referral program can be an easy, low-cost way to boost sales
- Nov 28 20161 minute
India Pays Steep Price for Cash Withdrawal
NIKHIL KUMAR/NEW DELHI ON NOV. 8, INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA Modi unexpectedly scrapped banknotes accounting for 86% of all money in circulation. His targets: tax evaders with stockpiles of illicit cash and currency counterfeiters, who would be
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Peru Is a Bright Spot on the Global Stage
THERE ARE FAR TOO FEW EXAMPLES of good government these days. That’s why Peru, a small commodity-driven economy with an already accomplished new President, deserves more of the world’s attention. Since taking office in July, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, an
- Dec 12 20167 minutes
Globalization Doesn't Make As Much Sense As It Used To
Since its founding, America has swung from protectionism to free trade. What’s next?
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
Beware The Fake-Growth Trap
Startups should be growth machines. Just don’t confuse frantic activity with progress
- Jan 19 20173 minutes
Why Are Banks Doing So Well Following Trump's Win?
Analysts are calling it the “Trump Bump.” Will it last?
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
When You Don’t Know What You Need To Know
Running a startup demands different skills from the ones you used to create it
- Jan 1 20171 minute
Blowing Up The Workweek
Could reimagining the old 9-to-5 make your company more productive?
- Nov 3 20169 minutes
How to Fake It So No One Notices: Seek balance in all things—including subterfuge.
Immanuel Kant famously argued that lying is a parasite on truth-telling. But parasites must be self-limiting: Killing your host is an evolutionary dead-end, so a successful parasite must keep from pushing its growth to the utmost. Lying, then, is oft
- Jan 19 201714 minutes
Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky: Luck has a lot to do with success. We just don’t want to admit it.
Cornell professor of economics Robert Frank says he’s alive today because of “pure dumb luck.” In 2007, he collapsed on a tennis court, struck down by what was later diagnosed as a case of sudden cardiac death, something only 2 percent of victims sur
- Jul 1 20142 minutes
Manage Your Home Economics as If You Are Running a Business, and Watch Your Savings Grow
Don't fall into the trap of expending a great deal of energy for a small financial payoff.
- May 1 20132 minutes
How Much Inventory Does Your Company Need?
Several factors go into deciding how much inventory you need to stock. We take a look at the essential elements to consider.
- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Rutgers Over Princeton In Epic Nerd Fight
A contest where college students are judged on their Fed policies | “It’s intimidating, because these people are economists”
- Aug 1 20142 minutes
This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business
Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.
- Jan 19 20177 minutes
Investing Is More Luck Than Talent: The surprising message of the statistics of wealth distribution.
Depending on which economist you ask, big inequalities in wealth are either an essential engine for growth—the reward that motivates people to work hard, innovate, and prosper—or a ticking time bomb capable of unleashing mass misery, social upheaval,
- Jul 1 20155 minutes
The Rube Goldberg Machine That Mastered Keynesian Economics
While researching my soon-to-be-released biography on John Horton Conway, an iconoclastic and very influential mathematician at Princeton, I organized a research trip to his native England. We visited with Conway’s elder sister, Joan, in Liverpool, a
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
Tickets to the Unknown
EVERYBODY KNOWS that New York City is expensive, which is okay if you’re a tourist who has saved up for a blowout trip of high-end shopping, fancy dinners, and a swank hotel. But for us locals, the city’s pleasures are increasingly out of reach. Sure
- Dec 19 20165 minutes
Wanted: Forklift Driver ***Also Wanted: Forklift
A shortage of workers and investment could soon hinder the economy | “We’ve moved from…cyclical, demand-side recovery to structural, supply-side stagnation”
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
How This Family Rebuilt Their Business After Devastating Losses
A personal tragedy and an economic downturn hit David Ogburn hard, but he staged a comeback.
- Oct 31 20163 minutes
A New Look at Greenspan Shows the Economic Perils of Trusting Oracles
SEBASTIAN MALLABY’S NEW BIOGRAPHY OF FORMER Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan, The Man Who Knew, might easily have been titled The Man Who Knew—And Didn’t Act. The central revelation of the book is that Greenspan, far from being a blind follower o
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Want to Run a Flower Shop? What You'll Need -- and What You Won't.
There's more to the business than beautiful bouquets.
- Nov 28 20162 minutes
How Rational Are Rational Expectations?
The World Bank’s chief economist questions a macroeconomic pillar | “Assume A, assume B … blah blah blah … and so … P is true”
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
The Challenge: Agreeing on the Perfect Retirement Locale
MOLLY MOYNAHAN’S VISION for the next stage of life involves living in a condo near the beach with an indoor swimming pool and little upkeep, all within driving distance of a large university or city so she can continue her work as a writing consultan