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- 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
- Feb 1 20171 minute
Bode Miller: Racing With Ideas
Tired of being dumped by companies after he helped them design products, the ski champion looked for an opportunity to be an owner and manager instead of an endorser
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Creating Smart Tools
JOAN CAPLIN WHEN ODYSSEAS PAPADIMITRIOU left home for college in the U.S., he had every intention of returning. Greece was gearing up for the 2004 Olympics, and the economy was booming. But then he saw the chance to gain more experience by way of a
- 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
- 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?
- Feb 1 20172 minutes
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- Sep 1 20161 minute
No.311 Isn’t It Romantic?
She had the contacts and the know-how. He had the perfect venue and the capital. Kim Hanks (then Gerlovich) tells how she pooled resources with Whit Hanks with the idea of becoming the top wedding-planning outfit in Dripping Springs—the “wedding capital” of Texas. One ceremony she hadn’t planned on: her own. Cue the chapel bells. The business partners became a couple and married in 2014.
- Mar 1 20132 minutes
The Right Way to Adjust Your Prices
Stop undervaluing your products and services, and look at what your pricing strategy really says about you.
- Jun 1 20151 minute
3 Things VCs Are Looking For
Pitching to a venture capitalist? Be ready to answer questions about these three topics.
- Jul 3 201414 minutes
How To Price a Forest, and Other Economics Problems: A Cambridge economist discusses wealth, health, and disaster.
Gross Domestic Product is the market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year. It is, today, the standard snapshot of a country’s economy. But does it deserve this position? After all, it focuses on economic activity while
- 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
- Dec 30 20167 minutes
Embracing an Ordinary Economy
In his new book, economist and historian Marc Levinson explains why no one should expect a return to the growth of the post-war boom years.
- Dec 22 20165 minutes
How the Great Depression Still Shapes the Way Americans Eat
From fortified foods to nutrition labels, the legacy of an early financial crisis lives on in kitchens across the United States.
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
Beware The Fake-Growth Trap
Startups should be growth machines. Just don’t confuse frantic activity with progress
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
A Love Letter to My Best Place
DEAR MONTCLAIR, N.J., I’m sorry you didn’t land on this year’s list of the 50 Best Places to Live in America. True, you weren’t even eligible in 2016, since MONEY’s annual ranking alternates between the current focus on small cities (places with popu
- Jan 22 20171 minute
Bottled Versus Tap
BOTTLED Where it comes from: Nearly half of New York’s comes from city reserves. How it’s regulated: The Food and Drug Administration treats it as a food, and it can’t require food companies to publish detailed reports on where their products come
- Jan 1 20171 minute
Blowing Up The Workweek
Could reimagining the old 9-to-5 make your company more productive?
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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
- 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,
- 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
- Oct 1 20161 minute
8 Weston, Florida
A gated community where your neighbors are gators. Population: 69,081 Median home price: $365,000 Unemployment rate: 4.5% Just about any location worth its spot on the Best Places list can brag about great green space, and Weston—with a dozen spo
- 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.