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  • August 26, 2015

    American Ends with “I Can”!

    by Lydia DePillis
    A collective intellectual effort offers self-help for a nation struggling to adapt to a new global climate.
  • June 30, 2015

    Currency Events

    by Michael Santoli
    Since its introduction in 2008, bitcoin has enjoyed a rapid and tumultuous rise. Is the digital currency built to last?
  • June 16, 2015

    Why Less Is More

    by Deepali Srivastava
    In his new book, marketing guru Philip Kotler identifies debt-supported consumer spending as a flaw of capitalism — along with 13 other shortcomings.
  • June 9, 2015

    A Snack Bar Aims to Change the World

    by Marc Gunther
    KIND has sold a billion snack bars and clusters. Daniel Lubetzky, its founder and CEO, has bigger things in mind.
  • June 3, 2015

    The Prescriptions of Dr. Sachs

    by David K. Hurst
    The eminent — and controversial — economist offers a set of cures for the ills of global poverty. It’s not clear the medicine works.
  • May 26, 2015

    It’s Getting Hot in Here

    by Katie Fehrenbacher
    Addressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
  • May 11, 2015

    The Mindful Manager

    by Zachary Karabell
    New York Times reporter David Gelles investigates the rising use of meditation in corporate America.
  • April 27, 2015

    The Race Goes to the Bold

    by Allison Schrager
    Thriving amid rapid change, authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler argue, requires a fearlessness that borders on hubris.
  • April 13, 2015

    Dancing with Yourself

    by Seth Stevenson
    Negotiation guru William Ury argues that self-knowledge is a crucial tool for deal making.
  • April 6, 2015

    Everyone Profits from the Return on Character

    by Tom Brown
    Veteran management guru Fred Kiel uses hard data to prove that soft factors like integrity, forgiveness, and compassion energize employees and customers — and deliver better returns.
  • April 1, 2015

    The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

    by Marc Levinson
    Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008.
  • February 23, 2015

    What’s Wrong with the Internet?

    by Edward H. Baker
    Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything — mostly for the worse.
  • February 9, 2015

    Creating Resilient Organizations

    by David K. Hurst
    Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, describes how to build the capacity to survive disastrous events.
  • January 28, 2015

    The Hard Work of Invention

    by Marc Levinson
    Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, plumbs the history of digitization to get to the roots of successful innovation.
  • January 12, 2015

    A Sprinter’s Guide to Project Management

    by Edward H. Baker
    Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
  • September 29, 2014

    The Business of Coming Out at Work

    by Christine Bader
    Former BP CEO John Browne argues that self-disclosure is the right course for LGBT employees in The Glass Closet.