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  • Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder

    by Matt Palmquist
    A new study finds that the design of new products can help move a company’s stock — especially if those products appear to be very useful.
  • Click Bait

    by Matt Palmquist
    Companies can maximize their investments in Web analytics if they focus tightly on priorities, layer human intelligence on top of smart technology, and enlist senior management to lead the charge.
  • The Business Benefits of Marital Bliss

    by Matt Palmquist
    Working spouses are more likely to emotionally support each other when they work for companies that offer flexibility in balancing home and professional life. This support has important implications for company productivity and turnover as well.
  • For Startups, Ideas Matter

    by Matt Palmquist
    Predicting a startup’s success before the venture is even launched may seem impossible. But entrepreneurs and investors should never overlook the value of assessing the basic concept behind the business.
  • Don’t Sweat the Swanky Stuff

    by Matt Palmquist
    C-suite executives with criminal records in their personal lives are more likely to commit fraud than their law-abiding but free-spending counterparts. 
  • Merging across Borders

    by Matt Palmquist
    Given the growing number of international mergers, managers must overcome cultural differences with foreign colleagues to avoid the type of friction that can devalue a deal.
  • Putting the Naysayers in the Spotlight

    by Matt Palmquist
    Early adopters get most of the attention from analysts and marketers, but focusing on consumers who are resistant to innovations is another way to bring new products to market.
  • The Subtleties of CSR in Hard Times

    by Matt Palmquist
    Many corporations reduced their investments in sustainable initiatives during the recent recession — but some relatively high-performing firms actually increased their long-term commitment to CSR.
  • Navigating the Crowdfunding Landscape

    by Matt Palmquist
    Online peer-based fundraising tools have the potential to disrupt traditional investing models, but entrepreneurs and investors must overcome existing cultural and government barriers.
  • Serving the Silver Generation

    by Matt Palmquist
    Firms on the forefront of innovation often concentrate on introducing new products to younger consumers, but an aging population gives companies fresh opportunities as well.
  • The How and When of Getting Back to Work

    by Matt Palmquist
    Employees who get injured or sick on the job are returning to work much sooner than they did in the past, but companies have varied reasons for accommodating their injured workers.