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Money won’t make you happier. Time will.

Almost everyone wants to talk about how busy or tired they are. But speaking about these things isn’t such a good idea.<p>Yet people keep on harping …

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Nancy Koehn: Elon Musk Brought Hubris — But Not Much Expertise — To Thailand Cave Rescue

Listen<p>Nancy Koehn on BPR | 7/18/2018<p>While rescue efforts were underway to free a young soccer team from a Thailand cave, Tesla and SpaceX billionaire …

Tesla

Why Don’t We Always Vote in Our Own Self-Interest?

One question that has troubled Democrats for decades is freshly relevant in the Trump-McConnell era: Why do so many voters support elected officials who are determined to cut programs that those same voters rely upon?<p>Take Kentucky, which has a median household income that ranks 45th out of the 50 …

Income Inequality

Open office plans are as bad as you thought

A cubicle-free workplace without private offices is supposed to force employees to collaborate. To have them talk more face-to-face. To get them off instant messenger and spontaneously brainstroming about new ideas.<p>But a recent study by two researchers offers evidence to support what many people …

OpenOffice

New Research and Ideas, July 17, 2018

Abstract—This article examines the strategy of the Iranian Tudeh Party in concert with its Soviet and East German patrons and allies during and after …

Innovation

No More General Tso's? A Threat to 'Knowledge Recombination'

Immigrants bring with them innovations from their homelands, knowledge that local inventors often build upon, says Prithwiraj Choudhury. Examples: …

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Bloomberg Baystate Business: Going to the Dogs

Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchors Peter Barnes, Pat Carroll, Anne Mostue and Janet Wu are joined by top names from …

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Kids of Working Moms Grow Into Happy Adults

In earlier research, Kathleen McGinn and colleagues discovered that adult kids of working moms are high achievers at work. Now it turns out they are …

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The Impact of Increasing Search Frictions on Online Shopping Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment

by Donald Ngwe and Thales S. Teixeira<p>Overview — With even minor changes to the design of an online store, sellers may get more full-priced sales from …

eCommerce

Municipalities could benefit from issuing more green bonds

By Finn Schuele, David WesselA green bond is one whose issuer commits to using 100 percent of bond proceeds for environmentally friendly purposes. …

Sustainability

How to Make This the Summer of Missing Out

You could say I had the epiphany when, in the middle of a flight to Los Angeles — and a busy New York workday — the Wi-Fi stopped working. Two very odd things happened in quick succession. First: I did not fall out of the sky. Second: After recovering from the initial fury-implosion, I worked more …

Tech Industry

David Moss on the Resilience of American Democracy (Audio)

Harvard Business School professor David Moss discusses his book, "Democracy: A Case Study," and how past episodes in American history can provide a …

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4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

SAN FRANCISCO — It was four months and eight days until the 2018 midterm elections, and Anna Eskamani had not spent a penny to promote her political campaign online.<p>Ms. Eskamani, 27, is running to represent Florida’s 47th District in the State Legislature. Like many state-level candidates, she …

Silicon Valley

Airline Credit Cards | Apply Online for the Best Airline Credit Cards

WalletHub makes it easy to find the best airline miles credit card for you.<p>The right airline miles credit card can take a frequent flyer’s savings to …

Personal Finance

The Transformation of Microsoft

In early 2015, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood and the rest of the senior leadership team faced a fundamental choice. Was the company ready to invest in …

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Airbnb benefits local economies. But mainly in white neighborhoods, study finds.

Airbnb frequently touts its economic impact in “diverse” neighborhoods, saying guests spend money locally and boost businesses in areas where tourism is not already prevalent.<p>But a new Purdue University study found that white neighborhoods – not their black or Latino counterparts – are the ones …

Hospitality

Channeled Attention and Stable Errors

by Tristan Gagnon-Bartsch, Matthew Rabin, and Joshua Schwartzstein<p>Overview — As humans we are surprisingly good at neglecting unexpected information …

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United States

Trump’s Protectionist Threat to Latin America | by Laura Alfaro, et al

WASHINGTON, DC – Despite many dire predictions, the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China has not resulted in a global economic …

Economics

How Strong Leadership Helped Save The Thai Soccer Team

Listen<p>Nancy Koehn | How Strong Leadership Helped Save The Thai Soccer Team<p>The entrapment and rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a …

Leadership

New Research and Ideas, July 10, 2018

• forthcoming<br>• Journal of Financial Economics<p>By: Di Maggio, Marco, Francesco Franzoni, Amir Kermani, and Carlo Sommavilla<p>Abstract—This paper shows that …

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BBC World Service - World Business Report, How Will Europe Respond to UK Brexit Proposal?

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>How Will Europe Respond to UK Brexit Proposal?<p>World Business Report<p>Attention now turns to Europe for its response to the UK's new Brexit proposal. We get the views of Ilja Nothangel, of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and further …

The Harvard MBAs Trying To Upend Stock API Investing

Alpha Vantage co-founders Olivier Porte (left) and Steve Zheng. Courtesy photoIt’s not that Y-Combinator hates MBAs. The Silicon Valley-based …

Startups

The Real Problem With Stock Buybacks

Many critics say buybacks crimp investment. But the real problem is that they transfer wealth from shareholders to executives, two professors say.<p>There is a problem with share buybacks—but it isn’t the one many critics and legislators are obsessed with.<p>Some critics claim that repurchases starve …

Investing

Overcoming the Challenges of Selling Brand New Technology (Hey, Need a 3-D Printer?)

Selling technology that is new to the market involves tricky tradeoffs around prospect targeting, channels, and tactics. Frank Cespedes makes the …

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The Unintended Effects of Open Office Space

Associate Professor Ethan Bernstein's new study uses wearable technology to unearth some important new discoveries about open office architecture.<p>As …

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CEO Activism Will Only Get More Ubiquitous

Continuing our conversation of CEO activism and speaking out on controversial issues with Aaron Chatterji, associate professor at Duke University’s …

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The Main Drivers of CEO Activism

Aaron ChatterjiIt seems like CEO activism is such a constant in the news that researchers Aaron Chatterji and Michael Toffel are finding new material …

Leadership

Independent Streak: Against the odds, small book stores are on the rise

By Gina Beavers - Jul 5, 2018<p>Raven Used Books. Photo:Gina Beavers<p>Raven Books in Northampton is the quintessential New England used bookstore. Winding …

Books

Henry Kissinger's Lessons for Business Negotiators

Henry Kissinger's negotiations with world leaders helped shape the geography, public policy, and laws that mark the 21st century world. A new book,</i> …

Management