Liz Tran-Murray

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Customers Are Willing to Pay More When They’re Warm

Shoppers on a popular web portal were about <b>46% more likely</b> to go to a “To Purchase” page when the daily temperature averaged 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) than when it averaged 20 degrees (68F), say Yonat Zwebner of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Leonard Lee of Columbia, and Jacob …

Star Performers Need Extra Affirmation After a Setback

There are two major reasons baseball has been such a boon to statisticians trying to measure human performance. First, sample size: the United States alone fields 30 major league teams — each with a 40-man roster — that play 162 regular-season games. Every game comprises hundreds of plays. Second, …

Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life

Maira Kalman is one of the most beloved illustrators working today and one of my greatest heroes, a singular spirit living at the intersection of art and philosophy. In this fantastic talk from India’s INK Conference, Kalman takes us on a journey into her wonderfully idiosyncratic mind and …

Is Europe’s Economy Really Sick?

You cannot pick up a business newspaper magazine these days without reading some article about Europe’s economic crisis; there seems to be an almost universal consensus that Europe is sick, that its institutional frameworks and governments are unfriendly to business, and that its prospects for …

Getting Started

Getting Started with Mindfulness<p>You have questions about mindfulness and meditation. <i>Mindful</i> has the answers.<p>While mindfulness is something we all …

The Art of Commerce

A version of this article appeared in the March 2014 issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.

Stop “Fixing” Women and Start Fixing Managers

We are finally getting to a tipping point on the analysis of gender imbalances in companies. After decades of pointing the finger at women and what they do, don’t do, or do too much, a chorus of voices is finally being raised putting responsibility for balance where it belongs: with business …

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Carol Patton is a contributing editor for <i>HRE</i> who also writes HR articles and columns for business and education magazines. View Article

Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love

These findings won’t appear on any Hallmark card, but romantic love tends to activate the same reward areas of the brain as cocaine, research has …

The Arrogance of Mitt

The recent Romney documentary succeeds in making its subject more human, but it also makes it clear that the country is better off without him as president.<p>Early in the recently released Netflix documentary <i>Mitt</i>, a telling behind-the-scenes look at Mitt Romney’s near-decade-long pursuit of the White …

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