When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field. I worked as hard
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A good strategic framework provides focus by limiting the number of directions the organization runs. You’d be foolish to try to extend all your products while simultaneously expanding all your markets
When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much
People can no longer afford to move to opportunity. America in the Gilded Age was a starkly unequal place, not just in terms of inequality between people but inequality between regions. Long-settled, states
In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.” Through a series of satirical lectures, Pediwell (or the actual author, education professor
On a sunny morning in December 2013, as Google employees boarded the bus that would take them on their daily commute from Oakland to the company’s Mountain View headquarters, protesters moved in. One a
How to make your résumé stand out, according to a Harvard student who received internship offers from Microsoft and Goldman
If you want to snag a job or an internship at a top company, you'd better have a stellar résumé. Jessica Pointing, a Harvard junior who won internship offers from companies like Google, Apple, Facebook,
Over the last week people have been talking up the seemingly apparent self-cannibalization of Target from their online business. For context, remember that I wrote about this concept last year with “3
One of the biggest questions faced by brick-and-mortar retailers today is whether prices should be the same online and in stores. Gaining clarity on this issue is critical for traditional retailers to
One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?" Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along
Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians. These challenges require extraordinary
The public corporation is typically bedeviled by the gap between managers’ and shareholders’ interests. Over the years, governance has attempted to close that gap by aligning incentives with measures performance.
Over recent years, other countries' positions have gone up and down in the tables but East Asian education - which includes China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan - continues to dominate. And
It was 1996 and I heard about this class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which delved into the mathematical modeling of any known system. The class was called System Dynamics. I took
Idea in Brief The Problem The U.S. health care system is inefficient, unreliable, and crushingly expensive. In other sectors, competition improves quality and efficiency, spurs innovation, and drives costs.
Since Donald Trump said “there are no jobs” in 2015, the U.S. has created 3 million of them. The most-quoted line from Donald Trump’s speech introducing his presidential campaign was about undocumented
A new study shows that African American early educators hold students of the same race to a higher discipline standard. The trend is a familiar one, documented across grade levels: Black students are more
Wheat is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, yet white flour and white bread—which are very low in nutrients—fill grocery store shelves. In the past, flour mills supplied the U.S. bread industry.