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Secrets to Success in Tech

<i>We speak with technology leaders to understand how they got to where they are and why they keep coming back for more.</i><p><i>By Matthew Brodsky</i><p>Technology and …

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Countdown to Income Inequality Catastrophe

The World Economic Forum declared that “inequality is one of the key challenges of our time.” The network’s experts identified it identified as the …

Cheers to the 2016 Y-Prize Winners

It started, as many great things do, over a few glasses of beer.<p>In fall of 2015, graduate engineering student <b>Alexander David</b> and first-year MBAs</b> …

‘Ten Commandments’ of Cyber Security Can Enhance Safety

Hacker attacks such as the one on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center show how easily digital platforms can be turned against organizations -- but …

What Millennials’ Career Paths Tell Us

Last month on campus, On Campus Recruiting (OCR) occurred, involving Wharton MBA students, dozens of employers, lots of expectant energy and, I …

The experience CEOs want to see in every new hire

If you ask a group of high-flying CEOs about the most important qualities they look for in job candidates, you might expect to hear things like experience, decisiveness, or creativity.<p>But this wasn’t what CEOs told Quartz.<p>They want people who have failed. Big, pain-inducing failures.<p>“I ask the …

CEOs

The Good News From Google

Ruth Porat has taken an unusual path to the tech world. Before becoming the chief financial officer at Google in May 2015 (and then at Alphabet, …

US growth slowing as volatility continues: Pro

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Stock Markets

How Restaurants Bite Into Price Research

It’s no secret that pricing research is critical to supporting decisions that contribute to the bottom line. Not only is it practical, it’s also one …

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Plan

Setting the Curve: Ranking Colleges by Economic Value Add, a Report by Wonk Tank

Authors: Shane Murphy, Vivek Nimgaonkar, Kailash Sundaram<p>Research Assistants: Adarsh Battu, Emily He, Scott MacGuidwin, Prakash Mishra, Cecilia Pan, …

New coding bootcamp to teach 'real-world' computer science skills

New coding bootcamp to teach 'real-world' computer science skills<p>A new coding program created by Penn alumni will help students learn real-world …

Computer Science

Investing in Asia: Why Challenging Does Not Mean Impossible

The Asian market is critical to the world’s economic future, but it can be an opaque and challenging region in which to invest. Asian investment bank …

Supply Chain Diversity: More Than Quotas

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this January? How many of those commitments have already fallen by the wayside? Here are some important …

A Global Conversation with Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett

A Modest Proposal for Really Transparent Markets

Photo credit: alancrosthwaite/Thinkstock<p>The New Year started off with a big bang. In the first three weeks of 2016, $7.8 trillion in stock market …

Digging Into Online Sharing With Jonah Berger

A critical element of being a good investor is understanding human behavior. In this piece we take our focus away from quantitative finance and focus …

College vs. Business Training: What Do Employers Want?

Every year, approximately 5,300 colleges and universities in the U.S. busily churn out thousands of graduates. And American higher education remains …

Bitcoin Blockchain: Elite B-Schools Set To Launch New FinTech MBA Programs

Two top-ranked US business schools are developing fintech programs for MBAs, BusinessBecause has learnt — highlighting the growing enthusiasm at …

Financial Services

Market

At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show early January, Intel’s CEO announced in his keynote address that all of the company’s products …

‘Business of Health Care’ on Kindled Kidneys

Are you ready for a human kidney grown in a petri dish? A damaged heart in a patient with heart failure made “new” with the implantation of cells …

How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration

Standing under fluorescent lights at a San Francisco hospital, employees of Medisas Inc. were celebrating the debut of their medical records …

What ‘America’s Fattest City’ Can Teach Us About Food

Jane Black and Brent Cunningham are writing a book about what would spark healthy eating in this country -- taking lessons from Huntington, W.Va., …

How to Brainstorm for Breakthrough Innovation

<i>Conventional wisdom says brainstorming works best when people from different departments or groups come together to think of new ideas or solve</i> …

Building on Wharton’s Legacy of Business Simulation

Our next Wharton Effect installment begins as a tragedy. It begins with the story of <b>S. Chris Mader WG67 GR73</b>, who pioneered one of the first …