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Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack - MIT Technology Review

If you work at one of the 50,000 companies that pay to use Slack for workplace collaboration, you probably spend hours on it, swapping information, …

Collaboration

Health care deals could make you healthier but may not save you money

The health care industry's fever for consolidation has shot up with two major deals closing out 2017, but the big question is whether consumers should be feeling any better this year.<p>DaVita Medical Group, which has nearly 300 medical clinics​ along with about 40 surgery centers and urgent care …

Health Care

The Limits of Empathy

<b>On March 10, 1876,</b> Alexander Graham Bell became the first person to transmit clear speech over telephone wires. “Mr. Watson, come here–I want to see …

Virtual Reality

Commentary: Kodak’s New Cryptocurrency: Ridiculous or Genius?

Can Kodak, best known these days as a textbook case of failing to adjust to the Digital Age, make the ultimate comeback?<p>That’s the question raised by …

Kodak

Saved by the Potato

Last year I got out of my comfort zone and looked into the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s for a public-history project. So I was primed when I saw …

Business School

Dow's historic rise is made in Chicago, led by Boeing and Caterpillar

The Dow Jones industrial average grew to record levels last year, and significant portions of those gains were made in Chicago.<p>Shares in Chicago-based Boeing have more than doubled in the last year, closing at $328.12 on Thursday, as more people around the world take to the skies. That put the …

Business

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retirement Savings and Tax Changes, Adviser Voice

Writing for the WSJ Experts blog, Benjamin H. Harris, a visiting associate professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, explains that of all the uncertainties faced by retirement savers, taxes are perhaps the most underappreciated and difficult to plan for.<p>The problem, he …

Business

Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2017

Some of our favorite professors of 2017<p>Teaching MBAs isn’t for the faint of heart. Graduate business courses aren’t great awakenings – and they …

MBA

The cure for income inequality lies in the voting booth

A recent Deutsche Bank note on inequality confirmed what millions of American already know: Despite a soaring stock market and reassuringly low …

Social Justice

Cubs promote Scott Harris to assistant general manager

The Cubs adjusted their front office Thursday with two promotions and the creation of a new position.<p>Scott Harris was promoted to assistant general manager after five seasons as director of baseball operations. Harris worked for the Washington Nationals (2008), Cincinnati Reds (2010) and also …

Chicago Cubs

Here's exactly what to say to white men who think they're being oppressed or discriminated against

For today’ installment of “Things We Can’t Believe We Have To Talk About,” we present you with a bunch of white men who are filing a class-action …

Diversity

What I Learned In My First Year At Kellogg

2nd year George Eggers bungee jumping during a Kellogg-sponsored trip to Whistler, British Columbia.U.S. Marines aren’t supposed to be scared. As I …

Business School

The 2018 Data Is In & The M7 Schools Remain Magnificent

Three years ago, only two of the seven schools in the M7 had 40% or greater female enrollment. Now all seven do<p>Way back in the misty recesses of …

MBA

Oprah inspires in a way that Hillary never could

WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey's still a long way from the Oval Office, but a new O-for-POTUS boomlet caught fire after she delivered the kind of inspirational and aspirational message at the Golden Globes that Hillary Clinton had trouble hammering home in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Anticipation of …

Elections

Business schools clamp down on ghostwritten applications

It was billed as a way to get to know MBA applicants better. But NYU Stern School of Business’s new applications process, which asks candidates for …

MBA

Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Spurs Democrats' Visions of a 2020 Run

LOS ANGELES—Even before breaking for commercials, the roomful of celebrities and Hollywood executives at the 75th Golden Globes began writing the script on an “Oprah for President” campaign.<p>The billionaire talk-show host and media mogul had just finished a thundering speech on Sunday night …

Politics

Why Hiring For "Culture Fit" Might Be Holding You Back

When it’s time to hire new employees, many organizations seek candidates they believe will “fit” with their established “cultures.” The theory is that employees who better conform to the dominant corporate values will be more engaged and loyal — and thus more productive and less prone to leave …

Recruitment

The Best Library Customer Service Advice from an Expert

There is an undeniable connection between customer service and successful marketing and to ignore the role that a personal, caring interaction with a …

Customer Service

From sleeping bags to giving yourself a a slap: Top 50 tips for being happy healthy in 2018

Want 2018 to be your happiest, healthiest and most productive yet? Of course you do! Well, don't worry: even if the year got off to a groggy start, …

Wellness

There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

If on New Year’s Eve you went to a party featuring Alex Donner’s society band, you had only a one-in-four chance of seeing Mr. Donner sing out the old and croon in the new.<p>As chief executive of Alex Donner Entertainment, Mr. Donner had four orchestras emblazoned with his name playing that night: …

Business School

Women gain in Chicago tech, in startups, funding, leadership - In Other News

Amanda Lannert belongs to an exclusive club. Along with Kristi Ross of online investment company Tastytrade and Daphne Preuss of bio-agriculture …

Venture Capital

Commentary: Why Did the Golden Globes Snub So Many Female Directors?

Sunday’s 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony shines a well-deserved spotlight on those being honored for excellence in film and television, but perhaps …

Award Shows

How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance

Since its creation in 2008 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin has fascinated the technical world and bedeviled law enforcement. The digital …

Bitcoin

Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

Actor, director, and writer Amber Tamblyn has established herself as an activist and face of the Times Up movement, first with her open letter to …

Amber Tamblyn

How Homes Support Healthy Lifestyles

Deck: Today’s focus on clean, connected, and toxin-free living may have its roots in the hospitality industry, but this trend is making its way into …

Business School

5 New Year's Resolutions For Your Mind

These five steps will help build your emotional health in 2018.<p>Every year, New Year's resolutions revolve around health. Exercising more, or eating better. Here are five resolutions to make you better emotionally, which is step one, and has been ignored too often.<p><b>1. Meditate.</b><p>The ability to clear …

Don't confuse soaring stocks with real economic growth

It is difficult to cast 2017 as anything but a sensational year for the stock market. The S&P 500 rose in every month — the first time this has ever …

Economics

Where are India’s stock market traders?

Income tax statistics released for 2015-16 showed that less than a million (733,940) entities reported short-term capital gains or losses. This is …

Finance

The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

Bob Kelsey can’t afford a cancer drug that could save his life.<p>The retired firefighter, 53, needs Revlimid to stay healthy. Celgene Corp. has raised …

Pharma

Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities

Article |<p>Open<p>Minjin Lee,<br>• Hugo Barbosa,<br>• Hyejin Youn ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-6190-4412,<br>• Petter Holme ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-2156-1096 &<br>• Gourab …

Cities