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2017 Was a Terrible Year for Natural Disasters: Is It the New Normal?

January 19, 2018 - 3:39pm
Last year was the costliest on record in the U.S. for damage from natural disasters, painting a grim picture of what the future could bring.

What Global Risks Lie Ahead in 2018?

January 19, 2018 - 2:54pm
According to the 2018 Global Risks Report, the environment, cyber security and geopolitics are areas drawing the most concern.

Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?

January 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
U.S. automakers are weighing continued sales optimism against uncertain policy moves. Meanwhile, electric cars look ripe for consumer-friendly jumps in performance.

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Recasting Leadership in the Open-source Era

January 19, 2018 - 2:27pm
The digital age has democratized the workplace. So what happens when employees can wield just as much knowledge and power as their managers?

China in 2018: What Hangs in the Balance?

January 18, 2018 - 4:09pm
China’s leadership in clean energy and its strong economic growth are counterweighted by potential trade clashes with the U.S. and simmering social unrest, say experts.

What Can an Ancient General Teach Us About Modern Leadership?

January 18, 2018 - 12:50pm
Few military leaders hold as much allure for historians as Hannibal. Archaeologist Patrick N. Hunt writes in his new book that much of his success came from strong finances.

From Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs: The Benefits of Being a Misfit

January 17, 2018 - 3:55pm
Wharton professor Adam Grant interviews Walter Issacson about his biography on Leonardo da Vinci. The biggest takeaway: "Stay curious about everything."

‘Freedom at a Price’: Why Regulation Is Crucial to Fintech’s Future

January 16, 2018 - 2:03pm
Technology has dramatically expanded financial inclusion across the globe, but it has also created new questions about regulation and oversight.

What Will Waivers for Convicted Banks Mean for the Financial System?

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm
The Trump administration's recent waivers of convicted banks have raised questions about banking oversight and the criminal penalty system.

John Sculley: Why AI Is the Tech Trend to Watch in 2018

January 13, 2018 - 2:24pm
Former Apple CEO John Sculley talks about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and how AI is disrupting industries.

Opportunity, not Failure: The Real Reason Startups Decide to Pivot

January 12, 2018 - 12:32pm
Wharton research into startups focusing on hard-science and technology sheds light on when companies pivot and when they “firefight.”

How Banking-as-a-Platform Propels Cross River Bank

January 12, 2018 - 11:16am
Cross River Bank CEO Gilles Gade talks about his banking-as-a-platform business model and what’s ahead for fintech.

Could Iceland’s Equal Pay Law Work in the U.S.?

January 11, 2018 - 11:41am
In Iceland, it is now illegal for companies to pay men more than women for the same job. Experts discuss why the policy may work in that country, but might not translate well to others.

Creating a Multi-million Dollar Brand: Stuart Weitzman on His Shoe Empire

January 10, 2018 - 1:03pm
The entrepreneur-founder and lead designer of Stuart Weitzman shoes said that doing things differently from everyone else helped him create a multi-million dollar global brand.

How a Fintech Startup Aims to Take the Fear Out of Investing

January 10, 2018 - 10:02am
Fintech startup Riskalyze believes that when investors’ portfolios more accurately match their risk tolerance, they will make better decisions.

When Guilt Is Good: Unexpected Traits That Can Help You at Work

January 9, 2018 - 12:26pm
Wharton research finds that some seemingly unproductive traits can actually spur people to work well and to be effective in leadership roles.

Are Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon Unstoppable?

January 9, 2018 - 9:15am
NYU professor Scott Galloway talks about the pervasive influence of Big Tech -- both good and bad -- in his new book.

How CEOs Can Align the Leadership Team with Corporate Goals

January 8, 2018 - 6:25pm
Only a motivated and adaptable team committed to shared goals guarantees success, says Mphasis CEO Nitin Rakesh

Will Protests in Iran Pave the Way for Economic Changes?

January 8, 2018 - 4:58pm
Iran’s embattled government may respond to recent protests with populist measures -- but those will not necessarily create more jobs, experts say.

Breaking the Script: How Companies Can Make Themselves Memorable

January 8, 2018 - 9:52am
We get lots of experiences in life, but very few are memorable. Is there a way for companies to burnish a positive memory with customers?