Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Reid Hastie, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, report on behavioral research that suggests some fairly simple ways to achieve "the wisdom of crowds."
Karan Girotra, a professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, and Serguei Netessine, a professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, write about how the secret to success lies in who makes what decisions when and why.
Linda A. Hill, a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, head of technology at Pixar, Emily Truelove, a researcher and a PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kent Lineback, a manager and executive with over 25 years of experience, write about how smart leaders of innovation don't set a vision and motivate others to follow it; they create a community that is both willing and able to innovate.
Erik Simanis, a senior extension associate at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management, and Duncan Duke, an assistant professor of management at Ithaca College's School of Business, write about a new framework to help companies earn profits while pursuing socially beneficial ventures in low-income markets.
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
Jeremy Heimans, a cofounder and CEO of Purpose, a social business that builds movement; and Henry Timms, the executive director of 92nd Street Y, write about how power isn't what it used to be - and how you can harness that new power.
In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.
"All of us are smarter than any of us"
David M. Upton, a professor at Oxford University's Said Business School, and Sadie Creese, a professor of cybersecurity at Oxford, write about how the biggest threat to your cybersecurity may be an employee or vendor.
Stefan Michel, a professor of marketing and service management at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, writes about how a new framework can help businesses spot missed opportunities.
Benjamin Edelman, an associate professor and a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, presents four strategies that can help savvy suppliers reduce their dependence on powerful online platforms.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
Lynn S. Paine, a professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for faculty development at Harvard Business School, writes about how companies would do well to follow Nike's example - create a board-level committee dedicated to corporate responsibility.
William Lazonick, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, writes about how executives are using massive stock buybacks to manipulate share prices and boost their own pay - at great cost to innovation and employment.
Robert Merton, a professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, writes about how fund managers and savers must invest in ways that secure a guaranteed income in retirement.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, reports on how business is changing too rapidly to predict what competencies employees will need even a few years out. The question now is not what skills they have; it's whether they have the potential to learn new ones.
Robert J. Ely, a Professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for culture and community at Harvard Business School; Pamela Stone, a professor of sociology at Hunter College; and Colleen Ammerman, the assistant director of the Gender Initiative at Harvard Business School; report on how there's a real gap between what Harvard Business School alumnae expect as they look ahead to their careers and where they ultimately land.
Among the tests of a leader, few are more challenging and more painful than recovering from a career catastrophe. Most fallen leaders, in fact, don't recover. Still, two decades of consulting experience, scholarly research, and their own personal experiences have convinced the authors that leaders can triumph over tragedy if they do so deliberately.
In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.
"Really enjoyed it."
Roger L. Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2013, writes about how to rein in the dynamic that enriches executives and financiers - at everyone else's expenses.
Darrell K. Rigby, a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, writes about how consumers see the real and virtual world as one - and so should your company.
"At Spirit Airlines, Airfares Come With Asterisks" is from the February 27, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Ken Borgers.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the February 27, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Broadband Investors Should Wake Up to Net Neutrality" is from the February 27, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Miriam Gottfried and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Diner Dash: Del Frisco's vs. Darden" is from the February 27, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Spencer Jakab and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"U.S. Stocks End Mostly Lower; Nasdaq Gains" is from the February 27, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dan Strumpf and narrated by Ken Borgers
"FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Setting Stage For Legal Battle" is from the February 27, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Thomas Gryta and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Why Won't the Yankees Dump A-Rod?" is from the February 27, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Daniel Barbarisi and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Biggest U.S. Health Insurer Tightens Rules on Hysterectomy Coverage" is from the February 27, 2015 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jennifer Levitz and Jon Kamp and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Marie Kondo and the Cult of Tidying Up" is from the February 27, 2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jennifer Maloney, Megumi Fujikawa and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Welcome to the Obamanet" is from the February 27, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the February 27, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Apple Throws a Wrench Into Nasdaq's Gearbox" is from the February 26, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kristen Scholer and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Obama vs. Savers" is from the February 26, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.