Where financial reporting still falls short

In a per­fect world, investors, board mem­bers, and exec­u­tives would have full con­fi­dence in com­pa­nies’ finan­cial state­ments. They could rely on the num­bers to make intel­li­gent esti­mates of the magnitude, […]

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Why do so few women edit Wikipedia?

When Joseph Reagle, an assis­tant pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and author of Good Faith Col­lab­o­ra­tion: The Cul­ture of Wikipedia, and his col­league com­pared biogra­phies from the English-​​​​language Wikipedia and the […]

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Working smoothly with a virtual boss

Research con­ducted by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors found that many employees working from home felt iso­lated or dis­con­nected, making it dif­fi­cult for them to develop per­sonal rela­tion­ships and trust. The study […]

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Gratitude is the new willpower

Patience is a virtue, espe­cially when it comes to building cap­ital. But as with most virtues, it’s not always easy to muster, since it usu­ally requires resisting temp­ta­tions for gratification […]

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Why Can’t U.S. Health Care Costs Be Cut in Half?

Tech­no­log­ical improve­ments in health care have given us the quality of life we enjoy today. But chronic con­di­tions, end-​​​​of-​​​​life care, and an aging society will bank­rupt the United States if […]

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