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Two people negotiate at a market. Credit: Barney Moss / Flickr Creative Commons

You can’t always get what you want – or can you? Stanford Business School professor Margaret Ann Neale argues that you can negotiate successfully; it just takes a little help from science. Read More...

Saturn illustrates how no negotiation drives up prices. Credit: Anne Wardwell / Flickr Creative Commons

For women in business, Reddit’s new anti-negotiation policy might seem like a step in the right direction. But Stanford professor Margaret Ann Neale insists otherwise. Read More...

An example of a 19th century textile mill that Bessen connects to modern technology displacing workers. Credit: Chilanga Cement / Flickr Creative Commons

If you’re worried that a robot might take your job, well, you’ve come to the right place. Economist James Bessen explores why technology may NOT displace workers - and why 19th-Century textile workers have a lot in common with techies in Silicon Valley. Read More...

A creative office

A lax dress code; an open office; awesome cafeteria food. What can companies do to truly foster creativity among their workers? Harvard’s Teresa Amabile has done a landmark study to figure it out, and she’s uncovered some counterintuitive results. Read More...

A help wanted sign

Even if you’re pretty happy with the job you have, you still might want to see if there’s anything better. CEO Tom Leung talks about Poachable, his anonymous online talent marketplace that lets you look for cool new jobs, without your boss finding out — and lets companies find the right match as well. Read More...

Poker is a great way to demonstrate behavioral economics

Ever wondered why you kept throwing good money after bad at the poker table? Or why people buy cars with super-high interest rates? Richard Thaler, a founding father of behavioral economics, takes us through the "logic" behind bad decisions, and the surprising ways our irrationality changes the entire economy. Read More...

A startup event in Belgium.

Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains what he looks for in a company, and why he decided to build his life in Boulder, Colorado over the flashier tech hubs of San Francisco and New York. Read More...

The Internet may not be the answer

The Internet connects us, gives us access to approximately one billion cute cat videos, and lets us buy whatever we could want from Amazon. But entrepreneur Andrew Keen thinks the Internet isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and he shows us the deep loneliness and inequality resulting from our digital lives. Read More...

A picture of the Sears Catalog

Long before the Internet revolutionized commerce by bringing everything to your door, two men connected hard-working, rural Americans to conveniences and delights that came from thousands of miles away. Read More...

Larry Summers

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers gives a candid conversation about why we aren’t funding science the way we need to, what’s wrong with our education system, and how his views on women in tech have changed since those controversial comments ten years ago. Read More...

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