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Professor's Perspective

Gender Diversity Can Breed Success

October 9, 2018

A study found that venture capital firms tend to have homogeneous management teams, which seems to lead to lower success rates than teams with gender diversity. […]

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Is Rain To Blame for Low Sales?

September 24, 2018

Is rain to blame for low sales? Be wary of leaders who look to average external factors for slumping numbers and exhibit the “fundamental attribution error” […]

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The Quackery of “Food Sensitivity” Tests

September 24, 2018

IgG antibodies are a measure of exposure, not a measure of something that makes you sick or makes you feel ill. That’s it. Nothing more. So why are companies trying to sell “food sensitivity” tests, claiming to pinpoint which foods contribute to skin issues, food intolerance, joint pain, fatigue, and more? […]

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Culture Fit vs. Authenticity: When Being Yourself Collides with Organizational Values

August 29, 2018

Culture Fit vs. Authenticity: “Authenticity is the holy grail of diversity efforts: “Bring your whole self to work.” Yet adaptation to the preferences and norms of others is at the core of cultural intelligence. How do we give people the safety to be themselves while also expecting flexibility as a “team player”? And when are an organization’s values unifying and when do they squelch diversity and innovation? […]

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Reskilling Over a Lifetime: Learning New Skills as We Age

August 20, 2018

“Reskilling” is the act of learning a new trade or employable skill, usually in middle-age or older. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the options available for people in the US and world looking for a future in a new profession. […]

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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy—The Life and Times of Jacob Burckhardt

August 6, 2018

The Renaissance is having a big year. Part of what’s fueling scholarly interest is the 200th birthday of Jacob Burckhard, author of what is arguably still the most famous study of the Italian Renaissance, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. Here, read about the life of the man, historian, and author of this seminal work. […]

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Healthy Eating and a Love of Fruit

August 2, 2018

What’s the value of a fruit? Some are easy to eat, but have low nutrition, some hard and are super fruits. Dr. Roy Benaroch digs into the deep, juicy questions. […]

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What Trump Risks in Europe

July 13, 2018

General Wesley Clark comments on the NATO Summit, “With President Trump soon to land in Europe for the NATO summit meeting, many of [the United State’s] closest allies are concerned. They have seen Trump disrupt the recent G-7 meeting, been hectored by him publicly on their own levels of defense spending, and watched as the U.S. President, apparently the chosen favorite of Russian President Vladimir Putin in his 2016 election meddling, acts chummy with Putin and other dictators.” […]

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