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Forbes

White House Whiffs On Trade Deficit Defense – 03/06/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy examines how points made in Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro’s recent Wall Street Journal article, “Why the White House Worries About Trade Deficits,” range from misguided to lopsided to wrong.

Forbes

The Future Of All Business: Proximity, Scale And Business Model Innovation – 03/06/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explains how proximity presents profound implications for business in two ways (scale and business model change) and suggests paths forward.

National Real Estate Forum

Professor Charles Nathanson and Why House Prices Seem to Keep Going Up – 03/03/17
Podcast features Assistant Professor Charles Nathanson, who highlights his research and provides insights into what to look for to better assess if there is still upward momentum in pricing or if you are buying at the top of a bubble.

LinkedIn

Employers and the Shift of Health Care – 02/27/17
Elena Prager explores the rising government budgets and employer costs at the forefront of the growth in healthcare spending.

FastCompany

Shopify, Breitbart, And The B2B Boycotts That Are Dragging Brands Into Politics – 02/23/17
Article discusses how boycotts have been transformed in the Trump era, quoting Professor Brayden King on how boycotts are rarely effective in getting customers to change their behavior.

Forbes

Taking Trump's Measure On Trade – 02/23/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Philip Levy discusses three reasons why Trump’s recent trade scuffle over how re-exports would be treated when calculating trade deficits received backlash from the Wall Street Journal.

Fortune

Here’s Where Travis Kalanick Really Went Wrong With Uber’s Harassment Claims – 02/23/17
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce examines the recent Uber harassment claims case and discusses five valuable lessons that Uber and other organizations can learn to win back trust.

Inc.

How to Sell Your Business--and Keep It Too – 02/23/17
Article discusses how big business are being saved by entrepreneurs whose startups they buy, quoting Professor Alexander Chernev on how "at some point, established companies have to adopt some startup thinking”.

The Korea Times

Trade maneuvers and Korean advantage – 02/22/17
The Trump administration's expressed intentions on international commerce, immigration and other matters have caused uncertainty among traditional U.S. trading partners. While this posturing may benefit the U.S. in trade negotiations with most nations, Professor James Conley explains that Korea is unlike most nations. Korea, its technology firms, its universities and its independent inventors have an intangible advantage that is not well understood. Now may be a good time to take stock of the related assets.

Fortune

Here’s What Trump Should Do to Make Health Care More Affordable – 02/22/17
Article by Professor Amanda Starc discusses how the legislation that emerges from repealing or replacing Obamacare must emphasize improvements on the “supply side” as well as promote pilot programs to test how best to control costs while continuing to deliver quality care.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Executive Inaction – 02/21/17
Article explains how executives fail to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) more from a lack of moral motivation than from ignorance of the facts. “Investing in CSR in my view requires first a recognition that business and societal issues may often not be aligned, and then still making a conscious decision to invest in societal issues—out of responsibility, not simply sound business,” says Klaus Weber.

U.S. News and World Reports

Choose a Medical Career to Suit Your Personality – 02/21/17
For doctors with a big-picture mindset and an interest in addressing major problems in the health care system, an administrative role in either government or an advocacy organization could be ideal, experts say. "There's definitely roles for physicians who want to be more politically active and want to make a difference in government," says Dr. Joel Shalowitz.

Forbes

When The Computer Is You: The Rise Of Proxy AI – 02/19/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott examines AI and our future, introducing the concept of Proxy AIs, which would simulate the intellectual and emotional responses of a specific human being.

Bloomberg

Tennessee Hints at Chaos If Republicans Leave Obamacare in Limbo – 02/16/17
Article explains how at least 40,000 people in the Knoxville area may have no health plans to pick from in the ACA’s markets after insurer Humana Inc. opted to pull out from all 11 states where it still sell plans in 2018, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how if insurers make the decision that the markets aren’t a good business opportunity, that’ll undermine the system.

Forbes

Blockchain, Burning Man And The Future Of Governance: A Conversation With John Clippinger – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features commentary on his conversation with John Clippinger, who discussed with him how humans organize—from contract law to Burning Man—and how technologies like blockchain enable new approaches to business and government.

Fortune

Why Ginni Rometty's Email to Trump Came Too Late – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses how any executive who is approached to serve on a political advisory panel or even to accept a Cabinet position should weigh that decision using values-based leadership, with the key value in the Ginni Rometty email case being balance.

Chicago Tribune

MacArthur names 8 semifinalists for $100 million grant – 02/15/17
Article discusses the eight semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant challenge, quoting Professor Kara Palamountain, who is a semifinalist along with her Rice University-led team that proposed a project that would develop and deploy technologies to help premature infants born in Africa survive.

The New York Times

Exit the Dragon: Why China Should Stop Supporting Venezuela – 02/15/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez discusses China’s relationship with Venezuela, explaining that China should stop supporting Venezuela because of debt issues, denied market access and lucrative infrastructure and development project lockouts.

Poets & Quants

Study: Data Science Curricula Continues To Surge – 02/15/17
Article examines big data and data science courses continues its growth in popularity in the nation’s business schools, quoting Professor Florian Zettelmeyer on how business schools are dropping the ball if they aren’t providing some sort of business analytics and big data coursework.

Harvard Business Review

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is – 02/14/17
Article by Professor Dylan Minor discusses his research, which suggests that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work quality.