Business

The World Bank canceled a prominent report rating the business environment of the world’s countries after an investigation faulted leaders including Kristalina Georgieva, now managing director of the International Monetary Fund. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
The review follows news of stock trading by the Dallas and Boston Fed leaders. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
More people—and companies—seek to show support for transgender and nonbinary co-workers, so the practice of adding pronouns to email signatures and personal profiles is taking off. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
China’s ruling Communist Party is pressing the country’s largest digital platforms to improve conditions for tens of millions of contract workers, but critics see Beijing using the effort to tighten its control. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Soaring natural-gas prices prompted U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries to close two U.K. plants, in a sign that Europe’s energy crunch is affecting industry as the economy struggles with several other disruptions amid the recovery from the pandemic. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Ernie Garcia II has benefited from an ownership structure that confers benefits on him and his family and allows them to maintain control of the business—benefits that can come at the expense of other shareholders. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Some venture capitalists and entrepreneurs say investment in medical devices could fall if Medicare scraps a proposed rule to speed up its coverage of breakthrough medical technologies over concerns it could put patients at risk. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Taiwan’s Gogoro will go public in the U.S. via a special-purpose acquisition vehicle merger with Poema Global Holdings that values the battery-swapping pioneer at more than $2.3 billion. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Economists expect a Labor Department report to show initial unemployment claims rose only slightly to 320,000 last week despite the impact of the Delta variant on the economy. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
From Michelin tires to Pampers diapers, transportation expenses are working their way through global supply chains. [...]
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Carol Fishman Cohen, human resource consultant and CEO of iRelaunch, says that extended career breaks have always been common. Now the pandemic has made them even more widespread. So, companies are increasingly considering formal back-to-work programs and “returnships.” That’s where employers set up special training and support mechanisms to ease [...]
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Kyle Jensen, associate dean at the Yale School of Management, has seen firsthand just how tempting it is for entrepreneurs to lie. As a startup founder himself, he says they have to be always "on" and ready to promote their venture. Another reason they’re incentivized to exaggerate is that while [...]
Tue, Aug 10, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Tsedal Neeley, professor at Harvard Business School, has been studying remote work and global teams for years. In episode 732 early in the pandemic, she shared how managers could lead their teams while many team members worked from home. Now, as more people return to more in-person work, she’s back [...]
Tue, Jul 27, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Panos Panay, incoming co-president of the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, and R. Michael Hendrix, partner at the innovation consultancy IDEO, argue that the music world offers myriad lessons for anyone looking to improve their performance at work. They explain how strategies long used by musicians -- from egoless [...]
Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Susan McPherson, communications consultant, says many people feel strange reconnecting in person with colleagues after an extended period working in physical isolation. To help shake off the rust, she offers simple tips in a “Gather, Ask, Do” method. It's not just about networking, she says, but about finding simple connection [...]
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Nicholas Bloom, economics professor at Stanford University, has been studying remote work and hybrid (a mix of remote and onsite) work for years. Then the pandemic made these modes widespread and lasting. He says as more organizations turn to hybrid work, they face difficult logistical, strategic, and managerial challenges. Bloom [...]
Tue, Jun 29, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Greg Urban, anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, used to study indigenous tribes in Brazil. Now he hangs out in break rooms and boardrooms analyzing how people interact — and create and change culture — in organizations. He shares lessons and tips for managers to better understand and motivate [...]
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
After Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic turnaround at Nissan, profits soar and Ghosnmania sweeps Japan. But signs of trouble emerge as Ghosn takes over as the CEO of both Renault and Nissan in 2005. Then Ghosn’s high pay creates controversy in Japan and France. This second episode of a four-part series explores [...]
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019. [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Source: CNN Money

 

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