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Case Study in Chaos: How Management Experts Grade a Trump White House

“No good business makes decisions that are based on falsehoods. My sense is that Trump takes no one’s counsel but his own. That’s bad management, period.” Story length: 1,348 words … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Upwardly Mobile Barista at Starbucks

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class? In their announcement, Starbucks … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Secret to Delighting Customers

What motivates employees to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a great customer experience? Disney tells a story about a little girl visiting a theme park … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

Since Saturday, more than 400 volunteers have made nearly three quarters of a million additions to a free, online map of areas in and around the Philippines. Those additions reflect … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

San Francisco’s Mission District is a cultural crossroads for food, where Mexican bodegas and burrito shops meet gourmet bakeries and cutting-edge California cuisine. It’s also home to a kitchen where … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Korean culture may offer clues in Asiana crash

South Korea’s aviation industry has faced skepticism about its safety and pilot habits since a few deadly crashes beginning in the 1980s. But despite changes, including an improved safety record, … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

David Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Sheryl Sandberg

In a competitive work environment in which many judge work ethic by the number of hours spent in the office, Goldberg encourages a work-life balance. He says he tries to … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wall Street vs. Its Employees’ Privacy

An unlikely alliance of regulators and industry groups is seeking to carve out exemptions in state laws that would allow certain financial firms to sidestep bans on looking at the … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reddit Thinks It Can Solve the Boston Bombings

In some ways, Reddit is well-suited to the search for the Boston bomber. The site has a proven ability to crowdsource digital clues, and its built-in voting system allows users … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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