How This CEO Grew His Luxury Brand During a Pandemic

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Ian Bentley, Parker Clay's CEO, says, "Our brand tagline, ‘We Go Together,’ comes from the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'" Beleaguered leaders are grasping for ways to keep…

The Gray Rhino Trump Ignored and Still Tries to Hide

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As the gray rhino of COVID-19 continues to spotlight the fatal incompetence of the Trump Administration and pummel the U.S., the more abstract gray rhino of climate change keeps goading humanity to coordinate a respectable response. Perhaps…

Sometimes It’s Best to Fight Bias with Bias

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When Christina Fang was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Wharton School of Business, she took a course on behavioral decision making and it blew her away. It fascinated her that people and firms can deviate systematically…

How CEOs Should Think About Rebuilding America

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The OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop framework, used by Air Force pilots, is readily adaptable for peacetime use to help CEOs become the fast-evolvers they need to be to survive—or better yet, thrive—in an uncertain business environment. The…

The Case Against Entrepreneurship As We Know It

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Is there a “Third Way” for entrepreneurship, which differs from both laissez-faire and centralized planning? Entrepreneurship is typically regarded as an individualistic activity that takes place in a free-market economy, usually in…

Designing a Good Life, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, 2015

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Download syllabus for Designing a Good Life, taught at University of Chicago Booth's School of Business in 2015 by Nick Epley. Download

Ethical Leadership in the Global Economy, Boston University, 2016

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Download syllabus for Ethical Leadership in the Global Economy, taught at Boston University in 2016 by Laura Pincus Hartman. Download

Professional Responsibility, NYU Stern, 2017

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Download syllabus for Professional Responsibility, taught at NYU-Stern in 2017 by Jonathan Haidt. Download

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

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What do economics, psychology, and experimental science have in common? As Richard Thaler implies in Misbehaving: The making of behavioral economics, most economists would say little to none — but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Misbehaving is, first and foremost, a story of how modern economics, finance, and theoretical analysis have become increasingly specialized and narrow without substantial practical value. Utilizing empirical studies and anecdotes, funny stories, and even some jokes, Thaler persuades the reader that behavioral studies — or psychology-motivated disciplines which focus on humans, not mythical rational agents — are here to stay. 

Thaler’s findings have numerous and far-reaching implications for designing and implementing ethical systems within organizations. Read our book review and learn more.

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

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Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley Knopf, Borzoi Books (2014) Summarized by Bryan Turner   Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want is a book…