The Innovations That a Pandemic Inspires

During wartime, recessions, and now a pandemic, big and small firms have the incentive to create innovations that respond to the disaster.

Why Do the Rich Believe They Became Rich?

A recent study provides insight about income inequality by asking if we believe financial success comes from our own effort or the environment.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Female CEO

Confirming the gender gap at the top, the NY Times Glass Ceiling Index compares the number of Fortune 500 female CEOs and Fortune 500 male CEOs named John.

The Choice Fatigue That Exhausts Us

Making decision after decision everyday on what to wear, what to eat, what to read, and what to watch, we create more choice fatigue.

Why Prisoners Need Barista Skills

Echoing the rehabilitation emphasized by Norway’s prison system, barista skills are taught to some inmates at Rikers Island.

The Self-Promotion Gender Gap

Hoping to understand differences in the workplace, a recent study looked at whether women tend to engage in less self-promotion than men.

How a Common Application Affected College Admissions

At highly selective schools, 2019 college admission rates were pretty low: Harvard: 4.5% Yale: 5.91% Stanford: 4.3% in 2018 (They are no longer releasing the number.) But we are looking at a tiny proportion of the higher education population. At…

What the Corporate Ladder Says About Gender Equity

In addition to the glass ceiling, recent research indicates we should focus on the gender equity that diminishes at the first rung of the corporate ladder.

How to Create a CEO

Firstborn children are more likely to become CEOs, politicians, and top managers because of the way their parents treated them.

How To Make Kids Smarter

Fifty years ago, when Sesame Street was a new educational idea, it proved that watching TV could make our kids smarter academically and emotionally.