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Test Yourself: Are You Being Tricked by Intuition?

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Vast Majority of U.S. Entrepreneur Visas Go to Investors from China

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More than 80% of last year’s special U.S. visas for immigrant entrepreneurs were issued to people from China, up from just 13% a decade ago, according to CNN. The EB-5 visa program, which requires a commitment of $500,000 and a promise to create 10 jobs in America, is increasingly affordable to entrepreneurs in China, where household wealth is booming. The U.S. program is inexpensive in comparison with, say, Australia’s, which requires an investment of $4.5 million.

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The Type of Innovation That Builds Nations

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Innovation drives economic growth.

This logic has risen to dominate the discourse in development circles, with government leaders, policy influencers, and development-minded business leaders fully embracing innovation as a panacea for unemployment and economic underperformance. Looking back on 2014, it is not difficult to see this globalization of the innovation mindset at work. India’s Narendra Modi recently called for a revival in Indian manufacturing and greater innovation to stimulate growth. Nigerian ...

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What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

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After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.

I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each opening, I networked online and offline. I met some fantastic people throughout the process, but nothing got me ...

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Strategies for Crowdsourcing Your Job Search

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Careers are very personal things. Most people choose their paths, and make decisions along the way, based on their own thinking and counsel from family, friends, teachers, close colleagues, and mentors. While self-reflection and the gathering of advice from one’s immediate circle can be useful, I’d like to suggest a more modern approach. Organizations are increasingly using the wisdom of crowds to drive their strategy, innovation, and marketing initiatives. Why shouldn’t you ...

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How Effective Is a Number-crunching Approach to Managing People?

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People analytics isn’t perfect — yet. But it helps eliminate biases in important areas such as recruitment, says Wharton’s Cade Massey.

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How the Apple/FBI Fight Risks the Whole U.S. Tech Industry

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There’s a very real cost to the actions of the U.S. Government in the San Bernardino case. From a civil liberties perspective, we’re all bearing it. But from an economic perspective, that cost is being born almost entirely by the one bright spot in the American economy: ...

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Research: Love-Hate Relationships at Work Might Be Good for You

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Workplace relationships are complex. Colleagues compete as well as cooperate with you for bonuses. Friends at work who are trusted confidantes may then gossip about you. Co-workers who encourage you may also disparage you in front of others. You might call these people “frenemies”. But researchers like us label these kinds of connections “ambivalent relationships”.

Ambivalent relationships are characterized by tension and conflict and involve both positive and negative feelings towards the other person. ...

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At the U.S.-Africa Summit, Leaders Need to Signal Change

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Washington is usually quiet in August, but an event next week has the potential to shake things up for business and foreign policy.

More than 200 U.S. and African CEOs, including the heads of General Electric, Walmart, Blackstone, Google, and Coca-Cola, will gather on August 5 to attend the first ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum. Convened by the White House, the forum is the centerpiece of a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties and will bring together business ...

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How to Discover Your Company’s DNA

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The term “company DNA” is sometimes used as a shorthand for an organization’s culture and strategy — a metaphor for what makes it unique.  But there may be more to the metaphor. Understanding your company’s DNA can help you know what you can and can’t do, and ...

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