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Why Is the Middle Class in Such a Precarious Position?

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The American Dream is disappearing for the middle class, says the author of ‘Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.’

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Six Questions That Can Help Guide Digital Transformation

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Two MIT researchers offer a practical guide to digital transformation in their new book, ‘What’s Your Digital Business Model?’

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What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

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Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet ...

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Whether a Husband Identifies as a Breadwinner Depends on Whether He Respects His Wife’s Career — Not on How Much She Earns

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Professional careers are notorious for demanding that people be single-mindedly devoted to work. It’s a demand that is often especially acute for men, who face rigid expectations that being a successful man requires having a successful career, and that ...

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How to Avoid Loneliness When You Work Entirely from Home

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Working from home can be a coveted perk, allowing you to opt out of rush-hour traffic and eliminate the tedious banalities of office life. But it can also cut you off from the spontaneous interactions that can spark new ...

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Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

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Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in ...

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Networking Myths Dispelled

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David Burkus, a professor at Oral Roberts University and author of the book Friend of a Friend, explains common misconceptions about networking. First, trading business cards at a networking event doesn’t mean you’re a phony. Second, your most valuable contacts are actually the people you already know. Burkus says some of the most useful networking you can do involves strengthening your ties with old friends and current coworkers.

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Regulating Ride-sharing Firms: Will New York City Become a Model?

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The largest market for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services last week had its first successful attempt at regulating the growth of the nascent industry.

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Managers Think They’re Good at Coaching. They’re Not.

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Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re incorrectly answering the question. Why? For one, managers tend to think they’re coaching ...

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To Make Self-Driving Cars Safe, We Also Need Better Roads and Infrastructure

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The big question around self-driving cars, for many people, is: When will the technology be ready? In other words, when will autonomous vehicles be safe enough to operate on their own? But there has been far less attention paid ...

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