How Focusing On Impact Can Help Nonprofits Thrive

Authors William Meehan and Kim Starkey Jonker discuss their book on strategic leadership at nonprofits. In the next few decades, nonprofits are expected to see an unprecedented level of donations coming into their organizations as accumulated wealth is handed down from baby boomers to the next generations. That shift presents [...]

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How To Pitch Your Startup To A Venture Capitalist

Venture capitalist Jenny Lefcourt offers tips to startups. Jenny Lefcourt is general partner at Freestyle Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in seed and early-stage investments. She knows what it takes to be an entrepreneur because she’s been there. Lefcourt has sold two companies she co-founded — WeddingChannel.com and [...]

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Why Regulation Is A Tricky Business In The Sharing Economy

Wharton's Sarah Light discusses her new paper on regulating the sharing economy. Sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber are disrupting a number of different industries, but they’re also raising a lot of policy questions. Across the country and around the globe, governments are grappling with particular problems created by [...]

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Will Dropbox Be The Unicorn That Proves Itself?

Wharton’s David Hsu and Jay Ritter from the University of Florida discuss the prospects for Dropbox’s IPO. Dropbox, the San Francisco-based cloud storage and file sharing company, is expected to go public this month under auspicious circumstances: The stock market is rebounding and the economy continues to show strength. But [...]

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What Went Wrong: The Demise Of Toys R Us

Wharton's Denise Dahlhoff and Columbia's Mark A. Cohen discuss the demise of Toys R Us. In the end, nostalgia couldn’t save Toys R Us. The once mighty retailer, which has struggled to keep up with changing trends in consumer behavior and childhood play, told a U.S. bankruptcy court on Thursday that [...]

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Is The Trade Resurgence Sustainable?

Amid reports of rising economic nationalism and potential trade wars, what gets missed is that the strong uptick in trade over the last two years looks likely to wind down even without the newest threats. Business should pause before associating this expansion with the trade bonanza of the 1990s [...]

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Why Luxury Brands Are Racing To Embrace E-Commerce

Farfetch is on the cusp of accomplishing something rare in the world of luxury retail: It potentially could become one of the few luxury tech “unicorns” with an upcoming $5 billion IPO. The lofty valuation marks a remarkable turn for an industry that had long been resistant to selling [...]

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Loneliness On The Job: Why No Employee Is An Island

Wharton's Sigal Barsade and Hakan Ozcelik from California State University, Sacramento, discuss their research on workplace loneliness. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. [...]

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