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Obamacare open enrollment is slated for October 1, and identity thieves are at the ready as the federal government creates its largest-ever database of personal information.

September 6, 2013
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Steven J.J. Weisman

Unintended consequences may accrue from a bank’s well-meaning efforts to provide micro-loans. Personal stories from the village of Trom, Ghana, reveal a few cautions.

August 30, 2013
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Diane Kellogg

Revisions in the calculation of Gross Domestic Product could stimulate R&D investment and technology-driven innovation.

August 23, 2013
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Fred Ledley

Detroit’s bankruptcy is still making headlines, but many U.S. cities face similar issues. How have others survived?

August 16, 2013
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John Tommasi

How does a city that once thrived declare an $18 billion bankruptcy and leave a community stunned?

August 7, 2013
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John Tommasi

Are companies paying enough attention to world issues?

July 31, 2013
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C.C. Chapman

Actuaries analyze risk, but how can they improve their own odds for professional success?

July 17, 2013
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Lucy Kimball and Emmy Roth

TV’s action heroines don’t have to plan dinner. If only it were so easy for the rest of us.

July 10, 2013
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Traci Abbott

After the Supreme Court decisions: Now that federal recognition has been achieved, the next key legal battle is to transform the civil unions and domestic partnerships into marriages.

June 27, 2013
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Marianne DelPo Kulow

The unexpected lessons you'll remember in the future.

June 26, 2013
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Fred Ledley

On the eve of the Supreme Court rulings: What will be the tipping point for national legal recognition of gay marriage?

June 12, 2013
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Marianne DelPo Kulow

On March 14 in Washington, D.C., a group of business school educators and administrators gathered at the National Academy of Sciences to meet with leaders from the private and public sectors and have a conversation on an unlikely topic: climate change education for future business leaders.

May 29, 2013
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David Szymanski

Over the course of our careers, virtually all of us will be faced with an ethical quandary. It could be pressure from a boss to “hit the numbers.” It could be arm-twisting to “be a team player” when dealing with questionable supplier practices. Or it could be our own rationalizations for looking the other way — “Everyone is doing it” or “This isn’t my responsibility.”Indeed, the world of business can be murky at times.

May 22, 2013
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Tony Buono

"Business ethics” means very different things to different students — depending upon where they are raised and the experiences that they have had to date.

May 15, 2013
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Roy (Chip) A. Wiggins

During my time at Bentley, I took a variety of business courses. We all know that to be a successful business person in today’s world, you need a variety of skills and exposure to many different ways of thinking.In one class, Professor Tim Anderson introduced the talking stick.

May 9, 2013
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C.C. Chapman

Learning deepens when students, alumni and guest companies grab the tools to take matters into their own hands.

May 3, 2013
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Mark Frydenberg

The presence of women on the boards of public companies has been increasing virtually everywhere in the world — except in the United States. Why?

April 30, 2013
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Patricia M. Flynn and Toni G. Wolfman

I am a baby boomer, one of the many Americans approaching their dream retirement age. I am also one of the many baby boomers who has a little panic attack every time I look at my retirement accounts and my exposure to the whims of the stock market.One of the questions that I often get as a financial planner (and one that I ask myself) is: Should I take money out of my retirement account to pay off the remaining balance on my home’s mortgage?

April 25, 2013
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David Milton

Breaking down barriers to emphasize themes and synergy.

April 22, 2013
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Barry Camson

Will challenging conventional wisdom get you where you want to be?

April 11, 2013
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Alissa Rogers

A freshman class is more than the sum of its parts. Here's how a seasoned admissions director views the task of building a diverse and successful college cohort.

April 5, 2013
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Joann C. McKenna

The news is full of stories about the hacking into large companies: Burger King, Jeep, The New York Times, and even supposedly adept tech companies such as Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and Microsoft. Unfortunately, hacking isn’t just for the big boys — small businesses are facing an unprecedented threat of cyberattacks.

April 3, 2013
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Steven J. J. Weisman

When it comes to malaria intervention, sometimes I feel like I’m watching a train heading over a cliff in slow motion. If you get your malaria news from the media, this might surprise you.

March 28, 2013
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Tony Kiszewski

Midway through a successful career, here is what I wished I'd known about getting prepared to operate in the corporate world.

March 26, 2013
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Debbie Millin

Mohammed Yunis came up with a good idea: Give small loans to people who don’t have access to capital. A high percentage of the world’s population lives at a subsistence level. They spend all they make on food, and have none left for an “investment” that might make their microbusiness more profitable. If you could buy more bananas in the first place, your profit would be higher.

March 21, 2013
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Diane Kellogg

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