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The Real Tide Pod Challenge
A compact, colorful design turned laundry pods into a monster hit for Procter & Gamble. It also may have contributed to an epidemic of injuries among children. Have P&G and the industry done enough to make the products safe?
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A.i. With Heart
A child prodigy, an immigrant, and a serial entrepreneur—Amir Husain is using his empathy to build the future of computing.
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Google’s Hopes And Dreams In India
THE SILICON VALLEY GIANT OPTS FOR PATIENCE OVER PROFITS IN THIS MASSIVE BUT CHALLENGING MARKET. WHAT IT LEARNS THERE MAY BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD.
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Big Tech Vs. Big Lawsuits
Class-action lawyers are champing at the bit amid a rising number of high-profile corporate privacy scandals.
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In Brexit, Could Ireland Wear The Crown?
As Britain stumbles through a Brexit mess, corporations are turning to Ireland—cool, confident, coherent—as the crown jewel of their European operations. Is the grass really greener in Dublin? Richard Morgan travels across the Irish Sea to discover a
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Remade By Data
Artificial intelligence is reshaping the “built world,” creating powerful tools—and troubling dilemmas—for designers.
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The Pros And Cons Of Politics
Shareholders get justifiably nervous when a company takes a stand on a divisive social issue. But when the right brand sends the right message, the results can be good for sales and stocks alike.
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Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future
Companies—and countries—are battling for leadership in this nascent technology that promises faster data crunching than ever before.
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A Pub Crawl for Public Transport
The Detroit Bus Co. could be a model for fixing the gaps in our cities’ crumbling transit systems.
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The New Power Blazer
AS A CEO SUMMONED to Capitol Hill to face angry lawmakers, selecting your outfit—and therefore the silent message you’ll telegraph on camera—is far from trivial. Safe choices might include the Navy Blazer of Contrition or the dove-gray skirt suit tha
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Grand Designs
THE NOTION OF “DESIGN THINKING”—which takes some of the tools involved in shaping physical products and applies them to the task of building better systems and organizations—has been around for decades. But Tim Brown has been on a mission to broaden
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The New Blueprint
Design-driven thinking has changed the way companies develop their products and reach their customers. Can it help them take on society’s biggest challenges?
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Markets Are Global, Payments Are Local
Even as retailers grow multinational in scope, the way people pay for things differs radically from country to country.
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Assessing The Chances Of Those Who Take Stances
These three companies have made headlines for their messaging on divisive political and social issues. Here’s how their core businesses are faring.
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A Game Of Thrones In The Boardroom
IT IS SAID in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire that when you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die—there is no middle ground. In real life, mercifully, the stakes aren’t so brutally high. Yet as Columbia Business School pr
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The Audacity Of Schultz
Howard Schultz appears to have dramatically misread America’s appetite for sending a coffee mogul to the Oval Office. Is the backlash specific to one billionaire exec’s hubris—or have we lost our taste for CEO candidates once and for all?
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Taming the Behemoths
D.C.’s bitter partisans can agree on at least one thing: The big tech companies need reining in.
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100 Best Companies To Work For 2019
INNOVATION BY ALL. How do you encourage it? How do you harness it? And most important, how do you make sure you’re not stifling it? As we talked to top-performing companies of every size and across every industry on our 22nd annual list, the challeng
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Hajimemashite!*
THE JAPANESE TRADITION of bathing in onsens, or natural hot springs, dates back to the sixth century, but not everyone’s able to jump right in. After interviewing dozens of international tourists, Hoshino Resorts, one of Japan’s leading hospitality c
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The Spy Inside Your Car
Digital assistants may be a convenience for drivers, but they also raise serious privacy questions over the information they collect.
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Remembering Herb
ON A VISIT to Southwest Airlines’ headquarters in Dallas, employees strolling the corridors stop to chuckle at a kind of mirth-filled museum depicting its legendary cofounder hugging and mugging. Workers can gawk at a life-size cutout of Herb Kellehe
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Joint Ventures
THE FIRST TIME I SMOKED POT was in Building 10 at the NIH. The year was 1979. I was 15 years old and being treated for Hodgkin’s disease at the National Cancer Institute. A kind nurse had found an empty examination room in the clinical center where I
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Cast a Critical Eye Over the A.I. Hype Merchants
Like mainframe computers in the 1960s, artificial intelligence has the potential to transform business. But the key to utilizing it will be realizing its limitations.
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The Hidden Upside To CEO Drama
When a company axes its chief executive, its stock often plummets. But when the firing is part of a bigger overhaul, investors can win in the long run. Here are some shake-ups worth celebrating.
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How to Deal With No Deal
THE VERY POSSIBLE scenario that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a negotiated exit deal would be a shock to everyone’s system. With no trade deals in place, tariffs would jolt into effect, causing shortages on shelves and blockages in ports
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Wall Street’s Contact High
Excitement about legal weed turned Canadian startup Tilray into one of the world’s hottest stocks—and turned its American founders into billionaires. As Big Cannabis goes mainstream, will the buzz wear off?
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Paul Cox Has A Radical Theory For What’s Causing Alzheimer’s. Here’s Why We Should Listen.
IN A SMALL LAB IN JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., 65-year-old Paul Cox believes he’s closing in on a treatment that might prevent Alzheimer’s disease. And ALS. And a host of other neurodegenerative diseases, for that matter. Cox, we should point out, isn’t a neu
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The Internet Space Race
THE NEXT BILLION PEOPLE who get connected to the Internet may be looking to the heavens. That’s where a race is on to provide online access from fleets of satellites, led by a who’s who of tech and several deep-pocketed startups. The aim is to help
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The KonMari Economy
NETFLIX SPARKED JOY … as well as social media buzz, memes, and possibly sales trends with its recent debut of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Inspired by Kondo’s KonMari method for decluttering and organizing living spaces, the series is prompting view
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Don’t Fall for Wall Street’s Optimism
AFTER A BRUTAL DECEMBER, when trade turmoil and signs of slowing growth sent global stock markets into a tailspin, America’s investment institutions did the sensible thing: They reduced their 2019 stock-price targets for the S&P 500. But they didn’t
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