Nurturing Talent Will Help Companies Survive the Pandemic

August 09, 2020

Great leaders develop talent on a continuous basis, according to Tuck School of Business professor Sydney Finkelstein. In a conversation with Wharton’s Peter Cappelli, he explains why that’s more important than ever.

Anger at Work: How Negative Emotions Cloud Judgment

May 31, 2019

New Wharton research reveals that angry people often lose the ability to see problems from another point of view, which can hamper efforts to resolve conflict. Anger is a particularly negative emotion in the workplace. It can rub off on managers, subordinates or co-workers, making them keep their...

For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

May 26, 2019

In their new book, Wharton’s Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch explain how a “connected strategy” helps businesses create more value for themselves and their customers. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s no longer good enough for a company to sell a product through...

Empowering the Developing World, One Bicycle at a Time

May 19, 2019

World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that builds and distributes bicycles in rural areas of the developing world, is the 2019 winner of the Lipman Prize. The winner of the 2019 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is World Bicycle Relief, a...

How Digital Technology Is Transforming Cost Management

March 31, 2019

Digital technologies do more than cut costs. They can drive strategic growth, says Wharton’s Christopher Ittner. When companies talk about cost management, their focus typically is on slashing their current expenses. But in today’s digital era, cost management has taken on a new hue: It...

What Traits Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

January 05, 2019

Audacity and courage are among the hallmarks of successful startup founders, according to panelists at the recent Wharton India Economic Forum. Launching a startup and building it is fraught with unforeseen risks. It calls for passion and commitment that extend beyond business goals, according...

Can GE Make the Most of Its “Reset Moment”?

November 04, 2018

Former GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock talks about her time at the company and the challenges that lie ahead for new CEO Larry Culp. Challenges continue to multiply at General Electric (GE), the iconic company that Thomas Edison founded in 1892. At the end of October, Larry Culp, who recently took...