03/06/2014

A somewhat surprising announcement by The Sun that from now on every Tuesday Page 3 models will be part of a campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer (“check ‘em Tuesday” in the poetic words of The Sun) caught some commentators off guard: How should one feel about mixing the sexist page with health promotion? In a recent paper, George Newman and Daylian Cain looked at what happens if people and companies behave altruistically in the service of self-interest.

03/04/2014

Getting on top of your finances can be a real bear. On paper the idea sounds simple, but in real life, it’s easier said than done.

03/01/2014

Consumers willingly — if unwittingly — provide trillions of “data points” to companies about their purchases, intimate habits and even where a computer mouse hovers on a computer screen without clicking. Americans worried about government spying often have themselves to blame when it comes to private-sector monitoring, experts said.

02/28/2014

Can this brand be saved? Coca-Cola has reigned for years as the world’s No. 1 brand, but last year both Apple and Google overtook it in Interbrand’s annual ranking. The first lady, Michelle Obama, is on a campaign against obesity, urging Americans to drink more water. Prof. Ravi Dhar weighs in on the challenge/opportunity for CSDs.

02/28/2014

Professor William N. Goetzmann, SOM Professor and Director of the International Center for Finance, argues that weather can influence your mindset and consequently your decisions when it comes to investing.

02/27/2014

YCCI Faculty Fellow Rodrigo Canales was recently acknowledged as one of the “Top 40 Under 40″ business school professors by Poets & Quants. His dedication to his reseach finds him in some unexpected situations, from sheering sheep to spending the night in a Mexican drug lord’s home.

02/24/2014

Anthropologists and psychologists called it the "magical law of contagion," or the belief that a person's essence can be transmitted through objects they have touched. In the 1920s, anthropologist James Frazer suggested the belief was common to "savage and barbarous society." But, in a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, Yale University researchers argue that such magical thinking is alive and well here in the United States.

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