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December 19, 2014 | In the News | The New York Times

Prof. Cassie Mogilner in the New York Times

Prof. of Marketing Cassie Mogilner is noted for her research that shows experiential gifts, rather than material gifts, help to strengthen relationships with others.

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December 19, 2014 | Press Releases

Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, Named Senior Fellow at the Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced that Jonathan Greenblatt, currently Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, will serve as a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School starting in January.

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December 18, 2014 | In the News | Fast Company

Prof. Peter Cappelli in Fast Company

Prof. of Management Peter Cappelli explains why layoffs during the holiday season can do more harm than good.

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December 17, 2014 | In the News | Bloomberg News

Prof. Susan Wachter in Bloomberg News

Prof. of Real Estate Susan Wachter offers commentary on the housing market outlook for 2015.

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December 17, 2014 | In the News | Forbes

Profs. Katherine Milkman and Jonah Berger in Forbes

Prof. of Operations and Information Management Katherine Milkman and Prof. of Marketing Jonah Berger are noted for their research on factors that influence what we choose to share online.

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December 17, 2014 | In the News | Associated Press

Prof. Ethan Mollick in the Associated Press

Prof. of Management Ethan Mollick is cited for his research on the success of Kickstarter projects selected as a “staff pick.”

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December 12, 2014 | Feature Stories | Wharton Journal

Leadership Through Resilience & Adaptability: Charles de Villaines WG ‘15

At 18 Charles de Villaines lost his sight but now, as a second year Wharton MBA working on a startup, he finds strength from those around him.

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What Social Media Communicates about the Well-being of Society

The words, phrases and, yes, even the emoticons we use on social media tell a lot about our personalities and, collectively, give a detailed picture of overall well-being. ...

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When It Comes to CEOs, Equity and Press Releases, Timing Is Everything

Do corporate leaders time the release of information to the public to boost their stock prices just before their equity vests? According to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Alex Edmans, there is a correlation....

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Creating a Smart Wealth Management Plan

Charlotte Beyer, author of 'Wealth Management Unwrapped,' shares insights on what can be done to improve the relationship between investors and advisors....

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The Sony Hack: A ‘Question of When’ for Other Companies

Companies both in and outside the entertainment industry can learn numerous lessons from the recent Sony hacking about the importance of beefing up IT security....

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Are Electronic ‘Back Doors’ Unintentionally Helping Hackers?

U.S. law enforcement is more insistent than ever that it needs 'back doors' into electronic systems in order to keep us safe. But could that further weaken electronic security? ...

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Engineering and Construction Companies Get More Networked

The global engineering and construction industry is rapidly resetting how it executes projects....

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Happiness Reveals a Lot about Our Choices — but It Isn’t Everything

Happiness can tell a lot about the decisions people will ultimately make, but new Wharton research shows that the nuances of most decisions go far beyond simply achieving contentment. ...


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