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September 22, 2014 | Feature Stories | Wharton@Work

New CEO Learns Essential Leadership Lessons at Wharton

Darren Mass became CEO of his own company at age 28, but the new role required new leadership skills. He turned to Wharton Executive Education, where he is honing his “strategic edge.”

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September 11, 2014 | In the News | The Oregonian

Prof. Barbara Kahn in the Oregonian

Prof. of Marketing Barbara Kahn discusses the potential risks involved when brands use a celebrity to endorse a product.

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September 11, 2014 | In the News | Time

Prof. Olivia Mitchell in Time

Prof. of Business Economics and Public Policy Olivia Mitchell is cited for her proposal that says those who delay Social Security should be allowed to take their benefits in a lump sum.

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September 11, 2014 | Press Releases

Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett and SirusXM Pres. and CCO Scott Greenstein Host the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark the Opening of SiriusXM’s Studio for Business Radio powered by the Wharton School

The ribbon cutting ceremony marks the opening of SiriusXM’s satellite radio broadcast studio for Business Radio powered by the Wharton School.

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September 10, 2014 | In the News | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Ethan Mollick in the Wall Street Journal

Prof. of Management Ethan Mollick is cited for his research that finds only a small percentage of fundraising projects on Kickstarter deliver goods on time.

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September 10, 2014 | In the News | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Mauro Guillen in the Wall Street Journal

Prof. of Manangement Mauro Guillen comments on the appointment of Ana Botin as chairwoman of the Santander Group.

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September 9, 2014 | In the News | Fox29 Philadelphia

Prof. Kenneth Shropshire on Fox29 Philadelphia

Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Kenneth Shropshire discusses the controversy surrounding Ray Rice and the NFL.

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What Employers Should Learn from Wal-Mart’s Dress Code Controversy

Wal-Mart's plan to toughen its employee dress code was a good marketing move that backfired, according to Wharton's Deborah Weinstein. ...

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Brand Challenge: Is There a ‘Recipe’ for Going Viral?

Digitally savvy brands that meet consumers on their own terms can drive greater engagement, write Google’s Kelli Wasuri and Gopi Kallayil in this opinion piece.  ...

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Financial Inclusion in India: Moving Beyond Bank Accounts

A program in India to increase financial inclusion made rapid progress in opening bank accounts for underserved populations -- but it has also raised numerous questions about what still needs to be done. ...

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What Social Networks Can Teach Us about How the Brain Works

Penn's Danielle S. Bassett, 32, the youngest of this year's MacArthur fellows, talks about her research in understanding how the human brain functions....

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Is Every Lie ‘a Sin’? Maybe Not

When is honesty not the best policy and deception morally correct? More often than you might think, as it turns out....

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Why Child Care Is the Economy’s ‘Invisible’ Driver

Child care -- or the lack of affordable care options -- is a multi-layered economic issue that has wide-ranging repercussions for the U.S. and globally. But even as costs continue to go up, few concrete solutions are in sight. ...

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Capital Flight: Can Tax Inversions Be Prevented?

Legislators in Washington are up in arms over a wave of companies pursuing overseas acquisitions so they can escape high U.S. taxes. But can the capital flight be stopped?...


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