2019: The Year in Review

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Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures and Other Pro Tips for Sticking to Good Habits

This article was previously published on NPR on August 16, 2019 Katy Milkman played tennis at Princeton, and when she finished college, she went to the gym every day. But when she started grad school, her fitness routine went south. “At the end of a long day of classes, IRead More

2018: The Year in Review

Note: This article first appeared on the Wharton School HomePage Cheers to Wharton’s Class of 2018 2018 was a stellar graduation season, with keynotes from powerhouse alumni such as Safra Catz (W’83, L’86), CEO of Oracle, Jeff Weiner (W’92), CEO of LinkedIn, and Bill McNabb (WG’83), Chairman of Vanguard, and a moving speech from Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya thatRead More

Women@Work: Strategies for Overcoming an Unequal Playing Field

This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Wharton@Work. For its recently released Women in the Workplace report, McKinsey surveyed 279 companies and more than 64,000 employees about the state of women in corporate America. The fifth annual study revealed that any progress in closing the gender gap “isn’t justRead More

Dean Garrett’s LinkedIn post: Why we Need a Win Win View of Difference to Tackle Populism

  This article first appeared on LinkedIn on October 2, 2018 The current wave of populism in the Western world is driving America and Europe in directions that are not only anti-establishment and anti-elite, not only anti-trade, anti-immigrant, and anti-global, but also anti-difference — in all its forms. Since atRead More

Issue Brief: Mastering Catastrophic Risk

The sources of company disruptions range from natural calamities such as hurricanes and earthquakes, to human-caused disasters such as terrorist attacks, oil spills, and chemical accidents. Economy-wide shocks such as the 2008–2009 financial crisis in the United States caused enterprise disruptions worldwide. Technological breakthroughs such as digital marketing have upendedRead More

K@W Article: China’s Pork Industry: A New Effort to Help Farmers Modernize

This article first appeared in Knowledge@Wharton’s Management section  on June 13, 2018   China is the largest world’s pork producer, accounting for more than half the total production of a little over 113 million tons, according to the latest data; it is the largest consumer of pork as well. However, China’sRead More

Nano Tool: What Science Says about Quitting While You’re Ahead

Etan Green, Wharton Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions and University of Toronto’s Ashton Anderson discuss their research on what to do after attaining personal best.  Note: This interview was previously published as a Knowledge@Wharton article on February 16, 2018   An edited version of this conversation follows Knowledge@Wharton:Read More

From the Macro to the Personal: Lessons from Five Top Leaders

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn and again in the Knowledge@Wharton leadership section on December 12, 2017 In this opinion piece, Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett writes about critical advice he has received from other leaders – including former Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, AmericanRead More

New Partnership: Penn Athletics Wharton Leadership Academy

Note: The following article was originally published in NCAA Magazine on October 23, 2017. This partnership is possible due to a $1 million commitment from alumnus David S. Pottruck to establish the Penn Athletics Wharton Leadership Academy. For the original press release, please go here.   College sports and leadership skills have longRead More