Over the last three decades, millions of people have slipped through a loophole in the American dream and become downwardly mobile as a result of downsizing, plant closings, mergers, and divorce: the middle-aged computer executive laid off during an industry crisis, blue-collar workers phased out of the post-industrial economy, middle managers whose positions have been […]
Our lives have meaning because of the stories we tell and the sense we make of our relationships and experience. The greatest risk of our current culture is not over-medication but rather under-listening. Abandoning listening has costs for all of us. In her new book, The Silenced Child, pediatrician Claudia Gold, the author of Keeping Your Child […]
Whether you are faced with decisions momentous or trivial, how you go about resolving everyday dilemmas will definitely affect your level of satisfaction in life. In this engrossing and entertaining guide, David Welch, who has studied the decision-making process at the highest levels, shows how both the science and the art of decision-making are essential […]
Popular views of the 1970s associate the decade with failure: failure of the military in Vietnam, failure of the presidency in Watergate, failure of the economy in oil crises and stagflation, and ailure of both major political parties in addressing the nation’s serious problems. Pulitzer Prize winner David Kennedy dismissed American society in the 1970s […]
Thomas O. McShane is the co-author, with Jonathan Adams, of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion which The Economist called “a brave attempt to take sentimentality out of conservation.” Tom has over thirty years of experience in conservation and development. He has worked in the private sector, for government in both developed and developing countries, […]
Thomas Ramge is the technology correspondent of the business magazine eins and is a contributing editor at The Economist. The author of ten books, he has written widely about big data and digitization. In addition to his writing, he serves as chief explaining officer for US-German data analytics company QuantCo and is a regular speaker on the TEDx circuit.
Tracy Isaacs is a Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Womenâs Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario and am also a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy from the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute […]
David Moss is the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit. He is the founder of the Tobin Project, a nonprofit research organization that has received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. He is the author of When All Else […]
Matchmakers have been around forever – there’s seemingly always been a need for a business that brings together people looking to marry. But until relatively recently, we didn’t recognize that many other kinds of businesses – from Airbnb and American Express to Tencent and Visa – are matchmakers, too. And these businesses operate under a […]
On the day of his discharge from the United States Army, Sgt. Isaac Woodard, a decorated veteran, was beaten and blinded by a small-town police chief in South Carolina. Woodard, like other returning black World War II veterans, had expected that his wartime service would entitle him to respectful treatment and the full benefits of […]
Ginger, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ambergris, Galangal, Spikenard, and Zedoary. Spices—some familiar today, others much more exotic—are well known to have been in enormous demand in medieval times. Their widespread appeal fueled an active trade; they were carried from Asia and India to the marketplaces of Europe where they were sold at exorbitant prices. While this […]
Data Mining for the Social Sciences: An Introduction is a short non-technical introduction to data mining for people who are interested in using data mining to analyze quantitative data, but who don’t yet know much about these methods. Data Mining, using automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data to discover previously unknown or interesting […]
Ethan J. Leib is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He teaches in contracts, legislation, and regulation. His most recent book, Friend v. Friend: Friendships and What, If Anything, the Law Should Do About Them, was published by Oxford University Press. In it, he explores the costs and benefits of the legal recognition of and […]
G. Derek Musgrove is Assistant Professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His new book, <em>Chocolate City: Race and Democracy in Our Nation's Capital from George Washington and Frederick Douglass to Marion Barry and Michelle Rhee</em>, which he is writing with Chris Myers Asch, is a history of race and democracy in Washington, DC. It will be published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Richard Ogle is an entrepreneur, veteran consultant, and educator and senior associate specializing in innovation with the consulting company Enterprise Design. Previously, he was on the faculty of the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College, CA, where he taught in the Executive MBA Program. He also taught for nine years at […]
Carole Emberton is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where she specializes in the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is the author of Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War published by the University of Chicago Press. The book received […]