Global Trade Systems Need Efficiency and Redundancy

Global Trade Systems Need Efficiency and Redundancy

The researchers behind a study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis have made some interesting points about global trade and its resilience to economic shocks, and they did so by taking inspiration from ecosystems. While the study itself is...
Structural “Holes” Lead to Innovation

Structural “Holes” Lead to Innovation

According to research from Bocconi University in Italy, the most innovative companies are those with “holes” in their structure. The reason for this is because companies with these holes are forced to look for people to look externally for knowledge, allowing them to...
The Size Of A Smile Can Predict Marketing Success

The Size Of A Smile Can Predict Marketing Success

Part the complexity of marketing comes from the fact that multiple small factors can dramatically influence consumer behavior. In fact, a recent study from the University of Kansas shows that something as seemingly irrelevant as the size of someone’s smile can...
Helping Consumers Invest with “Nutritional Labels”

Helping Consumers Invest with “Nutritional Labels”

Investing, whether in stocks or retirement funds, is a complex process, in which the vast majority of consumers are significantly undereducated in the skills needed to invest properly. Investors often pay too much and don’t get enough out of the process, which is why...
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