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406: Cross-Culture Work in a Global Economy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Erin Meyer, affiliate professor at INSEAD and author of "The Culture Map," on why memorizing a list of etiquette rules doesn't work.

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FT Big Read

Hillary Clinton and the permanent campaign

Thursday, May 29, 2014

More than two and a half years before the 2016 election, the scaffolding to support a Hillary for president campaign is already substantially built. Richard McGregor reports from Washington DC.

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HBR Ideacast

405: How to Manage Wall Street

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, on striking a balance between running a company for the long term and keeping investors happy.

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FT Big Read

Egypt: revolution to disillusion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Young activists in Egypt helped overthrow two presidents. But now, many are so disillusioned with the country's politics that they have decided not to vote in week's presidential election. Heba Saleh, the FT's Cairo correspondent, reports.

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The Takeaway

Major Bank Pleads to Criminal Charges for First Time in 20 Years

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in penalties, Credit Suisse admitted to helping wealthy Americans evade their taxes by hiding their money in offshore accounts.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Reforming Government Surveillance, Homegrown Militias, and the Secret World of Bob Dylan Superfans

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

China Furious Over Accusations of Economic Espionage | Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance | Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty in $2.6 Billion Criminal Case | Military Evacuates Americans from U.S. Embassy in Libya |Senate Primary Races Could Determine the GOP's Future | Homegrown Militia Groups Multiply in Tense ...

FT Big Read

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

Friday, May 16, 2014

We talk to Peter Spiegel, the FT's Brussels bureau chief, about his groundbreaking series of articles on the worst days of the eurozone crisis, and he answers a selection of reader questions.

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HBR Ideacast

404: Taking Business Back from Wall Street

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Gautam Mukunda, HBS professor, on the dangers of managing companies for shareholders.

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Money Talking

My Turn: Timothy Geithner's Take on the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 09, 2014

The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DIY Retirement Savings Isn't Working

Friday, May 09, 2014

James W. Russell, retirement policy activist and the author of eight books, including Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis (Beacon Press, 2014), argues that the switch to 401(k) plans from traditional pensions leaves workers without secure retirement plans.

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HBR Ideacast

403: Time Is a Company's Most Valuable Resource

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Michael Mankins, partner at Bain & Company, on how to get the most out of meetings.

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FT Big Read

Beyond the fringe: the story of Ukip

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Ahead of European elections in late May, Kiran Stacey and Jim Pickard take an in-depth look at the rise of the UK Independence Party and its leader Nigel Farage.

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Morning Edition

Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

Monday, May 05, 2014

Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Keeping Househusbands Happy

Friday, May 02, 2014

When wives earn more, infidelity is more likely and divorce rates are higher. Here's some tips to make it work.

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The Takeaway

Hope Fades in Ukraine Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Friday, May 02, 2014

Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors ...

HBR Ideacast

402: Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The renowned author and former editor of Gourmet talks about the magazine's closure and her recent transition to fiction writing.

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FT Big Read

US unemployment: a long term trap?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Long term unemployment can take a huge toll on individuals, but it also carries grave consequences for the overall economy. James Politi, US political correspondent, looks at why levels of long term joblessness remain high in the US, and whether government efforts to tackle the problem are proving effective.

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The Takeaway

Inside Bank of America's $4 Billion Blunder

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bank of America has announced a pretty major accounting error. The bank said it would suspend plans to buy back $4 billion in stock and pay its dividends after discovering an error in the information it submitted to the Federal Reserve as part of the stress test process. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Balancing the Books

Monday, April 28, 2014

 Jacob Soll explains how the use and misuse of financial bookkeeping has determined the fate of entire societies. Good accounting has created social stability, good governance, and economic prosperity. But bad accounting practices can have disastrous results, ranging from financial losses and debt to complete economic collapse. In The Reckoning, Soll, a MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient, explains the ways financial accounting is essential to building businesses, states, and even empires, and shows that neglected accounting has contributed to cycles of destruction, such as the 2008 financial crisis.

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HBR Ideacast

401: Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, on how big data is revealing the science behind how we work together, based on his book "Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread."

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