Journalist Carl Honoré believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. “By slowing down at the right moments, people find that they … READ MORE
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What leads products, ideas, and behaviors to catch on and become popular? Jonah Berger studies how word of mouth and social influence drive social epidemics and trends. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
His research has … READ MORE
Todd L. Pittinsky is Professor of Technology and Society at SUNY Stony Brook and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was previously Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as Research … READ MORE
As revealed in The Best of Business, a book published by The Economist in collaboration with Pegasus Books in 2009, William Gibbs (1790-1875) became an exceptionally wealthy man by selling guano, seabird dung, that is rich in nitrates and phosphates, and harvested … READ MORE