Strength in Weakness

Good business isn’t just about buying and selling. It’s also about generosity—giving and taking. We often think of independence as a virtue, especially in the Western world. But the research on networking tells a different story, in which receiving help from others actually boosts your reputation.  Here’s an interesting example: Allowing yourself to express vulnerability […]

Feeling Lucky?

How much of a role does luck play in investments and other important decisions? Former stock trader and influential statistician-philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb is uniquely equipped to examine the question—and the answer he finds in FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS might surprise you. Here are two top insights from our latest Instaread.  Key Insight 1: The value of a […]

How Amazon Weathers PR Crises

The Bezos brand is constantly under attack. Amazon’s reputation is routinely called into question by journalists who are skeptical of the company’s business practices. The founder’s personal rep was on the line with his divorce and a scandal with nude photos. And don’t forget that one of Bezos’s biggest detractors happens to be the President […]

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