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Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

By Derivatives Trader - May 16 2019
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Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

Most underrated podcast

By Feldman821 - Mar 23 2018
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Tons of interesting topics. I learn tons and not always just business and finance stuff.

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
12
2
6
3

Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

By Derivatives Trader - May 16 2019
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Really enjoyed the China / Tariff discussion

Most underrated podcast

By Feldman821 - Mar 23 2018
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Tons of interesting topics. I learn tons and not always just business and finance stuff.

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Knowledge@Wharton

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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP

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China’s second-quarter economic growth hit a 27-year low. But it’s not because of the trade war, say experts from Wharton and Stanford.

Jul 19 2019

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Machine Programming: What Lies Ahead?

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Machine programming -- software that creates its own software -- is at an inflection point. It may redefine many industries, says Intel’s Justin Gottschlich.

Nov 22 2019

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Escaping the Rat Race: Why We Are Always Running Out of Time

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Trying to balance the competing demands of work, family, finances, technology and self-care has left Americans perpetually pressed for time -- is there any way to get off the treadmill?

May 06 2019

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Follow the (Dirty) Money

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A new book from investigative journalist Oliver Bullough paints a bleak picture of rampant corruption, showing how the world’s rich and powerful conspire to stay that way.

Jul 24 2019

23mins

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Is the World Economy Headed for a Fall?

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It’s not just the latest IMF forecast causing concern. Many straws in the wind point to tougher times ahead, experts say.

Apr 18 2019

32mins

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How You Can Use Conflict to Build a Better Team

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In her new book, psychologist and business strategist Liane Davey extols the virtues of office conflict and explains how to use friction as a force for good.

Jun 06 2019

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Preventing the Next Housing Crisis

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Overly loose mortgage standards are not exactly making a comeback, but some loans today are close to regulatory guardrails. New Wharton research offers a tool that can help regulators know when things may be going too far.

Apr 26 2019

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Late Bloomers: Why Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

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Journalist and self-described late bloomer Rich Karlgaard rejects societal pressure to achieve success at an early age, saying there’s plenty of scientific evidence that many people find their talents later in life.

May 16 2019

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Why Most Leadership Skills Are Learned

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Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams draws on his years of management experience to offer leadership advice in his new book.

Sep 11 2019

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Don’t Underestimate Generalists: They Bring Value to Your Team

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The traditional path to success has emphasized excelling in a single discipline or field rather than being a generalist. But writer David Epstein is challenging that wisdom, contending that it’s sometimes better to be a jack of all trades.

Jul 09 2019

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Why Monetary Policy Affects the Financial System and the Economy

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Recent research from Wharton’s Itamar Drechsler examines bank deposits as a form of monetary policy.

Jul 02 2019

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What Are the Long-term Costs of the China-U.S. Trade War?

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An escalating trade war with China will lead to dire results for the U.S., according to long-term analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model. Consumers and businesses alike will feel the impact, experts say.

Aug 06 2019

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Can Algorithms Diagnose Disease Better Than Doctors?

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AI holds great promise for medical advancements. Researchers discuss how algorithms can be used boost patient outcomes.

Apr 25 2019

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Are Negative Interest Rates on the Way in the U.S.?

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The U.S. could be headed for negative interest rate territory. Experts from Wharton and Michigan State University discuss the implications for the U.S. economy.

Sep 17 2019

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What Will It Take for Uber to Become Profitable?

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Uber needs to ensure that its core business of ride-hailing is profitable before diversifying into areas like bike rentals, say experts.

Aug 20 2019

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When and How Entrepreneurs Pivot

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Wharton’s Jacqueline Kirtley studied seven early-stage firms in the energy and cleantech sector to learn how strategic changes actually play out in the startup world.

Jun 11 2019

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U.S. Economy: Is a Long, Shallow Recession on the Way?

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Wharton's Jeremy Siegel and David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff expect the Fed to cut interest rates in the coming year as the latest GDP report reveals some troubling trends. But they disagree on whether the slowdown will lead to a recession.

Aug 06 2019

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Want a Job in the Future? Be a Student for Life

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New digital technologies will destroy many jobs and also create new ones. To survive, everyone will need to keep learning, says Infosys president Ravi Kumar.

Jul 02 2019

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What’s the Next Chapter for Barnes & Noble?

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A hedge fund wants to buy the bookstore chain for $683 million, including debt. Will the deal work? Experts from Wharton and elsewhere share their insights.

Jun 18 2019

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Fight to Win: How a Judo Champion Built Resilience

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Ranking judo champion Peter Paltchik exemplifies what it means to overcome adversity and push beyond limits – a lesson that is inspiring to business leaders as well as athletes.

Jul 18 2019

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Equal Health Care for All: A Philosopher’s Answer to a Political Question

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An ethically sound health care system requires limits on the private sector, says Wharton's Robert Hughes.

Dec 04 2019

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Can Uber Overcome Its Regulatory Obstacles?

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Uber’s latest skirmish with London regulators, which cost the company its license to operate in one of its most lucrative markets, is the result of a flawed culture, Wharton experts say.

Dec 03 2019

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Mismatch: Why Workers Don’t Stay After an Acquisition

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New research from Wharton's Daniel Kim shows that employees of acquired companies are more likely to leave the merged firm than regular hires with similar resumes.

Dec 02 2019

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Who Is Responsible for Biased and Intrusive Algorithms?

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Machine learning algorithms don’t have a moral character. We need to know how to specify what we want, say Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, co-authors of 'The Ethical Algorithm.'

Dec 02 2019

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How We Can Put Civility Back into Civic Engagement

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A new publication from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers a framework for strengthening democracy in an effort to reverse some troubling trends.

Nov 26 2019

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Why Fintech Is Disrupting Traditional Banking

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Fintechs are experiencing high growth as they target the pain points that customers experience with traditional banks, according to BankMobile co-founder Luvleen Sidhu.

Nov 26 2019

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Want Better Forecasting? Silence the Noise

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Scholars have long focused on the effects of bias on the accuracy of predictions. But new research by Wharton’s Barbara Mellers and INSEAD’s Ville Satopӓӓ found that noise is a much bigger factor than expected.

Nov 26 2019

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Machine Programming: What Lies Ahead?

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Machine programming -- software that creates its own software -- is at an inflection point. It may redefine many industries, says Intel’s Justin Gottschlich.

Nov 22 2019

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The Next Legal Challenge: Getting Law Firms to Use Analytics

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Lawyers are reluctant to use big data and predictive analytics, partly because of the risk-averse nature of the legal field. But attorney Dave Walton and Wharton’s Raghuram Iyengar say the benefits are worth it.

Nov 22 2019

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A Middle-class Tax Cut: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

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Trump’s “Tax Cuts 2.0” would swell the federal debt, but the U.S. economy would see both short- and long-term gains, according to an analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model.

Nov 19 2019

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Do Foreign Firms Thrive in Immigrant Enclaves? O Da!

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New research coauthored by Wharton's Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez looks at why, and under what circumstances, foreign firms boost their performance when they move into areas inhabited by immigrants from their home countries.

Nov 18 2019

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Why Ridesharing Reaps Unexpected Benefits

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Ridesharing can be more than just transportation. Research co-authored by Wharton's Lindsey Cameron reveals unexpected social and cultural benefits from what happens inside the car.

Nov 14 2019

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Why Older Entrepreneurs Have the Edge

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Research co-authored by Wharton's Daniel Kim busts the popular myth that the most successful startups are founded by whiz kids.

Nov 12 2019

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Medicare for All: Would It Work? And Who Would Pay?

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Standardized health plans and a centralized clearinghouse would substantially ease the path for Medicare for All, says Obamacare advisor and Penn professor Zeke Emanuel.

Nov 12 2019

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Workplace Romance: Did McDonald’s Make the Right Call?

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The recent firing of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook over a workplace romance highlights a growing intolerance for inappropriate behavior that used to be overlooked.

Nov 08 2019

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In the Digital Age, How Companies Can Go from Vulnerable to Vigilant

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Wharton's George Day and co-author Paul Schoemaker discuss their new book on how companies can safeguard themselves against disruption in the digital age.

Nov 07 2019

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Has the Sharing Economy Disrupted Marketing? Not Quite…

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A new paper by Wharton's Cait Lamberton offers guidance for marketers who must transform traditional practices and beliefs to fit the modern sharing economy.

Oct 31 2019

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How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Pave the Way for Foreign VC Investments

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Armed with knowledge and connections in their native countries, first-generation immigrants help open the door for venture capitalists to make investments abroad, according to new research coauthored by Wharton’s Exequiel Hernandez.

Oct 29 2019

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Can India’s Economy Return to High Growth?

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Gaurav Dalmia, chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings, a holding company for business and financial assets, spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the Indian economy, opportunities and risks in private equity, and his leadership journey.

Oct 29 2019

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Why Digital Transformations Fail — and How to Fix That

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Author Tony Saldanha offers five steps for businesses that want to transition to digital but don’t know how.

Oct 29 2019

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