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True north

It doesn’t make sense to be different “people” in different contexts. So, don’t. Be your best self.

Dare to jump

Five ways to encourage students to embrace meaningful risks.

Use big data to fight fraud
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Fraud, waste and abuse is a costly problem in health care, but data, analytics and AI could turn the tide.

Third-party data is under scrutiny because of high profile breaches

Trading Desk DTCC

DTCC calls for more work from industry to advance OTC derivatives standards, data collection methods.

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Focusing on customers can help banks optimize their businesses


Bully bosses come in many shapes and forms, which is why their presence and its toxicity inside the organization is so insidious.

What’s trending? From self-paced learning to self-care, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Border Wall

US-Mexico tensions set to spike, Wells Fargo has a leaker, Main Street preps for LIBOR changes, and is better regulation needed for ETFs?

plant-based foods

Americans are changing the way they eat, with plant-based foods taking center stage (or plate, rather).


There's value in being nice in public, whether in business or sports.


Wells Fargo gets dinged, HSBC gets greener, Jes Staley skates, Arsene Wenger walks, and Avicii is gone.

Top 10: Gerber's new HQ, Necco crowdfunding campaign and USA's culinary win

The sale of Hearthside Food Solutions to private equity investors Partners Group Holding and Charlesbank Capital Partners was the suject of this week's top story.

Educator Jim Dillon reflects on the importance of letting learning sink in.


People can viewed as property or assets, or they can be viewed as people. Baseball manager Bruce Bochy shows how treating players as people can pay off.