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Who’s the Most Attractive Investment Opportunity of All? Good-Looking Men

Investors are much more likely to be receptive to business pitches from attractive male entrepreneurs than from “average Joes,” Wharton’s Laura Huang finds. But for women, beauty makes no difference.

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How to Convince Workers to Quit Smoking – by Making a Bet

New Wharton research finds that smokers are more likely to quit if their own money is at stake. The bigger challenge, however, may be figuring out how to structure an incentive program so they’re willing to take the risk.

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What Is Art? Surprisingly, the Crowdfunders and Experts Agree

Crowds are smarter than one might think. A Wharton research paper discovered that the artistic tastes of the masses are remarkably aligned with those of experts.


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Social Impact 101: Building Companies That Make a Difference

Joey Hundert — social entrepreneur, start-up consultant and founder of the “Sustainival” — has been working for a decade and a half to promote ventures that both make money and make the world a better place.

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How Kohl’s Took the Road Less Traveled to Be a National Retailer

Kohl’s didn’t merge its way to the top of the retail sector; instead, it clicked with customers by staying ahead of the curve on trends, former president Jay Baker says in the second part of a two-part interview.