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Leadership, Social Impact, Economics & Policy

Five Pieces of Advice for the Next US President

CBS faculty members offer their ideas for how the president should address the pandemic and the economy, and how to lead the country for the next four years.

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Social Impact, The Workplace, Leadership

Do You Tell People Who You’re Voting For?

Keeping your vote a secret from family and close friends could result in feeling regretful and inauthentic.

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Data & Business Analytics, Social Impact, Economics & Policy

What You Buy Could Reveal How You Vote

The social media we follow and what we consume says a lot about our political affiliations.

Healthcare, The Workplace, Strategy

Reducing the Stigma of COVID-19 at Work

Surveying employees using the random rotation method could help keep workers and workplaces safe.

Healthcare, Data & Business Analytics, Economics & Policy

Do Hospital Mergers Bring Down Costs?

New analysis shows that examining marginal costs provides a clearer picture of potential savings.

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Leadership, Social Impact

In Pursuit of an Equal America

Mona Sinha ’93 has dedicated her career to women’s rights.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Workplace

This Alumna Tells It Like It Is

Podcast host Cassandra Rae Pittman ’12 is having candid conversations with female entrepreneurs.

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Economics & Policy, Social Impact

Do Wealthy People Deserve to Be Rich? 

The public perception of wealth influences how policy makers address the problem of economic inequality.

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Social Impact, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This Startup Makes Civics Education Accessible

Local Civics brings civics technology and programming to young people across the country.

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Economics & Policy, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

There Is a Better Way to Regulate Chinese Social Media Apps

Professor Shang-Jin Wei offers an alternative to President Trump’s executive orders on TikTok and WeChat.

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Social Impact, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Startup Principles Helped Deliver Meals to Millions

FeedMyCity distributed 4.5 million cooked meals to migrant workers in India through a mix of marketing, technology, and leadership.

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Economics & Policy, The Workplace

The Moral Cost of Unemployment Insurance

Generous unemployment benefits paradoxically make it easier for firms to lay off workers.

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Economics & Policy, Leadership

Kamala Harris: Democratic VP Pick and Brand Name

A political campaign, like an advertising campaign, is all about the marketing.

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Leadership

Columbia Business School Dean Emeritus Shares Lessons Learned

Meyer Feldberg looks back on his distinguished career in "No Finish Line"

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Social Impact

New App Helps Increase Youth Voter Turnout

The Movement, founded by Jordan Giallanzo ’18, drives change by making civic engagement easier and more rewarding.

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Economics & Policy, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Pharmaceutical Innovation Is Crucial to a Return to Normal

Research demonstrates that the introduction of new drugs to the marketplace results in longer lives and shorter hospital stays.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Social Impact

A Line of Diverse Dolls Ensures Every Little Girl Feels Proud in Her Skin

Ozi Okaro ’03 founded Ikuzi Dolls to give her young daughters toys they could identify with.

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Leadership, The Workplace

The Power of Communicating Without Words

Sometimes we communicate more powerfully with our actions, although we are often unaware of it.

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Leadership, The Workplace, Strategy

Can Venture Capital Overcome Its Diversity Problem?

Elliott Robinson ’12 is passionate about bringing diversity to venture capital firms and funding more diverse startups.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Social Impact, Economics & Policy

Entrepreneurship Is a Viable Option for the Formerly Incarcerated

New research demonstrates that starting a business increases financial stability and reduces recidivism.

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Leadership, Policy & Economics

An Open Letter to America

America has been a nation that did not judge you for failure, but encouraged you to keep going and growing. Now we must help the nation do the same.

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Social Impact

A School at the Epicenter of the Pandemic Overcomes Unprecedented Challenges

Charon Darris ’13 is facing extraordinary obstacles to ensure bright futures for his students.

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The Workplace, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Ensuring Fair Hiring in the Midst of a Pandemic

Alumni co-founders of job site Wanted know that transparency and salary are top priorities for talent.

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Economics & Policy

Priorities for the COVID-19 Economy

We shouldn’t bail out firms like old-line retailers that were already in decline before the crisis; to do so would merely create “zombies.”

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Economics & Policy

How to Jump-Start the Global Supply Chain

Panelists at a recent online discussion suggested the global supply chain is changing in profound ways. Here are four questions we don’t have answers to yet.

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Economics & Policy

Economy Boosters, Economy Busters

Noel Capon, the R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing, writes that the focus for revitalizing the economy should be to mitigate the virus.

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Leadership

How Protest Movements Gain Power

Black Lives Matter’s use of agency and identity are fueling changes in policy and culture.

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Social Impact, Leadership

Successful Protests Require Diversity and Focus

Social movements draw strength from broad coalitions and clear goals.

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Social Impact

The Importance of the Unseen Moments of Black Fatherhood

A publishing company was born out of the necessity to express a singular story through photographs.

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Leadership

How to Learn Our Way to Success

The ability to learn rapidly and strategically are key factors to success during a crisis.

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The Workplace

How to Lead Virtual Teams Successfully

COVID-19 has made remote work a necessity, but that doesn't mean that teams have to sacrifice communication.

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Social Impact

The Future of the Post-Pandemic Office

Jonathan Wasserstrum ’12, CEO and co-founder of SquareFoot, predicts when and how employees might return to work.

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Economics & Policy

A Different Way to Bail Out Firms

New research calculates the effect of conditional loans on the economy.

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Economics & Policy

How Will Business Behave in the New Normal?

New research foresees long-term economic changes from belief scarring.

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Healthcare, Data & Business Analytics

How To Get COVID-19 Testing Right

Professors Carri Chan, Assaf Zeevi, and Daniel Russo analyze how testing 300 people in New York City for COVID-19 antibodies could help stem a second wave of the pandemic.

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Healthcare, Data & Business Analytics

Harnessing Healthcare Data to Find Lifesaving Cures

Sunny Grewal ’13 founded OMNY to help life sciences companies acquire the data they need to develop life-saving cures and let healthcare systems open new revenue streams.

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Economics & Policy

Governments Should Be Transparent When Planning to End Lockdowns

Businesses will benefit from clear policy guidance from lawmakers

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Healthcare

Virtual Wellness Offerings Are Pivotal in the Age of Remote Work

Liz Wilkes ’13, CEO of Exubrancy, knows mental and physical well-being is more important now than ever before.

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Economics & Policy

How Emerging Economies Can Dig Out After COVID-19

New research calculates the effect of conditional loans on the economy.

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Economics & Policy

Are We Headed for a World Without Oil?

As the Coronavirus pandemic set-in, oil prices collapsed across the globe. That change might become permanent.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Pandemic and the Smarter World: A Future of Robots?

Robots could become integral parts of our lives during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economics & Policy

New Research Reveals Dramatic Shifts in US Household Spending

Data from March shows similarities in spending across various demographics.

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Leadership

The Trust Factor

Five ways leaders can maintain a high level of trust during a crisis.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Alumni Food Entrepreneurs Team Up to Feed NYC Healthcare Workers

Fundraising efforts, along with a generous donation from Beyond Meat, founded by Ethan Brown ’08, helps restaurant P.S. Kitchen, owned by April Tam Smith ’10 and Graham Smith ’21, provide meals to healthcare workers.

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The Workplace

How to Keep Up Your Job Search During the Pandemic

Your job search doesn't have to stop during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center Is a Lifeline for Business Owners

The SBDC offers resources and guidance to Harlem’s small businesses amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

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Economics & Policy

Will Retail Bounce Back From the Pandemic?

Companies are facing a liquidity problem amid uncertainty over when stores can reopen.

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Economics & Policy

Providing Debt Relief for Emerging Economies

New proposal would help low and middle-income nations fund their pandemic response.

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Healthcare, Economics & Policy

Patents vs. the Pandemic

The flu vaccine was developed through open science, without any intellectual-property considerations. Imagine if we could do the same for COVID-19.

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Social Impact

NYC Silkscreen Studio Swaps Fine Art Prints for Safety Signage

Gary Lichtenstein Editions has partnered with Urban Pathways to increase awareness and safety in the homeless community.

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Healthcare

Himalaya Capital Founder and Columbia University Trustee Li Lu Donates $1.5 Million to Aid Healthcare Workers

“We do what we are uniquely positioned to do best,” Li says

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Social Impact

Fashion Brands Repurpose Resources to Offer Aid in the COVID-19 Crisis

Retail giants like Yoox Net-a-Porter Group and Brooks Brothers quickly pivoted to offer life-saving services.

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Healthcare, Data & Business Analytics

Streamlined Access to Information in Hospitals Is the Difference Between Life and Death

Michael Bouton ’16, chief medical information officer of NYC Health + Hospitals, oversees crucial medical records systems for the city’s public healthcare network.

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Economics & Policy

Mortgage Debt Relief Is Crucial to Economic Recovery

Should the federal government offer debt relief to homeowners?

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Healthcare

Alumni and Students From Greater China Donate PPE to NY Healthcare Workers Desperate for Gear

As the pandemic ebbed in China, alumni from the region raised more than $2.1 million to send crucial protective gear to New York healthcare workers.

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Social Impact

COVID-19 Conversations

What to discuss with your loved ones right now.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

These Museums Are Connecting People With Art in the Pandemic

You can still view some of the world's most famous artworks from your home.

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Leadership

An Open Letter to Young Scholars on the COVID-19 Crisis

Management Professor Damon J. Phillips explains how this global crisis will spur groundbreaking scholarship.

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Economics & Policy

Internationalizing the Crisis

Global action is also a matter of self-interest for developed economies.

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Economics & Policy

Hypersensitivity to Coronavirus News Is Driving Market Reactions – and Vice Versa

In times of volativity, markets are highly influenced by media-driven anxiety.

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Leadership, Data & Business Analytics

How to Make Sound Decisions With Limited Data During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Marketing professor Oded Netzer explains the challenges of data-driven decision-making during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Healthcare

How to Be Gritty in the Time of COVID-19

Structure and routine are important, but so are passion and gratitude.

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Healthcare, Economics & Policy

For Americans Facing Job Loss, Financial Strains Only Scratch the Surface

The longer the lockdown lasts, the higher the psychic cost will be for millions.

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Healthcare, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Providing Mental Wellbeing From a Distance

Mantra Health, co-founded by Matt Kennedy '17, is at the forefront of remote medicine.

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Leadership

John Gerzema on the Post-Crisis Consumer

Crises (like COVID-19) allow brands to recommit to their values—and can be an opportunity to once again connect with the real human needs that gave rise to them. Close-captioned.

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Healthcare

The Value of a Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine would be worth trillions.

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Healthcare

Hospital Operations Expert Carri Chan on Freeing Up Beds During the COVID-19 Crisis

How hospitals are addressing capacity issues and how the public can help.

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Economics & Policy

Why Confidence in the Economy Matters During a Pandemic

The fear that an epidemic could reappear will likely exert a downward force on prices and demand for decades to come.

Rise to the challenge.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world of business, while bringing historical inequities and injustice into sharp relief.

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