The Best and Worst States to Start a Business

Many Americans dream of starting a business and — despite recent economic downturns — they continue to pursue this dream more than ever.

Starting a business is a daunting pursuit, and doing it successfully means you need an idea of how well your state caters to new businesses and startups. In other words: You need to understand your state's business ecosystem.

Top 8 Most Anticipated Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2021

Here are the points that have made artificial intelligence gain a lot of popularity:

  1. Understanding and forecasting epidemics and pandemics and finding a cure 
  2. Understanding shifting consumer needs 
  3. Making virtual experiences more real 
  4. Going fully digital 
  5. Making way for robots to empower the human workforce
  6. Cybersecurity
  7. Smarter digital devices

12 Workplace Trends for 2020/2021: New Predictions & What Lies Beyond?

workplace trends you need to know"The modern workplace is constantly evolving. With it, the way we hire and retain top talent is facing a slew of era-defining changes. Besides, the work environment is under siege by economic changes, technological developments, automation, and globalization. To keep up with these changes, business leaders must rise to the occasion and show a deep understanding of the latest workplace trends."


What Insights Lie at the Intersection of Neuroscience and Marketing

"Research into the interplay between the discipline of neuroscience — which studies the brain and the nervous system — and marketing could help to explain how people make decisions, how they react to stimuli and what triggers might amplify or diminish the impulses that drive social interactions or even innovation in a business setting."


Resources for Discussing Racism in the Workplace

Current events have put renewed emphasis on the subject of racism in contemporary society, and the workplace is one of the most important aspects of this vital conversation. To provide ideas for class discussion, we have pulled together a variety of articles that you may find useful. 

Harvard Business Review assembled a reading list of the articles that it has recently published on the subject.

The World Economic Forum has compiled a comprehensive, interactive guide to dozens of articles on racism. You can explore major subject categories and drill down to specific topics, such as entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and employment. By clicking on the thumbnail image in this post, you can see what the interactive feature looks like. (The site requires registration to access this feature, but it's free.)

In addition, here are some individual articles that offer other perspectives:

How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

For Black CEOs in Silicon Valley, humiliation is a part of doing business

How to build an actively anti-racist company

Beware of burning out your black employees

Taking Steps to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace

7 ways your organisation can start to uproot systemic racism in the workplace

To Improve Workplace Diversity, Undo Workplace Racism

Discussing Racism In The Workplace: Using Positive And Persistent Pressure To Enable Honest Dialogue

Companies are speaking out against racism, but here’s what it really looks like to lead an anti-racist organization

How to Begin Talking About Race in the Workplace



The U.S. Economy Is Already Mired in a Coronavirus-Sourced Recession, UCLA Economists Say

We wish you and your students the best as everyone responds to the medical and economic impact of the pandemic. With troubling news unfolding day by day, your students may have questions about the economy as they hear more and more discussion about a recession. As painful as these current circumstances are, they do present an opportunity to discuss this important economic concept and its influence on business, employment, and consumer behavior.

The term recession sometimes get used in casual speech as a general term for a severe economic slowdown, but economists think in more specific terms. A commonly used but somewhat narrow definition of recession is a drop in economic activity, as measured by GDP, lasting at least two quarters. This is the definition used by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in this article.


Top 10 Human Resources Trends That Matter Most in the 2020 Workplace

"The 2020 Workplace is here! The workplace I described in my book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today, is now distinguished by a workplace where the rapid pace of change is the new constant in the world of work! As we head into the 2020 workplace, ask yourself these questions."