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Success Stories: How Survivorship Bias Tricks Entrepreneurs

Last month, Bill Gates revealed his favorite business book. Business Adventures, a formerly out-of-print collection of New Yorker essays by the late journalist John...

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine

Two glasses sit side by side on the table, each filled midway up with red wine. On the bottom of each stem is a...

Why Are the Super-Rich So Angry?

The past few years have been very good to Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman and C.E.O. of the Blackstone Group, the giant private-equity firm. His...

The Innovator’s New Clothes: Is Disruption a Failed Model?

In a very smart, very critical essay in this week’s New Yorker on the ideas of Clayton Christensen, the Harvard historian Jill Lepore mentions,...

Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate

This spring, an aspiring professor—W, as she’s chosen to call herself in a blog post about the experience—attempted to negotiate her tenure-track job offer...

The Many Deceptions at the Heart of the Internet

Everyone knows about the big Internet scams: the e-mails advertising diet pills, the proposed Nigerian bank transfers. But we tend to overlook the milder...

One Hit Wonders?

For more than a year now, tens of millions of Americans have found time each day to devote themselves to an essential task: swiping...

The Cost (and Cult) of Working Too Much

In the United States, overworking can be a badge of honor, proof of your dedication and passion. Even for those that do stick to...

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and...

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the...

Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help...

Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in...