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Shaping the Workforce You Need: Lessons From a Manufacturing Innovator

July 2, 2014 Shinola, a watch and leather goods maker, has done the impossible in its Detroit factory: cracked the code on how to skill up workers. Willie Holley is one of them. He used to be a security guard for the company. Two years ago, he asked if he could try making ...

The Behavioral Economics Behind Americans’ Paltry Nest Eggs

January 13, 2014 I recently met a four-star general. He one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, but instead of talking about himself he took a sincere interest in everyone around him. A self-described “econ-nerd”, he asked me many questions about my work helping people invest for retirement. I explained my ...

Dispelling the Myth of the Left-Handed Genius

September 9, 2013 Ask left-handed people about their lot and they’ll probably tell you how special they are. They will list all of the famous and brilliant people who are left-hand dominant including every post-Cold War president (except George W. Bush), Joan of Arc and Michelangelo to name just a few. Up until ...