What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs use new approaches within the business world to help solve social problems. The term was first coined in 1980,1 but has entered the mainstream recently as the millennial generation permeates the business world. A recent survey found that around half of today’s Wharton Business School graduates who go on to start their own…

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U.S. Jobs Update

Americans who expect to see a wide array of new jobs on the horizon may be in for a surprise. Not only are traditional full-time jobs scarcer these days — a combination of technological automation and corporate thrift — but they also aren’t what they used to be.

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The Science Behind Decision Making

In the 1940s, 90 percent of the stock market was owned by individual household investors. Today, with the widespread use of investment banking and mutual fund investing, individuals are responsible for trading only 20 percent of U.S. corporate equity.1

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The Old-School Stool

The proverbial “three-legged stool” of retirement funding traditionally comprised Social Security, a company pension and personal savings, but that stool has been wobbly for quite some time. In fact, the traditional pension has been replaced largely by employer-sponsored 401(k) plans. This development firmly places the responsibility of two of the three stool legs on individual…

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