A conversation on community with Wharton Women in Business

For Wharton MBA women, WWIB serves as a guide for confident future leaders. Madeline Donoghue, WWIB’s vice president of admissions, and Krishna Shah, WWIB’s co-president, discuss how the group fosters relationships and community.

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A simple intervention that can reduce turnover

Work can be hard, but it shouldn’t be hard all the time. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer shows that overloading workers with too many difficult tasks in a row makes them more likely to quit.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Cooking up something special

The Food Innovation Lab at Tangen Hall provides a space for student entrepreneurs with an appetite for experimentation and creativity.

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The Wall Street Journal

The complete guide to haggling in this economy

To plan for a negotiation, Richard Shell of the Wharton School recommends humanizing oneself, practicing with a script, and always showing respect.


The Washington Post

U.S. debt default could hit Social Security payments first

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says that many older Americans have very little, often illiquid, savings.


Financial Times

Illumina can survive loss of chair and CEO, says biotech group’s board director

Jill Fisch of Penn Carey Law says that a close relationship between CEO and chair can cause a company to lose the benefit of independent oversight.


ABC News

‘It's not their money’: Older Americans worried debt default means no Social Security

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School explains the nature of the debt ceiling and how the United States Treasury issues debt through securities.



More cash, fewer bonds: How corporate America can prepare for a U.S. default

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School says that a government default would make it hard to access credit.


ABC News

How U.S. national debt grew to its $31.4 trillion high

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School says that each side of the political aisle can blame the other, but that the U.S. national debt is mathematically just a mismatch.