Is deflection a good business tactic?

Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer is the co-author of the first study to examine the costs and benefits of answering a question with a question.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Beating burnout at work

Author Paula Davis provides a new framework to prevent employee burnout in her book, “Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience," published by Wharton School Press.

Dee Patel

100 years of insulin

On July 27, 1921, Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolated the hormone insulin, one of the most important breakthroughs in treating diabetes. Experts from around the University share their thoughts on the medical triumph on the 100th anniversary.

Kristen de Groot

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The Wall Street Journal

Boeing board to face 737 MAX lawsuit

Elizabeth Pollman of the Law School weighed in on a shareholder lawsuit brought against Boeing’s board after two plane crashes. Pollman said other corporate boardrooms will take note of the lawsuit’s outcome: “They read these opinions for guidance.”


The Wall Street Journal

New life and work choices revitalize exurbs, bringing new strains

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School is quoted on exurban growth and how it benefits a region with lower costs that draw businesses looking for cheaper locations.



Social Security could be insolvent ‘within 8 years,’ economist warns

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell warns that the Social Security trust fund could run out of money as soon as 2029.


Marketplace (NPR)

Teachers are leaving the profession due to COVID-19 stresses

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on teachers leaving the profession if the economy continues to improve and they continue to feel stress.


Times Higher Education

Famed Duke expert on human dishonesty suspected of fraud

The Wharton School’s Joseph Simmons is quoted on the possibility of wider fraud when some is discovered.


The Wall Street Journal

How to gameplan your office days: An overachiever’s guide to hybrid work

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School comments on the strategies for planning days in the office.