Persistent gender disparities in business are an enormous problem, from both ethical and economic perspectives. Achieving gender equality would unleash tremendous economic upside.While growing in visibility since the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, the issue has not received the full attention it deserves. But...

It may surprise you to learn that one of the world’s best indicators of overconfidence is the performance of a single stock: Sotheby’s.  As I’ve previously written, peaks in the auction house’s stock price have historically coincided with financial and economic exuberance. So what's it telling...

A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching maims stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What the heck is going on? El Niño.Extraordinarily dry conditions fueled the wildfire that recently tore through the western Canadian...

The persistence of low oil prices is wreaking havoc in oil-producing nations, and no country is as vulnerable to the crude crunch as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With almost three quarters of the government’s budget originating from oil revenues, the prolonged plunge in prices is a...

By 2019, Saudi Arabia is expected to be home to the world’s tallest tower. Developers plan to complete a 1-kilometer tall building in Jeddah. The Jeddah Tower has a design inspired by the growth patterns of desert plants and will soar 170 meters higher than the world’s current tallest...

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