How peer-to-peer lending is changing the way consumers get loans
West Virginia frat boy, hippie expatriate, big-time drug dealer, prison escapee, millionaire mortgage broker—Jim Sargent was many things before he arrived in the idyllic Hawaiian town of Hawi and established himself as a civic leader. But it was only a matter of time before his troubled past would catch up with him.
For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.
How regional networks may replace the World Wide Web
Wall Street’s $6 billion mystery: Big investors are making opposite bets about the company’s future.
My night in with Vin Armani
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
The origins of workplace jargon
In 2011, the Justice Department targeted online-poker operators for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Since then, many guileless amateurs, known to poker pros as “fish,” have been moving back to casinos.
An era of investment in the news business is upon us. Will it last?
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
How better design could fix your workday—and your life
Team managers and corporate boards tear their rosters apart to land a top pick, who they assume will lead them to salvation. The psychology of a strategy that seldom works.
A fishing community on the country's easternmost edge is an exemplar of American reinvention.
It makes men more involved at home, women more involved at work, and workplaces friendlier for all parents.
Everyday people are responsible for a striking number of inventions and innovations. How can business enlist more of them?
CEOs are growing nervous. Can they help save our system from its worst excesses?
When the Boomers downsize, what will happen to the suburbs?
What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.
Investors love Jeff Bezos's global-everything store, even though they aren't making any money from it yet—and it's not clear how they will.
A graphical antidote to political hype
The Blackstone Group and other members of the fast-money crowd have a risky new strategy for investing in real estate—this time as landlords.
His latest gospel of success further romanticizes the Davids of the world and underrates the Goliaths.
Why hasn’t anybody figured out how to beat "The Worldwide Leader in Sports"?