Female entrepreneurs and the challenges they face
Women make up about 50% of the world population and 40% of the global workforce, but they only own about 1% of the world’s wealth says Kevin Vlietman of  Transaction Capital Business Solutions. That is slowly changing as in the United States, according to The National Association of Women... Read more
New study: Higher cognitive abilities linked to great risk of stereotyping
People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information. “Superior cognitive abilities are often associated... Read more
Companies urged to manage their corporate governance risks
Corporate governance is rapidly becoming the widest business risk in South Africa, as the number of large corporates facing accusations of involvement in corruption and unethical behaviour continues to grow. This according to Johannes du Plessis, Legal Advisor at RBS (Risk Benefit Solutions Pty Ltd), an authorised financial services... Read more
Harnessing crowd wisdom to forecast
Forecasters often overestimate how good they are at predicting geopolitical events—everything from who will become the next pope to who will win the next national election in Taiwan. But Berkeley-Haas management professor Don Moore and a team of researchers found a new way to improve that outcome by training ordinary people... Read more
Trend specialist Sanei to share his “forever profitable” insights
Each and every business strives to be profitable – not just profitable but forever profitable. In this day and age, where tough economies have affected profitability, businesses across the globe have taken strain. Downsizing, liquidations and bankruptcy are among the many terms that we have become accustomed to hearing.... Read more
Believe it.  World is more peaceful
It might surprise many people to hear that the world is growing more peaceful. The recently released 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI), produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, finds that the global level of peace has improved slightly by 0.28 per cent over the past year. Higher... Read more
Why the ‘peculiar’ stands out in our memory
Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other things we remember – but have a slightly weird twist. It’s this notion of ‘peculiarity’ that can help us understand what makes lasting memories, according to Per Sederberg, a professor of... Read more
Wildfires pollute much more say UC researchers
Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health,... Read more
Put more humanities into economics implores US academics
In a passionately argued new book, Northwestern University literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro make the claim that economics is missing its humanity, and economists must look to literature to make their research work in the real world. In their book, “Cents and Sensibility: What... Read more
Social signals may affect how we see colours: New research
The arrangement of the photoreceptors in our eyes allows us to detect socially significant colour variation better than other types of colour vision, a team of researchers has found. Specifically, our colour vision is superior at spotting “social signalling,” such as blushing or other facial colour changes—even when compared... Read more