Ideas Made to Matter Research

How an algorithm solves Wordle

With the starting word SALET, a computer model built by MIT researchers solves the word game with an average of 3.4 guesses.

Sep 20, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

Face-to-face interactions increase innovation in Silicon Valley

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What’s missing when employees work from home? Face-to-face interactions that lead to knowledge spillovers — and new patent filings.

Sep 15, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

Study: Social media linked to decline in mental health

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Researchers found a significant link between the presence of Facebook and increases in anxiety and depression among college students.

Sep 14, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Science

To improve compliance with regulations, engage employees

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New research finds a connection between compliance with workplace regulations and the hazards they’re meant to prevent.

Sep 13, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

How to nurture a data-driven customer — and why

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Customer data is key as companies seek to create new digital revenue streams. Here’s how to attract and retain a new class of customer.

Sep 7, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

Triumph of the underdog: How to beat the odds as a startup

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Nike, Netflix, and Amazon are global powerhouses, but they all were once the new business on the block. Here’s how they beat the odds as startups.

Aug 31, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Study finds mutual fund disclosures are unnecessarily complex

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Retail investors often make poor choices when selecting mutual funds. Are complex disclosures to blame?

Aug 29, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Platform Strategy

4 visions for the future of retail

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How retail stores and companies can thrive in the experience economy.

Aug 23, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

Data is the key to overcoming the ‘new digital divide’

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Four ways to make sure your company is on the right side of the digital divide between data-driven companies and those struggling with data strategy.

Aug 16, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

5 elements of a successful digital platform

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Web3, artificial intelligence, 5G, and blockchain are significant catalysts for change at Fidelity, says president of personal investing Joanna Rotenberg.

Aug 9, 2022
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