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The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business

The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business Dr. Nicole Olynk Widmar, Associate Head and Professor, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business by Jeffrey Ma We talk a lot about...



What Should Danny Do?

What Should Danny Do? Dr. Brenna Ellison, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University What Should Danny Do? by Ganit and Adir Levy In our house, we like to read the classics — Dr. Seuss, Sesame Street, Goodnight Moon, and so on. With...



Wellbeing at Work

Wellbeing at Work Dr. Scott Downey, Director and Professor, Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business Wellbeing at Work by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter  How do we measure success in business? Most often we have used financial metrics to look at...



Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Dr. Benjamin Dunford, Associate Professor of Management, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (2nd edition) by Patterson,...






How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life and Politics as a Lifesaver

How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life and Politics as a Lifesaver Dr. Karen Plaut, Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, Purdue University How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life by Steven Johnson and Politics as a Lifesaver by David Leonhardt Recently,...



Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide to Integrative Thinking

Dr. Allan Gray, Executive Director and Professor, Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business  Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide to Integrative Thinking by Jennifer Riel and Roger L. Martin, Harvard Business Review Press  Strategy is about...



The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind

Dr. Scott Downey, Director and Professor, Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger I often say that in Purdue University’s Agricultural Economics department comprised of over 30 faculty...