Big data has made it possible to measure employee performance more thoroughly, but be careful about how you deploy that data. Image: Michael Waraksa/The New York Times

Big data has made it possible to measure employee performance more thoroughly than ever before. However, two recent studies offer a warning: be car(...)

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Think about a time you were weighing an important decision at work or considering a big expense such as a buying a house, making a hefty financial in(...)

Wall Street: For junior employees at investment banks, landing a job with a private equity firm can mean moving to the middle of a Wall Street war

A battle is raging on Wall Street as never before, with powerful factions scrambling for control of a precious resource. On one side are the giant inv(...)

S&P calculates that almost four in five US stock fund managers fail to beat broader indexes Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

It’s become one of the toughest sells of a fund manager: pay a fee to underperform the rest of the market.Over the last three years, S&P calculate(...)

Gerry McCartney, vice president for IT and chief information officer, Purdue University, Indiana

It’s a long journey from joining the Christian Brothers to becoming one of the leading technology innovators in the US, but then Gerry McCartne(...)

Book review: Can China Lead?

Here, three senior US academics who have spent a lot of time studying China argue that China is at an inflection point, with changes in its economic p(...)