The art of giving and receiving good feedback

Like it or not, we are constantly getting feedback from others — be it our friends, family or boss. While much has been written about how to give feedback, author Douglas Stone argued in an exclusive interview for our Quarterly Insights publication that more time should be spent teaching people how to receive it instead.

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Commercial mortgage-backed bonds benefit from a strong rental market

As apartment vacancy rates continue to drop, investors in certain fixed-income instruments are benefiting from a reliable stream of income.

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Opportunities abound as the web extends its reach around the world

Well over half the world’s population has yet to go online. As more people log on to the Internet, a number of companies stand to benefit.

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Thinking like a freak to make better decisions

In his new book, Think Like a Freak, economist Steven Levitt sets out a plan for having a more productive, creative and rational mind-set about a myriad of everyday situations. In an exclusive interview for our Quarterly Insights publication, he discussed the importance of thinking about philanthropy in a different way. 

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Quarterly Commentary

Q2 2014

Click here to read the Summer 2014 issue of Quarterly Insights which reveals how mobile devices are increasing global Internet connectivity, explains and illustrates the "razor blade" business model, and provides guidance to those facing financial uncertainty related to a divorce.