Wharton Stories: Audio

Different kinds of smiles can indicate an employee’s true motivation, according to research from Marketing Prof. Patti Williams.

The Implications of Smiling at Work

“When employers are looking at these reviews, the more positive the answers, the more likely they are to hire the employee and pay them more.”

The Confidence Gap in Work Performance Reviews Between Women and Men

Should you drink at your office holiday party? If so, how many drinks is too many? Prof. Maurice Schweitzer weighs in on why work parties are so tricky and offers tips on how to navigate them.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Drinking at Your Office Holiday Party

“It’s hard to look at this and see how much market share Google has in Google Search and see how little transparency there is around it. It’s amazing to me that one company can have this much power.” — Kirsten Grind

The Unintended Consequences of Google Search Results

“There’s this incredible disconnect right now. Unemployment is at 3.6 percent — that’s beyond full employment. Why is everybody so unhappy, or at least, anxious?”

Dean Garrett Breaks Down Trade War Politics, the Rise of Populism, and What Keeps Him Optimistic

“We are trying to enroll people that we think will grow the most from this program, not the people that were perfect coming in.”

Beyond the Profile: The MBA Class of 2021

“Our background, our founding, was about a grab-and-go concept. As we evolve, it really is about that weekly relationship — how can we solve various points of friction in your nutrition needs week to week.”

How Snap Kitchen Evolved from a Grab-and-Go Meal Service to a Lifestyle Solution

Created by students for students, the #OurWharton Podcast is bringing the Wharton community closer together by sharing little-heard narratives and valuable resources.

#OurWharton: How a Student-Run Podcast is Fostering Community on Campus

“We’re trying to ultimately connect this effort to sales growth. If we’re not protecting more people with the dollars to spread the word, then it wasn’t a good investment.”

Why These CMOs Choose to Invest in Pricey Super Bowl Advertisements

“If you can’t distill and communicate the value props of your company succinctly, then you’re not going to be able to sell the product; if you can’t say it, you can’t sell it.”

Q&A with Investor Jillian Manus: How Student Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Failure and Find their Superpower