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Past articles by Oliver:

The future of the MBA

MBA programs have become less homogenous and better equipped to prepare grads for the complexities of modern business. But the transformation is far from complete. → Read More

Tech stocks powered the S&P 500 index to a monster performance in 2021

Tech stocks, led bv Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Meta, powered the S&P 500 index to a monster performance in 2021. → Read More

For non-white young people, a letter of recommendation can be surprisingly powerful

In a study, young people of color who had letters of recommendation were more likely to get jobs and earn more than those without. → Read More

A French climber is rewarded with the trove of gems he discovered on Mont Blanc

A French climber can keep half of the gems he discovered on Mont Blanc among the wreckage of a 1966 Air India crash. → Read More

The Reliance-Saudi Aramco deal is collapsing as the Indian firm turns to green energy

As Reliance embraces green energy, a deal with the Saudi energy giant appears to be a victim. → Read More

What Facebook could learn from Walmart

No company was more reviled than Walmart. Facebook can take a few lessons on how the retailer changed its public image. → Read More

Casinos could be the next target in China’s crackdown on social vice

Gambling has allowed the former Portuguese colony to flourish, but Beijing's campaign against social vice looms. → Read More

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for streaming “Black Widow” alongside its release in theaters

Hollywood's decision to debut movies online as well as in theaters is creating enemies. → Read More

The origins of the Olympics’ obscure track and field events

The origins of track and field's more esoteric events date back hundreds, even thousands, of years. → Read More

Thanks to the pandemic, US venture investors are having their biggest year ever

The pandemic spurred investment in new technologies, and investirs are eager to share in the wealth. → Read More

Passengers are already flocking back to cruise ships

Carnival Cruise Line bookings for 2022 are exceeding 2019's pace after a miserable pandemic year. → Read More

What Rohingya refugees can teach US governors about the importance of work

A study among Rohingya refugees shows that work—even unpaid work—has powerful psychological benefits. → Read More

Rover’s global growth will depend on where pets are considered family

Rover, a dog-walking and pet-boarding app worth $1.35 billion, is expanding internationally. → Read More

WarnerMedia’s 98-year journey to a proposed merger with Discovery, in one graphic

It's been a long, twisty road for WarnerMedia and Discovery, a merger that will combine properties as diverse as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Batman. → Read More

The future of Reddit may look a lot like Roblox

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is a big fan of Roblox, and thinks its shows the future for paying redditors → Read More

There’s no good reason for Amazon to split its stock

Splitting stocks is an old-fashioned way for companies to manipulate their share prices. It's not something Amazon has any need to do. → Read More

McKinsey faces its moment of reckoning

Once the gold standard in management consulting, McKinsey & Co. is accused of abetting corruption and helping spread the opioid epidemic. → Read More

Why the Financial Times was ready for the financial crisis, but not Brexit

After 15 years as editor of the Financial Times, Lionel Barber has written a memoir with anecdotes about Obama, Trump, Putin, and Modi. → Read More

A dog-walking service is now worth $1.4 billion

The SPAC deal for Rover is another sign of the growing pet-care industry. → Read More

A short history of succession-planning disasters

From Michael Ovitz at Disney to Bill Belichick with the Jets, the transfer of power doesn't always go smoothly. → Read More