The Best Articles in Business
The most useful articles and videos in Business from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Business Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Business by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to come up with good business ideas
- How It All Works (A Few Short Stories)
- The maze is in the mouse
- The Law of Diminishing Returns: How To Do More With Less
- What every CEO should know about generative AI
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How to come up with good business ideas
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How Ray Dalio Helped Launch McDonald's Chicken Nuggets
Subscribe to The Hustle Daily Newsletter: https://clickhubspot.com/k3zHow did McDonald's iconic chicken nugget come to be? Ray Dalio (Investor & Hedge Fund M...
What's the New AI-Backed Bing Like? Microsoft's Satya Nadella Explains
Microsoft is combining the artificial intelligence from OpenAI’s ChatGPT with its own search engine Bing. CEO Satya Nadella spoke with Wall Street Journal’s ...
The Forgotten Story of Modulex: LEGO's Lost Cousin
In the wake of their global success in the 1960s, the LEGO Group developed a new system of plastic bricks… for adults? This documentary explores the full sto...
America’s Coming Demographic Crisis Is Bad News for Employers
We all might one day be replaced by robots or ChatGPT. But for now, businesses still need humans to make computer chips or staff daycare centers. Problem is,...
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How to Create Business Momentum
Whether you are starting a business or been at it for a while, one key to success is for your business to find momentum.
How to lose a monopoly: Microsoft, IBM and anti-trust
A big rich company, a company that dominates the market for its product, and a company that dominates the broader tech industry are three quite different things. Market cap isn’t power. IBM ruled…
How to Help a Business Thrive During an Economic Recession
It's possible to see an economic downturn (or recession) as an economic opportunity, rather than a detriment. And with the right strategies, you can help your business thrive under these conditions.
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3 Strategies for Making Better, More Informed Decisions
As humans, we tend to interpret information in a way that confirms our existing beliefs and serves our own self-interest. In situations that lack clarity, we often make assumptions that serve to…
«The author offers three strategies to help you combat this bias: 1) Consider the source of the information you’re relying on; 2) Think counterfactually about previous decisions you’ve made; and 3) Seek out information that challenges your assumptions.»
What every CEO should know about generative AI
Gen AI is evolving at record speed while CEOs are still learning the technology’s business value and risks. Here, we offer some of the generative AI essentials.
The strange survival of Guinness World Records
The long read: For more than half a century, one organisation has been certifying and cataloguing all of life’s superlatives. But has it gone from being about the pursuit of knowledge to simply…
How the world’s best companies build unbeatable focus
Shared by 197, including Rand Fishkin
«Highly focused businesses may do less, but they get more done»
The AI takeover of Google Search starts now
The 10 blue links aren’t gone, but AI is pushing them down the page.
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The Law of Diminishing Returns: How To Do More With Less
After a certain point, increasing one input reduces efficiency. Here's how you can use the law of diminishing returns to do more with less:
«Identify the core 20% activities that will give 80% of the results in each area of your business (and life).»
Leverage is brittle
Debt is a financial miracle. If you buy a property for 20% down, with the bank financing the rest, and it goes up in value by just 10%, your profit is 50%. (I’ll wait while you do the math.) …
Davids in the Land of (AI) Goliaths
How do startups compete in the midst of a platform shift?
How It All Works (A Few Short Stories)
A few short stories whose lessons apply to many things: Author R.L. Stine is one of the bestselling authors of all time. His Goosebumps series of scary kids books have sold over 400 million copies.…
«A book is far more than what the author wrote; it is everything you can imagine and read into it as well.”»
Fire Mark Zuckerberg
When Mark Zuckerberg announced in October 2021 that Facebook would now be known as “Meta,” many people fell for several astonishingly obvious lies. As I said: Zuckerberg has absolutely no clue what he…
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The Tinder car heist was a mess — and the revenge plot even messier
He swiped right, they swiped his car, and then, he tried to get even.
The maze is in the mouse
What ails Google. And how it can turn things around.
The CEO’s Guide to the Generative AI Revolution
Generative AI has the potential to disrupt nearly every industry—promising both competitive advantage and creative destruction. CEOs, who are likely several steps removed from the technology itself,…
I Saw the Face of God in a Semiconductor Factory
As the US boosts production of silicon chips, an American journalist goes inside TSMC, the mysterious Taiwanese company at the center of the global industry.
Three months, thousands of layoffs, one ego
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You may think you know the Nintendo story: a plumber named Mario, a princess named Zelda… and didn’t they buy the Seattle Mariners at some point? We thought we knew it too. And then we started…
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MIT Sloan School of Management
Ideas made to matter.
The Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/management
All roads lead to dinner.
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Rest of World
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McKinsey & Company
Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. 130+ offices in 65+ countries.
Harvard Business Review
The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.
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