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Atul Gawande's company looking to try new products on employees, trial testimony shows

The trial to stop a former Optum employee from working for the healthcare venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, has shed light on what the new enterprise intends to do this year. In Massachusetts District Court, David W. Smith, former Optum vice president of Product/Corporate Strategy, said the new company isn’t looking… Read More »

Collective nostalgia makes people prefer domestic products

Nostalgia for events experienced by members of your own group can make you prefer domestic products over foreign ones, concludes the first systematic investigation into the effects of collective nostalgia on consumer decisions. The results could help countries bolster domestic industries without resorting to hard interventions, such as tariffs or international trade re-negotiations. Personal nostalgia,… Read More »