Dan Morrell

Dan Morrell

Through the static and distance.

Live in Boston. Work for Harvard Business School. Partner at Dog Ear Consultants (dogearconsultants.com).

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The Boss is Listening

Employee badges that record 40 types of information can lead to workplace efficiency—and some questions.

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The Deep Roots of American Racism

A conversation with Kelly Brown Douglas, religion professor, Episcopalian priest, and author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.

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Built for Speed

Jay Rogers set out to start a car company. He may have launched an industrial revolution, too.

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Video: Carlos Prieto on the Art of Conducting

Podium philosophy

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Higher Ground

How Carlos Miguel Prieto conducted a post-Katrina comeback for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

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Good Investments

Make money by helping the poor? That’s the promise of a new brand of socially conscious investors. They just need a few true believers—and a few big wins—to bring their vision to the masses.

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Spellbound

Fairy tale expert Maria Tatar on how some of the world’s oldest stories help us navigate modern life

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Your Own Medicine

Three years ago, Gene Williams helped two parents set up a drug company to save their son's life. Their new patient-driven drug development blueprint may just end up saving the pharmaceutical industry too.

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Car Companies Are Seeing the Light

Automakers are experimenting with lightweight bodies and new engines to meet ambitious fuel efficiency standards.

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Disconnected

Few "phreakers" were more skilled—or more feared—than Matt Weigman, a blind teenager from East Boston.

Tinker, Tailor, Robot, Fly

Winged Mimicry.

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Ready for Takeoff

Claudia Sender’s punch list: Manage a merger, figure out how to serve a whole new consumer class, and—oh yeah—the World Cup.

The Power of Torture

“In our research, we had people right next door [to the “victim”], but you could imagine the same psychological processes working for someone who feels complicit [for giving] the go-ahead for torture. You see these terrible pictures come across your desk in some confidential dossier, and you think, ‘These guys are really in pain—they must be guilty.’ But for those of us who had no say in torture and don’t feel complicit, when we see those images on our TV screens, we say, ‘Oh, that is terrible—those innocent men.’”

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Red, Right and New

Conservatism faced a stark reality in the wake of the 2012 election: without a better digital presence, irrelevancy was inevitable. The whole ideology could go extinct. And it was about that time that Bret Jacobson and Ian Spencer’s phone started ringing.

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A video gaming vest that really shakes up players

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