Wharton Thought Leadership

At Wharton, we believe that knowledge is the muscle of business. Our 225+ faculty, as well as 20 research centers and initiatives, are the brain trust that powers this engine. Wharton thought leadership crosses multiple disciplines and is available to you in a variety of ways — academic research, books, interviews, and more. Immerse yourself in Wharton knowledge, and gain valuable business insight that can help you achieve your goals within your own organization today.

  • Venture Capital How-To: From Raising Funds to Crafting Exit StrategiesVenture Capital: From Fundraising to Exit Strategies

    For every successful startup, there are dozens of businesses that fail, even after receiving multiple infusions of venture capital. The rapid growth in the VC space makes it challenging to develop a thorough understanding of how venture capital funds work, how startup investing is different from other asset classes, and how investments can be structured to avoid pitfalls that risk everything. More »


    Learning from CEOs: What It Takes to Get to the Top and SucceedLearning from CEOs: What it Takes to Get to the Top and Succeed

    Most first-time CEOs tend to play it safe—but that could be a mistake. CEOs who succeed focus on performance, culture, and employee engagement in a way that drives everyone to cater to the customer at the frontlines. Those were among the insights that Andrew Silvernail, CEO of IDEX, shared in a conversation with Knowledge@Wharton. Listen to podcast  »

  • Increase your Relationship IQ with NeuroscienceIncrease Your Relationship IQ with Neuroscience

    Neuroscientists recently identified areas of the brain where the ability to build relationships resides. Their studies of this “social connection network” have yielded insights into how we can improve our relationships, including five immediately-applicable action steps. More »


    The Engaged Leader - Charlene LiThe Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation

    Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet, many leaders remain stuck at arms-length from those they lead and serve, relying on specialized teams to interact with customers, their direct reports, and the digital natives in their organization who can help them stay abreast of new technologies. More »