One of the responsibilities of leadership is staying current on the latest business thinking, and challenging yourself to read provocative content from a variety of sources both inside and outside of your area of expertise. If you’re up for this challenge, Knowledge @ Wharton is a website that you might want to explore and bookmark for regular reading.
Wharton, of course, is part of the University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school. Wharton has 265 faculty members, 11 academic departments, 25 research centers and initiatives, and is a major player in undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive education programs. As of 2008, Wharton boasts 84,000+ alumni in 139 countries around the world.
Knowledge @ Wharton is one of the ways the school shares its world-class content and thought leadership. Articles and commentary are posted daily, and touch on a variety of topics, including marketing, strategy, leadership, innovation and executive education. The articles are written by a mix of Wharton professors, visiting columnists, and the editorial staff, and run the gamut from current events to competency development. The site includes alternative learning sources such as podcasts, white papers, and a newly created high school version of the web content.
Right now, the home page features articles about Obama’s challenges, the recent G-20 economic summit, women executives on work/life balance, marketing luxury brands, and a job survival guide, just to name a few. If you’re looking for high-quality content to bookmark for that weekend reading pile, check out Knowledge @ Wharton. It might make you feel like you’re back in college, but maybe that’s not all bad. At least with this material, there’s no test!