Thoughtful explanations of current business news from our faculty


Big Spender

Pricing alters customers perceptions
When high prices attract consumers and low prices repel them.
From The DeanCommentary

Found In Translation

Presenting scientific research in an accessible way
Rice Business' Dean Peter Rodriguez on the power of presenting scientific research in plain language so important ideas are accessible to all.
Writing About ResearchCommentary

Intelligence Community

Rice Business Wisdom mission
How do you make heavy-hitting research light enough on its feet to be useful?
After HarveyCommentary

You've Got A Friend

Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez reflects on the lessons and surprises brought by Hurricane Harvey.

Keep On Trucking

Fuel efficiency of pickup trucks
Want to drive freen(er)? Upgrade your truck.
Public RelationsCommentary

Talking Back

Rice Business professor offers PR communications guidance
Guidance for public relations professionals navigating the Q and A minefield.

‘Buy American’: A Branding Toolkit

Buy American branding
Buying American is not just a matter of price and quality.

The Unfriendly Skies

United Airlines needs a PR overhaul
How United got in a PR mess. And how it could get out.

Extend Yourself

Empathy is key to successful communication
Empathy is a big factor in successful communication.

Making Converts Of Consumers

Religious recruitment tactics can apply to marketing
Religion has been marketing itself for millennia; now businesses are borrowing its techniques.
Workplace CreativityCommentary

Meetings Of The Bored

Boredom at work can lead to moments of creativity
Are we are paying too much to quell our fear of boredom?
Energy PolicyNews Feed

Shining a Light

Energy policy in Trump administration
A new perspective on energy and politics.