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Use personal experience to pick winning stock...
In their course Stock Pitching, Lauren Cohen and Christopher Malloy teach students everything from how to pick stocks using their own insights to pitching them to investment colleagues
Kids benefit from having a working mom
Women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to hold supervisory responsibility at those jobs, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed home full time, according to research by Kathleen McGinn and colleagues
  • Is the time right for self-management?
    Zappos.com is giving workers the authority to manage themselves, a program called "Holacracy." It's the latest attempt at introducing self-management, notes James Heskett, but will this effort win when so many others have failed? What do you think?
    by James Heskett | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • Advice on advice
    To be effective leaders, we all need good advice, and we need to give good advice to others. Problem is, advice sharing is not as easy as it sounds, explain David Garvin and Joshua Margolis
    by Dina Gerdeman | Jun 12, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • Disruptors sell what customers want and let competitors sell what they don't
    By "decoupling" activities that consumers value from the ones they don't, enterprising digital startups are wreaking havoc on established firms. Thales Teixeira discusses his research on the second wave of Internet disruption
    by Michael Blanding | May 25, 2015 | Comments (1)
  • Three ways firms can profit from environmental investments
    Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, lays out three ways for firms to profit from investing in environmental sustainability: forestalling risk, increasing operational efficiency, and selling to the environmental niche
    by Carmen Nobel | May 8, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • Are technology companies ripe for disruption?
    Today's tech products seem increasingly stuffed, full of features most users don't want - kindling for igniting Clayton Christensen's disruptive innovation. Is information technology the next industry to be disrupted? What do you think?
    by James Heskett | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • Where did my shopping mall go?
    The growing popularity of online shopping is remaking the world of offline shopping-stores are getting smaller, malls are getting scarcer. Rajiv Lal and José Alvarez look ahead five years at our radically transforming shopping experience
    by Harvard Business School Apr 8, 2015 | Comments (1)
  • How to break the expert's curse
    Experts could be our most powerful teachers-but often they've lost the ability to connect with novices. Research by Ting Zhang reveals how experts can rediscover the experience of inexperience
    by Carmen Nobel | Mar 23, 2015 | Comments (1)
  • What are the limits on workplace transparency?
    Should your salary number be available to everyone in your organization? Are businesses going too far or not far enough in becoming more transparent? What do YOU think?
    by James Heskett | Mar 2, 2015 | Comments (2)
  • The quest for better layoffs
    Professor Sandra Sucher wants to change the way business thinks about workforce reductions. "We want people to learn about the forces they unleash in the firm when they institute layoffs."
    by Carmen Nobel | Jan 23, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • How our brain determines if the product is worth the price
    Are consumers more likely to buy if they see the price before the product, or vice versa? Uma Karmarkar and colleagues scan the brains of shoppers to find out
    by Carmen Nobel | Jan 9, 2015 | Comments (2)
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