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  • Pay Attention To Your 'Extreme Consumers'
    Jill Avery and Michael Norton explain what marketers can learn from consumers whose preferences lie outside of the mainstream
    by Michael Blanding | Aug 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • The Role of Emotions in Effective Negotiations
    HBS Senior Lecturer Andy Wasynczuk, a former negotiator for the New England Patriots, explores the sometimes intense role that emotions can play in negotiations
    by Michael Blanding | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance
    New research by Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and colleagues shows that taking time to reflect on our work improves job performance in the long run
    by Carmen Nobel | Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Fixing the 'I Hate Work' Blues
    Many employees report they are overworked and not engaged—a recent New York Times article on the phenomenon was titled, "Why You Hate Work." The problem, says Bill George, is that the way we design work stifles engagement. Here's the fix
    by Bill George | Jun 13, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • When Do Alliances Make Sense?
    Analyzing drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, John Beshears explores a question as old as business itself: When does it pay to make an alliance?
    by Harvard Business School May 26, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility
    Research by Christopher Marquis shows that a company's degree of social responsibility is affected by a surprising factor—the language it uses to communicate
    by Harvard Business School May 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Facebook's Future
    Today, we follow Facebook and update friends on our doings. In the not too distant future, predicts Mikolaj Piskorski, Facebook will follow us and call half the planet customers
    by Mikolaj Piskorski | Apr 23, 2014 | Comments (1)
  • How Grocery Bags Manipulate Your Mind
    People who bring personal shopping bags to the grocery store to help the environment are more likely to buy organic items—but also to treat themselves to ice cream and cookies, according to new research by Uma R. Karmarkar and Bryan Bollinger. What's the Quinoa-Häagen-Dazs connection?
    by Carmen Nobel | Apr 2, 2014 | Comments (1)
  • Has Listening Become a Lost Art?
    Managers may have ears, but do they use them? Jim Heskett's readers offer opinions on why listening might be a lost art.
    by James Heskett | Mar 10, 2014 | Comments (1)
  • Do Productivity Increases Contribute to Social Inequality?
    Are productivity increases contributing to social inequality?, asks Jim Heskett. At what point does inequality become a threat to democracy? What do YOU think?
    by James Heskett | Feb 5, 2014 | Comments (1)
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