Domestic manufacturing allows Burrow greater creative freedom and nimbleness to respond to customer feedback. Stephen Kuhl and Kabeer Chopra didn’t arrive at business school planning to start a sofa company. Kuhl was a former Accenture consultant; Chopra, a former analytics manager at Michael Kors. Show More Summary
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, MBA EDITION: M.B.A. Applications Decline for Third Year in a Row: Business schools across the U.S. are struggling to lure young professionals out of a strengthening job market.
Students walk on campus at the Harvard Business School. File photo by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Editor’s note: Professor emeritus Bruce Scott was a pioneer at the Harvard Business School, where he insisted that management training had to...Show More Summary
(Columbia Business School) Fake News More Likely to Thrive Online Due to Lowered Fact-Checking, According to Research from Columbia Business School
Over the past two years, a group of passionate business school educators (in Dubai, Perth, Singapore and Munich), have daringly introduced MBA students to the nine Planetary Boundaries concept, "within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come."
To reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, a song has to be unique — but it can't be too unique or divergent from the norm, according to a new study. Business school researchers at Columbia and INSEAD analyzed 26,000 Billboard...Show More Summary
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You're not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness. A new study from the University of British Columbia, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School...Show More Summary
A new analysis by the Harvard Business School outlines why U.S. voters are so frustrated with their political leaders — there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and … Click to Continue »
A new analysis by the Harvard Business School says there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and Democrats, which has enabled the gridlock frustrating many U.S. voters. The … Click to Continue »
(INSEAD) People like to say that mainstream music all tends to sound similar. While this is true to an extent, an analysis of more than 26,000 songs by researchers at INSEAD and Columbia Business School shows that breakout songs -- the songs that hit the very top of the charts -- are those that conform to current musical preferences while infusing a modicum of individuality.
Over the last several decades there has been concern about gender differences in performance in school in a variety of topics. What about school performance of adults?
People like to say that mainstream music all tends to sound similar. While this is true to an extent, an analysis of more than 26,000 songs by researchers at INSEAD and Columbia Business School shows that breakout songs - the songs that hit the very top of the charts - are those that conform to current musical preferences while infusing a modicum of individuality.
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When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, business schools fail to prepare their students for the realities of how business leaders operate in the real world. Frequently, the decisions and outcomes of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) depend heavily on emotions, relationships, and timing. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, I got an invitation from Harvard Business School to interview the keynote speakers on stage at its annual Tech Conference. It was a flattering invitation: The conference has attracted amazing speakers over the years, and by interviewing them I’d be following in the footsteps of many of my esteemed journalistic colleagues. And yet...
Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After surveying thousands of organizations across the world, she found that only 6% of firms qualified as highly well-managed — and that managers mistakenly assumed they were all above average. Show More Summary
If great design can imbue customers with trust, why are designers so removed from product management and the larger business strategy? As a VP of UX with an MBA, I strive to bring both worlds together to create a new model in which user...Show More Summary
Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, Leave fools’ paradise to the fools. If you are offered a choice between having your tuition and expenses paid at a top of the line business school, or buying with your own money Mario Puzo’s The Godfather (the book and the movies, Parts One and Two) choose the latter. Show More Summary
When it comes to what makes a successful manager, there are certain misconceptions that are now widely accepted. So what’s myth and what’s reality? Patrick Mullane, executive director of Harvard Business School’s online learning initiative HBX, debunks management myths for CNBC Make It. Here are five that may surprise you: Myth No. 1: Managers spend most of...
Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. They discuss what the private sector can learn from the U.S. Show More Summary