Fourteen of Lyft's top 30 executives are female, including two big new hires. Here's why that matters to the fast-growing company's future. While new Lyft CMO Kira Wampler was an intern at Intuit during business school, two female executives at the company came back from maternity leaves to huge promotions, running large parts of the business. Show More Summary
They may never do a Harvard Business School study about Australian developer Mathew Carpenter, but they sure as hell should. In just a few hours, the 22-year-old built ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com. It does exactly what it names implies. He wrote a hilarious explainer on the website. And then spammed out a few emails to reporters at organizations who […]
New York-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor Andrew Weinreich’s next venture is to offer a free education for would-be founders. Weinreich is joining the ranks of business schools, serial entrepreneurs and even national foundations offering startup entrepreneurs a compressed education in how to succeed in (starting up) a business. Show More Summary
New York Times op-ed: Obama’s Bad Economic Ideas, by Glenn Hubbard (Dean, Columbia Business School): [T]he president’s proposals do invite a case for a comprehensive tax and entitlement reform, one based not on redistribution but on growth, work and opportunity. Our unwillingness to confront mounting inefficiencies in the nation’s tax...
The year was 1995. Robert Keane, an American in Paris attending business school, started a company. Like many startups, the company struggled at first. It wasn’t until several years later that Keane hit upon a form of viral marketing that would make his brand famous. Originally Keane’s company was in the direct-marketing catalog business. By 1999,...
Last of our highlights roundups: “Never wash your pets in the washing machine.” Honesty in labeling: “It’s vinegar and peppers, for God’s sake.” “Have YOU been injured or killed…?” Harvard Business School prof wages war against Chinese...Show More Summary
This Best Thinkers post offers a quick assessment of where business schools are in their digital transformation journeys, provides examples of the possibilities being exploited by some leading schools, and highlights areas that require greater attention. Show More Summary
For years, conventional wisdom held that price remained the top brand differentiator for consumers. However, a new study from Hyper Island, the creative business school with consultancy services, suggest that this might no longer be the case.
Chinese business schools are being hit by Beijing’s crackdown on corruption.
Give yourself three points for each right answer until the last, which, if you guess correctly, is worth four points. The Dean's guesses are shown at the end. We'll compare our guesses with reality at the end of 2015. 1. The most successful IPO of 2015: (a) Palantir (b) Shake Shack (c) DropBox (d) Uber (e) Vine (f) Koch Industries (g) Other. 2. Show More Summary
Business schools have fallen behind the times. Here's how to make sure your company doesn't do the same.
Interview with Professor Kevin M. Murphy, the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosenShow More Summary
BENJAMIN VOYER is a marketing and psychology professor at ESCP Europe Business School in London and the London School of Economics. He is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and writes widely on teamwork, particularly with respect to health care. Show More Summary
This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. I graduated with my MBA when I was 32 years old. I had been out of...Show More Summary
Right after the 2008 economic collapse, Harvard Business School did something remarkable. We had just come through a cataclysm that threatened to shatter the American economy. So Harvard offered its students the opportunity to swear an oath in allegiance to ethical behavior in business. Show More Summary
Cubans talk near a broken car in Havana on Dec. 19. Photo by REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa A Note from Paul Solman: George Cabot Lodge is a Republican of long lineage who taught for decades at the Harvard Business School and helped start...Show More Summary
A recent article in the New York Times discussed how business schools are trying to adjust to the digital age: an MBA program at Cornell Tech, for example, in one year instead of the typical two. “Speed and integration have to occur at a different level,” said Douglas M. Stayman,...
AllTwitter: Harvard Business School professor Bill George says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo should be fired. Reached for comment, Costolo said “I’m rubber you’re glue whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!” TVNewser: Yet another reason to love Hoda Kotb — she lists a Bruno Mars song as the best moment of the year. Show More Summary
Chanteuse Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz, a Harvard business school student, got the gift of a lifetime over the Christmas holiday weekend: a son, Genesis Ali Dean. Read more...
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) doesn’t have a sound business model, Harvard Business School Professor Bill George told Carl Quintanilla in a discussion about the battered social network on CNBC. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), according to George who was also the former chairman & CEO of Medtronic, is struggling because of its business model and leadership. It’s not […]