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B-Schools Get a Feel for Virtual Reality

Executive education at some top business schools is going virtual. Schools with far-flung students are turning to avatar-based technology to provide an immersive level of connectivity that goes beyond that of the traditional online forum.

The Real Question for the Greeks: What Will Happen the Day After the Referendum?

Today is Monday the 29th of July. I am writing this from London, the city where I have built my career and life upon graduating from business school. I am Greek and I am one of the thousands who has taken this opportunity to study and live abroad, as a European citizen. Show More Summary

When times are tough, parents favor daughters over sons

In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers at the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School. Their study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, preferred to give a U.S. Show More Summary

We did the math: Is an MBA worth it?

Business school requires a huge investment of time and money. But does it pay off?   For this analysis we considered top-tier schools to be those ranked in the top 10 U.S. programs by any of the following organizations: U.S. News, Bloomberg,...Show More Summary

The Daddy Wars: The Work/Family Problem We SHOULD Be Talking About

A major study making the rounds has kicked off another round of circa 1990s "mommy wars," a loathsome frame for a problem that affects us all, no matter what year it is. A Harvard Business School study, using data from 24 countries including...Show More Summary

New Wine, New Bottle

"Old wine in a new bottle" was my perspective as I flew east early this year to participate in the first Harvard Business School executive education session on "Shared Value." I thought it was a new way of describing corporate social responsibility or corporate philanthropy -- both have been around for a while. Show More Summary

Paid Leave This Week: It's Easy to Be a Working Mom (If You're Rich)

Working mothers can stop feeling guilty. New research from Harvard Business School shows that daughters of working mothers tend to

The Rock Band That Went to Harvard Business School

Linkin Park weathered the disrupted music industry by building an "innovation company" that invests in tech companies and creates marketing campaigns for clients like Microsoft and Square.

The tragedy of small expectations (and the trap of false dreams)

Ask a hundred students at Harvard Business School if they expect to be up for a good job when they graduate, and all of them will say "yes." Ask a bright ten-year old girl if she expects to have a...        

How Taylor Swift Overpowered Apple Music

When I was in business school, I had to miss a final exam due to an interview. Fortunately, my economics professor let me make up the final by meeting in his office and answering questions. It's been a while but I still remember one of the questions he asked -- What [...]

Why You Should Treat Your Career Like an Investment Portfolio

Invest your time like you invest your money using the "barbell strategy", urges this business school professor.

Extroverts Least Likely to Adopt a Green Lifestyle Because They’re Too Busy Being Extroverts

According to new research from the University of Portsmouth Business School, being an extrovert makes it harder to maintain a green lifestyle. Introverts take a lot of heat from extroverts—and apparently, the planet does too. Researchers...Show More Summary

Video Of The Week: Gotham Gal at Columbia

Last month the Gotham Gal gave a keynote at the Columbia Business School’s #StartupColumbia Festival. Here it is. It’s also our 28th wedding anniversary today. We are celebrating it in Istanbul. Off to the Grand Bazaar to work on our negotiating skills.

How I Found Opportunity in the Turning Point

I recently had a fantastic opportunity to speak to a group of young women at Hult International Business School in Boston, MA for the "Women in Business Series: Walk in Her Heels" hosted by the Women in Business Club. I discussed myShow More Summary

Highly Educated Yet Experiencing Discontent

London Business School is perhaps the world's most competitive MBA program in the world, with recent acceptance rates lower than even Harvard, Wharton or Stanford. We're trained in logic, math, competition and strategy. Like my classmates at LBS, after graduation, I went on to a high-stress job in finance. Show More Summary

Probably the most unconventional way we've heard a Wall Street exec convince someone to get their MBA

Over his years as an investment banker, Fred Lane, a managing director at Raymond James, played advisor and career counselor to some notable names, including the now-CFO of Costco, who he encouraged to head to business school — though...Show More Summary

Inside MIT's Virtual, Robotic Workplace

Imagine a world where a robotic workforce doesn't take our jobs, but instead allows us more flexibility and interaction. At any given meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's business school, it's become standard to have a few telecommuters dial in through a conference line, and one or two come in as robots. Read Full Story

Two Harvard students were sick of their dirty apartments, so they built a company that will do your chores for you

Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck met at Harvard Business School, fresh out of stints in the finance world. "I was working really long hours and coming back to an apartment that was a total mess," Sapone tells Business Insider. Beck and Sapone knew how grueling working crazy hours could be, and what kind of toll it could take. Show More Summary

Harvard Professor Bill George Says 'Flex Hours' Are Critical

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Harvard Business School professor and author Bill George talks with Nancy Redd about how “flex hours” are now a big draw for today’s employees. Watch the video here. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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