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Leonard A. Schlesinger is a Baker Foundation professor at Harvard Business School. He most recently served as the 12th president of Babson College, known for its entrepreneurship programs. Schlesinger is also the author of numerous books and articles on entrepreneurship, organizational leadership and management. Show More Summary
I'm sitting here, alone, in HBR's library, writing about how my decision to relocate from my open workspace is making me much more productive. It's not merely because it's quieter; research from Harvard Business School professor Ethan S. Bernstein suggests that employees can actually be more product
A 2012 Harvard Business School study, “E-Mail: Not Dead, Evolving,” found “communication between individuals—the original intent of e-mail—isn’t even listed in the top five activities” of how we use email today. I have worked in the world of technology since 1982 and even worked as the vice president of an email services company. Show More Summary
By Scott Fearon: I was in New York recently and I had the opportunity to see Stephen Mandel of Lone Pine Capital give a talk to some students from my alma mater, Kellogg business school. Mandel very generously shared a number of lessons he's learned from his decades of managing money. Show More Summary
Francesca Gino and Adam Grant, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.
Last year FlatClub, a sort of Airbnb for top university students and their alumni, launched across 30 U.S. and UK universities (such as Columbia Business School, INSEAD, King's College). It's now raised $1.5million from a network of Angels including Jeremy Coller of Coller Capital, Professor Eli Talmor of London Business School and David Wolfe of BrandJourney and InterCapital.
If you're not winning, it has nothing to do with how many X or Y-chromosomes you possess. It has to do with the rules of engagement in the world of business. Columbia Business School recently released a study that says women who do favors or offer help in the workplace find themselves less valued by those for whom they have done the good deed. Show More Summary
NEW YORK — Big box retailers may have had the secret to combatting online retailers all along: instant gratification. A new study from Columbia Business School that is published in the Journal of Consumer Research warns that the positive...Show More Summary
In this fictional letter, every pearl of wisdom in quotations is taken from If I Knew Then… Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School’s Class of 1963. The Harvard alum’s initials follow the quote. Dear grandchild, I hope everything is going well! I love when your mom shows me all your pictures from... Read More
Co-authored by Geraldine Rosa Henderson, Rutgers Business School and Anne-Marie G. Hakstian, Salem State University You find yourself watching black people. (The stealing) only happens once in a while, but it changes your perception.....Like it or not, I'm going to have a preconceived notion of races from my experiences. Show More Summary
Eric Clayberg, Google software-engineering manager, talks with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin about the feedback and training that he and others at the company receive through Project Oxygen.
From Jay A. Soled (Rutgers Business School): Yahoo News, Five Fascinating Dog Facts You Don't Know: #1 Tax Man's Best Friend: Being a 19th-century tax collector was down-right dangerous, particularly in Germany. This was why fellow tax man, Louis Dobermann, created a dog breed that was capable of protecting him...
The first year of Harvard Business School taught Paris Wallace how to start and run a company. The second year, he skipped all his classes to found that company. And that meant sneaking into biology and genomics classes at MIT and Harvard...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education for a brief comment on this excellent post by Joshua Gans, Harvard Business School Publishing crosses the ‘evil’ academic line. It seems Prof......
Your business school colleagues are probably smart, highly capable, and good friends. But that doesn't mean they have the stuff to be a great co-founder. There are plenty of inspiring success stories of entrepreneurs who met in business school and go on to build some of the most innovative start-ups. Show More Summary
Shocker: A student's entire college education shouldn't all come from overpriced textbooks.
This is from the obituary of economist Alexander L. Morton: At 42, Mr. Morton was well on pace in the ascension of his chosen career ladder. He had a doctorate in economics from Harvard, had taught at the Harvard Business School and was finishing a four-year assignment as director the office of policy and analysis […]
We sat down with the founder of Birchbox to discover her essential beauty products. Guest editor Katia Beauchamp knows a lot more about beauty than your average Harvard Business School grad and entrepreneur. After all, she's the founder of Birchbox -- you know, that company that sends the cute little box full of amazing product samples every month. Show More Summary
Enough with the "Cool Kids Start Companies" syndrome.