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Another chart to show how badly we're getting screwed

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Alvin Powell at the Harvard Gazette writes about the inequality chart above: It’s a seemingly nondescript chart, buried in a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor’s academic paper. A rectangle, divided into parts, depicts U.S. wealth for each fifth of the population. Show More Summary

Harvard Startup Looks to Disrupt Employer Wellness Market

Recently, I asked Founder and CEO of Gain Life, Sean G. Eldridge, to tell me how he plans to disrupt the employer wellness market. Sean is a health behavior change enthusiast and Harvard Business School graduate. While at HBS, he founded the Wellness Club. Show More Summary

Emory University Uses Harvard Business School Cases to Teach Innovation in The Physical Therapy Field

Recently, Lauren Jarmusz - a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Northeastern University graduating in May 2016 - and I interviewed Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA. Dr. Kapasi is the Program Director and Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Show More Summary

2 Harvard students built a company that will do your chores for you — and it's made money since day one

While attending Harvard Business School, Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck inadvertently came up with a startup idea born from their messy apartments. The two women had hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their...Show More Summary

Five Steps that Make It Easier to Skim Through Non-Fiction Books

Whether you’re reading a non-fiction book for school or for fun, it’s pretty common to want to breeze through them quickly. Non-fiction book aren’t typically structured like fiction books, and as the Harvard Business Review points out, they’re much easier to skim if you want to. Here’s how HBR suggests you do it. Read more...

CEO's Make Room For Bold And Beautiful In Harvard Business Of Entertainment, Media and Sports Course

Harvard Business School Professor Anita Elberse has a decade of research charting the great rise in power top-tier celebrities have in entertainment, both in commanding ever-higher pay and as moguls in their own right able to dictate the terms of engagement and define new business models for themselves. If stars are [...]

'The Costs of Inequality: When a Fair Shake Isn’t'

The beginning of a relatively long discussion: The costs of inequality: When a fair shake isn’t, by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer: It’s a seemingly nondescript chart, buried in a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor’s academic paper. A rectangle, divided...

On The Hunt For Natural Beauty Products For Women Who Actually Like Makeup

The creators of Beauty Lies Truth are advocating for better—and bolder—natural beauty products. It sounds like the start of a joke: A rock star and a Harvard business school student team up and start a beauty blog. But Beauty Lies Truth...Show More Summary

Trust Vs Competence: What's More Important In A Professional Work Environment?

First impressions matter and being approachable is more important than coming across as competent when you meet someone new in your workplace, according to a Harvard Business School professor. This can have a lasting impact on your career. More »      

Morning Docket: 01.13.16

Has the dearth of law school applicants finally pinched Harvard Law? [Bloomberg Business] Meanwhile, New York Law School is doing just fine... thanks to its savvy real estate moves. [Crain's New York Business] Amal Clooney sighting in D.C. Show More Summary

5 Hot Books: A Harvard Business School Professor on How Your Bad Posture May Be Sabotaging You, Hitler Using Cocaine & More

This article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy (Little, Brown & Co.) The "power pose" is more than just standing up straight. Show More Summary

A More Practical Model For Law Schools: Medical School Residency Programs

Harvard Business Review: A More Practical Model for Law Schools, by Alice Armitage (UC-Hastings) & Robin Feldman (UC-Hastings): The JD is no longer the ticket it once was to a stable career and high earnings. With skyrocketing levels of student debt and limited job opportunities, potential law students are foregoing...

Facebook actually does want MBAs — no matter what Sheryl Sandberg says

Though Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg got an MBA from Harvard Business School, she has questioned whether such a degree actually helps people in the tech industry. In a recent Quora thread, she even went so far as to say: “ MBAs are not...Show More Summary

The 'Power Poses' That Will Instantly Boost Your Confidence Levels

According to Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, projecting power is more about how you stand, rather than how you talk.

What Happens When Consumers Get To Pay Whatever They Want?

By Julia Hanna Research has shown that when people are able to set their own prices, almost everyone pays something—and sometimes well over the suggested price. Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Shelle Santana has closely studied the pay-what-you-wish model. She discusses her research in this Q&A, which first appeared in the [...]

Your grandmother was right. Slouching is bad for you — and maybe your career.

Few Harvard Business School professors have had their ideas featured in Gray's Anatomy. And in ad campaigns for Secret deodorant. And Dilbert comic strips. But Amy Cuddy has. Cuddy's research -- her presentation on the subject of "power...Show More Summary

FIFA Hires Ruggie to Review Business Practices

FIFA hired a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School to review and report on the organization’s business practices.

The Red Cross brought in an AT&T exec as CEO and now it's a national disaster

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2008, the Red Cross was a dysfunctional mess, so it hired on Gail McGovern, an AT&T exec and Harvard Business School prof, who parachuted in a group of other AT&T alums to oversee a program of rigid, centralized control; mass layoffs;secrecy...Show More Summary

Harvard Business School Takes On The NFL In A New Case About Deflategate

A new Harvard Business School case study challenges students to explain the continued success of the New England Patriots and the dynamics behind Deflategate.

Airbnb Hosts Discriminate Against Black Renters, Study Says

A working paper from Harvard Business School released Wednesday found widespread discrimination” by hosts against people with black-sounding names seeking home rentals, reports The New York Times.

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