For the one essay that is part of this year's MBA application, Harvard Business School sets a scene on the first day of class and places you in Aldrich Hall meeting your 'section'. This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. [...]
Related: Knowing How You Decide Is As Important As the Decision The authors, led by Uma R. Karmarkar of Harvard Business School, conducted two experiments in which they brought in volunteers and showed them a bunch of different attributes...Show More Summary
Google has published a list of the five traits that its most successful teams have in common and the first of those traits “psychological safety” might be the most important. That term originated with Harvard Business School professor...Show More Summary
Managing partner Bruce Stachenfeld applies the insights of Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter to the business of law -- and starts by defining a key term.
At our recent offsite, the Harvard Business Review Group asked one of our long time contributors to talk to us about innovation. His name is Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. Show More Summary
A new working paper [PDF] from three Harvard Business School researchers builds on the work of Texas A&M professor Markus Fitza, whose paper in last month's Strategic Management Journal showed that nearly everything about a CEO's performance can be attributed to chance. (more…)
The terms "disruptive innovation" and "disruptive technology" are at risk of becoming meaningless buzzwords, according to Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, who introduced his theory of disruption 20 years ago. As...Show More Summary
Both Keys and Z have been named as keynote speakers for Harvard Universities H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference, which is being launched by the business school’s African American Student Union. The two will share wise words of wisdom they’ve gained throughout
Carol Fishman Cohen was 30 and on maternity leave from Drexel Burnham Lambert when the investment banking firm imploded in February 1990. A Harvard Business School grad in the Boston office’s corporate finance group, she didn’t agonize about leaving her high-powered job. She picked up part-time special project work off [...]
It's an oft-quoted statistic that 95 percent of startups fail. An entrepreneur's daily battle is to improve those 1-in-20 odds to something more appetizing for investors. Top business schools will tell you that there are two principal...Show More Summary
Behind some of the world's biggest trends in business are management thinkers whose research influences powerful executives and scrappy entrepreneurs alike. You can credit Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, for example,...Show More Summary
Did you know that goldfish have a longer attention span than humans do? Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn found that the average American's attention span in 2013 was about 8 seconds, down from 12 seconds in 2000. In contrast,...Show More Summary
Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter is the most influential business thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50, a just-released ranking put out every other year by a consulting firm run by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, British business consultants, authors and coaches who compile the ranking once every two [...]
By GWCICVoice Team On October 29th, The Chairman and CEO of Dalian Wanda Group, Wang Jianlin, spoke at Harvard Business School. In a lively discussion with students and faculty, he spoke about his personal and professional goals, as well as his highly disciplined management style. Wang Jianlin also provided the students [...]
By GWCICVoice Team On October 29th, Wang Jianlin, Chairman and CEO of Dalian Wanda, sat down with Harvard Business School Professor Willy Shih to discuss the company’s ambitious plans for global expansion – including the acquisition of sports media companies, luxury hotels as well as a household American brand. Chairman Wang [...]
A new study from Harvard Business School suggests a positive workspace full of commendations is a healthier one.
By David Slocum John P. Kotter, a professor at Harvard Business School, is probably best-known for his 8-step change management model and such key insights into successful change processes as the necessity of creating urgency and the value of forming a change coalition. But his 1990 work "What Leaders Really Do" [...]
The title says it all. That is the new book by Shane Greenstein of Harvard Business School, the subtitle is Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network. This extensive history is the best counter I know to the view that the internet as we know it was most of all a government project. […]
Morgan Hermand-Waiche was a Harvard Business School student when he went lingerie shopping for his girlfriend, only to find that the most appealing items were prohibitively expensive. Turned off by... To view the full story, click the title link.
Researchers at Harvard Business School suggest something that is both radical and potentially annoying.