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First Look at New Research and Ideas, January 16, 2018

• January–February 2018<br>• Harvard Business Review<p>By: Campbell, Dennis, John Case, and Bill Fotsch<p>Abstract—Fifty years ago a good blue-collar job was with …

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If the CEO’s High Salary Isn't Justified to Employees, Firm Performance May Suffer

Researcher Ethan Rouen discovers that rank-and-file employees understand the boss deserves a big salary, but only when the number is fully …

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Facebook, BlackRock, and the Case for Purpose-Driven Companies

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his platform needs to change. Community feedback has shown that public content has been “crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other,” according to Zuckerberg. As a result, the company says it will be focusing …

Mark Zuckerberg

Mountain Money - January 15, 2018

On today’s Mountain Money, Renai and Doug visit with Melanie Marier, CEO of Canyons Transportation. The second guest is Victor Matheson, Professor of …

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Chief executive opens the door to GE breakup

Could the sun finally be setting on the General Electric empire?<p>Chief executive John Flannery Tuesday raised the prospect of ending GE’s long life as …

Jeff Immelt

New 'Hot-Desking' Trend Eliminates Personal Space In The Office

Many American workers find themselves attracted to the idea of the corner office, but the constantly changing workplace has sent the corner office …

The Workplace

A Better Business Model for Fighting Cancer

The Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator aims to speed up the development and delivery of cancer therapies by improving the business processes that …

Digital Health

HBS Grads Increasingly Choose Public Service Careers | News | The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Business School’s Baker Library at dusk.<p>Harvard Business School graduates are increasingly choosing public service careers, and some credit …

MBA

Leadership Lessons from a Young Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the Montgomery Bus Boycott starts in the 1950s, the young Martin Luther King, Jr. faces challenges to his leadership goals, strategic vision, and …

Black History

You bought a book store? Are you crazy?

Probably not, which is good news for friends and acquaintances of Shannon Burgess and Gail Dickson. On Jan. 1, the two became co-owners of Glen …

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Leadership Lessons from a Young Martin Luther King, Jr. - News - Harvard Business School

Faculty News | Cold Call | 12 Jan 2018<p>Leadership Lessons from a Young Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>Re: Bill George<p>As the Montgomery Bus Boycott starts in …

Black History

The Only 3 Career Steps that Matter | Rosabeth Moss Kanter | TEDxBeaconStreet

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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Book | 2017<p>Abstract<p>An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights that will be of interest to a wide range of …

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Tax payouts deliver a wave of hope and hype

Are the bonuses and wage boosts the start of a new economic dawn, or just a sugar high?<p>Republicans are basking in a wave of good publicity for their giant tax cut.<p>WalMart, the nation's largest private employer, just bumped up its minimum wage. Cash bonuses are flowing to employees from major …

Economics

The Road to Economic Success Goes Through Main Street | The Report: Opinion | US News

When we rely on a car to take us where we need to go, our number one priority is ensuring it has plenty of fuel. Policymakers must do the same when …

Brokers and Order Flow Leakage: Evidence from Fire Sales

by Andrea Barbon, Marco Di Maggio, Francesco Franzoni, and Augustin Landier<p>Overview — This study finds that brokers tend to reveal the occurrence of …

Finance

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

The home fitness start-up Peloton might sound faddish, like another in the parade of bougie tech-lifestyle brands selling dubious-sounding “disruption!” at millionaire prices. Its first product — an internet-connected, brushed-steel spin bicycle equipped with a 20-inch touch-screen — sells for …

Treadmills

Working for a Shamed Company Can Hurt Your Future Compensation

People who work for a company guilty of malfeasance may see their future compensation curtailed, even if they are guilty of nothing, according to …

Publicly engaged PhDs shift the notion of the ivory tower

It is nothing new that universities have tried to open up and chisel away the notion of the ivory tower. Terms such as “knowledge translation” and …

Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2017

Some of our favorite professors of 2017<p>Teaching MBAs isn’t for the faint of heart. Graduate business courses aren’t great awakenings – and they …

MBA

Working for a Shamed Company Can Hurt Your Future Compensation

People who worked for a company guilty of malfeasance may see their future salary curtailed, even if they are guilty of nothing, according to …

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First Look at New Research and Ideas, January 9, 2018

• December 13, 2017<br>• Harvard Business Review<p>By: Austin, Julia<p>Abstract—As an aspiring product manager (PM), there are three primary considerations when …

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Think New England Is Cold? Try Antarctica

New Englanders suffered last week in the wake of the Bomb Cyclone, but our icy temperatures are nothing compared to what was endured by explorer …

New England

How To Keep Your Best People From Walking Out The Door

Right now, the US unemployment rate is hovering around 4%. In some areas it’s even lower. That’s very close to what economists call full employment.<p>For business owners, the statistic has a simple and powerful implication. Labor is scarce, and your best employees are likely to have a lot of other …

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Chief executive Oprah? How Winfrey has fared as a businesswoman since ending her talk show

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey had one of the great successes in modern television with the long-running “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The syndicated talk program was a cultural phenomenon and ratings juggernaut that changed how American consumers shopped and thought and anchored a series of flourishing …

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Harvard Business School Names 18 Venture Capitalists as 2018 Rock Venture Capital Partners - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has named 18 people to its inaugural group of Rock Venture Capital …

Venture Capital

Jeff Jacoby: Time to end the debate and face facts: Minimum wage laws hurt the poor

WHEN NATIONAL REVIEW’S critic at large, Kyle Smith, last week published a piece with the headline “We Were Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk,” people …

Equality

Identifying Sources of Inefficiency in Health Care

by Amitabh Chandra and Douglas O. Staiger<p>Overview — This economic study finds evidence of allocative inefficiency and substantial variation in …

Health Care

HBS-Born Startup Arms Doctors with Analytics to Provide Better Care

One of the biggest challenges healthcare providers face is improving care while lowering costs. The United States, in particular, is grappling with …

Health Care

Peloton Just Unveiled a $4,000 Treadmill -- and Everything Is Riding on It

The $1.25 billion company has secretly been working on its second-ever product. Is this the beginning of a new fitness revolution?<p>This story appears in the January 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>John Foley can’t find his desk. The co-founder and CEO of Peloton is showing me around the …

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