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Patent Trolling Isn’t Dead — It’s Just Moving to Delaware

For years, the small East Texas town of Marshall has held a special status in patent litigation: poster city for opportunistic “patent trolling” lawsuits brought by nonpracticing entities, firms that amass patents for the sake of pursuing license fees and litigation. Thanks to last month’s Supreme …

Law

Minimum Wage Hikes Drive (Lousy) Restaurants Out of Business

Do minimum wage increases harm businesses? Evidence from Yelp-inspired research by Michael and Dara Lee Luca suggests the popularity of the business …

San Francisco Bay Area

Sit! Stay! Work! How Dogs Are Taking Over The Office

Molly BoigonHarvard historian Nancy Koehn joined BPR to talk about a new trend that gives a new meaning to the term "office park."

The Workplace

First Look at New Research and Ideas, June 27 - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

• 2017<br>• New York: Oxford University Press<p>By: Jones, G.<p>Abstract—This book explores whether profits and environmental sustainability are compatible through …

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food

Research by Ai Hisano exposes cellophane's key role in developing self-service merchandising in American grocery stores, and how its manufacturers …

DuPont

What CEOs are reading in 2017

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.<p><b>Whether you’re heading</b> to a …

Books

Finding Faith in Democracy at Moments of National Conflict

A scholar of American history argues that unwavering commitment to republican values can turn the nation’s differences into a profound strength.<p>For David Moss, author of <i>Democracy: A Case Study</i>, history provides a guide for coping with disagreement in a nation as vast as the United States. “Robust …

Social Studies

What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality

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Minnesota Public Radio

Inventory Management for Mobile Money Agents in the Developing World

by Karthik Balasubramanian, David F. Drake, and Douglas Fearing<p>Overview — Mobile money agents in the developing world face a key inventory management …

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Should the Lions pick all 15 players from one team?

Squad goalsShould the Lions pick all 15 players from one team?<p>Forging a competitive dream team is tricky, but relying on one country is not the answer<p>…

Rugby Union

Where books have room to breathe: minimalist store opens in SF

There probably aren’t many independent bookstore owners who have graduated from Harvard Business School.<p>Kathryn Grantham is one of them.<p>Having moved …

Blackbirds

Good Habits of Successful People With ADHD

Many successful people have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, singer Justin …

ADHD

Harvard expert: This takes only 5 minutes and can make the difference in any negotiation

Whether you're negotiating a raise or a business deal, the process is far from simple. But a few small tweaks here and there can help you get what …

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The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks

<b>Robert Austin,</b> a professor at Ivey Business School, and <b>Gary Pisano,</b> a professor at Harvard Business School, talk about the growing number of pioneering firms that are actively identifying and hiring more employees with autism spectrum disorder and other forms of neurodiversity. Global companies …

Harvard Business Review

The rise of the online altcyclopedia

One fantasy I entertained in order to keep sane during the 2016 campaign was that the Fake News epidemic that was actively devouring my news feed …

Fake News

ShotSpotter: A Gunfire Detection Business Looks for a New Market

ShotSpotter provides gunfire detection sensors to cities across the United States. CEO Ralph Clark is interested in taking the company beyond its …

Guns

Building greater capacity

With more boisterous issues hogging the headlines in the last couple of months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India campaign has been somehow …

India

The next CEO of Uber: Here’s who should be on the short list

Faced with the crucible of his mother's accidental death and the crisis at his company, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wisely decided to accept his …

Uber

ShotSpotter: A Gunfire Detection Business Looks for a New Market - News - Harvard Business School

Faculty News | Cold Call | 22 Jun 2017<p>ShotSpotter: A Gunfire Detection Business Looks for a New Market<p>Re: Mitchell Weiss<p>ShotSpotter provides gunfire …

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Silicon Valley Investors Flexed Their Muscles in Uber Fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The conventional wisdom in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups has been that the founders call the shots and that the investors are cheerleaders — and sometimes enablers — of the entrepreneurs they backed.<p>But on Tuesday, when investors pressured Travis Kalanick to step down as the …

Venture Capital

After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

If you think of a company as a sports team — let's say, basketball — then Uber is at a point where the players are still on the court, but the coaches and general manager are gone, the arena is filled with jeers and the owner's hair is on fire.<p>The resignation of co-founder Travis Kalanick as CEO …

Uber

Brokers May Be Giving Away Investors’ Best Ideas

Assets managers are “free-riding” on trade orders leaked by major brokers, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.

Are Activists Being Sabotaged by Their Brokers?

New research suggests that brokers who execute trades on behalf of activist investors may be tipping off other clients<p>Activist investors have tried hard to keep their trades secret and prevent others from piggybacking off their best ideas. Now, an academic paper released online this week highlights …

Finance

Meet the Oddball Entrepreneurs Who Invented Green Businesses

Innovators often arrive from the edges of society, where it is safe to focus on ideas that might seem odd to the mainstream. That is where Harvard …

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

From many passengers’ perspective, Uber is a godsend — lower fares than taxis, clean vehicles, courteous drivers, easy electronic payments. Yet the company’s mounting scandals reveal something seriously amiss, culminating in last week’s stern report from former U.S. Attorney General Eric …

Uber

What Does an Aspiring Founder Need to Know?

Alice, an outstanding 24-year-old engineer working for a top technology company, wants to launch her own startup within the next five years, but she doesn’t yet have a venture concept. What knowledge and skills does Alice need to lead a technology venture? And what’s the best way to acquire that …

MBA

A New Approach to Safely Sharing Cancer Patients’ Data

It is well understood that achieving the full potential of precision medicine for all cancer patients depends on the sharing of patients’ genomic and molecular data and clinical information. To this end, several efforts — including the Genomic Data Commons, ORIEN, and CancerLinQ — have been …

Digital Health

How Obama Won The French Election

A political consulting firm founded by former Obama volunteers helped Emmanuel Macron take over French politics.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La Republique En Marche, won a resounding victory Sunday in the final round of the country’s parliamentary elections, gaining a commanding …

France

Amazon Primed To Take Over The Grocery Store Industry

Jason TureskyHarvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn joined Boston Public Radio to discuss the future of Amazon and how they are planning to …

Amazon

Zuckerberg or Gates? Billionaires Try Opposite Paths for Online Education in India - Bloomberg

Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie hall and no shopping mall. For clever kids like …