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The Importance Of Strategic Focus

A good strategic framework provides focus by limiting the number of directions the organization runs. You’d be foolish to try to extend all your products while simultaneously expanding all your markets while also ramping up capacity or shifting your business model to include new types of …

Management

Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a …

Management

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

The real driver of regional inequality in America

People can no longer afford to move to opportunity.<p>America in the Gilded Age was a starkly unequal place, not just in terms of inequality between people but inequality between <i>regions</i>. Long-settled, fast-industrializing states in the Northeast were far richer than those of the West or the South, …

Income Inequality

There Is a Better Way to Teach Math (and Understand It)

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

Pedagogy

Corporations in the Age of Inequality

On a sunny morning in December 2013, as Google employees boarded the bus that would take them on their daily commute from Oakland to the company’s Mountain View headquarters, protesters moved in. One unfurled a bright blue banner bearing the words “F— Off, Google.” Some handed out pamphlets …

Income Inequality

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

<i>“Ask for a flexible schedule — it’s the only way to balance work and family.”</i> <i><br>“Think hard about part-time. You’ll end up working on your days off anyway — for less money.”</i> <i><br>“Back in ’86, when my first daughter was born, I learned to completely check out on evenings and weekends.”</i> <i><br>“Hire more help!”</i> <i><br>“It</i> …

Coffeemakers

How to make your résumé stand out, according to a Harvard student who received internship offers from Microsoft and Goldman Sachs

If you want to snag a job or an internship at a top company, you'd better have a stellar résumé.<p>Jessica Pointing, a Harvard junior who won internship offers from companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, McKinsey, Bain, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, previously told Business Insider …

Employment

In The Age Of Amazon, Target's Online Growth Is Out Of The CEO's Hands

Over the last week people have been talking up the seemingly apparent self-cannibalization of Target from their online business. For context, remember that I wrote about this concept last year with “3 Easy Pieces To Target’s 2016 Second Quarter Earnings,” in which the only thing I really wanted to …

Free Shipping

How Retailers Should Think About Online Versus In-Store Pricing

One of the biggest questions faced by brick-and-mortar retailers today is whether prices should be the same online and in stores. Gaining clarity on this issue is critical for traditional retailers to successfully compete in both environments.<p>Brick-and-mortar retailers have been struggling with …

eCommerce

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"<p>Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed …

Child Care

Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians. These challenges require extraordinary leaders. Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their …

Medical Technology

Panaria, viaggio nell’industria ceramica (che è già 4.0)

Muletti che si guidano da soli, robot che lavorano la superficie delle piastrelle, estrema differenziazione nella produzione. Così l’azienda di …

Corporate Governance Should Combine the Best of Private Equity and Family Firms

The public corporation is typically bedeviled by the gap between managers’ and shareholders’ interests. Over the years, governance has attempted to close that gap by aligning incentives with measures of performance. These attempts have often failed. But where they have succeeded, they have left …

Profit

Here's why East Asian students consistently outpace their Western peers

Over recent years, other countries' positions have gone up and down in the tables but East Asian education - which includes China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan - continues to dominate.<p>And the gap between these countries and the rest of the world is getting wider.<p>The reasons why East …

Education

basta test di ingresso, ci si fida dei voti dei prof. Corsia privilegiata con la media del 7

Cambiano i criteri di selezione: alla Cattolica si potrà evitare il quiz per Scienze bancarie e Psicologia; alla Bicocca la media richiesta è del 7,5 …

A Genius Has Left Us -- His Name Was Jay W. Forrester

It was 1996 and I heard about this class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which delved into the mathematical modeling of any known system. The class was called System Dynamics. I took it and it changed my life forever.<p>As a student at MIT, I had the fortune to learn from some of …

Computer Science

How to Bring Real Competition to the Health Care Industry

Here’s the good news: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, more Americans have access to health care than ever before. The bad news? The care itself hasn’t improved much. Despite the hard work of dedicated providers, our health care system remains chaotic, unreliable, inefficient, and …

Health Care

Barack Obama’s Criminally Underrated Jobs Record

Since Donald Trump said “there are no jobs” in 2015, the U.S. has created 3 million of them.<p>The most-quoted line from Donald Trump’s speech introducing his presidential campaign was about undocumented Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug lords. Less incendiary, yet equally dubious, was his …

Barack Obama

This Is How To Improve Your Writing: 7 Easy Expert Secrets

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

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Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks. But …

Un libro per raggiungere il successo senza tradire se stessi

Quando ho iniziato a leggere il libro di Paolo Gallo, “La Bussola del successo”, ho avuto la stessa forte sensazione di quando lessi come studente …

Even Black Preschool Teachers Are Biased

A new study shows that African American early educators hold students of the same race to a higher discipline standard.<p>The trend is a familiar one, documented across grade levels: Black students are disciplined more harshly than their white classmates. They’re about four times as likely to be …

Education

The Right Kind of Flour

Wheat is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, yet white flour and white bread—which are very low in nutrients—fill grocery store shelves. In the past, flour mills supplied the U.S. bread industry. Then, roller mills came along, which provided a way to make white flour very easily on a …

Bread

Detassazione bonus produttività ai dipendenti fino a 4mila euro - InvestireOggi.it

Nel 2017 la <b>detassazione dei Bonus produttività</b> per i dipendenti sarà ancora più conveniente poichè il beneficio della tassazione sostitutiva al 10% …

Who is Who dei Cda italiani. La mappa del potere (di genere)

L’Italia è al quarto posto nel mondo per numero di donne nei consigli di amministrazione delle società, con una quota del 30,8%, percentuale …

How to Make Feedback Feel Normal

I’ve spent much of my career teaching people how to have “crucial conversations.” In the work place, most crucial conversations are about feedback – the process of helping others improve by pointing out deficiencies in their behavior or work. I’ve realized lately that a lot of my work could have …

Employment

Il Regno Unito spenderà 41 milioni per copiare il modo in cui i cinesi imparano la matematica

Il Ministero dell'Istruzione finanzierà un progetto per formare gli insegnanti che si specializzeranno nell'insegnamento della matematica sul modello …

Giochi Preziosi e Artsana verso lo scioglimento della joint venture

Il polo del giocattolo nato nel 2015 rischia di avere vita breve. Investindustrial ha rilevato il 60% del gruppo che controlla Chicco e ha sul tavolo …