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Red Cross Relief Donation Collection Buckets
November 17, 2014
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How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Giving gifts to donors is not always the best way to seek contributions.

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Red Queen
November 21, 2014
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William Barnett: Business Leaders Should Not Avoid Competition

Competition raises the bar for rivals to do better.

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October 31, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How to Manage Conflict

Tips for managing toxic disagreements before they destroy a team.

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Surgeon's hands
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.

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November 20, 2014
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Three Reasons Outgoing CEOs Shouldn’t Pick Their Replacements

Not every CEO can spot a winner. Here’s what a board should consider.

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A woman handing a dish of food to someone else
November 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

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"For Sale" sign in front of home
November 15, 2014
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: Making Mortgages Safer for Homeowners

A Stanford professor proposes a form of automatic mortgage relief in future recessions.

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November 19, 2014
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Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.

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A man looking at a downward trending graph
November 19, 2014
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Ed deHaan: Want to Soft-Pedal That Shaky Earnings Report? Don’t File on Friday

New research pinpoints the best (and worst) times to release reports.

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July 1, 2010
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Hollywood's "Red Scare" Spread Stigma by Association

Researchers explore the role of 1950s-era social networks in the Hollywood "Red Scare."
July 1, 2010
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How Big Banks Fail and What to Do about It

A finance professor says putting the financial system in order depends on understanding of how big banks can go from weakness to sudden failure.
July 1, 2010
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How Did IBM Avoid Becoming Extinct?

Research shows how some organizations manage to be ambidextrous.
July 1, 2010
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Neil Malhotra: Incumbents Thrive When the Home Team Wins

Research shows how voting decisions can be influenced by otherwise irrelevant events, such as football scores.
July 1, 2010
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What Is the Best Path to Realizing Organizational Change?

Research shows that getting senior leaders on board in advance is the most effective way introduce change to an organization.
June 1, 2010
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Research: CEO Succession Planning Lags Badly

A new survey says more than half of companies today could not immediately name a successor to their CEO should the need arise.
June 1, 2010
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Would Boycotting BP Do Any Good?

Research shows that company boycotts do indeed work.
May 20, 2010
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Beyond Oil: Saudi Arabia as a Data Hub

Saudi governor Amr Al-Dabbagh explains the nation’s strategy to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations.
May 15, 2010
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Zoe Cruz: Being Shoved Out of Your Comfort Zone Has Advantages

Now running her own hedge fund, the ousted Morgan Stanley executive says forced change opens doors.
May 1, 2010
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Bengt Holmstrom: Don't Attribute the Financial Crisis to Greed

An economist explains that, while reforms to provide some degree of transparency are key, full disclosure may not fix securities markets.