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July 13, 2015
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Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.

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ScottyMcLennan, lecturer in political economy
July 24, 2015
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Great Literature for Great Leaders

Scotty McLennan explains why studying the classics can give you new perspective in life and work.

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Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg being escorted by security guards | Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
July 21, 2015
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Elizabeth Blankespoor: In IPO Road Shows, the Messenger Is the Message

New research shows that snap judgments of a CEO’s presentation style affect stock price.

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A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton
June 5, 2015
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Stereotyping Makes People More Likely to Act Badly

Even slight cues, like reading a negative stereotype about your race or gender, can have an impact.

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Engineer Buford Taylor sits on a couch as he works on his computer at Eventbrite headquarters in the South of Market area in San Francisco, California
July 28, 2015
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Yossi Feinberg: Lessons from the Real Silicon Valley

An economist says that beneath the region's veneer, there are business principles entrepreneurs can all learn from.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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December 9, 2014
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November 21, 2014
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November 20, 2014
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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.
November 5, 2014
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Ken Shotts: Better Decisions Spring From Competition and Balance in Organizations

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November 3, 2014
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Netflix Founder Reed Hastings: Make as Few Decisions as Possible

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October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.