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The Magical Apple Spin-off That Almost Invented the...

Sydney Finkelstein explains how General Magic, an Apple Inc. spin-off, stacked the deck against itself. “The lesson is that who you take money from is one of the most momentous decisions you’ll ever make.”

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Six Telltale Signs of a Toxic Boss

“Entrepreneurs who never give up any control, or fail to bring in professional managers, tend to blow up at some point,” Sydney Finkelstein opines. “Hubris never wins.”

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Public Shaming of Big Companies Not as Big...

Leslie Robinson discusses a new working paper which looks at the effects of large-scale public disclosure of corporate tax information. Neither consumer sentiment nor stock price were significantly impacted by the mass public...

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Five Leadership Habits All Great Bosses Share

Mentions Superbosses by Sydney Finkelstein in an article about tactics managers can use to help their employees grow. “Finkelstein found that the world’s most extraordinary bosses bring out untapped talents in their people,”...

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Deans’ First Jobs: From Washing Dishes to Selling...

Dean Matthew Slaughter reflects on important business lessons learned during his first job at a miniature golf course. Slaughter enjoyed a front row seat to how empathetic design thinking is practiced thanks to the example of the...

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Yet Another Crisis for Uber: Six Vacant Executive...

“This is going to be a classic business school case study, there’s no question,” says Sydney Finkelstein of Uber’s current leadership structure.

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The Decline of the Baronial C.E.O.

Dean Matthew Slaughter and Vijay Govindarajan discuss how the era of baronial chief executives is drawing to a close. “The C.E.O. with a big office, a tenure of 10 or 20 years, in a suit and tie, is becoming a thing of the...

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Uber: 14 Bosses, One Corporate ‘Game of Thrones?’

“Having two people making joint leadership decisions is a big mistake for companies, but 14 is setting up a war for succession,” Finkelstein says, opinion on Uber’s leadership succession plans following the departure of CEO...

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The ‘Exporting Jobs’ Canard

Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses how multinational hiring abroad doesn't come at the expense of U.S. workers. "Limit the ability of U.S. multinational companies to flourish abroad and you limit their ability to create high-paying...

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What U.S. CEOs Can Learn from GM...

Vijay Govindarajan offers five lessons for American CEOs based on GM’s sales failure in India. “Ceding what will soon be the most populous country on the planet to Asian and European competitors could have disastrous long-term...

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Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts with the...

Mentions Vijay Govindarajan in an article about creating environments where innovation can flourish.

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Uber’s CEO is under fire. Can he...

Paul Argenti opines, "If Kalanick really wants to save the company, he has to get himself out. It's a fantastic organization with a tremendous idea and bad leadership."

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