May 14, 2014
...At last, researchers at Cornell University have found the secret to eternal RTs, and the answer is, per their recent paper (PDF, 11 pages):
May 14, 2014
...At last, researchers at Cornell University have found the secret to eternal RTs, and the answer is, per their recent paper (PDF, 11 pages):
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are described in the US Declaration of Independence as "inalienable rights." But while life and liberty are easily defined and accounted for in public policy, the pursuit of happiness is not as explicitly incorporated into the law.
Most people expected food prices to rise over time as California’s drought worsened earlier this year, but some goods will be impacted more than others.
Research from Timothy Richards, a professor of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, shows that vegetables like lettuce and avocados are likely to experience the most dramatic prices bumps.
California’s drought will push the price up on some items more so than others, including lettuce and avocados. Photo credit: stock.xchng/Arizona State University
...Richards says industry estimates range from a half-million to 1 million acres of agricultural land likely to be affected by the drought. He believes 10 to 20 percent of the supply of certain crops could be lost, and California is the biggest national supplier of several of those crops.
Arctic ice melt could release 1 trillion pieces of plastic into the sea in next decade, new report says. http://t.co/lnN7SazQz7— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) 28 Mai 2014
Mass production of plastic began in the 1940s, and by 2009 at least 230 million tons of plastic were produced each year – equivalent to the weight of a double-decker bus every two seconds.
bravo à @HenriVerdier pour être devenu aujourd'hui le premier Chief Data Officer de la nation France !— Gilles Babinet (@babgi) 21 Mai 2014
May 7, 2014
If you’ve been in the outsource industry for more than five minutes you probably know that buyer-seller relationships are, well, complicated. And just when you think you have the collaboration thing nailed, more complications can ensue.
Verónica H. Villena (assistant professor of supply chain, Pennsylvania State University), Elena Revilla (professor of operations, Instituto de Empresa Business School), and Thomas Y. Choi (professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University), in a 2010 Journal of Operations Management article, found that there’s both a bright and a dark side to highly collaborative relationships.
First: I want to say kudos to the trio for their work to define the term “social capital.” They define social capital as a value asset stemming from access to resources made available through social relationships across three dimensions: cognitive (e.g., shared culture and goals), relational (e.g., trust, friendship, respect, and reciprocity), and structural (e.g., social ties). Villena, Revilla and Choi show that each of these social capital components have the power to positively influence performance outcomes.
Their findings show:
Why stars matter?: Stars have direct impact on local economies. They can also indirectly affect growth in a po... http://t.co/L8nPjNA6l9— VoxEU.org (@voxeu) May 18, 2014
Ajay K. Agrawal, John McHale, Alexander Oettl, 18 May 2014
Stars have direct impact on local economies. They can also indirectly affect growth in a positive way. This column examines the effect of academic star arrivals on the departmental knowledge productivity. Department-level output increases by 54% after the arrival of the star. The post-arrival quality of the joiners is also positively affected, displaying an increase of 68%. These star effects are largest at mid-ranked institutions.
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.'
Two weeks ago, my oldest son taught my youngest son how to perform a corner kick during half time of my middle son’s soccer game. He demonstrated the correct way to swing the leg, angle the foot, and launch the ball toward the goal. When the referee blew his whistle, resuming the game, we moved to a spot of grass nearby. There, my little boy began to explain how to do the corner kick, recounting every detail absorbed during his older brother’s half-time tutorial. I nudged him to practice what he had learned, rather than talking about it—after all, he was at a soccer field, with a mother willing to fetch errant balls. But he preferred to articulate each key point he had just learned and teach me how to do it. I thought we were wasting time, but new research says his approach beats mine.
Learning is more effective if a lesson or experience is deliberately coupled with time spent thinking about what was just presented, a new study shows. In “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance,” a team of researchers from HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, and the University of North Carolina describe what they call the first empirical test of the effect of reflection on learning. By “reflection,” they mean taking time after a lesson to synthesize, abstract, or articulate the important points...
10 - Atlético de Madrid have won his 10th Spanish League after 18 years. Congratulations.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) 17 Mai 2014
8 - Eight of Atletico’s last 11 league goals have been headers, with six coming from corner situations. Strategy— OptaJose (@OptaJose) 17 Mai 2014
The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that the United States witnessed a dramatic rise in household debt in the years before the recession—that the total amount of debt for American householdsdoubled between 2000 and 2007 to $14 trillion? Definitely not. Armed with clear and powerful evidence, Atif Mian and Amir Sufi reveal in House of Debt how the Great Recession and Great Depression, as well as the current economic malaise in Europe, were caused by a large run-up in household debt followed by a significantly large drop in household spending.
Though the banking crisis captured the public’s attention, Mian and Sufi argue strongly with actual data that current policy is too heavily biased toward protecting banks and creditors. Increasing the flow of credit, they show, is disastrously counterproductive when the fundamental problem is too much debt. As their research shows, excessive household debt leads to foreclosures, causing individuals to spend less and save more. Less spending means less demand ...
The Economist talks about our book in their latest issue. http://t.co/lbxsEezcco— Atif Mian (@AtifRMian) 15 Mai 2014
Christina D. Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
“Mian and Sufi have produced some of the most important and compelling research on the impact of debt on consumer behavior during the recent housing bubble and bust. This excellent new book presents and expands this research in a rigorous, yet engaging and accessible way.”
“Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, our leading experts on the macroeconomic effects of private debt, have a new blog [www.houseofdebt.org]— and it has instantly become must reading.”
Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University
“This is a profoundly important book that makes a huge range of serious empirical evidence on the financial crisis accessible to a broad readership. A compendium of Mian and Sufi’s own celebrated work would already be a spectacular contribution, but this book is so much more. Although the authors present all views in a balanced, scholarly way, their quiet insistence that we should have moved faster to write down household mortgages is well-reasoned and compelling.”
Carmen Reinhart, Harvard University
“Much has been written about the boom and subsequent bust that rocked the US economy during 2007–2009, but insightful and informed analysis is much rarer. This book is one of those rare gems. It offers an in-depth look at the state of housing, consumer credit, household incomes, and debt around the crisis and presents an informed discussion about its causes and consequences. The analysis of crisis resolution has resonance, not only for the United States, but for the many countries that are still entangled in severe financial difficulties.”
Lord Adair Turner, former chair, Financial Services Authority
“House of Debt is a very important book, reaching beyond surface explanations of the Great Recession to identify the fundamental cause—excessive private debt built up in the pre-crisis boom years. It combines meticulous empirical research with an ability to see the big picture. Its message needs to be heeded and its proposals for reform seriously considered if we are to avoid repeating in future the mistakes of the past.”
Tuck School of Business
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Tuck School of Business
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
Harvard Business School
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis
Happy to be on the Editorial Review Board of the new journal Strategy Science. 1st issue coming in 2015. Submit! http://t.co/7S0PIaW0vy— Dan Elfenbein (@OrgStratProf) April 1, 2014
Are leaders born or bred? The question was recently put to 400 Canadian CEOs and senior executives by Julian Barling, professor of organizational behaviour and the Borden Chair of Leadership at Queen’s School of Business in Kingston.
The leaders were also asked about gender equality in the upper echelons of corporate Canada and what skills and abilities today’s business executives ought to possess. Their answers were surprising and, in some respects, disappointing...+
What does it take to be a good leader? We talk to a business professor who's devoted his career to studying the boss http://t.co/gX8KsF3WL8— Julian Barling (@JulianBarling) March 26, 2014
"Who’s Got Those Top Jobs?" (Harvard Business Review, March 2014) by Peter Cappelli (Wharton), Monika Hamori (IE), and Rocio Bonet (IE).
(Video Published on 11 Feb. 2014 ("Advice to young managers" at 5m12))
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the director of its Center for Human Resources.
Monika Hamori is a professor of human resource management, and Rocio Bonet is an assistant professor of human resource management, at the IE Business School, in Madrid. Prof. Hamori's work was published in Organization Science, the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Perspectives and Human Resource Management, among others.
...Over the past 30 years we've seen executives' education levels rise. About 65% of the leaders in 2011 held graduate degrees, compared with 62% in 2001 and 46% in 1980. Companies with the most MBAs in their senior ranks included Sears (75%), Sunoco (70%), and Disney (63%)...
Economist.com - whichmba - "A bumpy road to the top", 24th Feb. 2014
Aspiring MBAs may well ask: how do they get to the chief executive’s seat, and what kind of career bumps can they expect along the way?...
HBR (July 2010) article by Monika Hamori, "Managing Yourself: Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies"
Video May 2009, Dr Rocio Bonet speaks about the effect that MBA Rankings have on graduates' careers: "Career advancement of MBA graduates - IE Professors Talk".
No blocking research data, please http://t.co/WvuCuxM7vI— Susana Borras (@SusanaBorras) March 11, 2014
Final non paper The European Parliament and the European Council are currently debating a new legislation about data protection. In the aftermath of Snowden’s affair and in the dawn of the big data era, there is currently a tendency in the political debate towards maximizing personal protection. This is indeed an important matter, and a necessary debate. Individual persons’ data protection is crucial, and the legislation must protect individual citizens. However the debate needs to be rebalanced a bit, because an obsessive and excessive individual data protection might end up harming the individuals and societies in unexpected ways.
This is the case of research data that is linked to civil register data. This type of data is mostly used for medical research. The Scandinavian countries have traditionally had a very comprehensive civil register data about their citizens. This data is combined with quite extensive medical data on these citizens, which comes typically from biobanks (tissue, blood, cancer tumor, etc). The scientific benefits of this data are undeniable. Several examples can be seen in a recent Danish non-paper.
The massive amount of individual citizens used in this type of research data makes virtually impossible to ask for individual consent to each of these persons. The size of the data is precisely what makes this data scientifically relevant and valuable. For that reason, the Scandinavian countries current legal framework does not request individual consent, but secures personal data protection through other legal mechanisms. These mechanisms are: a strict regulatory framework about the conditions under which the data can be used, an authorization and monitoring system that controls effectively this use, and a high level of law enforcement in these countries with an effective judicial system.
Members of the European Council and of the European Parliament must acknowledge the risk of enforcing a “one-size-fits-all” requirement of individual consent throughout Europe and throughout all types of data. The risk is actually killing an indispensable source of large-scale data for medical research that has put Europe at the forefront of medical scientific successes worldwide.
There are many types of data. And there are many ways and purposes for using data. Do not block research data, please.
In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, CEPS fellow Julian Wieczorkiewicz was interviewed by the Wall Street... http://t.co/F6ouZQ2IOl— CEPS (@CEPS_thinktank) March 17, 2014
...However, highlighting how injustice can be redressed through purchases enhances fair-trade support under conditions of high need. The effects are moderated by justice sensitivity factors, such as just-world beliefs and whether the product type (indulgence vs. necessity) makes the injustice of consumer privilege salient. The results suggest that communicating high need when requesting consumer prosocial actions can sometimes backfire. Marketers employing high need appeals should heighten perceptions of justice restoration potential and activate fairness-related thoughts through product positioning to encourage fair-trade purchases....
17 March 2014, 19.00
Munich City Hilton
These Masterclasess are your opportunity to experience the sort of teaching our students enjoy on our MSc programmes taught in London.
— Rhiannon MacDonnell (@Rhiannon) February 14, 2014
Newton's List is an online clearinghouse offering funding opportunities for researchers, students and educators seeking global scientific collaborations. It was launched last year by the US National Science Foundation and CRDF Global, an independent, non-profit organisation promoting international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training...
User-driven and open to researchers and students from around the globe, Newton's List is designed to enhance the quality and impact of international scientific research by providing grant-seekers with easier access to funding opportunities in the natural sciences, engineering, STEM education and the social sciences - all in a single location...
Newton's List provides a free tool for non-profit funding agencies, universities and industry to reach a broader community, maximising their potential to attract innovative international research.
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Study findings can’t help policymakers & business leaders make decisions if the results aren’t in the public domain— Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
Sociologists routinely report that their papers are stuck in the review process for 2-3 years, says Prof. Sarah Soule — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
The long publishing window for existing research journals slows down both science production & the use of results — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
A non-profit open access general interest sociology journal offering up-or-down review in about 30 days. sociologicalscience.com
If you like the papers at Sociological Science, why not submit? Decisions in < 30 days, no R&Rs, peer review. http://t.co/uXuHsD94jy— Sociological Science (@SociologicalSci) February 27, 2014
Q: The book officially comes out in one week. What do you think I should be doing to excite new audiences & get more people to buy the book?— danah boyd (@zephoria) February 17, 2014
Teppo Felin, Todd R. Zengerb
Scholars have recently highlighted the promise of open innovation. In this paper, we treat open innovation—in it's different forms and manifestations—as well as internal or closed innovation, as unique governance forms with different benefits and costs. We discuss how each governance form, whether open or closed, is composed of a set of instruments that access (a) different types of communication channels for knowledge sharing, (b) different types of incentives, and (c) different types of property rights for appropriating value from innovation. We focus on the innovation “problem” as the central unit of analysis, arguing for a match between problem types and governance forms, which vary from open to closed and which support alternative forms of solution search. In all, the goal of this paper is to provide a comparative framework for managing innovation, where we delineate and discuss four categories of open innovation governance forms (markets, partnerships, contests and tournaments and user or community innovation) and compare them with each other and with two internal or closed forms of innovation governance (authority and consensus-based hierarchy).
February 5, 2014, blog.twitter.com/2014/introducing-twitter-data-grants
Today we’re introducing a pilot project we’re calling Twitter Data Grants, through which we’ll give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data.
With more than 500 million Tweets a day, Twitter has an expansive set of data from which we can glean insights and learn about a variety of topics, from health-related information such as when and where the flu may hit to global events like ringing in the new year. To date, it has been challenging for researchers outside the company who are tackling big questions to collaborate with us to access our public, historical data. Our Data Grants program aims to change that by connecting research institutions and academics with the data they need.
Submit a proposal for consideration to our Twitter Data Grants pilot program by March 15.
The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering is an independent non-profit organisation of national academies of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology from 21 European countries. It was founded in 1992 upon French initiative by the members of CADAS (Conseil pour les Applications de l’Académie des Sciences). The Executive Committee meets four times a year. The Board meets twice a year. Euro-CASE acts as a permanent forum for exchange and consultation between European Institutions, Industry and Research.
Through its Member academies, Euro-CASE has access to top expertise (around 6,000 experts) and provides impartial, independent and balanced advice on technological issues with a clear European dimension to European Institutions, national Governments, companies and organisations.
Low-cost imports made by global firms using illegal software have drained $240 billion in revenue
01/30/14 - Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) unveiled a study by Bill Kerr, associate professor at Harvard Business School, and Chad Moutray, chief economist for the NAM, finding that unfair competition fueled by stolen software is a significant drain on manufacturing in the U.S. Estimated losses between 2002 and 2012 totaled nearly $240 billion in manufacturing revenue, $70 billion in GDP and 42,220 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
The study, unveiled during a panel discussion at NAM headquarters, is among the first to prove that stolen software use damages sectors of the U.S. economy beyond the software sector. “The startling losses manufacturers have suffered in the last decade due to intellectual property (IP) theft should jumpstart action by our policymakers and law enforcement officials,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “It’s absolutely clear that the effects of IP theft overseas are significantly felt here at home, threatening jobs, investment and growth...
...Then, however, a clever PhD student from the University of Toronto – Laurina Zhang – spotted a golden opportunity to do some truly illuminating research. The fact that EMI removed DRM some time before the other three record companies, created what researchers excitedly call “a natural experiment.”...
The study has opened the door to further DCA trials. Michelakis’ team plans to conduct joint studies of DCA in breast, lung and brain cancer and PAH with several international centers, including UCLA medical school, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Imperial College in London, UK.
The Eurozone crisis has raised doubts about the rationale which underpinned the creation of the single currency. Tal Sadeh writes that despite early difficulties in accurately quantifying the trade benefits brought about by the euro, recent research shows that it has more than doubled trade among its member states. Moreover, while the Eurozone crisis has created more substantial problems in Southern Europe, the trade benefits derived from the single currency have been disproportionately larger in Eurozone periphery states.
With all the above in mind, newly published research provides strong evidence that the euro indeed has more than doubled trade among its Member States. Chart 1 shows that the euro’s trade effect did not begin to kick in until 2001, but by 2006 it added up to more than 100 per cent among members of the Eurozone and more than 40 per cent between members of the Eurozone and non-members (whether members of the EU or not).
Tal Sadeh – Tel Aviv University
Tal Sadeh is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Head of the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University. He is also Co-President of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration. His research interests include international political economy, the political economy of the EU (in particular the single currency and EU-Israeli relations) and international institutions and governance structures
We examine the potential benefits of product piracy to entrepreneurial firms. Specifically, we use a resource-based perspective to show that a decrease in the inimitability of an entrepreneurial firm's intellectual property does not necessarily diminish performance when piracy increases the value of this resource, and an information economics perspective to explain why and when imitation can increase the value of an intellectual property resource. This explanation reconciles empirical studies that indicate mixed results. It also expands the resource-based view by suggesting that reducing the value of one resource can directly increase the value of another.
(Years earlier working paper: www.latienda.ie.edu/working_papers_economia/WP04-08.pdf)
de Castro, Julio O. and Balkin, David B. and Shepherd, Dean A., Knock-Off Or Knockout?. Business Strategy Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 28-32
Also see following, by different authors
...In the U.S., the National Science Foundation (NSF) annually spends about US$7 billion to fund research in science and engineering—but that investment hasn't always led to the commercialization of new technology. To improve the success rate, in 2012 NSF began developing a network of universities that would teach business skills to teams that had won grant money from the agency. The Innovation Corps (I-Corps)...
Just in time for Copyright Week, we're celebrating a huge win for the open access movement. Today, Congress passed the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. For the most part, it focuses on government spending and budget cuts we've seen covered in the news. But the bill also contains important language (PDF) promoting public access to federally funded research, making sure that taxpayers get a real return their investment.
Specifically, the bill requires federal agencies under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education with research budgets of $100 million or more to provide the public with online access to articles resulting from federally funded research—all within 12 months of publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
This is big. ...
Until February 5th, everyone can share opinions on copyright with the European Commission through its Copyright Consultation and yes, your opinion counts. Anyone who works with researchers, or who cares about future library services and access to cultural heritage will be affected by the results of this consultation.
Not convinced? Try answering the following questions:
Would your library service be adversely affected if you had to request permission from the rights holder for every single hyperlink on your website?
Would you like to ensure that our born-digital cultural heritage is preserved and remains accessible for the future?
Would your researchers like to be able to borrow e-books (e.g. via inter-library loan) in the same manner that they can borrow analog books?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you should respond to the consultation
LIBER has gone through the consultation and highlighted some of the most important questions for libraries. We have turned this into a straighforward guide (see below), which you can use to quickly and easily make your voice heard on the topics that matter most to you. Please forego your coffee or tea break today and respond! You can use the web version of our guide, or download a PDF version for easy printing.
If you could change copyright law in just 15 minutes, would you? Use our quick guide to do just that. http://t.co/zLZWVeWHd9— LIBEReurope (@LIBEReurope) January 13, 2014
La minería de datos provoca una rebelión en Europa, 17 Jan. 2014, sinc
Ni en toda una vida mucha gente podría leer todos los libros de su ebook. Menos aún sacar conclusiones de todas esas lecturas y crear nueva información. Lo mismo pasa en el ámbito científico, pero para eso se ha creado la minería de datos que permite a las máquinas leer y gestionar de forma masiva artículos o información web. En Europa se ha topado con una ley de propiedad intelectual poco flexible que produce una situación irónica: un investigador en EE UU puede explotar información de textos europeos con esta técnica, sin embargo los científicos desde el viejo continente lo tienen difícil.
Monica Horten: Proposed New EU Telecoms Package Doesn't Uphold Net Neutrality http://t.co/7q86mt5qn4— Media Policy Project (@LSEmediapolicy) September 12, 2013
ZDNetUK Summary of the book "Copyright Masquerade": The way in which corporations and other stakeholders seek to manipulate the formulation of intellectual property legislation around the world is an important story, and one that's well told in this engaging and informative book.
Monica Horten seems to like to write the kind of book that most people would find acutely painful: studies of the complex and lengthy routes by which EU legislation is formed. She is particularly interested in the machinations surrounding copyright: her previous book studied copyright law's colonisation of the telecoms package — itself an unusually abstruse area of law...
Dean Eric Johnson, (Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy)
A new year’s resolution for healthcare IT executives – develop a real security plan. http://t.co/t5JQSiJ6vs— M Eric Johnson (@DeanEricJohnson) 31 Décembre 2013
...In a research article that went to press in December, my co-authors and I show just how important planning is...
Based on our analysis (Dean Eric Johnson and co-authors), we argue that policymakers should focus on providing guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations achieve operational maturity regarding IT security rather than simply imposing single-solution compliance requirements. Similar to teaching a person to fish, regulations should encourage organizations to actively develop and maintain their own action plans rather than providing check-box requirement lists.
Dedicated to Paul Epstein, paper predicts current emissions targets will lead to irreversible damage to the planet @CHGEharvard...— Sustainable Harvard (@GreenHarvard) January 3, 2014
Dedicated to Paul Epstein, paper predicts current emissions targets will lead to irreversible damage to the planet: http://t.co/xgIzB85hYk— CHGE Harvard (@CHGEHarvard) January 2, 2014
While current mainstream projections suggest a 3-4 °C temperature increase, this paper asserts that even a 2 °C increase—a target accepted in global discussions—could be more dangerous than originally understood. This paper predicts that current carbon emissions targets will lead to long-lasting, irreversible damage to the planet. As a result, the authors are calling for cohesive, unified action to reduce fossil fuel emissions to pre-Industrial Era levels.
The paper, written by lead author James Hansen and a diverse list of colleagues, is dedicated to Paul Epstein, our late Associate Director. The acknowledgements note that Dr. Epstein was “a fervent defender of the health of humans and the environment, who graciously provided important inputs to this paper while battling late stages of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
Readings related to this study:
Découvrez le Palmarès Women Equity 2013, les 50 entreprises les plus performantes dirigées par des femmes : http://t.co/Srel4YCN7W— Women Equity (@WomenEquity) December 19, 2013
Welcome to the biennial Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) academic conference series. Our 2014 conference will explore the new research frontiers opened up by Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy. It aims to serve as a forum to encourage discussion across disciplinary boundaries on how to exploit crowdsourcing to inform policy debates and advance social science research.
CALL FOR PAPERS: IPP2014 - Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy (abstracts by: 14 March 2014)
Convened by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) and OII-edited academic journal Policy and Internet, and supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics, the conference will take place at the University of Oxford on 25-26 September 2014.
We call for papers on the observed and potential implications of crowdsourcing for politics, policy and academic practice. Perspectives are welcomed from across science, social science and the humanities, from the academic and policy-making communities. We aim to identify what is novel in crowdsourcing, and the ways it enables and extends existing social and political processes...
...Sadly, the world quickly teaches us that life doesn't quite work like that. Some things are just unfair. Learn to live with it, we're told. But must we?
A fascinating new paper in the Journal for Business Ethics suggests a rethink is required. Research into 100 French companies shows a strong correlation between those leaders who are able to inspire change and those with a reputation for fairness. "What they [employees] care about is whether they are active in decision-making and how they are treated by their boss", says Sandra Walker, a lecturer at France's SKEMA Business School and co-author of the paper...
Why tweet? "Publishing results in journals is important, but our obligation for sharing does not stop there." http://t.co/OJOaFaO8oQ— Gates Foundation (@gatesfoundation) November 7, 2013
When I first talked to Entrepreneurship Professor Julio de Castro back in July about shooting this video, he was very enthusiastic until the moment I mentioned the yips. Nobody talks about that, he said, it’s just bad luck. Well, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, he finally agreed to do it.
Yips or the yips is the loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation in one of a number of different sports. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills.
In golf, the yips is a movement disorder that most-commonly interferes with putting. The term yips is said to have been popularized by Tommy Armour—a golf champion and later a golf teacher—to explain the difficulties that led him to abandon tournament play. The technical term is focal dystonia.
Check out what Prof. de Castro has to say about yips, golf, and entrepreneurs.