Harvard Business Review

New Research: Women Who Don’t Negotiate Might Have a Good Reason
by / on 12/04/2016 at 12:10 / in Harvard Business Review

New Research: Women Who Don’t Negotiate Might Have a Good Reason

You’ve just received a salary offer. Being a woman, you know that women on average earn less than men, and that women’s reluctance to negotiate could contribute to this differential. So – should you negotiate? On the one hand, you’ve repeatedly been told that you should negotiate a salary offer, and you know this advice is not specific to you. […]

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Joint Ventures Reduce the Risk of Major Capital Investments
by / on 07/04/2016 at 14:03 / in Harvard Business Review

Joint Ventures Reduce the Risk of Major Capital Investments

In many industries, the capital required to build an asset of minimum efficient scale is growing. For instance, the cost of building and equipping a leading-edge semiconductor fab has climbed to $7 billion, as the technology required to make more advanced chips is getting more complex. The cost of building an oil rig has increased steadily, to more than $600 […]

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How to Mentally Prepare for a Difficult Conversation
by / on 05/04/2016 at 14:12 / in Harvard Business Review

How to Mentally Prepare for a Difficult Conversation

Your colleague sent you a passive-aggressive email and you want to sit down and address it face to face. Or perhaps you’ve got some tough feedback you need to give to a coworker. Or maybe you’ve decided to discuss some growing tension on your team with your boss. When you’ve resolved to talk through a difficulty with a colleague, it’s […]

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Uber, BlaBlaCar : Il y a les champions de l’offre globale, et les autres
by / on 01/04/2016 at 12:09 / in Harvard Business Review

Uber, BlaBlaCar : Il y a les champions de l’offre globale, et les autres

Offres hybrides, multicanales, collaboratives… Il y a un puissant vent de changement dans les stratégies des entreprises afin de répondre de façon exhaustive – et de plus en plus rapidement – aux multiples besoins et souhaits des clients et utilisateurs. Certains tirent parti de ce mouvement, d’autres plus difficilement… L’un des aspects marquants de cette évolution est que nous nous trouvons […]

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Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity
by / on 29/03/2016 at 14:29 / in Harvard Business Review

Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

Roughly 85% of corporate executives and board members are white men. This number hasn’t budged for decades, which suggests that white men are continuing to select and promote other white men. It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them — and that this in-group bias is problematic because it reinforces stereotypes and […]

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Comment les objets intelligents connectés transforment les entreprises
by / on 23/03/2016 at 14:32 / in Harvard Business Review

Comment les objets intelligents connectés transforment les entreprises

L’évolution des produits en objets intelligents et connectés, intégrés de plus en plus fréquemment à de vastes systèmes, transforme de façon radicale les entreprises et leur environnement concurrentiel. Des thermostats intelligents qui contrôlent une vaste panoplie d’engins domotiques et transmettent leurs conditions d’utilisation aux fabricants. Des machines industrielles reliées en réseau qui coordonnent et optimisent leur fonctionnement de façon autonome. […]

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The Two Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs
by / on 21/03/2016 at 18:08 / in Harvard Business Review

The Two Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs

What are the most important attributes you need if you want to successfully launch a new business? Narrowing it down to just a handful of characteristics and behaviors is difficult — there are so many one needs to succeed as an entrepreneur. But if I had to choose just two, the ones that nearly every successful entrepreneur I’ve encountered has exemplified, I’d […]

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A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return
by / on 18/03/2016 at 11:47 / in Harvard Business Review

A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return

You’ve got a great idea for a new product that will increase revenue or a new system that will cut the company’s costs. But how can you be sure that it’s a worthwhile investment? Any time you propose a capital expenditure, you can be sure senior leaders will want to know what the return on investment (ROI) is. There are […]

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Why So Many Thirtysomething Women Are Leaving Your Company
by / on 16/03/2016 at 12:01 / in Harvard Business Review

Why So Many Thirtysomething Women Are Leaving Your Company

What is the main reason women in their early thirties are leaving your company? Organizational leaders report that women are leaving primarily because of flexibility needs and family demands. Women in their thirties disagree. A recent global ICEDR study revealed that leaders believe that the majority of women around the age of 30 leave because they are struggling to balance work […]

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Vers une Uberisation de l’intelligence?
by / on 15/03/2016 at 13:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Vers une Uberisation de l’intelligence?

Jean Botti, CTO d’Airbus Group nous a confié en souriant qu’il rêvait d’«une application smartphone qui produise la synthèse et l’analyse de tout ce que savent les meilleurs experts d’un domaine ; la somme de toutes les connaissances dans un cerveau». A l’instar de Uber ou de Airbnb, qui rendent disponibles en réseau puis valorisent des actifs matériels sous-utilisés, peut-on imaginer […]

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