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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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After 20 Years, It’s Harder to Ignore the Digital Economy’s Dark Side
by / on 12/03/2016 at 19:19 / in Harvard Business Review

After 20 Years, It’s Harder to Ignore the Digital Economy’s Dark Side

In 1995, I published The Digital Economy, a book that became one of the first best-sellers about the internet in business. To mark its 20th anniversary, my publisher asked me to write a dozen mini-chapters for a new edition. As I revisited it, I was struck by how far we’ve come since 1995 and by how many concepts in the book have […]

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How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger
by / on 10/03/2016 at 09:12 / in Harvard Business Review

How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger

Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the inevitable result of our free-market system; it is also a consequence of the choices our business leaders make. And those choices have contributed to […]

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Pourquoi la productivité a tendance à baisser quand vous recrutez ?
by / on 07/03/2016 at 12:07 / in Harvard Business Review

Pourquoi la productivité a tendance à baisser quand vous recrutez ?

Maximilien Ringelmann, agronome français du début du 20ème siècle, a réalisé une expérience où il demandait à des jeunes hommes de tirer le plus fort possible sur une corde, seul, par deux, par trois ou par huit. Il avait constaté préalablement que l’individu moyen pouvait exercer une force moyenne de 63 kg. Deux personnes qui tirent ensemble la corde devraient donc, […]

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Why the Future Belongs to Tough-Minded Optimists
by / on 04/03/2016 at 12:41 / in Harvard Business Review

Why the Future Belongs to Tough-Minded Optimists

Unease is rippling through financial markets, and a sense of anxiety has overtaken society. In the United States, the presidential campaign has devolved into a frenzy of personal insults and unhinged behavior. Technology may be heading toward self-driving cars and genomics-inspired medicine, but most people believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. In times like these, even for leaders committed […]

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Fast Thinkers Are More Charismatic
by / on 02/03/2016 at 17:20 / in Harvard Business Review

Fast Thinkers Are More Charismatic

The Research: William von Hippel of the University of Queensland and a team of researchers recruited dozens of small groups of friends for a study. They gave participants intelligence and personality tests and then asked each subject to answer 30 common-knowledge questions—such as “What’s the name of a precious gem?”—as rapidly as possible. Participants also rated their friends’ charisma and […]

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How the Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Get Promoted
by / on 26/02/2016 at 11:39 / in Harvard Business Review

How the Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Get Promoted

We’ve all heard the figures around the gender pay gap — that women earn 70-something cents on the dollar, depending on the data source you use, compared to men. A lot of what contributes to that gap is the variance in earning potential between the industries and job types that women and men dominate, with women holding more “caretaking” jobs […]

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