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4 Things Target’s New CEO Brian Cornell Needs To Do

Media Mentions | July 31, 2014 | USA Today

Prof. Mark Cohen says in order to recoup business, Target needs to get back to offer cutting-edge apparel and home merchandise that defined and differentiated the brand a decade ago.

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Shining a Light on Self-Awareness

Media Mentions | July 30, 2014 |

Prof. Daniel Ames’s research finds that the way we see ourselves is, at times, completely opposite of how others see us.

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Starbucks Brews Positive Earnings While Dunkin’ Brands Melts

Media Mentions | July 24, 2014 | Yahoo Finance

Prof. Rita McGrath says Starbucks is sending a signal to its competitors by committing to lower prices on its bags of coffee.

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Even Companies That Sell Tampons Are Run By Men

Media Mentions | July 21, 2014 | The Huffington Post

Prof. David Ross says that boosting the number of women in a company’s top leadership often carries intangible benefits, such as a diverse mix of management styles.

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When This Opportunity Knocks, Should You Pretend You’re Not Home?

Media Mentions | July 21, 2014 | Inc.

Prof. Rita McGrath weighs the pros and cons of moving from entrepreneurial, startup work to a position at a larger, more established company.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

When This Opportunity Knocks, Should You Pretend You’re Not Home?

Media Mentions | July 21, 2014 | Inc.

Prof. Rita McGrath says if you’re weighing a position at a well-established company, it’s important to realize some obstacles you might face when working for a corporation, such as unnecessary politics and counterproductive reward systems.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organizations | Read Article

Are You Too Pushy, or a Pushover?

Media Mentions | July 15, 2014 | Fortune

Prof. Daniel Ames’s research finds that most people have little to no idea of how others perceive them, and that this misunderstanding often damages their effectiveness in negotiations.

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Trying to Be a Nice Guy in Small-Business Lending

Media Mentions | July 10, 2014 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Prof. Steven Mandis says that in order to facilitate small business growth, create jobs, and truly help distressed borrowers, small-business lenders need to put principles above profit.

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As the Cupcake Crumbles: Lessons from Crumbs’ Demise

Media Mentions | July 08, 2014 | Marketplace Radio

Prof. Rita McGrath says that attempting to build a lasting business around a temporary fad item is often a risky venture.

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How Hard Should You Push in Negotiations? 3 Science-Backed Tips

Media Mentions | July 07, 2014 | Inc.

Research by Prof. Daniel Ames finds that most people misjudge their own assertiveness during negotiations and are unable to predict how their peers perceive them.

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