Risk Management

Ostrich Investors

Media Mentions | December 19, 2015 | Bloomberg Radio

On Bloomberg Radio, Professor Nachum Sicherman discusses his research on the “ostrich effect:” the tendency of investors to avoid looking at their portfolios when markets are down.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Risk Management | Read Article

Expecting Bad News? New Research Shows That Investors Tend to Put Their Heads in the Sand

Press Release | December 16, 2015

New economic research reveals that even with 24/7 access to financial portfolios, the “ostrich effect” takes over when markets are down

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Trading Markets: Don’t Hide from Bad News

Media Mentions | December 16, 2015 | Live Trading News

Professor Nachum Sicherman’s research on ostrich investors is highlighted.

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The Link Between Europe's Migrant Crisis and the Climate Change Debate

Media Mentions | November 11, 2015 | Fortune

Jon M. Jachimowicz ‘19, a Ph.D. student, pens byline stating many crises share a common source in human decision-making biases, where the the barriers formed by a preference for short-term gains and the status quo are hard to overcome.

Topics: Leadership, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

The Prenup Agreement All Startup Founders Should Have

Media Mentions | August 27, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Ed Zimmerman authors byline discussing why startup cofounders should set up a vesting agreement and a shared understanding, preferably in writing, of what their role and expectations within the business and consequences if partners fall short.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations, Risk Management | Read Article

How to Shop for a Home

Media Mentions | July 26, 2015 | Sioux City Journal

Professor Ran Kivetz says when it comes to consumer satisfaction sometimes the most “practical” choice is not the best in the long term.

Topics: Real Estate, Risk Management | Read Article

How Long Is Too Long to Wait to Say "I Do"?

Media Mentions | July 20, 2015 | CBS News

Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director, Motivation Science Center says as society’s views of marriage continue to change, Americans feel freer to choose when to settle down and are getting married later.

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Most Discussions on Climate Change Ignore These 10 Basic Facts about Human Nature

Media Mentions | June 14, 2015 | Vox

Professor Elke Webber says people perceive and respond to risk through their emotions more than analyzing the facts.

Topics: Risk Management, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Build-A-Bear CEO: Why Women Need to Take Risks in Business

Media Mentions | June 10, 2015 | Fortune

Sharon Price John ’94, CEO, Build-A-Bear, authors article discussing her decision to go and experience at CBS as well as why it is important for women to take risks in business.

Topics: Leadership, Risk Management | Read Article


Press Release | April 30, 2015

New research from Columbia Business School finds the burden of secrecy akin to carrying excess physical weight

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