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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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The Power of Music Fuels Business School Research

Media Mentions | July 24, 2014 | Financial Times

Prof. Adam Galinsky’s research finds that different types of music can have powerful effects on the psyche, making individuals feel more creative, confident, or decisive.

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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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Fat Face? It May Be Worth a Bigger Sign-On Bonus

Media Mentions | July 23, 2014 | USA Today

New research by Prof. Adam Galinsky shows that men with wider faces tend to be more successful in negotiations than narrow-faced men.

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Men with Wide Faces Are Better Negotiators

Media Mentions | July 22, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Research by Prof. Adam Galinsky shows that men with wide faces tend to take a more aggressive approach to negotiations and are more likely to come away winners than men with narrower faces.

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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.

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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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Shortchanged: Why Consumers Are Snubbing Mobile Payments

Media Mentions | July 08, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Rita McGrath says that successful industry disruptions don’t usually require people to change their consumption habits drastically—or if they do, they sway customers by offering access to something previously unavailable or unaffordable.

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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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