Business Skills

Draw to Remember Better

December 4, 2018

What’s the most effective memory trick? New studies now point to drawing as a mnemonic strategy, boosting memory performance.  […]

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Business Skills

The Effect of Competition on Creativity

October 17, 2018

Can creative work be hindered or blossomed by a competitive working environment? A new study shows that there is a Goldilocks zone for ideal creative output. […]

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Professor's Perspective

Gender Diversity Can Breed Success

October 9, 2018

A study found that venture capital firms tend to have homogeneous management teams, which seems to lead to lower success rates than teams with gender diversity. […]

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Professor's Perspective

Is Rain To Blame for Low Sales?

September 24, 2018

Is rain to blame for low sales? Be wary of leaders who look to average external factors for slumping numbers and exhibit the “fundamental attribution error” […]

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Professor's Perspective

Budweiser drops to #4 beer in USA

January 24, 2018

Consolidation has not helped the King of Beers regain its crown. Learn more with Professor Michael A Roberto on The Great Courses Daily […]

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Business and Economics

Games That Businesses Play — 3 Famous Examples of Failed Business Strategy

April 10, 2017

Sun Tzu reminded us of the importance of analyzing your enemy, understanding your competitor. This is crucial in business strategy, as well as in the military. Strong businesses put themselves in the shoes of their rivals, and they try to anticipate how those competitors will react. And they use that information to help them plot a more effective strategy. […]

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Business and Economics

Maintaining a Healthy Company—Why Do Flourishing Businesses Fail?

March 31, 2017

Imagine that you are working in or leading a very successful company. Your investors are enjoying attractive returns. You’re producing strong earnings, and you have competitive advantage over your rivals. I have a harsh truth to share with you. You’re unlikely to be on top a decade from now. […]

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