36 results for author: Columbia Business School


Integrity in Investing

After the global economic collapse, Nili Gilbert '03 saw a need for a financial-services firm that would prioritize consistent growth and stability over big-ticket trends and volatility — and return honesty and integrity to investing. So the former Invesco ...
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What’s Behind the Productivity Decline?

From a 20-year high of 4.3 percent in 2002, annual US productivity growth has collapsed since the Great Recession to a scant 0.7 percent in 2014. Productivity growth is a key component of overall economic growth, particularly in developed countries where ...
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Why Strategy is Everyone’s Job

Strategy is often thought of as the exclusive preserve of top management, but organizational alignment is impossible without everyone's participation. "The purpose of an organization is to get ordinary people to do extraordinary things," management guru ...
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Innovation for Women, by Women. Period.

It all started in 2013 with another frantic trip to the drugstore. Like clockwork, Jordana Kier found herself once again desperate to purchase the same personal-care items that she'd needed the month before: tampons. "You don't want to think about it until ...
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Forget Business Ethics, Try Business Empathy

Ethics alone won’t be enough to break us out of our echo chambers. And what we miss could be costly. Diversity — the opportunity to interact with people very different from yourself — is a privilege. Yet even diversity can foster its own forms of ...
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Persuasion vs. Negotiation

Top-notch negotiation and persuasion techniques are essential to becoming a better leader. In this video, Columbia Business School professor Bob Bontempo explains why negotiation and persuasion are two complementary skill sets, but with a different set of ...
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How to Speak up for Yourself

A few simple techniques can help you get what you need, both at the office and in your personal life. Speaking up can be one of the most challenging parts of both our personal and professional lives — push too hard, and you risk alienating others; ...
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Money for Nothing: A Bold Plan for the Future of Work

An unlikely alliance is growing between the right and the left, Silicon Valley and the Rust Belt, in support of an unusual policy — universal basic income, a free check for every American man, woman, and child. Within a decade or two, if a growing ...
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Pecking Order Problems? Your Team May Be Too Talented

Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, tells us what you should consider before hiring for your team. Transcription: Many leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs believe that: "the more talent, the better." And while talent is very import...
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The New CFO

In 2008, financial institutions sank like the Titanic, and businesses found themselves adrift, beset by unseen hazards on all sides and in need of a steady hand on the rudder. In the midst of what is now known as the Great Recession, firms began turning ...
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6 Things Running Taught Me About Leading

A life-long runner, associate professor Malia Mason reflects on what the sport taught her about leadership. I've been running my entire adult life. From cross-country, to marathons, to long-distance trail runs, I've logged hundreds of miles over the years. ...
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7 Career Lessons From the World’s 7th Most Powerful Woman

Guler Sabanci, chairperson and managing director of Turkey's Sabanci Holding and Fortune's "Seventh Most Powerful Woman in Global Business," offers her advice to emerging leaders of both family businesses and traditional enterprises alike. "Today, when I ...
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