The Experience Trap
When companies look for a manager, they should look for experience, right?
Well, maybe not. INSEAD professors Kishore Sengupta and Luk Van Wassenhove say their research has revealed what they call the 'experience trap.' "Conventional wisdom holds that as we do more things more often, we learn from experience and get better and better, and what we found in our research was that actually some of it may not be the case," Sengupta says.
Winning with value
Too many companies focus on just the cost of software systems, rather than look at the business value they generate. That may not be surprising given the complexities of trying to assess the value of software assets, but according to a new study by INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta, companies who do this are taking the easy way out.
In the study called 'Recognising the True Value of Software Assets', Dutta argues that this key existing asset represents 'enormous hidden value for the firm
New media: The online evolution of newspapers
In September, the New York Times did an about-face of sorts. It ended its paid-for online subscription model, under which it had been charging for access to premium content by columnists and commentators.
Len Apcar, deputy managing editor of the International Herald Tribune and a former editor-in-chief of NYTimes.com, says enabling free and unfettered access to the online paper has "proven to be a very successful advertising model by itself."
Claire Pike remembers: INSEAD’s Secretary-General reflects on her three decades at the school on t
In 1968, Claire Pike began her MBA studies at INSEAD, her first step on the road leading to her present position as Secretary General of the school. After three decades of service, she talks to INSEAD Knowledge Executive Editor Shellie Karabell about her experiences and about developments at the school.
The global business leader
Leadership has nothing to do with titles. J. Frank Brown, the Dean of INSEAD, has met a lot of CEOs in his two-and-a-half decades in business and many of them are nothing more than LINOs - Leaders In Name Only. "A lot of people talk about leadership and not that many actually do it," Brown said in an interview with INSEAD Knowledge. Brown believes there are seven hallmarks of a great leader. "I think the most important one is how you communicate and how you listen because if you’re going to be
Healthcare2020: Women and leadership- the next decade
Technology is presenting an opportunity for women to progress in the healthcare industry, in which they are currently underrepresented. "The digital world is changing healthcare with the new technology system that currently is underleveraged," says Lynn O’Connor Vos, the CEO and president of Grey Healthcare Group.
Social responsibility: Greater access to capital?
Practising social responsibility can give companies improved access to capital. That’s according to Brendan May, International Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at PR firm Weber Shandwick Worldwide.
Key financial centres are always thinking in terms of risk and investible propositions, and as May notes, “the chances are, that a truly investible proposition in the 21st century is not a company that is chopping down rainforests, (or) exploiting its workforce.” Th
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Video: Muslim-Christian dialog on the biblical Mary
Muslim and Christian scholars discuss the biblical Mary from the perspective of both traditions at this Dec. 11 forum. Mary (in the Christian tradition) or Maryam (the Muslim tradition) – the mother of Jesus – is mentioned more in the Qur’an than the New Testament. During the interfaith panel discussion, scholars will compare how the twokeep reading »
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Treating Panic Disorder
A new treatment that teaches people with panic disorder how to normalize their breathing works better to reduce panic symptoms and hyperventilation than traditional cognitive therapy, according to a new study. The biological-behavioral treatment program is called Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory Training, or CART, said psychologist and panic disorder expert Alicia Meuret at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Expert discusses last minute holiday shopping strategies
The days are counting down to the holidays and many consumers still haven't found that perfect gift. A University of Minnesota expert who has some hints for busy shoppers is Mark Bergen, James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
The Reverend Peter J. Gomes: Keynote Address
Professor Gomes reflects on the religious climate on Harvard's campus when he arrived nearly 40 years ago and how diverse the student body is today. Students from Harvard College and the graduate schools met with chaplains to work on a strategy for conducting interfaith conversations around campus. Student and chaplain panelists shared their personal narratives. Participants then met in small groups throughout the day to gain an understanding of others' beliefs and how to have conversations abo
MSUToday InStudio: College of Music (Part 3)
Jazz great Wynton Marsalis visits Michigan State as an artist-in-residence; Cuban band Tiempo Libre presents Rumba Sinfónica, a symphonic work performed recently by and the MSU Symphony; Jazz Studies Program director Rodney Whitaker brings jazz education to Detroit; and MSUToday host Jim Peck talks with College of Music Dean Jim Forger about Michigan State's focus on music.
The Presidential Life of George Washington
The Presidential Life of George Washington - President George Washington was very shy at social events, but he took his job as a president very seriously. Learn more about how he became the father of the country and a big example for many. (04:12)
18.786 Topics in Algebraic Number Theory (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to algebraic number theory. Topics covered include dedekind domains, unique factorization of prime ideals, number fields, splitting of primes, class group, lattice methods, finiteness of the class number, Dirichlet's units theorem, local fields, ramification, discriminants.