Harvard Business Review
The Pros and Cons of Doing One Thing at a Time – 01/20/15
Article reports on research by Professor Nicola Persico that found that completing tasks sequentially is more efficient than working on many tasks at once. In a study of Italian judges, heavy jugglers took longer to complete their portfolios and were less likely to complete their cases in a given time period.
Poets & Quants
To Employers, A Perfect MBA Looks Like This – 01/12/15
Article reports on Businessweek and GMAC’s employer surveys, both of which found that employers most value communication skills in MBAs. Quotes Betsy Ziegler, associate dean of MBA programs, who said, “As we think about what majors we should be offering, and what collection of classes in general, thematically what themes we should be talking about, recruiters are at the core.”
Why Are So Few Black People Using Bitcoin? – 01/07/15
Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who said, “For African Americans in particular, I think the issue with Bitcoin is that it stimulates arms-length transactions. In the African American community, by and large, people tend to be more relationship-oriented than transactionally-driven.”