What Indie Beauty Companies Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Scaling – 12/04/17
Article takes a look at Indie beauty companies and what they can teach big companies, noting that you shouldn’t throw hundreds of options at customers -- too many can quickly backfire. According to research from Kellogg, the phenomenon of “choice overload” can leave customers dissatisfied with their final choices -- or, worse, can cause them to abandon their shopping altogether.
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CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up healthcare industry – 12/03/17
Article discusses that CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion acquisition, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the implications. “They’re going to be able to offer you a better-functioning insurance package. There’s some sense in which we’re seeing a reshuffling of the organizational structure, such that insurers are owning providers.” Also covered in: Vox, Bloomberg, NPR, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times.
It Turns Out Trump’s Tax Plan Is Bad for Businesses Too – 11/27/17
Article by Professor David Besanko discusses the tax reform plan proposed by President Trump and congressional Republicans’, noting that although most analysts have said that the GOP plan is business friendly, it is actually bad news for the private sector and it will hinder business. The plan will ultimately lead to additions to the federal deficit, which will lead to economic stagnation.
5 books from 2017 that these authors think you should read – 11/24/17
Video clip highlights five of authors Daniel Pink and Ann Patchett’s favorite books of 2017, featuring “The All or Nothing Marriage” by Professor Eli Finkel. Pink says, “Finkel’s big point here is that while the institution of marriage, in general, in America is declining, the best marriages today are better than any time in history.
Strategy & Business
Reimagining Effective Cross-Functional Teams – 11/20/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount takes a look at the necessity of a business to have insights and actions from people working across the organization, noting that assembling cross-functional teams are the best way to capitalize on this.
What Will Good Men Do? – 11/19/17
Article by Professor Ellen Taaffe discusses the reaction in the workplace after the #MeToo movement to shed light on sexual assault, questioning if men are becoming increasingly anxious about interacting with women at work.