The CEO and CFO Pairing That Makes Mergers More Successful
The CEO and CFO Pairing That Makes Mergers More Successful

harvardbusiness.org · 12 Aug

Research finds optimism and pessimism play an important role.

6 Traits of Strong Family Businesses

harvardbusiness.org · 18 Jun

Family businesses are the cornerstone of most national economies, according to a recent report by Credit Suisse Research. They can create jobs, spur

Why You NeeAnd How to Get It
Why You NeeAnd How to Get It

harvardbusiness.org · 11 Jun

Nathan Furr, assistant professor of strategy at INSEAD, researches what makes great innovative leaders, and he reveals how they develop and spend 'in

Big Data and Machine Learning Won't Save Us from Another Financial Crisis

harvardbusiness.org · 18 Sep

Ten years on from the financial crisis, stock markets are regularly reaching new highs and volatility levels new lows. The financial industry has ent

How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

harvardbusiness.org · 14 Sep

Ever since the forced bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis 10 years ago, regulators, risk managers, and c

When Companies Want to Innovate, But Investors Won't Let Them
When Companies Want to Innovate, But Investors Won't Let Them

harvardbusiness.org · 21 Aug

Businesses understand the power of digital innovations to reshape industries and markets. Yet, time and again, they have struggled to innovate with n

The Risks and Benefits of Using AI to Detect Crime
The Risks and Benefits of Using AI to Detect Crime

harvardbusiness.org · 9 Aug

Companies are using AI to prevent and detect everything from routine employee theft to insider trading. Many banks and large corporations employ arti

The Democratization of Data Science

harvardbusiness.org · 27 Jul

Want to catch tax cheats? The government of Rwanda does — and it’s finding them by studying anomalies in revenue-collection data.

A Quick Review of 250 Years of Economic Theory About Tariffs

harvardbusiness.org · 26 Jul

As the saying goes, “History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.”

How to Build Trust When Working Across Borders
How to Build Trust When Working Across Borders

harvardbusiness.org · 18 Jul

In countries like India, South Africa, Italy, and the United States, institutional trust is declining. People have less faith in businesses, governme

What You Need to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law
What You Need to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law

harvardbusiness.org · 11 Jul

Late last month, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law that might force significant changes on companies that deal in personal data - and

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds
Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

harvardbusiness.org · 25 Jun

Not long ago, I asked 100 CEOs attending a conference how many of them were currently involved in a significant business transformation. Nearly all o

How Mergers Change the Way Your Company Competes

harvardbusiness.org · 12 Jun

jun18-12-867110796-Jorg-GreuelJorg Greuel/Getty Images M&A and partnership deals are at an all-time high. But what about competition? The U.S. Depart

Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

harvardbusiness.org · 8 Jun

The market caps of just four companies, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft, now exceed $3 trillion. Their combined assets of $944 billion are an

How GDPR Will Transform Digital Marketing
How GDPR Will Transform Digital Marketing

harvardbusiness.org · 21 May

This month will see the enforcement of a sweeping new set of regulations that could change the face of digital marketing: the European Union's Genera

What 45 Years of Data Tells Us About Globalization's Influence on the Shadow Economy
What 45 Years of Data Tells Us About Globalization's Influence on the Shadow Economy

harvardbusiness.org · 8 May

The shadow sector, or informal economy, includes everything from illicit sidewalk sales of counterfeit handbags to large corporations that evade taxe

Why the Rest of World Can't Free Ride on Europe's GDPR Rules
Why the Rest of World Can't Free Ride on Europe's GDPR Rules

harvardbusiness.org · 30 Apr

The digital industry is riding an important—and turbulent—wave of change right now. As Facebook and others grapple with tough questions about data pr

GDPR and the End of the Internet's Grand Bargain
GDPR and the End of the Internet's Grand Bargain

harvardbusiness.org · 9 Apr

In May the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new

When Your Boss Has an Angry Outburst, What Do They Do Next?

harvardbusiness.org · 4 Apr

Many of us have had a bad workplace interaction with a boss — for example, being yelled at or sworn at in front of others, receiving no credit for wo

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

harvardbusiness.org · 7 Mar

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same fo

Companies Can't Avoid Politics - and Shouldn't Try To

harvardbusiness.org · 7 Mar

Companies used to avoid political issues at almost any cost. But those still relying on a strategy of abstention and neutrality are quickly learning

Study: When CEOs' Equity Is About to Vest, They Cut Investment to Boost the Stock Price

harvardbusiness.org · 28 Feb

Are today’s businesses plagued by short-termism? The narrative is compelling. Executives cut investment to hit short-term earnings targets and trigge

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths - but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

harvardbusiness.org · 21 Feb

“Oh, I pretty much know my strengths and my weaknesses.” If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard this from an executive we were coaching, we cou

Research: A Strong Privacy Policy Can Save Your Company Millions

harvardbusiness.org · 15 Feb

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with over 1,000 data breaches occurring at U.S. organizations in 2016 alone, most often through hacking or external the

Research: What Happens to a Startup When Venture Capitalists Replace the Founder

harvardbusiness.org · 14 Feb

Entrepreneurs often seek external capital to accelerate their growth. This is especially true in hotly contested markets where fast growth can be the

Why Dominating Your Category Can Be a Flawed Strategy

harvardbusiness.org · 7 Feb

Of the many contributions Jack Welch has made to business wisdom, one of his most famous was “Be #1 or #2 in every market.” That advice served GE wel