HBS Working Knowledge http://hbswk.hbs.edu/stories-rss.aspx 2020-02-19T10:50:09Z Global Ocean Trust: Protecting the Blue Planet in New Ways2020-02-18T00:00:00-05:002020-02-18T11:41:36-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/global-ocean-trust-protecting-the-blue-planet-in-new-waysRe: Rosabeth M. Kanter9413Rosabeth M. Kanter6486Cold Call PodcastA Preliminary Framework for Product Impact-Weighted Accounts2020-02-18T00:00:00-05:002020-02-18T09:50:40-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/a-preliminary-framework-for-product-impact-weighted-accountsAlthough there is growing interest in environmental, social, and governance measurement, the impact of company operations is emphasized over product use. A framework like this one that captures a product’s reach, accessibility, quality, optionality, environmental use emissions, and end of life recyclability allows for a systematic methodology that can be applied to companies across many industries.by George Serafeim, Katie Trinh, and Robert Zochowski9416George Serafeim15705Working Paper SummariesThe Impact of Technology and Trade on Migration: Evidence from the US2020-02-17T00:00:00-05:002020-02-18T09:37:31-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-impact-of-technology-and-trade-on-migration-evidence-from-the-usBoth robot adoption and Chinese import competition between 1990 and 2015 caused large declines in manufacturing employment across US local labor markets (commuting zones, CZs). However, only robots were associated with a decline in CZ population, which resulted from reduced in-migration rather than by increased out-migration.by Marius Faber, Andres Sarto, and Marco Tabellini9415Marco E. Tabellini1060330Working Paper SummariesHow Entrepreneurs Can Find the Right Problem to Solve2020-02-17T00:00:00-05:002020-02-17T09:37:36-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-entrepreneurs-can-find-the-right-problem-to-solveIdentifying a customer's pain points is the first step for entrepreneurs in developing a new product. Julia Austin offers tips for choosing the right "job to be done."by Julia Austin9412Julia B. Austin873098Sharpening Your SkillsOpen Your Organization to Honest Conversations2020-02-13T00:00:00-05:002020-02-13T12:50:57-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/open-your-organization-to-honest-conversationsWhen company leaders can't hear the voices of their workers, serious strategic mistakes are likely. Michael Beer discusses ways organizations can build powerful communication channels.by Dina Gerdeman9411Michael Beer6421Book10 Rules Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Adopting AI2020-02-11T00:00:00-05:002020-02-11T12:55:13-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/10-rules-entrepreneurs-need-to-know-before-adopting-aiBusiness leaders are just beginning to adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning into their operations. Rocio Wu offers insights into how entrepreneurs can start riding the wave.by Rocio Wu9399Sharpening Your Skills6 Ways That Emerging Technology Is Disrupting Business Strategy2020-02-10T00:00:00-05:002020-02-10T16:11:18-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6-ways-that-digital-technology-disrupts-business-strategyHow are AI, data analytics, and the Internet of Things changing the way business leaders think about strategy? Harvard Business School faculty members discuss how emerging technology has changed the rules of competition.by Danielle Kost9410Frank Nagle566431Raffaella Sadun541712Alexander J. MacKay879788David J. Collis6660Rembrand M. Koning876389Andy Wu871877In PracticeFostering Perceptions of Authenticity via Sensitive Self-Disclosure2020-02-10T00:00:00-05:002020-02-10T10:34:27-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/fostering-perceptions-of-authenticity-via-sensitive-self-disclosureBy making sensitive self-disclosures, leaders can enhance how authentic their followers perceive them to be, leading to positive interpersonal outcomes and potentially organizational ones as well.by Li Jiang, Maryam Kouchaki, Francesca Gino, Reihane Boghrati, and Leslie John9409Francesca Gino271812Leslie K. John589473Working Paper SummariesThe Old Boys' Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap2020-02-07T00:00:00-05:002020-02-07T11:34:37-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-old-boys-club-schmoozing-and-the-gender-gapOver a four-year period, male employees assigned a male manager were promoted at a faster rate than their female counterparts, with no observable difference in performance. Male employees benefited from the higher rates of social interactions with their male managers.by Zoë B. Cullen and Ricardo Perez-Truglia9408Zoe B. Cullen879471Working Paper SummariesWhat We Learned from Reading Jeff Bezos’ Patents2020-02-06T00:00:00-05:002020-02-06T17:26:46-05:00https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/what-we-learned-from-reading-jeff-bezos-patentsBy studying Jeff Bezos' personal patent records, Tricia Gregg and Boris Groysberg offer a unique glimpse into Amazon's strategy.by Tricia Gregg and Boris Groysberg9400Boris Groysberg10650Research & Ideas