Archives: February 2008

The Importance of Being Irrational

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 18

MIT professor Dan Ariely has a new book out that shows how irrationality affects every aspect of our lives. It's called Predictably Irrational, and it looks at why our diet...

One for the record books

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 15

Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison has just bought Guinness World Records from HIT Entertainment. Most people haven't heard of Pattison, but they would recognize his holdings. Along with TV stations and...

What Ceos Can Learn from Barack

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on February 12

How did a non-elite newcomer manage to unhinge the trajectory of a seemingly unstoppable Democratic dynasty? The political writers will be a-wag ad infinitum about this one. But there are...

Ad pros share working mother moments

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 06

Working Mother magazine and Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) are honoring "2008 Advertising Working Mothers of the Year" today at a luncheon. Here are a few comments I enjoyed...

It's Super Tuesday, but No One at Work is Talking About It, Apparently

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 05

It's Super Tuesday, and that means my inbox is filling up with studies on yet another national event (lost productivity during March Madness, online holiday shopping during work hours) and...

Noticing Notice Periods

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 04

I became fascinated with global workplace differences when working on "The Right Perks" for our special Davos report on managing the global workforce. Attractive perks in Rio are hardly the...

A Social Network Site for Mentors?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 02

It's already February. If "finding a mentor" was among your list of New Year's Resolutions, here's an odd new way to do it. iMantri, a peer-to-peer mentoring community, promises to...

Reputation: Can you really get a second chance?

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 01

Reputation is critical and admiration can be fleeting. More than half of the companies perceived as America's most admired in 2002 were not in that position five years later. And...

Armchair Consulting

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 01

Everyone, it seems, would like to play McKinsey to Howard Schultz. When the New York Times ran a story on Wednesday ahead of Starbucks' quarterly earnings report, the first with...

It's an (Ethically) Small World, After All...

Posted by: Jena McGregor on February 01

The Academy of Management Journal has a new study out that says when it comes to ethics, we're really not so different after all. Typically, the organization states, corporations blame...

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