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The Ugly Truth About Startups

Dávila, Antonio; Foster, George; He, Xiaobin; Shimizu, Carlos

Celebrated for creating wealth and jobs, startups are the poster children of 21st century business. But by celebrating the successes, are we ignoring the reality that many fail after only a few years? Or that many more stay small, shedding the jobs they have previously created? In an award-winning paper, IESE's Tony Davila takes a hard look at the rise and fall of startups.

Leadership and People Management

Delegate Responsibilities and Go Beyond the TaskPremium

García Pont, Carlos; Canales, J. Ignacio

This article shares the keys that will help every person to convert his or her tasks into more enriching responsibilities. If people begin to look beyond the goal of simply checking tasks off lists, and instead focus on each person's personal and professional development, this paradigm shift will bring benefits to the entire organization.


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Google, Ikea and J&J: Three Strategic Approaches to Success

Rey, C.; Ricart, Joan Enric

Is your corporate strategy based on hard data, institutional values, field experience, or a combination of all of the above? Carlos Rey and Joan E. Ricart draw from the successes of companies as different as Google, Ikea and Johnson & Johnson to offer a simple strategic model agile enough to apply to real market conditions.


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How Do 125 Markets for Private Equity Measure Up?

Groh, Alexander; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Lieser, Karsten; Biesinger, Markus

Innovation and Change

An Innovation Top-Management System for Mature Technology Firms

Badrinas, Joan; Vilà, Joaquim


10 Steps to an Efficient Innovation Ecosystem

Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gironza, Alfonso

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Leadership and People Management

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Professor Franz Heukamp will be the new dean of IESE, starting September 1, 2016. His main areas of research are behavioral decision making and neuroeconomics.


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7 Lessons from Brexit

Xavier Vives

What to do with the Brexit results? Learn from them. Prof. Xavier Vives lists seven points made clear by the U.K.'s surprising vote to leave the E.U. in this post for IESE's Economics Outlook blog.


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