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  Team Up to Take Better Risks

Lejarraga, Tomás; Müller-Trede, Johannes If you must make a risky decision, you would be wise to make it together with someone who learns about the risk differently than you do. Research by Tomás Lejarraga and IESE's Johannes Müller-Trede explains why. Read article

  That Missing Piece: Playing to Our Need to Complete Sets

Barasz, Kate; John, Leslie K.; Keenan, Elizabeth A.; Norton, Michael I. People don't like to leave things incomplete. So, how might framing things in "pseudo sets" nudge or otherwise affect people's choices at the moment of decision? IESE's Kate Barasz and co-authors investigate. Read article

  Heart Over Head: How to Sell an Experience

Gallo, Iñigo; Sood, Sanjay; Mann, Thomas; Gilovich, Tom What would make a better gift for the graduating college student in your life: a new laptop or an exotic getaway? And as a marketer, what tactics can be used to sell one option or the other? The rules for experiential marketing, insists IESE's Iñigo Gallo, are completely different from those for marketing material goods. Read article

  Keys to Optimize Stakeholder Investments

García-Castro, Roberto; Francoeur, Claude Invest in stakeholders? Absolutely. But how much and when? Research exploring the relationship between stakeholder investments and outcomes finds that it is far from linear. In fact, more is not always better. Under certain boundary conditions, less is best. Read article

  Winning Strategies for Team Negotiations

Mehta, Kandarp; Stein, Guido Negotiating as a team has definite advantages over going solo, but it also presents major challenges along the way. Preparation is key. Certain strategies can help you meet team challenges and negotiate better. Read article

  20 Tips for Making Intuitive Decisions

García-Castro, Roberto; García-Méndez, Isabel Although we live in the age of big data, most strategic decisions are still guided by intuition. To improve our gut decisions, it's wise to work on the inputs that tacitly inform them. Here are 20 tips to guide the intuition process. Read article

  Management Truths in an Age of Fake News

Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Do newspapers, magazines or books have a future? Will terrestrial television exist as a meaningful player in five years' time? Amid attacks and dramatic changes, leading IESE professors and practitioners share the timeless tools needed to manage media and entertainment businesses. Read article

  The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Decision-Making

Ariño, Miguel Angel; Maella, Pablo Decision-making is as complex as it is inevitable. And yet no one formally teaches us how to do it. In their latest book, Miguel Angel Ariño and Pablo Maella review the 10 most common errors that lead to bad decisions. Read article

  Barcelona Sells: BCN Brand's Rapid Ascent

Oliver, Xavier; Sicart, Sara Eternal summer? An urban, stylish lifestyle? What does Barcelona evoke for you? BCN Brand plays to the public imagination of the city of Gaudí and beauty on the beach, selling everything from colorful sneakers to fire extinguishers. The case study, "BCN Brand: Selling Barcelona Around the World," tracks the marketing moves and asks what comes next. Read article

  A Better Way of Managing Major Risks Premium

Bromiley, Philip; Rau, Devaki In trying to identify all the threats a firm faces, managers can turn risk management into an overwhelming paper-processing exercise. This article offers nine practical suggestions to make the process more meaningful and relevant, so managers can see the forest rather than the trees. Read article
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