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  Millennials: the Video Game Generation Takes on the Business World

Stein, Guido Most likely you work with a millennial. You may even be one, or your boss may be. The first generation of digital natives is already in the workforce, and they are ushering in changes. Read article

  Worried About Retirement? Design an Entrepreneurial Pension Plan

Nueno, Pedro If you're 35, old age is set to be harder for you than for your parents. What can you do about it? Design an entrepreneurial pension plan that monetizes your professional experience, says Pedro Nueno. Read article

  The Leading Advantage of Multiculturalism

Shakir, Farah Yasmine; Lee, Yih-Teen Growing up with a multicultural identity can lead to an important advantage in positions of global leadership, according to research by Farah Shakir and Yih-teen Lee. The key is forging cross-cultural connections. Read article

  The Benefits of Flow at Work

Ribera, Alberto; Ceja, Lucia Achieving flow at work contributes to personal well-being and improves performance, as Alberto Ribera and Lucía Ceja explain. The key to achieving this gratifying state is to face attainable challenges that stretch our capacities without stressing us out. Read article

  Pay: How to Design a More Effective Compensation Plan

Stein, Guido; Anta Callersten, Carlos Financial incentives alone may not be the best way to motivate employees. Guido Stein and Carlos Anta dissect pay policies and explain how to design a more successful compensation plan. Read article

  How Business Models Can Make or Break a Merger

Sohl, Timo; Vroom, Govert Looking to expand? When searching for an acquisition target, consider its business model, say Timo Sohl and IESE's Govert Vroom. Beyond product or market synergies, reflecting on business model relatedness may be the key to a successful merger. Read article

  Blowing the Budget: Analytics, Risk and the Race to Overspend

Güçlü, Burçin; Canela, Miguel Ángel For savvy marketing, the more information you have, the better, right? Not necessarily, says Miguel Ángel Canela. While investing in sophisticated tools for marketing analytics might yield more consumer insights, it also tends to inflate risks and drive overspending. Read article

  Say No to Facilitating Payments

Argandoña, Antonio It's common to turn a blind eye to special payments that facilitate administrative tasks or procedures. But Antonio Argandoña warns that their negative impact extends far beyond that of an isolated irregularity. Read article

  Riding the Rapids of International HR Management

Reiche, Sebastian; Stahl, Guenter K.; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Oddou, Gary The director of human resources in the 21st century has a tall order: Not only internal people management, but understanding the nuances of staffing in international contexts. IESE's B. Sebastian Reiche joins the editorial team of a classic text offering readings and case studies to illuminate key HR issues amid rapid globalization. Read article

  From Margin to Center: Fostering Social Cohesion in Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel Whether living in slums or skyscrapers, all city dwellers ought to be at the center of inclusive, urban policymaking. That is one conclusion of the 2017 book, Cities and Social Cohesion: Designing More Inclusive Urban Areas, which gathers best practices from smart cities around the globe to tackle the growing problem of inequality. Read article
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