At first, Susan Kim wasn’t sure whether she’d heard her new manager correctly. The phone line was relatively clear for a call between San Francisco and Seoul, but she still asked Sukbin Moon to repeat himself.
Mr. Moon (as Susan had been told to call him by her half-Korean father, Don) was the Seoul office manager of Zantech, a technology security firm with headquarters in Amsterdam. Susan was just starting her summer internship with the company, and she was supposed to be in Seoul working with Mr. Moon’s team, but there had been complications with her visa. Emma Visser, the [...]
America has always been “a nation of immigrants” to quote the title of John F. Kennedy’s famous book. Yet the role of immigrants in U.S. competitiveness has become increasingly contentious, especially in light of the recent presidential election. Our research attempts to shed light on this debate, by focusing on the history of immigrants as technological innovators.
To study the role of migrant inventors in U.S. innovation, we linked the birthplace of millions of individuals from Federal Censuses between 1880 and 1940 to millions of inventors from patent records. Using l [...]
You’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams. You’re ideally suited for the position, and your resume is bulletproof. You’ve researched the company, the culture, the job, and the person who will be interviewing you. (Thank you, LinkedIn.) You’ve got your answers ready and selling points lined up. But when the interview starts, something’s “off.” You want to be commanding, but your nervousness gets in the way. Your voice sounds stiff. You hear yourself trying too hard, but you can’t seem to stop yourself. As the minutes tick by, your answ [...]
Organizations face a dilemma in their hunt for talent. They pursue the proverbial “best and brightest” who can outsell, outthink, and outproduce their peers. So they spend sizable resources to attract and retain high performers who stand out. But often these organizations also want teams that function in solidarity. So they place their prized recruits in collaborative groups and tell them to fit in.
Many managers miss or underestimate the potential harm to high performers from their teams. Often with good intentions, managers set up high performers as targets for sabotage, aggressi [...]
This Earth Day is different. The world’s largest economy is governed by a president who has called global warming an “expensive hoax” on multiple occasions. He has threatened to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, and appointed a head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who as recently as last month has reported not believing that human activity or carbon dioxide are primary contributors to climate change, contradicting 150 years of basic physics and decades of scientific consensus. The Trump administration has propose [...]
Industrial accidents can be devastating to the people and communities involved. In addition to the immediate loss of life, such accidents can leave a lasting mark. For example, residents and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak incident in India still live with the environmental damage created by Union Carbide, and protest yearly to publicize their continuing efforts to obtain financial compensation for damages as well as justice for the remaining perpetrators. Scientists are still trying to determine the long-term effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
However, little systemat [...]
Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s performance. How do you work with this person in a way that doesn’t make you resentful? And how can you encourage them to think more about the team?
What the Experts Say
When a team member procrastinates or displays a bad attitude, thereR [...]
On Sunday, April 23, French voters will go to the polls to choose from 11 candidates in the first round of an extraordinary presidential election. The candidates from the two chief political parties have been trailing political newcomers and fringe party candidates. The top two vote-getters are expected to face each other in a runoff election on May 7.
For insight into this unusual race and to what extent it reflects a larger shift toward economic and political populism, I spoke with Vincent Pons, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. He cofounded a startup involved in electoral c [...]
Social media marketing is gaining widespread popularity and helping individuals as well as businesses to get identified among a big online crowd of audience. There are some amazing social sites like Instagram where most people are trying to get more and more followers and become famous. Instagram is a great way to connect with friends and create loyal fans out of strangers. Besides, many marketers are also juicing the potential of Instagram to promote their business through instagram shares. This is why the growth of Instagram is skyrocketing. But, reaching to a bigger crowd and gaining popula [...]
In this highly competitive world, everyone wants to get famous and to mark their footprints in this wide market place. Business persons look for different ways to get popular and to reach their target audiences. To become famous on Instagram is the dream of many andmost of the people find it a great online resource to become popular. They also consider it a great place to promote their brands and boost sales. Instagram is an amazing social media site used to share videos and images with different groups of people. Many internet marketers look towards Instagram as a platform to gain more f [...]
Today, almost every property owner opts for installation of alarm and other security systems at their homes or workplace. But is it a good idea to use such systems at your security leverage? Do they have enough potential to shield off the intruders and attackers from entering your property? Can such systems safe guard your property 24/7? Yes, of course installing such systems can help you in all aspects. There are a few companies that can offer you alarm systems as well as another security system to render complete security. Jacksons Security is one such company that offers you reliable ala [...]
Security is a growing concern around the world. With the rise in population and lack of job opportunities around the world, more and more burglaries are being pulled off by unethical individuals. People are using advanced mechanisms to secure their home and work places from such uninvited intrusion. Video recording via CCTV cameras Australia have helped limiting such crimes but burglars have now resorted to modern day techniques to bypass such security too. This has led to a need for expert locksmiths which is fulfilled by Jacksons Security.
Jacksons Security is an Australian security co [...]