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October 19 2017
For many decades, sports fans in the West have always (seemingly) rooted for the underdog to win against the odds-on favorite.  For the same reason, consumers often find the underdog more attractive than the category leader, a phenomenon that has been noted by Harvard Business School writers Professor Anat Keinan and Martha Legrace. According to Keinan and Legrace: “In the public eye, the... Read more >
October 19 2017
In just four decades, hip-hop, formerly the creative expression of black and brown youth from the five boroughs of New York City, has become a global commodity, a universal language and a multi-billion industry. There is not a single place in this world where you can’t find somebody practicing fresh breakdance moves, writing a new piece on a wall, DJing a local party or spitting dope rhymes.... Read more >
October 19 2017
As a student—and perhaps also later in your professional or organizational training—you will encounter instructors, coaches, and mentors. All three contribute to the educational process, but they do this in different ways and it is important to know what they do, how they do it, and the ways in which each of these different approaches provides you, the learner, with value. Instructors: As a... Read more >
September 20 2017
I’d like to start with a quote from Paulo Coelho’s book, Brida: “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong, my dear," said her father looking at the clock. "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” That’s an interesting quote, but what does it have to do with feedback? Well, think how many times you gave someone feedback, starting with the assumption that they are not up to your standards... Read more >
September 20 2017
The University of New York in Prague, in cooperation with the Tarleton State University and the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention of the Czech Republic, organized a symposium entitled “Crime, Conflict and Violence in a Global Society” on September 11. The symposium was an opportunity for scholars to come together to reflect on the role that the different forms of violence have in our... Read more >

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