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Low EQ = High Business Acumen?

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Well I’m sure that this post will get me flamed but here’s going anyhow. Emotional intelligence is hot. It’s supposed to make you a better leader. How so? By making you more sensitive to your fellow man, it’s supposed to make your followers more engaged, more loyal to you and so on. The same with customers. In this model high engagement and high lo...

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Should behavioral economics include animals?

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Behavioral economics is gradually winning over more converts. It’s now – justifiably - being applied to the most unlikely facets of human existence. So the natural (to me) question arises: should it be applied to animals too. I interpret animals broadly. Not just the warm-blooded ones we know and love like dogs, kittens, dolphins, elephants and oth...

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Online Dating and M&A 2.0: Towards a New Kind of (Corporate) Loving?

I was just reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about people on dating sites using tiger photos to attract attention from potenotial squeezes. Some of these sites have some great techniques. It seems for example, that one site (Tinder), which is optimized for smartphone use, allows you to swipe right if you like someone’s post/photos and l...

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Business Acumen and the Bitcoin Bubble

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The Emergence of Commissar Capitalism? – JP Morgan and the Settlement

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Trump or Maxwell? Will Eike Batista Rise Again?

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Are you confusing creativity and innovation?

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The Twitter IPO – Can a Successful Leader Have Two Different Masters?

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The Fed “Taper” - Never Let a Good Deed Go Unvarnished

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Six Strategies to Prepare a CFO to become a Good CEO

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Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez: How Many Touchdowns to Go as Leaders?

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Yahoo – Product Bling 1, Business Acumen 0

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Saving Microsoft and the Second Coming of Amazon

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“Jobs” the Film: Can a Narcissistic Bully be a Good Leader?

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Does an MBA mean less profitability?

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Is Innovation a form of Business Acumen?

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