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  • The most important person in Twitter's IPO
    November 6, 2013
    "Eventually, they figured out where the price was going to open and then they had the opening trade and then the computers took over," James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on the role of market makers during the LinkedIn IPO.
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    Source: MarketPlace

  • 5 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Hire
    November 5, 2013
    "In our research, one of the most important ways that we've learned people earn respect is by listening. Listening is essential for creating, maintaining and deepening relationships: it signals caring and commitment,” Christine Porath, assistant professor of management, on earning respect at work by taking interest in others.
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    Source: US News

  • Coke and Pepsi Face Diabetes Backlash
    November 5, 2013
    “People are not willing to punish the brand for obesity, which seems like a lifestyle problem. But diabetes is considered a disease, and many consumers see the parent brand as contributing to it,” Kurt Carlson, assistant professor of business, on research indicating consumers respond negatively to anti-diabetes campaigns by soda companies.
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    Source: AdWeek

  • Muddy Waters Seen Right on NQ Mobile Payments, Wrong on Cash
    November 4, 2013
    “This is one of the classic signs of a fraud. You can easily manufacture sales with the stroke of a pen, but if you don’t have cash, what you have is a receivable,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on fraud committed by Beijing’s NQ Mobile.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • If a Young Child Wanders, Technology Can Follow
    November 2, 2013
    “I can understand how a parent might want to know if their child is having a problem, but I don’t think it’s necessarily helpful for children to always be able to turn to their parents when they are struggling,” Sandra Calvert, professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center, on location-tracking technology aimed at keeping track of young children.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Another Nasdaq malfunction shuts down options market
    November 1, 2013
    “Anything that makes headlines puts more pressure on the SEC to do something visible about exchange technology,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on recent Nasdaq malfunctions.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • MSCI Puts ISS on Block amid Proxy Firm Headwinds
    October 31, 2013
    “They obviously consider it important to vote and are putting in the effort to do this,” Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on the value of investor votes.
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  • Dennis Quinn: McDonough School of Business
    October 31, 2013
    “With economic globalisation, the citizens of Appalachian and Welsh Cambrian towns alike are shaken, for good and ill, by the business advances of global firms including those from China and India,” Dennis Quinn, MSB professor, defines economic globalization.
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    Source: Financial Times

  • DEALTALK-FireEye, Box, other tech startups shun buyouts for IPOs
    October 30, 2013
    “Unlike the dot-com bubble, this time around tech startups had actual revenue and not just clicks." Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on how tech startups are choosing to go public rather than sell their businesses.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Twitter IPO Offers Banks an Entree to Spoils
    October 29, 2013
    “Each IPO by itself might seem like it's a small fee. But if a banker has been selected to do Twitter, they're more likely to get the next deal," Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on IPO fees.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • 'Chemistry Of Fear' VIDEO Explains Science Behind Brain's Response To Dangerous Situations
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm. We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain," Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on what is happening in the brain when we feel fear.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • Short-Term Insurance Skirts Health Law To Cut Costs
    October 29, 2013
    “I am concerned that health insurers will try to ... sell people coverage that yes, may come with a cheaper sticker price, but that may expose them to significant financial risks down the line,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the risks of short-term medical plans.
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    Source: NPR

  • The chemistry of fear explained
    October 29, 2013
    “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm ... We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain.” Abigail Marsh, assistant professor of psychology, on how the brain processes fear.
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    Source: Fox News

  • Another Reason Not to Hire Larry Ellison
    October 25, 2013
    "We thought that might translate to a corporate setting, where a frugal CEO might have stronger systems and controls and better monitoring in place," Robert Davidson, MSB professor, on how personal frugality plays a role in recruiting top executives.
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    Source: Inc.com

  • Health Insurance Options Aren’t Limited to Government Exchanges
    October 25, 2013
    “You’re not guaranteed coverage with these plans, so insurers can deny your application if you’re sick,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on purchasing health plans outside of the Obama administration’s exchanges.
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    Source: The New York Times

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