Category: Managing

Does Your Startup Have a Spending Strategy?

By Karen Firestone This article was originally posted on The Harvard Business Review – read the original article by clicking here Starting a new business involves a host of challenges, and chief among them is knowing what to spend your money on—and how much to spend. You have to consider salaries, marketing budget, office size,…

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WSJ: How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

Whether or not you feel your phone is the greatest and most indispensable tool in your life, this article points out the extent of our phone’s impact our brain. Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal

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HBR: Political Diversity as the Next Frontier

My newest piece focuses on political diversity in the workplace. In a country more polarized than perhaps at any other time in history, it’s still important to avoid political homogeneity in the workplace. In addition, I offers some principles I’ve used as a boss for smoothly navigating political discussions. Read the full story in The Harvard…

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HBR: How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

By Karen Firestone MAY 23, 2017 This article was originally posted in the Harvard Business Review. One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of…

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HBR: When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?

This article was originally posted in The Harvard Business Review Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day…

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TEDx: Risky Business Becomes a Little Less Risky

Kari spoke at the TEDx Beacon Street event this year about how everyone can better think about risk-taking in their own lives. Watch the new (edited) video below and visit TEDx Beacon Street to see additional videos of other presenters from this year’s event.

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HBR – Case Study: An Office Romance Gone Wrong

Kari was featured as an Expert in one of Harvard Business Reviews’ case studies on office romance. Read the article as well as her commentary by following the link below. Read the full article in The Harvard Business Review here.

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