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digital disruption

Using Digital Technology to Narrow the Opportunity Gap

Although many societies aspire to provide equal opportunities for everyone, that is easier said than done. People born into different economic and social statuses have unequal educational or financial starting points. This often leads to very different career and life opportunities. Digital technology was not invented to tackle inequality, and there is even a risk … Continued


Location Matters for Entrepreneurship

“Location, location, location,” is known as the real estate agents’ mantra. According to assistant professor Jorge Guzman, the phrase is also applicable to entrepreneurship and startups, particularly those in the technology industry. “When it comes to startups, location matters,” Guzman says. “It helps you connect with the ideas around you, find capital, hire employees, and … Continued


Perspectives on Purpose: From Shareholder Value to Societal Value

Many corporations now no longer see maximizing shareholder value as their chief aim. With this major ideological shift, brands now need to rethink their purpose—to consumers, employees, and society at large.   View the original piece on Columbia Business School’s Ideas and Insights blog.  Ivy Exec is proud to announce its partnership with Columbia Business School, … Continued

trade war

Could a US Recession End the Trade War?

The recent inversion of the yield curve in the United States—with the interest rate on ten-year US government bonds currently lower than that on short-term bonds—has raised fears of a possible US recession later this year or in 2020. Yet, paradoxically, a downturn in America could help to improve bilateral economic relations with China and … Continued


Can an Algorithm Know Which Movie You Want to Watch?

Picking a movie to watch on a streaming service isn’t complicated; you point and click on a film you might find entertaining. But according to Olivier Toubia, the Glaubinger Professor of Business, the psychology of why you chose that movie could be more than a simple matter of taste. “Is it because there is a … Continued

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