Newsletter 208: Apr 9, 2018

The Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School
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Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Tuesday April 10th

12:30pm to 1:45pm - Uris 307
Macroeconomics Lunch Group - Charles Angelucci
Title Not Available

12:30pm to 2:00pm - Uris 332
Management Seminar - Olav Sorenson (Yale School of Management)
Do startups create good jobs?

4:15pm to 5:45pm - IAB 1101
Money Macro Workshop - Guido Lorenzoni
Title Not Available

Wednesday April 11th

2:15pm to 3:45pm - IAB 1101
International Economics Workshop - Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke)
Title Not Available

4:15pm to 5:45pm - 1101 IAB
Applied Microeconomics - Ben Lockwood 
Title Not Available

Thursday April 12th

12:30pm to 2:00pm - Uris 303
Marketing Seminar - Atalay Atasu (Georgia Tech)
Title Not Available

12:30pm to 1:45pm - Uris 331
Finance Free Lunch - Kairong Xiao
Title Not Available

2:15pm to 3:45pm - Uris 303
Finance Seminar - Mark Egan
Title Not Available

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Tuesday April 10th 

12:30pm to 2:00pm - NYU Psychology Room 551
Social Psychology Brown Bags - David Rand (Yale University)
Title Not Available

Article of the Week
How to Avoid Business Disasters with Behavioral Science
In the wake of several recent, high profile corporate scandals (Cambridge Analytica/Facebook, Equifax, United), many business executives may be wondering what they can do to prevent mistakes from turning into public incidents. This article discusses various behavioral science applications that businesspeople can use to further this goal. In particular, the article lays out the process for conducting a "premortem," allowing staff and executives to evaluate potential problems before they metastasize and become disasters.  

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