The Wall Street Journal: World Cup fans, take note: If your team loses, the problem may be too much talent. Of course, teams benefit from great players. Still, a new study from researchers on both sides of the Atlantic finds that in team-oriented sports like soccer and basketball, too many More
Business Standard: Are you betting for the team with maximum top-notch stars this FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Read on. Contrary to popular belief, researchers have found that after a certain point, the addition of more superstar talent to a team can actually be detrimental, resulting in poorer team performance. The More
The Wall Street Journal: A new research paper uses a barnyard analogy to explain why the star-studded Miami Heat now teeter on the brink of elimination: “Having too many dominant, high-egg-producing chickens in a single colony reduces overall egg production,” says a research article called “The Too-Much-Talent Effect,” to be published More
In the wake of recent studies showing the health consequences of prolonged sitting, many professionals have begun standing at their work stations, and even in meetings. New research shows that eschewing a chair has a profound effect on group productivity. Standing during meetings boosts the excitement around creative group processes More
As the FIFA World Cup kicks off and the NBA finals “heat” up, new research suggests that there is such a thing as having “too much talent” on a sports team. The research indicates that, after a certain point, the addition of more superstar talent to a team can actually More
The NBA playoffs are underway, and the Miami Heat are the odds-on favorite to “three-peat.” If they do—or if they don’t for that matter—the outcome will fuel an enduring debate about how best to build a sports franchise. Back in 2010, the Heat opted to wager hundreds of millions of More
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