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Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In the case of an acquisition or a merger, it is very often the case that when an individual or company perceives itself to be the winner, subsequent events will show that the victory was overvalued. ... More


Winning is not everything

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the reasons why winner’s curse is endemic in contemporary business, whether in the US or globally. Many important business decisions have the potential to encounter the winner’s ... More


Avoiding the Winner's Curse

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In many cases, company executives have turned away from continuing on a path to actually winning a venture that they started pursuing. This chapter examines the reason why these managers were willing ... More


‘Nothing to do with Human Affairs?’: Alcibiades' Response to Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores a further issue that arises from Socrates' account of how our desire for happiness is best satisfied: to what extent is it a human life that he advocates? It argues that ... More


Corporate Takeovers and the Winner's Curse

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There is general evidence that corporate executives exhibit hubris, that they are impressed with their own abilities. Since July 1996, the Financial Executives Institute and Duke University have been ... More


Humility

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter starts by describing an aspect of existential humanism, its advocacy of a certain stance or attitude towards concepts, beliefs, and commitments that follows with the acceptance of the ... More


The Hubris of Humanism (1)

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates the claim that the ‘dis-incumbenced’ posture required by existential humanism in its raw, uncompensated form is a hubristic one. The first section tries to evaluate the ... More


Introduction Framing the Crisis: Accident, Fiasco, or Debacle?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The introductory chapter sets the book up as an intervention in the debate about the financial crisis by engaging in some of the possible conceptualizations of accident. The concepts of accident and ... More


Education and Economy: Conservation, Education, and People

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

in On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823238859
eISBN:
9780823238897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823238859.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter contains various addresses and publications by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on conservation, education, and community.


Political Vices

Mark E. Button

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190274962
eISBN:
9780190274986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This is a book about our uniquely political vices: the kind of persistent dispositions of character and conduct that imperil both the functioning of democratic-political institutions and the trust ... More


Iniuria (Contempt)

Peter Birks

in The Roman Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198719274
eISBN:
9780191788543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter examines the delict of iniuria(contempt, insult), looking in particular at the name of the delict, the history of the actio iniuriarum, the measure of recovery and the necessary ... More


Prologue: The Perils of Sleepwalking

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces the three key arguments of the book. It examines the shadowy world of debt, its technicality, and opacity. The world of debt is revealed as highly susceptible to practices of ... More


Epilogue: History as Oracle

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter reflects on the value of history in understanding the problematic relationship of states with debt. It helps puncture the illusion, hubris, and complacency that bedevil this ... More


Crumbling Edifice

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning river-restoration movement in the United States and explores its premise, promises, and challenges. Nearly all of America's rivers are developed, dammed, ... More


The Source of the Scientistic Hubris: L̓Ecole Polytechnique

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Never will man penetrate deeper into error than when he is continuing on a road that has led him to great success. And never can pride in the achievements of the natural sciences and confidence in ... More


“I’m an Expert on Public Space”: Professional Knowledge at Work in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 focuses on the personal and professional background of many do-it-yourselfers who employ sophisticated knowledge of professional planning and scholarly urbanism in their interventions. In ... More


The Saintly Politics of Catastrophe: Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind

Peter Y. Paik

in From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers Miyazaki’s epic manga Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. This enabled him to develop and pursue in unparalleled detail and comprehensiveness the major themes, such as the ... More


Mature Reflections, Paradise Lost, and Samson Agonistes

Cedric C. Brown

in Friendship and its Discourses in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790792
eISBN:
9780191833434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter is about friendship configured in Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, with their biblical lexicon. Religious introspection is more in view. Despite anxiety about readers and the ... More


Wider Lessons: What We Can Learn from Microfinance for Antipoverty Development Efforts

Lesley Sherratt

in Can Microfinance Work?: How to Improve Its Ethical Balance and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199383191
eISBN:
9780199383214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383191.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 10 considers the wider lessons microcredit can offer antipoverty development efforts generally, and lessons microcredit can take from development theory. It outlines the dangers of hubris, ... More


The Tragic Outlook on Ritual: Preliminaries

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 7 outlines the ways in which tragedy dramatizes rituals and thus offers a unique view of ritual action and ritual actors. Tragedy often represents the ritual sequence together with its ... More


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