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Beware the Winner's CurseVictories that Can Sink You and Your Company$
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G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177404

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.001.0001

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Avoiding the Winner's Curse

Avoiding the Winner's Curse

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Beware the Winner's Curse

G. Anandalingam (Contributor Webpage)

Henry C. Lucas

Oxford University Press

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 to walk away and considers a number of potential ways in which companies can avoid the winner’s curse. A process for avoiding the curse is presented. The process includes steps that can be done to guard against the excess risk of “winning” and provides a number of “take-aways” for senior management.

Keywords:   scenario planning, game theory, imperial CEO, hubris, systems approach, independent boards, problem solving, planning

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