Quiz: What we really know about long-term behavior

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Let’s start with the facts: it is critical to be clear about what we know and what we do not.

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria and Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim started 2018 Focusing Capital on the Long Term Summit by administering a quiz on many facets of long-term investing to dispel misconceptions and provide participants with foundational knowledge to apply for the rest of the day.

This questionnaire, created by Serafeim and Nohria, explores the incentives, institutions, and behaviors that give rise to short-termism. Answers reveal the practical levers managers can pull to take a longer-term approach in business and investment decisions.

Many participants were surprised by the results, and you may be too. The quiz—and the discussion around it at the tables—helped participants identify gaps in their knowledge and hone their priorities. Now it's time to test your knowledge - click below to begin.

Begin the Quiz: "Long-term Beliefs: What We Really Know"