Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
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It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting or stab or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your eyes and open them again. That's what a blackout feels like. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman.
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The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.
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In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.
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Anyone in sales will tell you that social networks are critical. The more contacts you have, the more leads you'll generate and, ultimately, the more sales you'll make. But that's a vast oversimplification. Different configurations of networks produce different results, and the salesperson who develops a nuanced understanding of social networks will outshine competitors.
If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
"Fallujah's Importance to Islamic State Helped Iraqi Forces Retake It" is from the June 29, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Tamer El-Ghobashy and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Islamic State Extends Reach as It Suffers Defeats" is from the July 04, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Maria Abi-Habib and William Mauldin and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
In this issue: "How to Make the Most of Omnichannel Retailing" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "Beyond the Holacracy Hype" by Ethan Bernstein, John Bunch, Niko Canner, and Michael Lee. "How to Pay for Health Care" by Michael E. Porter and Robert S. Kaplan. "The Case for Capitation" by Brent C. James and Gregory P. Poulsen.
Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.
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The cover story this month is "Getting Past Yes," which discusses the importance of negotiating while keeping the future of the deal in mind. The second story this month will show you how to navigate the unexplored yet bountiful territory of one-on-one executive coaching. The HBR Spotlight section this month focuses on 21st century supply chains, and contains two articles.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
"What Marketers Misunderstand About Online Reviews" by Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen. "Focusing Capital on the Long Term" by Dominic Barton and Mark Wiseman. "The Big Lie of Strategic Planning" by Roger L. Martin. "The New Patterns of Innovation" by Rashik Parmar, Ian Mackenzie, David Cohn, and David Gann. "From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply-Chain Disruptions" by David Simchi-Levi, William Schmidt, and Yehua Wei.
Newly discovered lobes that stretch tens of thousands of light-years above and below the Milky Way's disk.
Diesen Monat ist das Spezialthema die deutsche Alltagssprache. In der gesprochenen Sprache benutzen Deutsche oft andere Wörter oder Satzkonstruktionen als in der Schriftsprache. Als Deutschlerner ist es wichtig, die Unterschiede zu kennen. So verstehen Sie die Deutschen besser. Außerdem können Sie, wenn Sie die Besonderheiten der Alltagssprache kennen, eine zu informelle Sprache in offiziellen Situationen vermeiden.