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.
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.
"Solid innovation management"
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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.
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.
"Lies", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Head First", by Lauren Collins; "Who Knows Brooklyn?", by Ben McGrath; "Bench Press", by Jeffrey Toobin; "The Mask of Doom", by Ta-Nehisi Coates; "Attention, People of Earth", by Paul Simms; "Vermeer at the Met", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Young Romantics", by David Denby
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.
"Perfect when you need to boost your creativity"
Hören Sie in diesem Audiomagazin alle Beiträge zum Schwerpunktthema "Marketing".
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
When people talk about using social media to advance their careers, they're usually talking about LinkedIn, Twitter, or maybe their blog. But the reality is that more people use Facebook than any other social network, which means that sooner or later, you need a Facebook strategy for your career.
In the years leading up to 2009, Intel tried a number of popular approaches to tame its soaring health care costs. To encourage employees and their families to be more involved in the purchase of their care and aware of its actual cost, the company implemented "consumer-driven health care" offerings such as higher-deductible plans with lower premiums, tax-advantaged accounts, and tiered-provider options.
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.
One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini's famous analysis, is authority - often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we're likely to pay much more attention than if a random person offered the same counsel.
Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire.
When corporate leaders or the organizations they represent mess up, they face the difficult decision of whether to apologize publicly. A public apology is a risky move. It's highly political, and every word matters. Refusal to apologize can be smart, or it can be suicidal. Readiness to apologize can be seen as a sign of character or one of weakness. Because the stakes are so high, Barbara Kellerman says, leaders should not extend public apologies often or lightly.
You've got an idea for something that will improve your company's bottom line or make it a better place to work. Nice going. Now for the hard part: How do you get people on board? How do you get funding? And what should you do if your idea doesn't catch on?
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.
"All of us are smarter than any of us"
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.
"Bernanke's Rebuttal" is from the May 01,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Tee Time", by Emma Allen; "The Crooked Ladder", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Paper Palaces", by Dana Goodyear; "A Raised Voice", by Claudia Roth Pierpont; and "The Family of Man", by Hilton Als.
"Apple Mac Sales Slow to Lowest Rate in Two Years -Analysts" is from the October 09, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Robert McMillan and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Assad Seen Trying to Force the West to Choose Between his Regime, Islamic State" is from the October 09, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Sam Dagher and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Debt Markets Hold Key to Dell's Bold EMC Bid" is from the October 09, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dana Cimilluca,Don Clark and Dana Mattioli and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Fed's Rate Delay Spurred by Worry Over Low Inflation, Minutes Show" is from the October 09, 2015 Economy section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jon Hilsenrath and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Headlines from Tech" is from the October 09, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Headlines from What's News" is from the October 09, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"House GOP Leadership in Turmoil" is from the October 09, 2015 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kristina Peterson and Siobhan Hughes and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Lyft Adds Rental-Car, Fuel Perks in Driver Battle With Uber" is from the October 09, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Douglas MacMillan and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"The Republican Crack-Up" is from the October 09, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.