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.
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
Stefan Michel, a professor of marketing and service management at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, writes about how a new framework can help businesses spot missed opportunities.
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. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.
The knock on most business leaders is that they don't take the long view - that they're fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift they pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides and objective answer.
Karan Girotra, a professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, and Serguei Netessine, a professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, write about how the secret to success lies in who makes what decisions when and why.
This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, reports on how business is changing too rapidly to predict what competencies employees will need even a few years out. The question now is not what skills they have; it's whether they have the potential to learn new ones.
Linda A. Hill, a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, head of technology at Pixar, Emily Truelove, a researcher and a PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kent Lineback, a manager and executive with over 25 years of experience, write about how smart leaders of innovation don't set a vision and motivate others to follow it; they create a community that is both willing and able to innovate.
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.
Robert J. Ely, a Professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for culture and community at Harvard Business School; Pamela Stone, a professor of sociology at Hunter College; and Colleen Ammerman, the assistant director of the Gender Initiative at Harvard Business School; report on how there's a real gap between what Harvard Business School alumnae expect as they look ahead to their careers and where they ultimately land.
One of the secrets to maintaining a thriving business is being able to recognize when it needs a fundamental change.
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.
Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Reid Hastie, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, report on behavioral research that suggests some fairly simple ways to achieve "the wisdom of crowds."
David M. Upton, a professor at Oxford University's Said Business School, and Sadie Creese, a professor of cybersecurity at Oxford, write about how the biggest threat to your cybersecurity may be an employee or vendor.
William Lazonick, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, writes about how executives are using massive stock buybacks to manipulate share prices and boost their own pay - at great cost to innovation and employment.
Darrell K. Rigby, a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, writes about how consumers see the real and virtual world as one - and so should your company.
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.
Erik Simanis, a senior extension associate at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management, and Duncan Duke, an assistant professor of management at Ithaca College's School of Business, write about a new framework to help companies earn profits while pursuing socially beneficial ventures in low-income markets.
Jeremy Heimans, a cofounder and CEO of Purpose, a social business that builds movement; and Henry Timms, the executive director of 92nd Street Y, write about how power isn't what it used to be - and how you can harness that new power.
"23 More Rules for Fourth of July Wiffle Ball" is from the July 03, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jason Gay and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Jobs Gains Don't Ease Spending Strains" is from the July 03, 015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Justin Lahart and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"'Terminator Genisys' Review: Nonsense and Insensibility" is from the July 03, 2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Brad Meltzer Adds Biographies to Bloodletting Sagas" is from the July 03, 2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Anna Russell and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the July 03, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
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.
"Europe's Great Project Faces Its Biggest Challenge in Greek Bailout Referendum" is from the July 03, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Stephen Fidler and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"U.S. Stocks End Slightly Lower After Rally Fizzles Out" is from the July 03, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dan Strumpf and Saumya Vaishampayan and narrated by Ken Borgers.
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.
"Which Airline Apps Make Flying Easier?" is from the July 03, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"America's Greece" is from the July 03, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Meet the Art World's New Leaders" is from the July 03, 2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kelly Crow and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"The Sad, Sweet Songs of Oklahoma's John Moreland" is from the July 03, 2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Steve Dougherty and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"High on the Hogs for the Fourth" is from the July 03, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kelsey Gee and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the July 03, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"'Intimate Exchanges: A Garden Fête' Review: Taking Love to the Limit" is from the July 03, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Terry Teachout and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion to Settle Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims" is from the July 03, 2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Daniel Gilbert And Sarah Kent and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Justice Department Probes Airlines for Collusion" is from the July 02, 2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jack Nicas, Brent Kendall and Susan Carey and narrated by Ken Borgers.