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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"An excellent history and lessons of innovation"
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."
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.
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.
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.
"Really enjoyed it."
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.
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.
Diesen Monat heißt das Spezialthema "Auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt": In den Wochen vor Weihnachten gibt es in vielen Orten diese schöne Tradition. Sie hören Dialoge und Wortschatz zum Thema und können Ihr Hörverständnis trainieren. Außerdem sind Sie zu Besuch bei Mathilde Moser-Pühringer in Salzburg: Ihr Musikgeschäft in der Nähe von Mozarts Geburtshaus ist eines der Traditionsgeschäfte der Stadt.
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.
Usually, individuals and organizations go to great lengths to avoid errors. Companies are designed for optimum performance rather than for learning, and mistakes are seen as defects. But as an example from Bell System shows, making mistakes - correctly - is a powerful way to accelerate learning and increase competitiveness.
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.
Roger L. Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2013, writes about how to rein in the dynamic that enriches executives and financiers - at everyone else's expenses.
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.
Lynn S. Paine, a professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for faculty development at Harvard Business School, writes about how companies would do well to follow Nike's example - create a board-level committee dedicated to corporate responsibility.
Benjamin Edelman, an associate professor and a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, presents four strategies that can help savvy suppliers reduce their dependence on powerful online platforms.
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.
"Fed Faces Foreign-Policy Dilemma on Rates" is from the March 02, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Justin Lahart and narrated by Ken Borgers.
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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.
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"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the March 02, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Inflation Makes for Uncertainty in Markets" is from the March 02, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by E. S. Browning and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Netanyahu Visit Set to Test Mideast Relations" is from the March 02, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Carol E. Lee and Jay Solomon and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Thousands March in Moscow in Memory of Slain Activist Boris Nemtsov" is from the March 02, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by James Marson and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"There's a Lot of Spirit At School for Psychics" is from the March 02, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Matthew Dalton and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Squandering a GOP Majority" is from the March 02, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
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"Why Won't the Yankees Dump A-Rod?" is from the February 27, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Daniel Barbarisi and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Dave Barry: The Greatest (Party) Generation" is from the February 27, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dave Barry and narrated by Ken Borgers.
'The New Old-School Golf Shirt" is from the February 27, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Ellen Byron and narrated by Ken Borgers.