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.
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"
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.
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.
Best selling author Jack Trout doesn't beat around the bush. He takes marketers to task for taking the easy route too often, employing high-tech razzle-dazzle and sleight of hand when they should be working to discover and market their product's uniquely valuable qualities. He examines successful differentiation initiatives and outlines the many ways you can achieve differentiation.
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.
"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.
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.
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"
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.
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"How Luxury Hotels Decide If You Deserve a Perk" is from the May 01,2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Andrea Petersen and narrated by Ken Borgers.
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"
"Appointments", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Notorious", by Ben McGrath; "News You Can Lose", by James Surowiecki; "Some Woman", by Alice Munro; "Dead Man Laughing", by Zadie Smith, and "A Better Life", by David Denby.
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.
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."
In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays - pot, porn, and illegal immigrants.
Some people look at Silicon Valley and see a world filled with fortune-seekers come to strike it rich. Yes, the Valley has its share of mercenaries. But you've never heard of the companies they founded or ran, because those start-ups couldn't attract or retain good talent, win solid investment backing, or earn customers' good will. What drives the most successful start-ups isn't the money, it's the mission.
Sales departments tend to believe that marketers are out of touch with what's really going on in the marketplace. Marketing people, in turn, believe the sales force is myopic - too focused on individual customer experiences, insufficiently aware of the larger market, and blind to the future. In short, each group undervalues the other's contributions. Yet, few firms seem to make serious overtures toward analyzing and enhancing the relationship between these two critical functions.
"Ad-Focused Malware Targets Apple Users in China and Taiwan" is from the October 05, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Newley Purnell and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"The Big Jobs Miss" is from the October 05, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Conflicting Agendas, Caution Beset Pentagon Plans in Syria" is from the October 05, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Adam Entous, Dana Ballout and Mohammed Nour Al-Akraa and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Dodd-Frank's Effect on Small Banks is Muted" is from the October 05, 2015 Economy section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kate Davidson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Glencore Oil Deals Could Bite Banks" is from the October 05, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jenny Strasburg and Margot Patrick and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Becomes Alphabet's 'Do the Right Thing'" is from the October 05, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Alistair Barr and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Headlines from Tech" is from the October 05, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Headlines from What's News" is from the October 05, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Why Teladoc Needs Medical Attention" is from the October 05, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Charley Grant and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Within Reach, Officials Say" is from the October 05, 2015 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by William Mauldin and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
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.
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.
"At the Cloisters, Drink In the Middle Ages" is from the October 03, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"What Is First Class These Days? It's Complicated" is from the October 03, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"What U.S. Retreat Looks Like" is from the October 03, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Paul Ryden.
"'Steve Jobs' Seen Through Product Launches" is from the October 03, 2015 Arts and Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Don Steinberg and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"'The Walk' Review: Balancing Act" is from the October 03, 2015 Arts and Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Obama Criticizes Russia Over Syria Strikes" is from the October 03, 2015 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Carol E. Lee and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Paris Fashion Week Recap: Day Two" is from the October 03, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Christina Binkley and narrated by Paul Ryden.