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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Merton, a professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, writes about how fund managers and savers must invest in ways that secure a guaranteed income in retirement.
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.
"World Changing Ideas for 2014": Ten problem-solving, planet improving, life-saving advances set to drive progress in the years ahead. "Fossil Hunting in the Milky Way": Astronomers are digging up remnants of small galaxies that our Milky Way shredded and ate long ago. "Pain That Won't Quit": The prospects for treating chronic pain are improving.
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.
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.
"U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars" is from the January 27, 2015 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Devlin Barrett and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Are You Likely to Have an Affair?" is from the January 27, 2015 Life And Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Elizabeth Burnstein and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Markets Take On a Blizzard" is from the January 27, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Corrie Driebusch, Bradley Hope and Dan Strumpf and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Greece Sets Stage for European Drama" is from the January 27, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Richard Barley 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.
"Greece, Europe Dig In on Bailout Terms After Syriza Victory in Greek Election" is from the January 27, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Matthew Karnitschnig and Gabriele Steinhauser and 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.
"The Fight to Save Japan's Young Shut Ins" is from the January 27, 2015 Life and Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Shirley S. Wang and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Obama's Trans Alaska Oil Assault" is from the January 27, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the January 27, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Shira Ovide, Sarah E. Needleman, Nicole Hong, Mike Shields and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the January 27, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jennifer Levitz, Jon Kamp, Adam Entous, Chiara Albanese, Andrey Ostroukh, Maria Armental, Kelsey Gee, David Enrich, Viktoria Dendrinou, Francesco Guerrera and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Worldwide" is from the January 26, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Gregory L. White, Laurence Norman, Trefor Moss, Sharaf al-Hourani, Matt Bradley, Gordon Fairclough, Asa Fitch, Jun Hongo and Matt Bradley and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New Europe Clash" is from the January 26, 2015 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Charles Forelle, Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Markets Get Bumpier as Fed Withdraws Safety Net" is from the January 26, 2015 Market section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by E.S.Browning and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the January 26, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Heather Haddon, Reid J. Epstein, Ryan Knutson, Alistair Barr, Shalini Ramachandran, Naftali Bendavid, Harriet Torry, Betsy McKay, Jeanne Whalen and Melanie Grayce West and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"How to Start a Business With Very Little Money" is from the January 26, 2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Mullins and narrated by Ken Borgers.
Welcome to Forbes for January 26, 2015 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: "This Giant Drug Firm Won't Invent Medicines. Investors Are Cheering" - Brent Saunders generated $25 billion in value for investors by flipping drug companies rather than discovering new drugs. Is this the future of the pharmaceutical business?
"Reactionary Regulators vs. the Internet" is from the January 26, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by L. Gordon Crovitz and narrated by Ken Borgers.