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WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] New Tax Bill Allows RMD as Gifts to Charity :: Women on Business
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
For those people who don’t need their RMDs for income, this might be a great way to keep income brackets low and make a gift to your favorite charity at the same time. This rule has been in effect in past years and has been resurrected for 2010 and 2011. She also writes and presents on trusts, estate planning and charitable giving arrangements.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Only You Can Stop You
| TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
If you think about it, much of our unhappiness comes from wrong turns and calamitous dead-ends that result from us not really knowing what we want. Just how did you become trapped in that job you can't stand? What made you get so in debt? How did you become over-burdened in commitments you didn't really sign up for?
- [Finance] Chief Daddy Officer – Lessons on Parenting from a Wise CEO
Teach him about money management so he knows how to handle his finances and stay out of debt. I used to read a lot of parenting books when my daughter Alison was growing up, especially during those challenging pre-teen and teen years. wish I’d had CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood back then. You'll. Also highly recommended!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
In 2009 Lara Galinsky, senior vice president at Echoing Green , needed to hire a finance director for the young, but growing, global non-profit. She thought the ideal applicant would be someone relatively young but with a few years of non-profit finance experience. The prevailing wisdom is to avoid such applicants. says Erdogan.
ORRIN WOODWARD [Finance] Leadership Control & Influence
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Laurie and I are “all in” for our 8F’s - Faith, Family, Friends, Freedom, Finances, Fitness, Following, and Fun. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. Some ideas you may agree with and some you may disagree. Did we have setbacks?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Day 3 Davos Snapshot
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
They are grappling with the topics of food, health, finance, commerce, privacy, security, democracy, and war. (See Michael's earlier notes from Davos here , here , and here. And follow Justin Fox's coverage of the conference.). I'm sitting here in the Partners Lounge on the Mezzanine Level of the Congress Center. It's crazy. It continues.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH [Finance] A Lloyd Bridges Story - How Much Do You Really Know about Your Friends?
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
When I was in high school, I was in love with the smartest girl in my class. We dated, and then after graduation she went away to college and I lost track of her. For many years I wondered what happened to her. Then, thanks to the power of the internet, I re-established contact and found out. What is there to know? Actually, there's a lot to know.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Brand Exposure
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? If not, then this post is for you. While a brand without exposure is not much of a brand, I consistently find that brand exposure is an aspect of brand management that is all too often overlooked as a success metric. will go into decline. Thoughts? link] deborah nixon Mike.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Marketing Success | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
Those of you familiar with this blog know that I’m generally a strong marketing advocate. That That said, my typical pro-marketing position assumes that certain key fundamentals are in place to insure that the lunatics don’t somehow become in charge of the asylum. It should never dilute it or distract from it. Thanks for sharing Tom.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] 10 Communication Tips for Leaders
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
Communicate more effectively. Communication skills are so essential for leaders that it is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. See if this thought resonates with you – it’s been my experience that most leaders overestimate their communications ability. If your expertise, empathy, clarity, etc. don’t
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Morning Advantage: The Most Important Stories of 2013
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
FINANCING THAT VACATION HOME IN VANUATU. While attention was focused on the rise of the Latino vote, Asians overtook Latin Americans as the fastest-growing immigrant group in the U.S, Foreign Policy reports in this intriguing list of the 10 most overlooked stories of 2012. Brazil became a net importer of people. Nothing could be easier.
STRATEGY DRIVEN [Finance] The Big Picture of Business – What Business Must Learn: Putting.
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
major report to the United Nations Millennium Summit calls for changes in the way in which peacekeeping operations are organized and financed. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. We cannot fool them.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Is Venture Capital Broken?
| THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
Our research suggests that investors like us succumb time and again to narrative fallacies, a well-studied behavioral finance bias. A recent report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation raises serious questions about the degree to which venture capital deserves emulation. Kauffman didn't say it was opting out of venture capital. The rest?
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Who's In Charge?
| MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
Posted on August 31st, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth “Who the * is in charge around here? This question left an absolutely indelible impression on my mind since I first heard it more than 30 years ago. Our unit could have allowed them to occur in the first place. What say you??? This [.]
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Why Buying Motorola Was a Good Gamble for Google
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
Google's big stack of chips will finance good hands and big bets. Google resources and expertise will finance bolder plays than Motorola might otherwise have made. Monday's announcement of massive layoffs reminds everyone that Google bought into a weak hand when it paid $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility. Here's why: 1.
MAXIMIZING POSSIBILITY [Finance] Possibility Maximizer: SelfGrowth.com
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
David describes SelfGrowth.com as a "Matching or Connecting Service for People who Want to Improve their Health, their Finances, their Relationships and their happiness" that helps to "Connect people who want to improve their lives with information, experts, products and services that can teach or show them how to do it.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Featured Rascal: Tank Man
| THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
am sure everyone remembers this one. The protests had gone on for seven weeks. What began as mourning for the loss ofa national leader, Hu Yaobang, grew into a gigantic demonstration known to theworld as the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. As thetanks reached him they stopped. Thanks for sharing.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Mob or Team?
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
A mob of people is one of the most dangerous and heartless entities on earth. Conversely, a team of highly functioning and productive people is one of the most heart-warming and inspirational. The difference is leadership. In this way, the whole far exceeds the sum of the parts. But there is something more.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] There Will Always Be "Others"
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
" The Bible relates how there was a loud sound from heaven and the people gathered around, marveling at the ability of some mere Galileans to be able to communicate to each of them in their own languages. But, the Bible is quick to say, there were others who thought the apostles were victims of "new wine." From God Bless.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Don't Just Tell Them - Tell Them A Story
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
Children ask for stories to be told them but resist direct instruction. We remember what we see much better than what we merely hear. All these and more speak to the fact that communication is almost always best when aligned with the natural human tendency to think and learn in terms of stories. " I will never forget the reply.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] The Ass Carrying the Image
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
One of the most profound fables therein is called The Ass Carrying the Image*: A sacred image was being carried to the temple. It was mounted on an Ass adorned with garlands and gorgeous trappings, and a grand procession of priests and pages followed it through the streets. It is by His grace that we live. Oh my! Thanks!
CREATE LEARNING [Finance] Is Experience Enough? No.
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
We expect that Patty from finance will role her eyes when Antoine from marketing suggests an idea, we expect that Don from engineering will begin to scream when Sasha from sales wants faster turn-around on special customer orders. All rights reserved. Powered by WordPress. Design by 12GrainStudio Is Experience Enough? Which do you choose?
RETHINK HR [Finance] Debt Ceiling: You can fix this better than a politician!
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
Most Americans seem to understand we can’t spend more than we make over the long haul when it comes to our own personal finances. It is up to us, as the government’s bosses to make certain that our country’s finances are put back in order. This article appeared on July 31 st , 2011 edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog
| MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
think not. While confidence can be mistaken for arrogance, and vice-versa, they are clearly not interchangeable terms. When you think of yourself as a leader do you view yourself as having the quiet confidence of David or the boastful arrogance of Goliath? Arrogance rarely results in lasting relationships built on a foundation of loyalty and trust.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. Therefore, I’ve Therefore, I’ve concluded it’s time to take a step back and review the fundamentals. Which type of leader are you? Can
LDRLB [Finance] Innovative Leadership in the Wild
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
The fact is that most companies spend a surprising amount of effort actually resisting innovation in so-called non-creative functions like operations, finance, customer service, and sales. This is guest post from Bob Lieberman. Bob Bob Lieberman is a business leadership consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. You can find more at [link].
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Collaboration Is a Team Sport, and You Need to Warm Up
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
Don't segregate engineering from marketing, HR from finance, and so on. This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work. Jimmy Guterman wrote about Nokia's culture of purposefully fostering a collaborative mindset as soon as someone started at the company or moves into a new role. All this requires collaboration.
GREAT LEADERSHIP [Finance] Why Do Businesses and Leaders Fail?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
At the time, we were having a debate about having a balance between the “hard stuff – things like marketing, finance, operations, sales, industry experience, etc… and the “soft stuff (listening, peer relationships, composure, vision, etc…). hate the term “soft skills. They are: 1. Excellent post, Dan!
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] There's Still Time
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
You’ve also suddenly realized that twenty (or thirty) years have flown by in a flash. Aside from a dozen or so life-changing and amazing moments I can’t recall everything I’ve done in all those years that mattered, I mean really, really mattered; I can probably better tell you what I haven’t done. Because I believe they are. I think it is!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
Entrepreneurial opportunities in finance, medicine, banking, law and most others areas have structures that allow for much less risks. Two points: PayPal founder (and billionaire) Peter Thiel is offering grants to 20 students under the age of 20, luring them to leave school and become entrepreneurs. None succeeded.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Henry Ford, Innovation, and That "Faster Horse" Quote
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
It was better cars, with better financing options. "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.". We've all been in conversations on the topics of creativity and innovation when Henry Ford's most famous adage is (excuse the pun) trotted out, usually accompanied by a knowing smirk and air of self-evidence.
THE IDOLBUSTER [Finance] Stress Keeping You Up At Night? Eleven Tips To Help You Sleep
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
Young Couple Sleeping by epSos.de via Flickr CC. And considering the specific should use in payday and Levitra Dosage Levitra Dosage shut the details together to surprises.Fast online within days for weeks waiting for payroll Viagra Viagra date which payday credit a commitment.As have been a terrible sleeper since I was a baby. No work until 6 AM.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Social Media's Productivity Payoff
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
Based on numerous case studies and in-depth research in four sectors (consumer packaged goods, consumer finance, professional services, and advanced manufacturing), McKinsey Global Institute analyzed the potential value that could be obtained through the use of social technologies. How's this for counter-intuitive? trillion annually.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Is HR Too Important to Be Left to HR?
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
That's different in IT, accounting, or finance. Too often I hear even HR people saying, "HR is too important to be left to HR." I'm sick about it. To me it sounds like "HR is too weak to take care of HR by itself." doubt it. First, HR is not in the job of leading people. This is how we conduct interviews. You want to build an employer brand?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Craft an Attention-Grabbing Message
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
Schedules are packed as the high-stakes finance crowd gathers to hear 20-minute rapid-fire talks by CEOs of start-ups and public companies who seek funding or favorable stock analysts' reports. You can feel the tension in the compressed smiles, quick nods and pointed questions at the annual Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare conference.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] America Is Bankrupt (But Not the Way You Think)
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Worse, she won't hear of taking out of her own retirement account to finance it. To be sure, nations aren't like households, because countries can raise taxes and devalue their currencies — and I'm not suggesting that a household's finance's perfectly mirror a nation's. Or is it? Then there's Grandma Jones. It's about "us.".
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] What Is the Business of Health Care?
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
third signal is that health care financing is testing these pathways too. Although we're seeing the earliest steps in this shift toward accountability for health, we currently lack both good tools for moving forward in any substantial way and more established pathways for redirecting financing toward those outcomes. bankruptcy court.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Stop Selling and Add Value | N2Growth Blog
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
In fact, so much so that I decided to repost this blog as a reminder to those who still don’t understand that generating new business relationships is not about selling – it’s about establishing trust, rapport, and the creation of vaule without selling. You see, good business practices are not static. News flash…nobody does.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] The Capitalist's Paradox
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
What's standing in the way of finance might just be banks — who, not content with blowing up the economy, getting bailed out to the hilt, and poisoning prosperity, are back to paying themselves mega-bonuses for doing all the above, instead of allocating resources productively. The best investment a company can make? Here's what I mean.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] A Woman's Place is in the Classroom
| MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
Dr. Sypher had some important statistics for us to consider before we moved into the fascinating reasons she chose higher education as her vocation. We all go to school, most of us graduate. School is a good place to be. How times have changed! There are more females matriculating in colleges and graduate schools than males at this time.
- [Finance] The Business School Tuition Bubble
And Mark Perry , a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, puts it in perspective with a handy chart.). Another said we provide a lottery for a small number of plum jobs in consulting and finance. The doom-and-gloom scenarios always struck me as overly pessimistic. It's not clear that they are. don't buy it.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Debt and the Future of the U.S.
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
During the financial crisis, the world came to the apparently shocking realization that debt financing entails risks. From where I sit as an economist, it's still all about the economy and the long-term impact of the problems laid bare by the Great Recession. To illustrate, most press reports peg the current U.S. deficit at $1.5 William A.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Three Innovation Trends in Asia
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
For example, when GE introduced a low-cost electrocardiogram machine in India, it also developed innovative ways to finance and distribute the device. I recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Economist Corporate Network in Singapore about innovation in Asia. The race for the middle. But the middle class remains overlooked.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Become an Extraordinary Leader
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
One of my weaker areas of leadership has always been finance. It's why I still take an occasional finance course. Here's a short quiz: When you brought your report card home in high school did your parents: A) zero in on the C's and say, "What's the matter here?". And why not? Not if you want to be an extraordinary leader. doubt it.
THE IDOLBUSTER [Finance] The Corporate Ladder Or Jacob’s Ladder?
| MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
Chapter 10: The People First Life Part 10. Which is more important to you, getting promoted or living a good life? In the last post, I wrote that Marissa Mayer’s top three priorities are God, family, and Yahoo. My top priorities are health, family, and my book. Jacob, (grandson of Abraham ,) dreams of a ladder connecting heaven and earth.
NATHAN MAGNUSON [Finance] Powerful Question #1 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
personal goal is to get our (family) finances in order. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader. by Nathan Magnuson. Home / Powerful Questions / Powerful Question #1. Powerful Question #1. January 2, 2013. — 27 Comments. Most people begin the new year with a new set of goals or resolutions.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] France Wants to Have, Eat Its Gateau
| FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
And when you factor in the state of French public finances and the euro zone's growth prospects the move looks positively perverse. Yesterday, the new French President, Francois Hollande, brought the country's minimum retirement age down from 62 to 60. Unfortunately, the move rolls back one of the better decisions of the previous government.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Africa's Chance to Leapfrog the West
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Secondly, beyond opportunity and flexibility, the level of productivity possible in the operations I describe above has been boosted several-fold by the growing proliferation of next generational models in finance, banking, and logistics. You've heard about the African Renaissance, right? Bottom line: Are you game or are you out?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Promoting Entrepreneurship in Vulnerable Economies
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
They advise entrepreneurs on areas including finance, marketing, customer service, and human resources. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) also offers business training for SMEs in fragile zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Especially in the world's most fragile states, economic development is critical to stability.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Registration for this free online event will not only give you access to my video, but also presentations featuring some of today’s leading influencers. Others presenting include Chris Brogan, Charlene Li, Michael Gerber, Mark Sanborn, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Ziglar, Bob Sutton and more. welcome your comments and feedback on my video. Thanks Mark.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Morning Advantage: Do You Really Understand Strategy?
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Finance Needs Stewards, Not Toll Collectors (John Kay). Most executives teams are surprisingly weak when it comes to strategy thinking, note Michael Birshan and Jayanti Kar in McKinsey Quarterly. Some leaders reach the C-suite because of functional expertise. Others are stronger on execution than on strategic thinking. DIFFERENT DRUM.
COACHING TIP [Finance] Deflation Will Take the Majority by Surprise
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
When your finances are in trouble, sometimes you have to unload precious items to survive. 'Google searches offer an insightful glimpse into economic expectations. The last thing on the minds of most people is deflation. On March 13th, when I put this slide together, I also typed in "Deflation for 2013." How many results do you think I got?".
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Streaks, from Jumpin' Joe to Mutual Fund Managers
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Back in 2008, Steve Strogatz and I were interested in sports, not the world of finance. They allow us to evaluate success, whether in the world of sports or finance, overturning assumptions and leading us to better understand where skill and luck can be found. But when it came to just its length, the streak was not that surprising.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] The Real Solution Is Growth
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
This flight of talented students to work in finance harms all of us because it means that we have fewer "positive spillovers" from innovative activities. Allocating our best talents to finance risks damaging the long-term innovative capacity of our economy. The underlying message? Though the U.S. Here are the dangers. economy.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] India's Decade of Collaboration
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
In this fluid system, Biocon finances CMI's inventive R&D, while using the funds from the Pfizer deal to finance its own R&D and go-to-market activities. The Innovation Council should earmark at least 20% of the recently launched Inclusive Innovation Fund to finance such cross-border innovation projects. Transformers.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Family Matters | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
Over the years I’ve come to believe that there is only one sure fire litmus test for measuring leadership success, and to the chagrin of many reading this post, it has little to do with what happens on the job. We’re going to get very personal today – How’s your family life? If the next sentence seems a little preachy, it’s meant to be. They get it.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Why Strategies Go off the Rails
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
For example in our technology case above, the newly appointed account executives found that the finance function, while not standing in the way of the integrated customer approach, also was not doing anything to help. Have you ever been in a situation where everyone seemingly agrees on a particular strategy , but somehow it never happens?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] 7 Remedies for a Bad Strategy Hangover
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
Formerly on the finance faculty of Kellogg-HKUST business school, Maurice Ewing advises executives on developing and using analytics for making risky decisions and improving performance. You can't do much to sugarcoat an outrageously bad decision. Isolated, one-off bad decisions are simply part of being human. Get yourself out of the way.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] “No idea” Means I Have One :: Women on Business
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
What I’ve realized– as I’m sure you have, too– is that, more often than not, “No idea” is, in fact, an invitation for further conversation; usually standing in for, “I have one but I can’t be bothered to/don’t want to/am too scared to tell you.” In other words, this is definitely a discussion to which you want to RSVP. You: “OK.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] The Benefit of Dissenting Opinion | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
If everyone always agreed with me conversation wouldn’t be very stimulating, and acquiring new knowledge and insight would certainly be more difficult. That That said, I only really have the patience for intellectually honest discourse. I Do you tuck tail and run desiring to avoid conflict at all costs? So, what do you think? link] Gordon R.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Green Police
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
It all started with the "I Want You to Want Me" song that I first heard blaring at a gas station in South Carolina while on vacation. Maybe it had to do with all the pretty girls around. Maybe it was Robin Zander's voice. As the commercial wore on, however, I awoke. am okay with this view, though the imagery was still very scary.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] Living Without the “K” On Your “_eyboard” :: Women on Business
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
And it’s so annoying and frustrating!! It’s amazing how we don’t give a second thought to the things we use on a daily basis. Yet, when they are no longer available we find ourselves in a tizzy! One of my solutions includes cutting and pasting it from an old email or document, which means adding time on to completing an email, project, etc.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Culture Trumps Strategy – Not | N2Growth Blog
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
think not, and I’ll explain why. Even though I have seen this phrase quoted by some very bright people whom I respect, it just doesn’t resonate with me. I even found a few blogs espousing the mantra of “Culture Trumps Strategy. Could this just be an issue of semantics? Business should be fun. The What say you? What say you?
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] To Blog or Not to Blog?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
Most of you who have been following this blog know that I’ve been an a strong evangelist of social media, and perhaps even more so of blogging for several years now. So why is it that so many people still seem paralyzed when it comes to taking the plunge? have read many a commentary ranging from the negative – “is blogging dead?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Michael Porter Tries to Set Davos Man on a New Path
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Giulio Tremonti has its own zingers about the move from the nation-state to globalization. (See Justin's previous posts from Davos here , here , and here.). Cause for celebration, no? Fair enough. Kramer put it in their article , that "societal needs, not just economic needs, define markets.".
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
The simple truth is that all great leaders are highly skilled in matters of delegation. Think of any top performing CEO and you’ll find that to the one, they possess an uncanny ability to focus on highest and best use activities. This calculation will give you an hourly rate based upon a 40 hour work week and a 50 week year. Think Not.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] Still holding on to “life's leg warmers?” What would Jane Fonda.
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
What would Jane Fonda say? By Laura Nozicka In an interview with Oprah Winfrey on October 27, 2010, Jane Fonda astutely said, “Wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore.” So how many pairs of “life’s leg warmers” are you holding on to since the 80s, 90s, last year, or yesterday? Do yourself a favor and start clearing out the clutter!
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Caption Contest 2011.1 and a Winner Announced!
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
and a Winner Announced! In the opinion of our panel of judges Caption Contest 2010.7 showed the widest range of responses. Great job everyone! And now for the new contest, our first of 2011! Good luck! and a Winner Announced! Comments The 21st Century ostrich. Move over 'The Clapper' Own your very own Computer Hacker Sweater!
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] Leadership and a Cup of Tea :: Women on Business
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
vital question for all of us, and especially women in business who tend to be caretakers and pleasers is “What do you do to renew your spirit?” I’d love to hear responses that can give all of us some new ideas or even underline what we already know. So, find a partner and get to it! For me a cup of tea is a powerful stress reliever.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Finance] Win 2 Tickets to PLAY DEAD in NYC
| MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
You can get all the details about the show at PlayDeadNYC.com. About the Show: You’re probably well past getting scared by haunted houses, but you haven’t been entertained in an abandoned-looking theater, lit by a single ghost light leading you on a darkly comedic journey, encouraging the dead to speak to you. Good luck! Richard T.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Improvement Deficiency Syndrome
| THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
There are wonderful seminars conducted by some of the sharpest minds about how to identify our blind spots and grow personally. Mentors and coaches and helpers who encourage people on pathways toward self-improvement are plentiful. IDS appears early in some, has a late-onset in others. The symptoms of IDS include the following: 1. Please try again.
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] A Sentinel in the Mist
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
Students by the thousand Babble their creed Of worshipping the creation While disavowing its author. Perched atop ignorant assumptions And piling more on top of these Until the edifice reaches absurdly upward A monument to the urge of man To create for himself nonsensical theories Masquerading as facts. Bold truths seeping through each line. Thanks!
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Working at the Roots
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
The water just kept flowing, flooding his laundry room and seeping out into the rest of his home. Nearly exhausted, mops soaked, water still flowing, only then did Bob consider the source of the water. quick inspection revealed a split pipe just below the sink. With decisiveness and speed, Bob turned an upstream valve and stopped the flow of water.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW [Finance] Richard Holbrooke Conversationalist Extraordinaire
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
If you review his career, Holbrooke wove the world's of journalism, diplomacy and finance in truly singular fashion. Birds Eye View Subscribe to Birds Eye View E-mail Updates Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive automatic updates of my latest entries. Significant conversation. Who will take his place?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Why Are India's Women So Stressed Out?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
There's a sense that a woman is just working until she gets married, [that] she is not a long-term resource," said one senior finance professional. Women are critical contributors in finance, info-tech, pharmaceutical research, and other industries that are driving the growth of India Inc. We do all of them.". Gender India Stress IWI
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Freedom for Leg Jigglers
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Up and down, up and down, and the result of his mindless entertainment was that my seat-back tray was bouncing around like a dog in the back of a pickup truck coming home from church on a dirt road. It was one of those commuter flights between some big town and a smaller one not yet large enough to warrant a real plane. "Er, uh, excuse me, sir.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] My First, Failed Foray into Venture Investing
| MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
To paraphrase from "The Music Man," I am a sadder but definitely a wiser girl after this first encounter with venture financing, as this experience has become a well of lessons from which I draw daily in my personal and professional life. I love hearing about other people's dreams. My husband and I lost a painful lot of money. Cover art?
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: He Who Laughs, Lasts
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Main | Rascals » June 17, 2010 He Who Laughs, Lasts Leadership is about the influence one has with others. To gain that influence, one must be an effective performer, trustworthy, visionary, and a whole host of other things we described in Launching a Leadership Revolution. There are some "soft" side considerations, too. THANK YOU!
CHRIS BRADY [Finance] Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: The Camel's Nose Under the.
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
Even children are not very receptive to instruction. So when governments set out to take over peoples' freedoms (which means, quite simply, government telling people what to do instead of people making their own choices) they have to get crafty. Some serious skill is required. That's where politicians come in. Here's how it works.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Even though I will from time-to-time slip and refer to something as “Best Practices I am attempting to extricate that phrase from my vocabulary. have actually come to cringe every time I hear a so called expert use the phrase in an authoritarian manner as a justification for the position they happen to be evangelizing. In But manufacturing?
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] The Problem With Coaching | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
The text that follows is not going to sit well with a number of those in my profession, but hey, that’s never stopped me before. The truth is that while I absolutely love what I do for a living, I’m not overly enamored with the industry norms and status quo. Probably the same as mine - not so good. In my opinion this is a huge mistake.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Game Changers | N2Growth Blog
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
It’s what I call a “ Game Changer. A game changer is that ah-ha moment that creates an extreme, disruptive advantage or improvement. What’s interesting is that the best leaders proactively focus on looking for game changers. Sure, great leaders never lose sight of their core business, they pay attention to managing risk, etc., Flash of inspiration.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Black Friday 2011: Advantage Retailers
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Walmart, for instance, is concerned about its customers' finances, while high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is selling luxury items at full-price and recently reported a 5.8% Last year on Black Friday, I dropped by a local Staples store in Watertown, Massachusetts, to pick up a few office supplies. gain in same store sales. All good, right?
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Great Leaders Leverage Great Messaging | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
Do you ever find yourself sitting back and marveling at those leaders who always seem to have the right thing to say? Contrast this with the feelings you have when you hear an awful sound-bite that makes a leader look either uninformed or unintelligent. They speak with authority, clarity, and certitude. Their By the way, I love the blog design.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
IT-based management-control systems, starting with finance and human resources and including distributed-innovation systems, are critical to ensure the policies and governance guidelines are effectively implemented in geographically dispersed locations. Generating Top-Line Growth. Improving Operational Efficiency.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] IT Doesn't Matter (to CEOs)
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
Boards should require that CEO candidates demonstrate not just knowledge of finance and marketing but also a technology aptitude. For a brief period, as they were being built into the infrastructure of commerce, all these technologies opened opportunities for forward-looking companies to gain real advantages. million passwords), LinkedIn (6.5
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] How to Compete When IT Is Abundant
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
With the swipe of a credit card, the customer support team can move to Zendesk or Desk.com; the HR team lives on Workday; the business intelligence group moves to GoodData or Domo; the finance team logs into Netsuite; the marketing department orbits around Marketo and Salesforce''s marketing cloud. Information Eats the Enterprise.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] The G-20 is 2011's Biggest Political Risk
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
We're in the midst of an international currency war," Guido Mantega , Brazil's Finance Minister, said last September. Oh, come on," you might say. When did the world's leaders ever agree on anything?". No more. This enormous change ushers in an era of growing political risk. It is the first item on the Eurasia Group's Top Risks for 2011.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Viral By Design: Teams in the Networked World
| MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Whether online (think: Wikipedia) or on the fly (think: Twitter), in design (think: Local Motors' Rally Fighter car) or in finance (think: Kickstarter), millions contributing a little make crowds smarter, richer and happier, faster. Everyone and everything is connected or soon will be by social media, on mobile platforms, and in the cloud.
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog
| TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
Posted on July 20th, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? While While there is a very simple answer to this question, most people are so entrenched in their beliefs that no amount of reason or logic will alter their opinions. But So, what’s the answer? Thank you. Only made!
N2GROWTH BLOG [Finance] The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
In fact, there are some very bright people who believe you cannot become a good leader without developing a mastery for using the word no as evidenced by the following quote from Tony Blair: “The art of leadership is saying no , not saying yes.” While inherently obvious, it should not go unnoticed that the use of the word no is 100% negative.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] A Female-Dominated Workplace Won't Fix Everything
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Men on the job must feel besieged. Two seismic shifts are underway that are irrevocably changing the ways in which we've believed work works. On the one hand, new technologies have enabled neuroscience to discover that men and women tend to be wired differently in ways that incline men — can it be? Hear us roar. Gender
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Mitigate the Risk in Social Media Selling
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
Deborah Gonzalez, an attorney specializing in social media, has seen dangers arise particularly in industries such as health care and finance, which have strict requirements regarding communications — but she's observed privacy and confidentiality issues in less regulated environments as well. That's a bad idea. Sales Social media
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Better Risk Communication
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
From engineering to finance, if risks are communicated very well, lesser accidents and crises will happen, simply on the strength that people will plan better. Consider two scenarios: Company A is a medical device maker that just released a new pacemaker. Its datasheet states that the device could fail once every 90 years.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] MBAs Should Take Competency Tests
| MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
competency test for MBA grads could cover basic concepts and applications in accounting, finance, operations and technology, statistics and data analysis, organizational behavior, marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship. MBA education is changing. As a result, it's fair to ask what, exactly, students now are learning. Other fields do this.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] The Social Sector Needs to Take More Risk and Accept Failure
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Venture capitalists finance structured experiments — with relatively modest amounts of money and time — intended to produce valuable outcomes. In our last post , we talked about how impact investing is where the venture capital industry was 35 years ago. We would never get Intel, Apple, or Amazon. The U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Revenge of the HourlyNerds
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
These are all important questions for the founders of HourlyNerd to consider, but for now, they probably want to celebrate their successful first round of financing (not to mention, get ready for the start of their second year at business school). HourlyNerd is an online marketplace that allows MBA students from the top 20 U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] New Books from HBR Press for August
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up) — your world is awash with data. by Ravi Venkatesan. India is on the minds of business leaders everywhere. by Thomas H. Prokesch.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] Why Weight Watchers Can't Ignore the Call to Go "Free"
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
Meanwhile, Quicken did the right thing when they bought Mint.com , a free threat to their personal finance software. '"Free" product competition strikes again and the latest casualty is Weight Watchers, whose CEO recently left the company in the midst of the onslaught of free weight loss and fitness applications. Think about a classic case.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Finance] The Get-Big-Quick Fallacy
| MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
If you are a growth-obsessed startup and venture capital financing dries up and buyers grow scarce, you can run out of money. 'Is it better for a start-up to purse profitability initially, or go for growth? just acquired for $1.1 But it''s important to consider how incredibly rare these examples are. pure focus on growth carries risks.
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