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THE IDOLBUSTER 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.
N2GROWTH BLOG Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
While most C-level execs have a general idea of what I’m referring to, it is also quite clear that most can’t even begin to define it, much less articulate the specific constructs of a sound business model. Furthermore, a business plan, strategic plan, marketing plan, capital formation plan, exit plan, etc., are also not business models.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.
CHRIS BRADY 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 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Social Media Fail, Airline Style
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
That collision could just as easily have set customer relations against legal, or communications against finance, or p.r. The capacity to operate a 747 is incompatible with social media smarts. That's the conclusion one might draw from the social media fail of the week — a prize that should exist if it doesn't yet. Why airlines?
LDRLB 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 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 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Four Things to Get Right When Starting a Company
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
Finally, your early money comes with terms and conditions that serve as defaults for many financings to come. And other terms from early financings also can be imprisoning; voting is a particularly difficult to subsequently revise in the company's favor. The core values. Where the company is located. Crystal Pepsi; MySpace 2003-2007).
N2GROWTH BLOG Social Media Demystified
| FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
Given the prolific amounts of misinformation in circulation, I thought it worthwhile to repost this piece. If you find all the noise around social media to be confusing, rest assured that you’re not alone. Successful businesses adapt to market innovations and thrive, while those that fail to make iterative leaps fall by the wayside. Really?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Business Models Aren't Just For Business
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Non-profit corporations may not be providing a financial return to investors or owners, but they still capture value to finance activities with contributions, grants, and service revenue. Government agencies are financed by taxes, fees, and service revenue, but are still accountable to deliver citizen value at scale. Can yours?
CHRIS BRADY 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.
N2GROWTH BLOG Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
was casually reading the results of a survey on the topic of hiring methodologies last weekend when one particular survey question really caught my attention: “When considering a new hire, what is the one characteristic or attribute of the candidate that would most influence your hiring decision? Are there certain tools one can utilize?
N2GROWTH BLOG You Can't Argue With Crazy | N2Growth Blog
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
Over the years I’ve simply come to the conclusion that many otherwise savvy business people have yet to grasp – you can’t argue with crazy. So, in today’s post I’ll share some thoughts on how to make sure the lunatics don’t gain control of the asylum… Let’s begin by defining “Crazy. Thoughts?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW When to Leave Your Company to Advance Your Career
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
For example, Frank was a highly-skilled finance manager who advanced quickly early in his career based on his technical knowledge and desire for results. For several years workers held on to their positions thanks to the recession, but we're starting to see employees testing the waters, especially at the managerial level.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Shadow IT Is Out of the Closet
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
An impatient marketing or finance manager would, on the sly, secure some extra budget money and hire a contractor to build a little database that tracked mailing addresses or top-line financials. Five years ago, "shadow IT" efforts were the dirty little secret of organizations. Shadow IT has been freshly-labeled "departmental IT.".
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Pillars of the New Influence
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
While the score reflects a number of significant metrics, common sense dictates that Justin Bieber might be effective in influencing conversations around pop culture, but less effective in areas such as finance or politics. Two years ago, I found myself taking a crash course on influence, advocacy and online behavior. Proximity. Expertise.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why Social Marketing Is So Hard
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Flexibility sounds good as a consumer, but is terrifying to the brand (and the finance team that creates the budget). Brands are spending a great deal of time and energy investing in platforms to get likes or pluses, and not really being social at all. It's been well over 15 years since the social era started. Does social have to be chaotic?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW All Hail the Generalist
| MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
In the six decades since Berlin's essay was published, hedgehogs have come to dominate academia, medicine, finance, law, and many other professional domains. We have become a society of specialists. Business thinkers point to "domain expertise" as an enduring source of advantage in today's competitive environment. Why's that?
- If You're Not Pissing Someone Off, You're Probably Not Innovating
As the editor of the journal Innovations , I'm asked with some regularity, "So, what is innovation anyhow? How would you."? eyebrows usually furrow here) ". define it?" Since I don't particularly enjoy debating definitions, I usually respond by saying: "That's a difficult question. There's nothing new here. It was 1987. Here's the point. Use trials.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW A Simpler Way to Get Employees to Share
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
One winning finance group promoted an Excel macro that helped business units more easily calculate a key performance metric; an HR group from one division "stole" and repurposed the online 360 degree job review process from another. Its goal was to promote greater sharing of ideas, information, best practice and innovative processes.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS Integrity: conversation with a teenager :: Women on Business
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
It’s one of those words I use when describing the things within me that I feel are non-negotiable. It’s also one of those words I have trouble articulating, especially to a teenager. There are many young men whose fathers give extremely poor examples for becoming men of character. Truth is the stem to all things good. Keep your promises.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The IRS Just Sent Me $160,000. Can I Keep It?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Although this only concerns my personal finances, the fact that I serve as editor in chief of Harvard Business Review means I've implicitly accepted not only responsibility for defending the integrity of the institution, but also for having integrity myself. But what if it were the faceless and evil-ish U.S. Significantly. Now what?
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. Soft Skills are the New Smart Skills
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
leader is also responsible for managing resources like people and finances and information in the form of decision-making, problem solving, meeting management, and persuasion. Soft skills, especially emotional intelligence based skills as well as collaboration and networking, have become more important than traditional hard skills.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Corporate Reporting Needs a Reboot
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
Of course, we have great examples of US companies, such as Coca Cola, Prudential Finance and Clorox, joining around ninety global companies in IIRC''s pilot program right now, alongside dozens of investors. Corporate reporting today emphasizes compliance, boilerplate and legalese. However, the new framework gets us closer to that goal.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Unify Your Global Company Through a Common Language
| TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
The most talented individuals in industries such as technology and finance spoke English, either as a first or second language. 'One of the biggest challenges facing any company in global expansion mode is how to maintain swift and sure communication. What do you do? Hire interpreters? My company, Rakuten, Inc. Translation software? points.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How to Use Temptation to Strengthen Your Willpower
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
We know from research that people who delay their gratification succeed more on a number of different criteria — relationships, finances, achievements. I was running a leadership offsite at The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon — one of my favorite hotels — and the food, as always, was exquisite. The offsite was a success.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Remember: A Country Is Not a Company
| MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
believe the analogy between national finances and insolvency is damaging. The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer commended his budget to the House of Commons last week to help create a country that " wants to be prosperous, solvent and free." You are insolvent when you can't pay your debts. Countries aren't corporations. Super.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Have a Real Impact; Keep Your Day Job
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Matt Ellis at CBRE, a global leader in real estate services, is designing financing structures that will provide capital for clients' energy efficiency initiatives. Tor many people who want to solve pressing social and environmental problems, founding a social enterprise is the strategy of choice. Some are recent graduates. Certainly not.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Are You Really Ready for an Acquisition?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
First, create a high-level picture of what you want a combined company ideally to look like one year after a successful integration — not just in terms of finances, but also in regard to operational practices, strategic initiatives, organizational structure, and culture. Are acquisitions part of your company's growth plan?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Don't Let Strategy Become Planning
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
This may be the case because the finance function is deeply involved in the strategy process in most organizations. I must have heard the words "we need to create a strategic plan" at least an order of magnitude more times than I have heard "we need to create a strategy." But how does a strategic plan of this sort differ from a budget?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Make Agility Part of Your Process
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
IBM has 15 enterprise processes that cut across business units and geographies in such areas as sales, marketing, software development, procurement, HR, finance, client-facing IT services, and internal IT support. With increasing industry disruption, efficiency is fast becoming of secondary importance to innovation and agility. Operations
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Top Five Career Regrets
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
As their personal finances shored up, professionals I surveyed yearned for more control over their lives. What do you regret most about your career? answered quickly with the hope of getting back on target. The hope? Importantly, the effects of bad career decisions and disconfirmed expectancies were felt equally across age groups.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How Big Companies Can Save Innovation
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
In general, catalysts: Approach innovation holistically, thinking not just about features and functions, but about new ways to raise market awareness, distribute, finance, and even organize. Many still see large companies as the problem, not the solution. Hot new startups show up and are lauded daily. But the shift has already begun.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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 Mitt Romney's 47 Percent: Doing the Math
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
My guess is an unbalanced, still finance-heavy economy that produces too few middle-income jobs, plus educational and job-training systems that don't prepare people well enough for the jobs that do exist. who pay no income tax.". It is true that just over 46% of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2011. a nation of takers."
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
It's an essential primer on the history and current state of finance. Recently, I wrote that leaders should be readers. Reading has a host of benefits for those who wish to occupy positions of leadership and develop into more relaxed, empathetic, and well-rounded people. That's a tough question. Marcus Aurelius, The Emperor's Handbook.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why CEOs Should Watch the Royal Wedding
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Those are actions that princes of finance should leave to the real princes. The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton might seem entirely frothy and unworthy of the time of busy executives. and expenditures on goods and services come in bundles tied to particular events. To put it cynically, sentiment sells. In the U.S.,
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Using Analytics to Predict Hollywood Blockbusters
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
The resulting spike in both supply and demand for movies has created fierce competition for financing. While summer blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises saw record highs, Hollywood recently set a new record — and not one the industry should be proud of. BIG DATA INSIGHT CENTER. Why Data Will Never Replace Thinking.
RAPID BI Beyond Tribalism – Book Review
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
Celia de Anca is a professor of Islamic finance at IE Business School in Spain. Beyond Tribalism by Celia de Anca a review. Beyond Tribalism – beyond the cover. This is a 300 page book with a smattering of figures and tables, 15 in total. Who is the book aimed at? Do you know what – I am not sure. Worth a Read? About the author.
CHRIS BRADY Roughing the Pastor (and Other Church Penalties)
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
In other words, think of an A and a B that don't normally get considered in context with one another and put them together to see what results. This occurred quite by accident in a recent conversation I had with my wife. Here are our top five: 1. Roughing the Pastor 2. Unnecessary Gruffness 3. Illegal reFormation 4. Encroachment 5.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Don't Do What You Love
| FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
Sometimes the margins are too thin (personal finance author Ramit Sethi derides textbook exchange businesses and t-shirt companies as "stupid frat-boy business ideas"). Last year, I finished directing a documentary film called The Work of 1000. Amazingly, however, the river was her second choice for an advocacy project. Do you love your work?
CHRIS BRADY Online Masters Degree Programs
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
Considering the quality and content of the other represented blogs, this is quite an honor. would like to sincerely thank the folks at Online Masters Degree Programs for this award, and hope to continue producing content that proves useful for their readers. Thanks! Very much deserved and very fitting since so many can learn from you.
CHRIS BRADY Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Leading Through Adversity
| TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
Main | Its About Customer Amazement » March 02, 2010 Leading Through Adversity Last evening I had the great pleasure of sharing with the men of Grace Baptist Church and surrounding community in Cape Coral, Florida the topic of Leading Through Adversity. Some of the take-aways from that talk are given below. Enjoy, and lead on! Thanks!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Job Seekers: Get HR on Your Side
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Brandis reports that Adam has been a "rock star" at work and has since been promoted to finance supervisor. Employers are dealing with more job applicants than ever. With thousands of submissions for a single vacancy, companies must be more diligent when sorting the wheat from the chaff. What the Experts Say. What happens in an HR screen.
CHRIS BRADY Twitter Highlights
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
Main | Green Police » February 07, 2010 Twitter Highlights In our increasingly fast-paced digital world, it seems more and more thought is compressed into short little sound-bites. Lengthy, well-developed tracts are hardly read by a busy public. It is becoming more and more true that, if you want someone to read something, keep it short.
CHRIS BRADY Grown-ups Should Make Sure That They Have
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Included in this list is our physical bodies and health, our finances, our relationships, and the world in which we live. » February 18, 2010 Grown-ups Should Make Sure That They Have Children are wonderful, bright-eyed, positive, full of ideas, and as curious as can be imagined. Truly, they are a blessing from God. However,
N2GROWTH BLOG Disruptive Business Models | N2Growth Blog
| MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
While much has been written about corporate vision, mission, process, leadership, strategy, branding and a variety of other business practices, it is the engineering of these practices to be disruptive that maximizes opportunities. Without a disruptive focus you are merely building your business model on a “me too platform of mediocrity.
N2GROWTH BLOG Leadership Interview – John Baldoni | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
professing leadership acumen and expertise that it can be tough to distinguish between the posers and the players. Over the next few days I’m going to sprinkle in three interviews with leadership professionals whom I hold in high esteem and regard: John Baldoni ( @johnbaldoni ), Marshall Goldsmith ( @coachgoldsmith ), and John C. Think Not.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Reversing the Decline in Big Ideas
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
see people building personal finance software who have never heard of Ramit Sethi's extremely effective six-week personal finance program described in his New York Times best-selling book. And this has implications for the whole ecosystem because, "then everyone loses. No IPO. No 20,000 tech jobs. Quite the contrary. But times change.
N2GROWTH BLOG Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
Where Dan lost me was on point #4 – Teams Decide by Consensus. In recent months I have observed a decent amount of politically correct discourse on the topic of team building and equality. The gist of the argument seems to be that for teams to be productive, employees have to feel “empowered by having an equal voice. I Good input is.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Stop Talking About Social and Do It
| FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Competition" has changed when individuals can create value through a centralized network of resources: for example, designing a product from anywhere, producing it through a 3D factory , financing it through community and distribution from anywhere to anywhere. Yet our business models have not changed to keep pace with these shifts. Or "Flux."
GREAT LEADERSHIP Eager to Stay and Ready to Go
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
Manage your finances wisely. skip to main | skip to sidebar Sunday, October 10, 2010 Eager to Stay and Ready to Go When it comes to career management, two things continue to amaze me: 1. People that don’t proactively manage their careers until they are looking for a job; 2. How could this be? It’s 2010, not 1970. See #5. Weird.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW People Problems Masquerading as Business Problems
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
These issues a) aren't as academically fascinating to us as corporate ethics and finance, b) are messy, and c) often hit too close to home. In 1993 I launched a company that grew very quickly, from four employees to 400 in the span of eight years. 1993 was not an easy time to be gay. The AIDS epidemic was decimating the community.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
But this is a country confronting fundamental changes in the largest sector of its economy (healthcare), the most troubled sectors of its economy (housing and finance), as well as big-ticket sectors such as energy, education and telecommunications. That's right. Contestification. Will your contest be competitive with their contest? WWWabs.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Five Tough Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask about Growth
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
Finances. Getting a venture underway is often easier than keeping it going and growing. At each major stage from start-up to sustainable success, entrepreneurs face tough questions about shifting gears, making major changes, and letting go of people, partners, and products. They occupy multiple overlapping roles. Who can make the cut?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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
WOMEN ON BUSINESS The Never-Ending Meeting :: Women on Business
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
I also attended one single meeting that consumed the better part of my day. I spent more time meeting and less time actually doing. have learned over the years to make meetings meaningful and productive, but it has become a developed skill over time. Why do people call meetings that aren’t prepared? Why To be completed by March 31st.’
WOMEN ON BUSINESS Pack Some Energy into Your Lunch :: Women on Business
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
We tend to blame it on everything around us except the thing that makes the most sense – the food in our lunch! I have heard the sleepy blame game for years now, and it includes pointing fingers at the weather, meetings, not having enough coffee, and the list goes on and on. Protein is known to keep you satisfied for longer periods of time.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Boost Your Career with Social Media: Tips for the Uninitiated
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
For example, if you're in sales, you are likely to have a depth of knowledge in that area, but you can also show that you know something about marketing or finance. You've heard the horror stories: a job applicant gets turned down because his potential employer discovered his objectionable tweets, or saw pictures of his keg party on Facebook.
N2GROWTH BLOG Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? In No single leader can possess every needed attribute. Serves people. Jackson Brown, Jr. Mark Oakes Good post, Mike!
N2GROWTH BLOG How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog
| TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
Avoid controversy, maintain a high likeability factor, consistently and proactively engage your customers, be a business of character that engenders trust and confidence with your target market(s), produce a quality product or service at a competitive price point, and provide great customer service. Be very, very smart. link] Amadou M. Think Not.
ORRIN WOODWARD Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Marriage - The Leadership Team.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Get it together, together and your Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Freedom, Fun, and Following will all improve. 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. Why is that?
ORRIN WOODWARD Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Free Enterprise & Economism.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
For one, I immediately think about US election campaign financing reform; currently, candiates in the US can amass private contributions without limit. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. Economism. God bless you for your vision.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Moving from Transaction to Engagement
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
You know them as ERP, finance and accounting systems, or even payroll. Mobile enterprise, social business, cloud computing, advanced analytics, and unified communications are converging. The likely results include new methods of furthering relationships, crafting longer term engagement, and creating transformational business models.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW 360 Summit At The NYSE
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Past honorees have been Queen Rania of Jordan; Christine Lagarde , the FInance Minister of France; Ann Lauvergeon , CEO of Areva (the world's biggest producer of nuclear power); and Helen Alexander then CEO of THe Economist Group. Significant conversation. If you think about it, face to face conversation is the new luxury.
GREAT LEADERSHIP Leadership Development for “The Little Guys”
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Usually when new skills (finance eg) are needed, a new person with that skillset is brought on to join the founders. How do you apply these lessons to small business. staff of five or eight or even 25? The opportunity for promotion and growth may be limited. Lateral moves dont really exist. Great question! Job changes 2. Job changes.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Make Your Competition Work for You
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
They may have the finances you need and are ready to invest in a business area they know. Companies today are paranoid, afraid that even their allies will steal their business. Yet a creative collaboration with your biggest competitor may be the best opportunity for revenue and survival. You have to take the risk but keep your wits about you.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS How are you doing on price? :: Women on Business
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
By Barbara Weaver Smith I first published this discussion six months ao. Since then, I have had more and more discussions with my clients about their pricing strategies and being squeezed in this market. Many of my customers struggle with the issues of pricing to be competitive and also maintaining a viable profit margin.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW A 7-Step Process to Achieving Your Goals
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
If your tasks are in Column A, the easiest thing to do is to go through Column B, making a note about which area each task relates to ("Finance", "Smith Account", "Marketing") and then sort your spreadsheet on Column B. For the past few years, I've had an annual ritual that helps me make good on my goals for each year or quarter. Freak out.
N2GROWTH BLOG Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
What is it? Everyone Everyone knows you’re a lousy leader if you can’t make decisions. Sound harsh? Perhaps so, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the truth. Nothing signals leadership trouble more than an executive who can’t make decisions. If you can’t make decisions, you can’t get things done. Thoughts?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.".
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Microfinance Contagion Scenario
| FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
In a recent paper, Jonathan Morduch and Jonathan Conning explain the role of debt and equity financing in the microfinance industry. In microfinance, just as in corporate finance, one of the key ratios driving investors is the debt-to-equity ratio. Losses in AP will overwhelm many institutions' equity cushion.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS 10 Ways to Build your Web Effectiveness :: Women on Business
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
recommend you devote the bulk of your marketing budget to developing excellent content and lots of it, with some additional funds set aside for design, production, and maintenance. Your web properties include: websites, blogs, wikis, videos, podcasts, social networking profiles, images, applications, badges, and affiliate sites. Use this power!
CHRIS BRADY A Tribute to John Wooden
| SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
Most of us, it seems, crash and bang around the pages of our personal stories, breaking glass and hearts in the process. Regrets litter the wake left behind a life full of mistakes and illusions. Through it all we grow wiser, one would hope. John Wooden passed away the other day at age 99. Your family is what counts. Period.
CHRIS BRADY Rascals
| TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
One lingering work is the yet-to-be-completed RASCAL book, dedicated to rebels with a cause. For the next couple days on this blog, I will be featuring interesting RASCALS we have come across in our research. These may or may not make the final cut of the book edition, so stay tuned! The legend of André de Jongh grew and grew. rascal book.
CHRIS BRADY Leaders Travel Light
| SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
" | Main | Siena by Car - "You Idiot" » July 11, 2010 Leaders Travel Light I learned it the hard way, really, by dragging bulky bags through crowded bus terminals, onto packed trains, and up stairs at a five-hundred year-old hotel. Leadership is a lot like taking a trip. Become the best leader you can be: travel light. SO true!
CHRIS BRADY Excellence Begets Excellence
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
"Had some good breaks," say others. "Yup, knew the right people." " "Plus, he was at the right place at the right time." " These are the excuses people make vocally about others who've succeeded. As they say, the worst excuse is the one you sell your self. Truth, however, is a pesky thing. excellence!
CHRIS BRADY Caption Contest 2011.2 and a Winner Announced
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
and a Winner Announced After another fantastic round of creative contributions, we are finally ready to announce the winner of Caption Contest 2011.1. The judge's panel chooses as the number one entry: Deploying the latetst anti-virus soft wear. Posted by: Tom Gumpert | January 07, 2011 at 07:52 PM Congratulations Tom!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Is It Time to Quit Your Job?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
He tried to think through all the factors that should influence his decision — finances, work/life balance, development opportunities — but couldn't figure out which mattered most to him. Everyone has bad days at work or even long periods when they feel disheartened about their job. And how do you then get out gracefully?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Where Have All the Process Owners Gone?
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
How many times have you heard "I'm a finance person" or "I'm a marketer"?) When organizations set about improving the way the way they work, the natural tendency is for them to do it within functions. Yet I see few organizations that have process owners. It can't be for lack of clear direction. And they succeeded wildly. to 12.5%
GREAT LEADERSHIP Great Leadership: What to do About the Holiday Office Party
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
However, since the recession, personal finances and company budgets have become increasingly more of a concern for employees and management alike. Time to start planning for gifts, employee vacation time and don’t forget, the holiday office party. The question arises: Does anyone really enjoy the holiday party? Eileen Habelow, Ph.D.,
N2GROWTH BLOG Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
So rather than share my usual content, I want to encourage you to offer condolences to families of all those who lost their lives on 9/11, to our fallen heroes who have lost their lives since that day, and/or to send well wishes to our veterans or active duty service members. Thanks in advance for your participation. said no, not an organized one.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Case Study: What Makes a Partner Equal?
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
He can certainly throw a party," Brooks said, thinking of the ridiculously detailed TTB forms and investor financing agreements he'd been working on at the office all day. You were brilliant to structure your financing the way you did. want you to stay smart — about money, about people, about financing, about retention.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Get to Know Your Boss's Boss
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
It's traditional to evaluate people using customer responses in customer service jobs, but people in finance, human resources, or information technology can use this approach. Many people meet their boss's boss when they are hired, and then promptly forget about her. But does your manager's manager know what you've done recently?
GREAT LEADERSHIP An “Out-of-the-Box” Training Program for New Managers
| MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, August 2, 2010 An “Out-of-the-Box Training Program for New Managers If I were asked to develop a training program for new managers, the first thing I’d want to do is ask a lot of questions. In other words, a good old-fashioned needs assessment. No charge. Then, voila! That is good. Good course.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 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.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Under Fire, Microfinance Faces Falling Out of Favor
| MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
When you deny access to education, finance, housing, and health care, the poor remain poor. We can and should use innovation to create micro homes , micro finance, micro insurance, micro grids, and so on; all of these innovations can remove the one thing above all others that keeps the poor in a cycle of poverty: insecurity. hope not.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Corporate Strategy Is a Fool's Errand
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
Most corporations consist of multiple divisions, which set their own strategy (what we generally refer to as "business strategy"). But more often than not, these dvisions have very little to do with one another. Yet corporate top management invariably tries hard to force each unit into an overarching strategy. say, don't go there; don't even try.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Business Needs to Do What Government Can't
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Breakthrough Finance. How easy is it to change a flawed economic or governance system, such as our current 1.5-planets-and-counting forms of capitalism? Most of us would say it's exceptionally hard, particularly when power is concentrated in a few incumbent companies with deeply rooted vested interests. Breakthrough Science.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Should Your Business Be Nonprofit or For-Profit?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Early last year, we were able to close a Series A round of financing from Khosla Impact Fund and Capricorn Investment Group, giving us a launchpad by which to try this new structure. Social entrepreneurs often grapple with the decision of whether to establish their organizations as nonprofit or for-profit in order to reach their goals.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Hence, your incentives are largely just the same as everybody else at Davos: to perpetuate stale concepts like "profit," "product," and "output," the tired, toxic practices of "strategy," "finance," and "marketing." Consider me gagged and muffled. And then I junked it. Talk is cheap (and the more talk there is, the cheaper it gets). Not many.
CHRIS BRADY Poison in the Pantry
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
Many deserve no more than a few second glance or a quick chuckle. Every now and then, however, I'll come across something that stops me in my tracks. This happened recently. Someone had sent me a video clip to watch and I got caught up looking through the viewer comments. What was the topic? Why does blind ignorance pass for being visionary?
CHRIS BRADY Genteel Back-Channeling
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
People, as we will learn throughout our lives, are mind-bogglingly complex. First of all, we get to deal with the two genders. Then we get to deal with those who are single and those who are wed, those who've been widowed and those who've been divorced, those who have children and those who do not. How can you spot this behavior? " 2.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why Love Matters More (And Less) Than You Think
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Food that malnourishes us, entertainment that bores us, "news" that isn't, finance that blows up our economy, et cetera. So, how was your Valentine's Day? had an anti-Valentine's day at my local bar with the ghost of Albert Camus, an existential crisis, and a decent bottle of wine. Experience. There are many kinds of love. Suffer. Mean it.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How to Pick a Co-Founder
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
If you are great at the finances, an early-stage Excel ninja partner probably isn't be the top priority. You've decided to start a business but believe that you'd be (much) better off with co-founders. Not a bad idea, of course. How do you pick the right person? This decision may be the most important of the your company's entire history.
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