2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. But many of the trends are picking up speed now and should become even more pronounced in 2013. Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD.,

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Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

With the exception of niche, specialty, and some consumer technology markets, I see less and less of this in big business. This company lost $5 billion in 2012 and hasn’t made a profit since 2008. Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding.

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Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key faults found in all these discussions on the differences between Millennials and the other generational cohorts is that they often differentiate generational values with respect to technological differences – in particular, differences in usage – as opposed to sociological ones.

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Leading For A Better Tomorrow

Tanveer Naseer

But lacking divine guidance, management must make sure that these difficult responsibilities are not overlooked or neglected.” – Management, revised edition, 2008 What strategies do you have for maximum effectiveness in the present while not neglecting long-range goals?

The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick.Perceived Unfairness at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

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Three Rules to Deliver the Best Possible Performance for as Long as Possible

Leading Blog

When the recession hit in 2008, Abercrombie & Fitch (one of their exceptional companies) was criticized for not cutting their prices as most other retailers did. Change whatever you must about your business—your markets, your technologies, your people…anything. Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed went looking for those companies that were good enough for long enough to be considered exceptional and to rule out luck as the primary source of their performance.

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Four Ways to Grow Your Business

Chart Your Course

According to a May 2013 survey from email marketing company Constant Contact, 59 percent of small businesses say running their business is harder today than it was five years ago.

High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

The 2013 program runs from March 6 to May 1. I received a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in 2008 where I learned the theories on much of what was talked about in class. David Monroe, Director of Community and Technology Development Community Connections of New York.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

In 2008, RIM tried to match the new competitor. IT management Information & technology Technology In 1998, RIM launched the BlackBerry. A year later, the second version got a full keyboard. Apparently, that was the feature users had been waiting for.

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To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

Harvard Business Review

These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. I founded the nonprofit African Institution of Technology to help universities in the region develop capabilities in emerging areas like microelectronics, biotech, and nanotechnology. Despite secondary-school enrollment increasing by 48% from 2000 to 2008 , access to university education remains severely limited. Education drives technology. Economy Education Technology

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Why Most Change Efforts Fail and 7 Guidelines to Ensure Your Team Succeeds

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

A 2008 study by IBM found that over 60 percent of change efforts do not fully meet their objectives, and a 2013 Towers Watson study revealed only 25% are sustained over time. Most change efforts fail, not because of the technology or the topic of the change or even because it was the wrong idea. Chances are you will initiate a change that affects your whole team or start a major team project in the near future. And chances are it will not make the impact you had hoped for.

A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise

Harvard Business Review

With guidance from Paul English, chief technology officer of Kayak, we borrowed a common tool from business — professional virtual communities (PVCs) — and adapted it to leverage the wisdom of the crowds. As of July 2013, there were 50 private communities.

How To Really Measure a Company's Innovation Prowess

Harvard Business Review

MIT Technology Review didn't pick a winner, but on its recent list of top 50 "disruptors," the magazine mixed stalwarts such as General Electric and IBM with up-and-comers, Square and Coursera. Who is the world's most innovative company? The editors of Fast Company say Nike.

We Can Now Automate Hiring. Is that Good?

Harvard Business Review

When the economy turned down first in the recession of 2001 and then massively so in the Great Recession starting in 2008, unemployed candidates flooded employers with applications, and companies had no choice but to use software to process and screen them.

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Harvard Business Review

I first became aware of the importance of disconnecting in 2008, when my father, Leonard Shlain, was diagnosed with brain cancer. What we call our "technology shabbats.". Wrestling with the good, the bad, and the potential of technology is my constant state of existence.

Three Strategy Lessons From the Latest Round of Xbox vs. PlayStation

Harvard Business Review

In 2008, when the Harvard Business School case study was written on the launch two years earlier of the PlayStation 3, the question was whether it was “game over” for Sony. Cloud is one of these perennial ‘right around the corner’ technologies,” according to IDC’s Ward.

Want to Help People? Just Give Them Money

Harvard Business Review

Last fall, my team huddled in a room to review our pipeline for the Global Impact Awards , Google's program to support entrepreneurial nonprofits using technology to change the world. Paul and Michael started GiveDirectly in 2008 while pursuing advanced degrees in economics at Harvard.

Deliver Big Impact on a Small Budget

Harvard Business Review

In 2008, with just a few thousand dollars, Ben Munoz and I started Ben's Friends , a network of online support sites for people with rare diseases. Back in 2008, Ben and I knew three things. Social enterprise Technology

The Peer Economy Will Transform Work (or at Least How We Think of It)

Harvard Business Review

And job losses have come in two forms: globalization that led to offshoring and technological displacement. Unemployment may have crested in 2008, but its roots are in the 1980s. Regulations (or lack thereof) shaped industry structures, and existential quandaries about work played out in arts and media (think Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times , where the Little Tramp grapples with the dehumanization of mass production technology). Economy Technology

New York City's Culture Will Shape the Next Tech Sector

Harvard Business Review

There are many reasons why Silicon Valley might have been a top contender: for years, it''s been the premier technology hub of the world. New York is also creating the infrastructure to grow and develop technology talent organically.

Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

Harvard Business Review

Our annual Prosperity Index –- the 2013 edition of which we released yesterday –- measures national prosperity based on eight core pillars that combine “hard” data with survey data.

Reimagining Primary Care: When Small Is Beautiful

Harvard Business Review

Thanks to lower overhead, she is able to earn a full-time salary working part time. ”It’s actually very easy to run a solo ideal medical clinic in 2013,” she said. However these can usually be overcome through planning, technology, and tenaciousness.

Mitigating the Risks of Social Login

Harvard Business Review

Ever since Facebook introduced Facebook Connect in 2008 , websites have had the option of allowing users to create and log into their accounts using only their Facebook IDs, rather than a username and password specific to that particular site. Information & technology Internet Social media Should we let our users create accounts entirely through Facebook? That’s the question our team asked last week, and it’s a question more and more businesses are facing.

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China’s Economy, in Six Charts

Harvard Business Review

This was obvious during the financial crisis in 2008, when the government invested about 4 trillion RMB to enhance growth. That growth was driven largely by the increased use of information technology in customer analysis and supply chain optimization.

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How To Really Measure a Company's Innovation Prowess

Harvard Business Review

MIT Technology Review didn't pick a winner, but on its recent list of top 50 "disruptors," the magazine mixed stalwarts such as General Electric and IBM with up-and-comers, Square and Coursera. Who is the world's most innovative company? The editors of Fast Company say Nike.

Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

N2Growth Blog

The primary reason stated was because of the continued fall-out from the 2013 massive data breach. In 2008, thieves simultaneously hit more than 2,100 ATMs across the globe and within 12 hours stole more than $9 million in cash. What if the board does not have technology expertise? Or if their technology expertise is antiquated? Technology expertise in this case, by the way, does not refer to the CEO or former CEO of a technology company.

Tackling the “Hotspotter” Patient Challenge

Harvard Business Review

Our findings include the following: One percent of Intermountain’s patients used 24% of the total amount we spent on patient care between 2008 and 2012. Health Information & technology Operations

If You Want to Change the World, Partner with China

Harvard Business Review

It’s using this development to rapidly experiment with new technologies, policies, and financial systems. In fact, China is innovating at a city level , designating tens of cities at a time as pilots for every viable clean technology.

Millennial Women Aren't Opting Out; They're Doubling Down

Harvard Business Review

The employment picture for America''s twentysomethings is grim enough, with a youth unemployment rate that has been in the double digits since 2008.

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Would You Rather Have Brazil’s Economic Problems or America’s?

Harvard Business Review

Back in Brazil, where productivity stopped rising in 2008, there doesn’t seem to be any simple prescription for getting things moving again. It’s been a great millennium for Brazil, so far.

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Five Challenges China Must Meet by 2034

Harvard Business Review

The massive investment in infrastructure of the past 35 years, most recently as a result of the government’s 2008 stimulus package, will run out of steam by 2034 as the current population migration from the country to the city begins to slow.

When M&A Is Not the Best Option for Hospitals

Harvard Business Review

Historically, larger scale has offered hospital systems a number of advantages, including increased referral volumes, better access to capital, stronger pricing power, and classic cost economies.

Understanding Chinese Consumers

Harvard Business Review

For example, the Chinese do not trust local milk brands due to the notorious milk contamination incident in 2008. These experiences, along with technology development and social media channels, have helped Chinese consumers become more informed and sophisticated.

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Don’t Build Your Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

But the reality for entrepreneurs outside of the established startup meccas is a difficult one: if you start a technology business somewhere other than the San Francisco Bay area, New York, or Boston, you’re stacking the deck against yourself.

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The Rise of UX Leadership

Harvard Business Review

I recently met a top executive at a major enterprise technology firm who runs an $8 billion dollar product line and describes himself as the "Chief Product Designer" for his division (even though his title is SVP and General Manager, and he has never before considered himself a "designer").

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Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something

Harvard Business Review

In the broader world, economic, demographic, and technological changes are forcing us all to cope with change whether we want to or not. The financial crisis of 2008 was not some once-in-a-lifetime event; rather, it was one of six financial crises since 1986. Imagine that an electric company wants to build a loud, ugly power line on your property. They ask, "How much would we need to pay you to make this happen?" You'd probably demand a lot of money.

Airbnb: A Spare Room for Debate

Harvard Business Review

Airbnb, an accommodation matching service first launched in 2008, has recently come under heavy fire just as — not coincidentally — its revenue is taking off. In part, the answer comes from applying more technology.

Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent

Harvard Business Review

For instance, in 2008 Simon Colbeck, head of technology for clothing, was concerned about the huge volume of garments that end up in landfills every year.

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The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Even before the banking crisis of 2008, something was gradually, but undeniably, in decline. For example, new technologies have made it possible to develop crowd sourcing lending platforms, such as Kickstarter in the USA, or or Goteo in Spain , for peer-to-peer financial services.

Social Enterprises Need a Solid Measurement System

Harvard Business Review

In 2008, Coca-Cola, after six months of studying the needs of Brazil's growing lower-middle-class population, identified a core social issue — skills development among low-income young people — as a strategic focus that could improve the company's profitability.

Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge

Harvard Business Review

Schumacher, one of the fathers of the Green movement, declared that "small is beautiful" and called for "a new orientation of science and technology towards the organic, the gentle, the non-violent, the elegant and beautiful." Forty years ago, British economist E.F.

Why Europe's Carbon Woes Matter to the Whole World

Harvard Business Review

In Europe, the emissions-reduction targets were set prior to the 2008 financial crisis, which as we all know presaged a deep recession and a eurozone debt crisis.

Why Don't the Best Nonprofits Grow?

Harvard Business Review

The basic facts were established in a 2012 study by The Bridgespan Group in the Stanford Social Innovation Review , which looked at the more than 200,000 nonprofit organizations founded between 1975 and 2008 to determine how many had grown to $50 million or more in annual revenues.