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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What BMW’s Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can’t
| THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
Among the 30 top companies in seven of the largest industries, almost half had a VC-fueled accelerator in 2015, up from just 2% in 2010. In 2012, one of us — Gregor Gimmy, a California-based serial entrepreneur and former IDEO consultant — accepted a new role at BMW’s corporate R&D headquarters. Gimmy’s task was clear but highly demanding: to reimagine the way BMW innovates.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Making Sense of Our Very Competitive, Super Monopolistic Economy
| TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
Blockbuster went bankrupt in 2010. In the 1980s and 1990s, Blockbuster modernized the movie rental business. It offered far more movies than its smaller rivals, used computers to better manage that inventory, and designed its stores to be bright and family friendly. By 1993, just eight years after its founding, Blockbuster was the global leader in movie rentals, with more than 3,400 stores worldwide. Then Netflix happened.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  4 Mistakes That Kill Crowdsourcing Efforts
| FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
TopCoder stepped from strength to strength, raising $11M in 2010. Back in 2011, crowdsourcing was fueling an explosion in open innovation. At that time, most Fortune 500 firms had launched crowdsourcing initiatives or partnered with startups in order to access outside innovators or co-create with customers. The providers of crowdsource solutions had their heyday. Kaggle had raised $11M from Koshla Ventures. InnoCentive raised $7M and bought OmniCompete.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How Retail Can Thrive in a World Without Stores
| FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
When eyeglass maker Warby Parker launched in 2010, its founders had $2,500 seed funding and impressive business school pedigrees. Kenneth Andersson for HBR. Historically, shopping has been a sensory experience. Store associates served as personal shoppers, helping customers pick out items. Shoppers gauged quality by the look and feel of a product. They asked for sales associates’ opinions when they tried on clothes.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
So in 2010, Holm decided to run his nine-member executive group as an agile team. Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Offices Can Be Bastions of Civility in an Uncivil Time
| FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
Since 2010 Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate, in partnership with KRC Research, have tracked Americans’ perceptions of civility in various aspects of life, including work. After the heated rhetoric of last November’s U.S. presidential election, Interpublic (IPG), my company’s parent corporation, held its first open call for employees to talk about concerns related to respect in the workplace. IPG wanted to reinforce its commitment to inclusion.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Research: Hiring Chief Risk Officers Led Banks to Take on Even More Risk
| THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
banks from 1995 to 2010, we found that banks with a CRO were substantially more likely to get in over their heads with the riskiest kinds of financial derivatives — over-the-counter options, swaps, or credit derivatives. CROs have only become more popular in American banking since the credit crisis, boosted by a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which requires banks to adopt the kind of centralized risk-management programs that CROs specialize in. Paul Garbett for HBR.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like
| TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
metros that increased their productivity, average wages, and standard of living from 2010 to 2015, only 11 metros achieved inclusive economic outcomes. Inclusive prosperity is the idea that the opportunity and benefits of economic growth should be widely shared by all segments of society. Most cities fall well short of that ideal.
LDRLB  0819 | How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen Within Organizations with Jim Kouzes
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
In 2010, Jim received the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, the most prestigious award given by the trade association of training and development industry providers. He was listed as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011, named one of the 2010 and 2011 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America, and ranked by Leadership.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Our Biases Undermine Our Colleagues’ Attempts to Be Authentic
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
First, consider the case of Chastity Jones , who received a formal job offer from an insurance claims processing center in 2010. The term “authenticity” has become a buzzword among organizational leaders, with employers encouraging job candidates and employees to bring their whole selves to interviews or the workplace.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Research: When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increases Around It
| THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
In 2010 Los Angeles initiated a mass closing of two-thirds of the dispensaries in the city. A quick, back-of-the-envelope cost calculation using our results and crime costs from a 2010 study suggests that an open retail business provides over $30,000 a year in social benefit just in terms of larcenies prevented — something to keep in mind the next time you are deciding how much to tip at your favorite local restaurant, coffee shop, or bakery.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
But by the company’s launch, in 2010, most urban taxi fleets used modern dispatch with GPS, plus custom hardware and software. From many passengers’ perspective, Uber is a godsend — lower fares than taxis, clean vehicles, courteous drivers, easy electronic payments. Yet the company’s mounting scandals reveal something seriously amiss, culminating in last week’s stern report from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes
| FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
Passage of the Affordable Care Act, in 2010, signaled the advent of VBC and an emphasis on population care. Despite spending twice what other developed nations spend on a per capita basis for health care, the United States has a longstanding trend of having lower life expectancy, greater prevalence of chronic disease, and overall poorer health outcomes.
RAPID BI  New situational based leadership 3.0 for 2010 and beyond
| SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
for 2010 and beyond appeared first on RapidBI. New situational based leadership 3.0 Until recently the old models around leadership were based on one-2-one relationships, when communication were focused on face-to-face discussion and in the main technology was limited to the telephone. Much of management and leadership was done in ‘real time’ and face to face, however here in the ‘naughties’ times, needs […]. The post New situational based leadership 3.0
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
From 2009 to 2010 we were invited to silently observe governmental VC decision-making meetings and, more important, the conversations they had about entrepreneurs applying for funding. When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded funding and why.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained
| THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
” Similarly, an analysis of 2010 H-1B petitions by Jonathan Rothwell and Neil Ruiz, both formerly of Brookings, found that H-1B workers earned more on average ($76,356) than American workers with a bachelor’s degree ($67,301), within the same age group and occupation. (It’s It’s hard to overstate the significance — and complexity — of the H-1B visa system in the U.S.
-  Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth
Global capital balances more than doubled between 1990 and 2010 — from $220 trillion (about 6.5 The global financial crisis prompted many companies to pull in their horns, hoard cash, trim costs, and take a wary view of large investments. Yet the same crisis ushered in a new age of capital superabundance. Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group carefully analyzed the global balance sheet and found that the world is awash in money.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  If You Think Downsizing Might Save Your Company, Think Again
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
American firms alone laid off more than 8 million workers from the end of 2008 to the middle of 2010. To investigate these potential consequences, we examined 2010 data from 4,710 publicly traded firms and determined whether they declared bankruptcy in the subsequent five-year period. We found that 24% of our sample firms reduced their workforce by 3% or more in 2010, including Ford, Petmed Express, and Regal Cinemas.
RON EDMONDSON  Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
A Lieutenant in the US Navy and a 2010 Naval Academy graduate, he has been training and performing as an operational leader for more than ten years. A Guest Post by Timothy Paul At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated. I always joked when people ask me how marriage is going – “It’s marital bliss!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  One Cost of Increased Globalization: More Industrial Accidents
| FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
Scientists are still trying to determine the long-term effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Industrial accidents can be devastating to the people and communities involved. In addition to the immediate loss of life, such accidents can leave a lasting mark.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  There’s a Leadership Vacuum on Climate Change. Business Should Fill It
| FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
It’s 50 times Walmart’s 2010 supply chain goal , and it sets a high bar for others to aspire to. NASA/JSC. This Earth Day is different. The world’s largest economy is governed by a president who has called global warming an “expensive hoax” on multiple occasions. He has threatened to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, and appointed a head of the U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
Examining 46,934 resumes shared on Glassdoor by people who graduated between 2010 and 2017, the researchers looked at each person’s college major and their post-college jobs in the five years after graduation. The pay gap between men and women in the U.S. — the 80-ish cents on the dollar that the average woman earns for every dollar the average man does — has narrowed at such a slow pace that it would be unfair to glaciers to call it glacial.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail
| TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
Just as the cost of building a mobile app went from $200,000–$300,000 in 2010 to less than $10,000 today with better development tools, standardization around few platforms (Android and iOS), and increased supply of mobile developers, similar price deflation in the cost of building AI-powered systems is coming. Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth
| TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
By one estimate , the number of international migrants worldwide reached 244 million in 2015, up from 222 million in 2010, and 173 million in 2000. To find out, we mobilized a large-scale data set on international migration from 1960 to 2010, using information on the nationality of the immigrants to construct indexes of birthplace diversity. International migration is on the rise.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Earning Less Than Their Wives Makes U.S. Men More Partisan
| FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
While the unemployment rates for men and women normally move together fairly tightly, between December 2008 and March 2010, the unemployment rate for men aged 20 and above was, on average, more than two points higher than the unemployment rate among women. Even using the more forgiving seasonally adjusted rates, in January, 2010, unemployment among men was 2.3
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Companies Like United Need to Cultivate Good Judgment, and Free Their Employees to Use It
| FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
In 2010 I wrote the case study “ United Breaks Guitars ” about Dave Carroll, a musician whose guitar was damaged at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (the same one as in this latest furor) during transfer between planes, in full view of passengers.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Female Supreme Court Justices Are Interrupted More by Male Justices and Advocates
| TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
Justice Kagan is still learning: She uses polite language more than twice as often as the average man, although half as often as she did in 2010. During the Senate hearings on whether he should become the next justice of the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch maintained iron discipline in refusing to commit himself to any position that could count against him.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Tangled Web of Net Neutrality and Regulation
| FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
When a court found in 2010 that the FCC lacked authority to enforce them, the agency formalized them as rules. The chairmen of the congressional commerce committees, with FCC oversight, jointly introduced a bill that codified much stronger net neutrality rules even than those the FCC approved in its 2010 effort. Verizon was actually the only broadband provider to challenge the 2010 version of the rules, and then only on very technical legal grounds.
TERRY STARBUCKER  The One Leadership Lesson That Is Always Worth Repeating…and Repeating
| SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
Note: For my long, long term readers – and thank you for still being here – if this post rings a bell you are correct, you’ve seen a slightly different version of this post before, back in 2010. “Boss, you’ve already told me 14 times to play it again” There were many times in the course of my leadership journey where I heard this, loud enough (and exasperatingly enough) where I could hear it: “Oh no, there he goes AGAIN”. It was music to my ears!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Where Both the ACA and AHCA Fall Short, and What the Health Insurance Market Really Needs
| TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
Individual markets were troubled prior to the ACA’s enactment in 2010. In 2010, an estimated 9 million adults who had tried to buy a plan in the individual market over the prior three years reported that they were turned down, charged a higher price, or had a condition excluded from their plan because of their health. The size of the individual market — including the ACA’s marketplaces — has nearly doubled since 2010.
THE KINI GROUP  5 Product Mix Enhancement Strategies for Margin Improvement
| MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
The iPad has changed tremendously since its unveiling in 2010. Almost no product exists in a vacuum. It’s a part of both a broader product category and a part of a complicated network of transactions that lead to what is known as “product mix.”. This product mix refers to all the products within your business and how they interact with one another to drive profitability. As a result, you need to price each single product for maximum profit.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  This Program Uses Lean Startup Techniques to Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
When Subra Suresh was tapped to lead the National Science Foundation (NSF), in 2010, he saw that many of the pathbreaking discoveries developed through the agency’s grants weren’t finding their way to the marketplace, so he sought to foster better links between government and industry. Cat Yu for HBR.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What You Should Know About Dodd-Frank and What Happens If It’s Rolled Back
| THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
On February 3 President Trump issued an executive order directing the Treasury Department to conduct a sweeping review of financial regulation, including Dodd-Frank , the financial reform bill passed, in 2010, as part of the Obama administration’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
We analyzed required public disclosure information about congresspeople’s stock holdings as compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics , a nonpartisan nonprofit, in combination with a sample of S&P 500 performance data from 2005 to 2010.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  4 Ways CEOs Can Conquer Short-Termism
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, began his tenure, in 2010, by lowering targets by over one-third, in a single bold move. In a recent survey , 70% of respondents said that CEOs focus too much on short-term financial results, and nearly 60% said that they don’t focus enough on positive long-term impact. These findings mirror the growing chorus of voices in business and academia that point to short-termism as being a major threat to business.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Requiring Companies to Disclose Climate Risks Helps Everyone
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The SEC has recognized this point; in 2010 it issued a planning document asking publicly traded companies to disclose their climate exposure risk. In the movie Forrest Gump , the protagonist becomes a very rich man due to a natural disaster and its unforeseen business consequences. When he first enters the shrimp boating business, Forrest catches no shrimp. His fortunes change when a hurricane strikes and his boat is the only one to survive the disaster.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Why You Need an Imaginary Scapegoat
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
A study of methamphetamine users that appeared in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in 2010 concluded that people with low CBQ scores were more likely to stay sober and that participants whose scores decreased over time — indicating that they felt more powerful as time passed — had increased odds of abstinence. CAT YU for HBR.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What to Do When Your Boss Says No
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
In 2010 I spent an afternoon with one of CEO Mike’s highest-performing store managers, a person I will call Ethan. Several years ago I sat down with the CEO of a fast-growing retail business. The company started as a single store, but about a decade later it was a national chain on the heels of filing an IPO. I asked the CEO, whom I’ll call Mike, about the secret of his company’s rapid growth. His answer blew me away. “Say no!”
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Immigrant Doctors Provide Better Care, According to a Study of 1.2 Million Hospitalizations
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
According to 2010 data , of approximately 850,000 doctors providing direct patient care in the U.S., On January 27 President Trump signed an executive order blocking citizens, including doctors, from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. This may have a measurable impact on the U.S. health care system. Many doctors may be blocked from returning to the U.S. after leaving the country.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How Pharma Can Fix Its Reputation and Its Business at the Same Time
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
The estimated return on these (fewer) products has itself declined substantially since 2010, from 10.1% The business model of research-based pharmaceutical companies is under significant pressure. Their return on R&D investment has dropped to its lowest levels in decades, and their public reputation in the United States and abroad is worse than ever.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  CEOs Earn Less at More-Prestigious Firms
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
We identified prestigious firms as those that ranked in the top 100 of Fortune’s annual America’s Most Admired Companies (MAC) list from 1992 and 2010. Research has found that superstar CEOs, those who win awards like “CEO of the year,” can earn an average of about $7.8 million more in annual pay. But what about superstar firms? Can prestigious companies get away with paying their CEOs less?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Boards Must Be More Combative
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
In September 2010 Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy protection. Boards of directors play two roles. They must protect value by helping companies avoid unnecessary risks, and they must build value by ensuring that companies change quickly enough to address emerging competitive threats, evolving customer preferences, and disruptive technologies.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Research: Firms Give More Stock Options When They’re Committing Fraud
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
This may be why the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act encourages employee whistleblowing: Section 922 of the Act promises to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and offers monetary awards for disclosure, which range from 10% to 30% of monetary damages collected from the company. Whistleblowers can play in a big role in uncovering financial misconduct. For example, look at Sherron Watkins, formerly of Enron, and Cynthia Cooper, formerly of WorldCom.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What Matters More to Your Workforce than Money
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
A 2010 study from Princeton University researchers showed that having a higher income increases happiness but only up to about $75,000 per year. Economists have long argued that money doesn’t buy happiness. But compensation is still a major factor for us when we’re considering where to work. What do we know about how more pay influences employees’ motivations?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Best Business Decisions Put People First - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBX
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
I became the CEO of a manufacturing company in 2010 after a completing management buyout with some outside investors. By Patrick Mullane, Executive Director, HBX. The best business decisions are never ones of strategy, sales, or marketing. At least not directly. They are always people decisions. Whom we hire, how we manage, and whom we fire have far greater impacts on results than the things we usually think of as driving success.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
According to our analysis , trade accounted for only 20% of net manufacturing job losses in the United States between 2000 and 2010. You can’t go forward by going backward. Take the current debate about trade and globalization, for instance. While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable given the pain experienced by workers in a range of industries and communities in recent years, it is not the way to create lasting growth and shared prosperity.
DEMING INSTITUTE  Deadly Disease of Management: Emphasis on Short-term Profits
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
In Warren Buffett’s 2010 annual letter to shareholders he mentions the advantage Berkshire Hathaway has because it doesn’t focus on short term results: At GEICO, for example, we enthusiastically spent $900 million last year on advertising to obtain policyholders who deliver us no immediate profits. One of Dr. Deming’s 7 deadly diseases is: Emphasis on short-term profits: short-term thinking.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The U.S. Media’s Problems Are Much Bigger than Fake News and Filter Bubbles
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
” During the volcanic ash crisis of 2010, what it offered wasn’t prize-winning stories about the roots of the eruption or its health implications, but an app (Hitchhiker’s Central) that allowed readers to share travel plans and offer rides to each other. The U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  80% of Companies Don’t Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
In 2010 Congress passed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which included a provision, Section 1502, mandating that companies listed on American stock markets disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Manufacturing used to be highly vertically integrated in the U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Use Design Thinking to Build Commitment to a New Idea
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
See More Videos > See More Videos > As of 2010, Shuttleworth had recognized that BTFG needed to transform its wealth management business. The logic we use to understand the world as it is can hinder us when we seek to understand the world as it could be. Anyone who comes up with new ideas for a living will recognize the challenges this truism presents.
CURIOUS CAT  20 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2016
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
The Toyota Way – Two Pillars (2010). How to Manage What You Can’t Measure (2010) *. Increasing the Adoption of Management Improvement Ideas in Your Organization (2010). Why Don’t Football Players Just Thrown the Ball Out of Bounds to Stop the Clock (2010). How to Get a New Management Strategy, Tool or Concept Adopted (2010). Don’t Treat People How You Want to be Treated (2010). Circle of Influence (2010) *. 2010: 7.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How Trump’s Tax Proposals Will Affect Single Working Mothers
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
My in-press research with colleagues Jenifer Bratter and Adrianne Frech found that single mothers were, on average, more educated in 2010 than in 2000, but despite these gains, they were also more likely to be unemployed in 2010. By 2010, nearly 34% of white single mothers lived in poverty.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  If the SEC Measured CEO Pay Packages Properly, They Would Look Even More Outrageous
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
The SEC’s new disclosure requirement implements a section of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 that seeks to expose extreme pay gaps within corporations and to permit cross-company comparisons of CEO-worker pay inequality. On December 7, Portland, Oregon, passed a law that will impose a surcharge on the local business taxes paid by corporations that operate in the city when the CEO’s compensation is 100 times or more the median earnings of the company’s employees.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Benefits of Hiring Your Best Customers
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
Nordstrom has increased its sales by 50 percent from 2010 to 2015 through both online and offline sales.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Why Aren’t There More Asian Americans in Leadership Positions?
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
According to 2010 data from the U.S. In three studies, published in 2010 in the Journal of Applied Psychology , Tom Sy and his colleagues designed vignettes describing an Asian or white leader (Tung-Sheng Wong vs. John Davis) who worked in engineering or sales. Since the 1960s, Asian Americans have become the country’s “model minority,” largely due to significant increases in mobility that have mostly (though perhaps inaccurately ) been attributed to education.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Where Trump Does (and Doesn’t) Have Leverage with China
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
has created no net new jobs for those whose highest educational level is a high-school degree (or less) since the job market bottomed out in 2010, but it has created 4 million jobs for people with a bachelor’s degree. It seems President-elect Donald Trump isn’t interested in business as usual with China.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
When the ACA was passed, in 2010, many observed that although the ACA expanded access to health care, it did less to address the equally critical issue of improving the delivery of that care. Despite the current uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care leaders must not let debates over access detract from what needs to happen regardless of the legislation’s fate: Their organizations must improve the value of care they deliver.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Men Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
They’re not alone; one 2010 survey found that half of junior women and almost two-thirds of senior men shied away from one-on-one mentoring relationships due to concerns that someone might perceive a sexual relationship where there was none.
RICH GEE GROUP  Treading Water Is The Same As Drowning.
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
In 2010 — they launched the MacBook Air without a DVD drive (“How will I watch movies?”). Many people today feel they are just ‘one bad decision away’ from losing their job or business. So instead of making decisions, they make NO decision. Or if they have to make a decision, they take the least offensive, least impactful, least expensive, and most spineless way out. Most of the time, that’s the wrong thing to do. What happens?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How Domino’s Pizza Reinvented Itself
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Doyle became CEO in 2010, after some troubled years , when the company’s growth was slow and its stock price was stuck, a lame $8.76 I spent the last 18 months researching and writing a book on how organizations and leaders can do extraordinary things, even if they operate in pretty ordinary fields. You don’t have to be a programmer in Silicon Valley or a gene splicer in biotech to unleash exciting innovations and create huge value.
EXECUPUNDIT  Servant Leadership
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
From 2010: A General Mattis Christmas Story
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Have We Been Thinking About Willpower the Wrong Way for 30 Years?
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
In 2010, Evan Carter, then a graduate student at University of Miami, was one of the first to challenge Baumeister’s findings. Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a pint of ice cream.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Sustainable Business Will Move Ahead With or Without Trump’s Support
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
The cost to build and produce solar and wind power, for example, has dropped 60%–80% since 2010 , making it cheaper than grid electricity in most states. If we take the incoming president of the United States at his word, things look dire for the cause of sustainability. Donald Trump and many of his advisers appear hostile to action on climate change and to progress on many social issues that companies have already embraced, such as diversity and LGBT rights.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Industry observers have noted that since 2010, “The airline industry is profitable again — really profitable.” Warren Buffett got burned with an airline investment in the 1990s. He blamed the industry’s notorious low profitability on the “kamikaze pricing tactics of certain carriers” and vowed to not invest in this “death trap” sector again.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Improve the Affordable Care Act, Don’t Repeal It
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
million adverse events were avoided, and $12 billion was saved at hospitals because of reductions in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013. Republicans are poised to use their control of the presidency and both houses of Congress to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act. But a careful review reveals that significant parts of the ACA are actually working.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How China’s Government Helps — and Hinders — Innovation
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
From 2010 to 2015, the number of patent applications filed with the State Intellectual Property Office tripled from 300,000 to over 900,000. By all accounts, the Chinese state is on all-out drive to move the country up the technological ladder. As the era of China as the world’s low-cost manufacturer comes to an end, innovation has become the most important element in the state’s development blueprint.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Patients Make Better Medical Choices with Coaching
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Mount Sinai Hospital implemented a patient navigator program in 2010 in its general internal medicine service to help expedite treatment and clarify questions for patients and family. Patients newly diagnosed with acute medical conditions are often overwhelmed with their situation. They don’t know what to ask the doctor, how to evaluate the information provided (if they even remember it), or how to arrive at good decisions about their treatment.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
In 2010, while on a book tour for Reshaping the Work-Family Debate , I gave a talk about all of this at the Harvard Kennedy School. My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment. He dropped out of school in eighth grade to help support the family.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  K-Pop’s Global Success Didn’t Happen by Accident
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
When the artist Taeyang released his debut solo album, “ Solar ,” in 2010, his management company, YG Entertainment , spent very little on traditional advertising. In July 2016, the mega-hit “ Gangnam Style ” by South Korean singer PSY surpassed 2.6 billion views on YouTube. Big Bang, a Korean pop (K-Pop) boy band, earned $44 million in 2015, making it among the highest paid in the industry. Is K-Pop just a passing fad — a matter of a few songs going viral?
ERIC JACOBSON  How To Be A Synergist To Lead Your Team To Predictable Success
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
McKeown is also the author of, Predictable Success , which hit the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller lists in 2010. Why do so many teams and groups fail to perform --achieving compromise at best and gridlock at worst? According to best-selling author Les McKeown , the problem lays in conflicting personality types: the Visionary with big ideas and little execution. the Processor who insists on putting every detail through a system, slowing things.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
personal consumption expenditures in 2010 and that over half of that amount actually went to U.S. newspapers, the share of foreign stories has declined from 27% in 1987 to 11% in 2010. The U.S. is in the midst of a presidential campaign in which both candidates have adopted antitrade stances and one has taken a frankly xenophobic , isolationist stance. The UK has voted to leave the European Union.
DEMING INSTITUTE  Developing Software Using Deming’s Ideas
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016
Kanban for Developers presentation by TJ Gokcen: Related: What’s Deming Got to Do With Agile Software Development and Kanban (2013) – Software Process and Measurement Podcast With John Hunter – Jim Benson on Applying Deming’s Ideas to Knowledge Work – Involve IT Staff in Business Process Improvement (2010). Deming Institute podcast with TJ Gokcen, CEO of Acquate on “Joy in Software Development” ( download the podcast ).
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Why Samsung’s Note 7 Crisis Won’t Hurt Its Brand Long Term
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
In 2009 and 2010, Toyota recalled over 8 million vehicles globally after defects led to dozens of driver fatalities and serious injuries. But when we conducted a survey of Toyota owners in early 2010, we saw a different story. Things look rather bleak for Samsung at the moment. Within weeks of launching its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, the company had to recall all of the more than 3 million devices it had sold, after reports of overheating and exploding batteries.
TERRY STARBUCKER  A Leadership Key To Success: Don’t Do Second Things First
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
This encore post, which originally appeared on my site in June 2010, is once again dedicated to the late Brother George Malecek, my accounting teacher at St. Remember those yellow legal note pads? They used to be my constant companions earlier in my career, before PCs, smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Yes, there was actually a time like that, as strange as it may seem now. And oh yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur.). I would always be making “to do” lists on those pads.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
For example, Bunge, an agribusiness firm, reported a $56 million quarterly loss in its sugar and bioenergy segments due to drought in 2010. billion in mining projects since 2010. Here are some other datapoints to consider: Between 2006 and 2010, the top 100 sustainable global companies experienced significantly higher mean sales growth, return on assets, profit before taxation, and cash flows from operations in some sectors compared to control companies.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Finding the Sweet Spot Between Mass Market and Premium
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
A decade ago, the Mach 3 razor was Gillette’s premium offering for men, until the Fusion line was launched in 2006 at a 40% price increase, followed by the Fusion ProGlide in 2010 and the Fusion Proshield Flexball in 2016—to name a few of the brand’s major releases.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  U.S. Digital Infrastructure Needs More Private Investment
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
Much of that success can be credited to what Congress both did and did not do as part of the Recovery Act, and in particular to the National Broadband Plan (NBP), which the Federal Communications Commission published in early 2010. There’s an urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. Even our politicians agree on that.
COACHING TIP  2 Debt Instruments Pose Peril to Millions of Investors
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Leadership Clash That Led Colombia to Vote Against Peace
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
While he was in office, from 2002–2010, he promoted a hard-line policy with the FARC. In his classic book, One Hundred Years of Solitude , Gabriel García Márquez tells the story of Colonel Aureliano Buendía, who “promoted thirty-two armed uprisings and lost them all.” ” The novel follows seven generations of the Buendía family throughout the history of Colombia, plagued by repeated disappointments and endless battles.
QASPIRE  5 C’s for Great Talent
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Back in 2010, I interviewed John Spence on this blog when he released his new book titled Awesomely Simple – Essential Business Strategies For Turning Ideas Into Action. In the same year 2010, American Management Association released result of their Critical skill survey which outlined Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking as key skills for future success. What do you look for when you look for talent?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  These 6 Sectors of Africa’s Economy Are Poised for Growth
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
a year between 2010 and 2015, considerably slower than the 5.4% from 2000 to 2010. from 2010 to 2015, compared with 4.1% between 2000 and 2010. In 2011, we published an article in HBR examining the surprisingly rapid growth of African economies and consumer markets.
DEMING INSTITUTE  Using Outdated Management Practices Can Be Very Costly
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Related: Another Quota Failure Example (2006) – Why ThoughtWorks Eliminated Sales Commissions (2013) – The Trouble with Incentives: They Work (2010) – Targets Distorting the System (2005) – Dangers of Extrinsic Motivation (2006).
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
By 2010 the company had become the best-performing stock in the S&P 500, worth $30 per share and earning investors a return of 29 times. At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Forecasting Sweet Spot Between Micro and Macro
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
The share of the world’s Christians living in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow from 24% in 2010 to 38% by 2050 (according to Pew Research). Forecasting is the third rail of business. Few companies are really good at it, and there can be big penalties for being wrong. In fact, a survey of more than 500 senior executives showed that only 1% of companies hit their financial forecast over three years, and only one out of five are within 5%.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  A Refresher on Marketing Myopia
| MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
In 2010, Craig Smith at INSEAD, Minette Drumwright at UT Austin, and Mary Gentile at Babson, published a paper called “ The New Marketing Myopia.” Paul Garbett for HBR. Every year, a large majority of product launches fail. There’s debate about exactly what percentage— some say it is 75% , others claim it’s closer to 95%.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Companies Fare Worse When the Press Exposes Their Problems Before They Do
| MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
Take 2010, when BP was confronted with one of the biggest oil spills in history. When organizations first become aware of a major problem with a product or service, one with important consequences for consumers or the environment, they face a dilemma. Should they self-disclose the issue? Or should they let sleeping dogs lie? Ethically, the choice is simple. If management is aware of a problem, its moral duty is to communicate openly and honestly to all stakeholders involved.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What If All U.S. Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
Energy Information Administration notes that between 2010 and 2012, 14 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired capacity was retired and that a total of 60 GW will be retired by 2020. The global economy is in a massive transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to one using sophisticated renewable energy technologies. For tens of thousands of fossil fuel workers, though, the energy industry outlook is not promising. For coal industry workers, the future looks particularly bleak.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Saatchi Ouster Shows Leaders Need to Be Gender Smart, Not Gender Blind
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
An industry in which 94% percent of creative directors were men in 2010, a figure that has since dropped to…89%. Kevin Roberts, the chair of advertising company Saatchi & Saatchi, probably still doesn’t know what hit him. He announced his resignation today after being put — very publicly — on a leave of absence for being gender blind. Like most executives I work with, he probably was proud of his blindness.
ERIC JACOBSON  Lead With Purpose By John Baldoni
| FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
It also includes the results of an exclusive 2010 leadership survey conducted for the American Management Association (AMA) by NFI Research. “Purpose is the why behind everything within an organization,” says author John Baldoni, of the book, Lead With Purpose. Baldoni also believes that it is up to leaders to make certain that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Unilever’s Big Strategic Bet on the Dollar Shave Club
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
1 razor brand, saw its market share fall from 71% in 2010 to 59% in 2015. Buttoned-down Unilever just paid $1 billion dollars for the Dollar Shave Club. The scrappy startup, launched in 2012, offered a blades-by-subscription service for as little as $3 a month and quickly grew to a team of 45 engineers and 3.2 million subscribers. It’s the fourth-most valuable M&A deal of a venture backed e-commerce company.
IN THE CEO AFTERLIFE  Taking a Step Back Doesn’t Always Move You Forward
| TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
2010 – Kraft buys Cadbury. Think about this. You are engaged in a lively discussion with a group of business colleagues. Maybe there’s a problem that needs immediate attention, or perhaps the group is contemplating the best way to pursue a new opportunity. In your mind, the discussion is invigorating, and far from a standstill or a stalemate. Suddenly, you hear these words of wisdom: “Let’s take a step back for a moment.” . A Step Back. The conversation and the progress comes to a halt.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How to Become a Successful Freelancer
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
In 2010 she left her position to “look for that dream job.” Becoming a freelancer can be liberating — and also a little terrifying. Where do you even begin ? What processes and structures do you need to have in place? How do you find clients? And how do you know how much to charge? What the Experts Say. “Going out on your own isn’t always a deliberate choice,” says Sara Horowitz, head of the Freelancers Union and author of The Freelancer’s Bible.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
Maybe in 2010 it would have lured a young engineer from Google named Kevin Systrom to create a mobile version of the site. A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” meant something that was worth saving and savoring. Today, the term increasingly serves as a corporate bogeyman that warns executives of the need to stand up and respond when disruptive developments encroach on their market.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  A Brief Review of Hillary Clinton’s Innovation Plan
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
That was a problem identified as long ago as 2010, in the visionary National Broadband Plan , from which the Clinton agenda cribs frequently (without any apparent acknowledgment). Late in June, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton surprised business leaders by issuing a detailed technology and innovation platform. Tech and business leaders should be taking note.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The Data-Driven Case for Vacation
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
During 1982 and 2010, the two years since 1981 with the highest unemployment, people still used an average of 20.9 Over the past three years, we have partnered with the U.S. Travel Association to more clearly understand the relationship between well-being and taking time off from work. Our hypothesis has been that without recovery periods, our ability to continue performing at high levels diminishes significantly.
CURIOUS CAT  Integrating Technical and Human Management Systems
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
Related: Psychology of Improvement (2011) – The Importance of Management Improvement (2007) – Building Adoption of Management Improvement Ideas in Your Organization (2010) – Respect People by Creating a Climate for Joy in Work (2011) – Growing Your Circle of Influence (2010) – Long Term Thinking with Respect for People (2012) – [link].
CURIOUS CAT  Unintended Consequences
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
The Tarmac Delay Rule in 2010 has led to a jump in the rate of flight cancellations. Using data to understand your processes and improve them is very useful. But using data often results in unintended consequences. If you don’t have a good understanding on the pressures collecting data will bring to bear on the system you can create pressure for results that damage the delivery of value to customers.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  The EU Needs to Make Sure Continental Countries Don’t Exit
| TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
But if a major Continental country did pull out of the EU, it would prolong what I predicted in a 2010 HBR article : close to a decade of economic malaise due to pressures from overcapacity, persistently high unemployment, weak global growth, and other long-term trends. The votes are in and the immediate reactions to Brexit have not been positive. Global stock markets promptly floundered. The British pound tanked.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  How to Talk About Office Politics with a New Colleague
| FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
“Gossip can be very helpful to people in organizations, especially when the flow of information from the top gets choked off, as often happens when companies are in crisis or undergoing change,” Labianca said about his research in a 2010 article, “ It’s Not ‘Unprofessional’ to Gossip at Work.”
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  What Do Women’s Career Paths Really Look Like?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
The women are now in their fifties; our dataset spans from 1982 to 2010. We know that women’s presence in the workforce has increased dramatically over the last several decades, but is it true that all women are working more? And if not, which women are most likely to work full-time across adulthood? Typically, researchers answer these questions by taking a snapshot of women’s lives at one point in time to see whether or not women are working for pay.