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  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [2010] How Midsized Companies Can Avoid Fatal Acquisitions
    Yet many midsized companies such as EORM (whose revenue has doubled since 2010, after its first acquisition), Pelican Products (whose revenue has more than quadrupled since 2005 to $360 million) and CRC Health Group (from zero to $450 million thanks to its acquisitions over the course of 20 years) have made excellent acquisitions that accelerated revenue and profit. But in 2010 (at $13 million in revenue), management decided that to grow, the firm needed to buy other companies.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [2010] If You're Serious About Ideas, Get Serious About Blogging
    That's part of the reason a 2010 Pew study showed that the rate of blogging was declining among teens and young adults, who were instead spending their time on social networks. These days, Pinterest and Instagram get all the headlines as companies desperately racing to establish a beachhead on what could be the next mega-platform. But that doesn't mean they're the most useful social media tools for all companies.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
    [2010] How do you reduce the customer churn rate?
    A 2010 Harvard Business School case study explored churn rate in depth and identified the clients that businesses should seek to retain. Guest post by Ryan Harrison. SaaS (software as a service) sales teams often focus on bringing in new clients; however, they often miss the key fact that existing clients pay more dividends in the long run. The blog ForEntrepreneurs.com reports that 5-30 percent of a business’ revenue comes from the initial sale.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [2010] GM’s Stock Buyback Is Bad for America and the Company
    In 2010 the “New GM” did one of the largest initial public offerings in history, with share sales to the public of $23.1 billion from 2010 through 2013), it would probably still be bankrupt but for the booming Chinese market. General Motors’ announcement that it will settle a fight with activist shareholders by buying back $5 billion in stock over the coming year is a major loss for American taxpayers and GM’s workers. The investors’ leader, Harry J.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [2010] Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego
    This one insight was central in my creating a company whose valuation had topped $100 million when it was bought in 2010. When I meet entrepreneurs I always ask them why they started their companies and they almost always say something like “because I had a great idea the world needed.” But when you peel back the layers you discover far different motives – motives they don’t want to acknowledge because they’re directly related to primal desires and fears.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [2010] Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego
    This one insight was central in my creating a company whose valuation had topped $100 million when it was bought in 2010. When I meet entrepreneurs I always ask them why they started their companies and they almost always say something like “because I had a great idea the world needed.” But when you peel back the layers you discover far different motives – motives they don’t want to acknowledge because they’re directly related to primal desires and fears.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [2010] How To Be A Synergist To Lead Your Team To Predictable Success
    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.
  • CHART YOUR COURSE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [2010] High Morale Doesn’t Guarantee Employee Retention
    The Right Management results are similar to findings released in 2011 and 2010. Employee Retention Strategies. Here is a portion of an artcile written by Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR that appeared on the SHRM.org website. High morale may not correlate with retention, recent studies suggest. Consider these seemingly contradictory results: Eighty-one percent of 443 U.S. based employees described morale at their organization as “very good” or “good” in a November 2012 Accountemps survey.
  • WOMEN ON BUSINESS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [2010] How Big Is the Gender Wage Gap in Your State? Now You Can Find Out
    House of Representatives passed it, but it fell two votes short of moving forward in the Senate in 2010. Want to know how big the wage gap is in your state? Thanks to a comprehensive analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today (and a handy interactive online tool ), you can find out just how big the wage gap is between men and women in each of the 435 Congressional District in all 50 states of the country.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [2010] The Challenges Facing E-Commerce Start-ups in Africa
    In 2010, my company created an app store. Africa’s recent economic growth rates and rising youth population have meant more and more entrepreneurs are looking there for potential business opportunities. The typical strategy is to introduce new companies by recreating foreign business models on the continent. But for e-commerce start-ups, it’s not that easy. Look at my own experience.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [2010] How Good Was Steve Jobs, Really?
    Steve Jobs landed the number one spot in our ranking of the best CEOs in the world, published in HBR in January 2010. In our CEO ranking, we used three metrics to score a CEO ( see the January 2010 article for the methodology ). Inflation-adjusted using 2010 as base year. Unlike most rankings, it was based on a systematic analysis of stock-market performance among nearly 2,000 CEOs of the world's largest companies.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [2010] How GE Gives Leaders Time to Mentor and Reflect
    Launched in 2010, the Leader in Residence program is emblematic of a broader shift from prescriptive to collaborative learning taking place at Crotonville and elsewhere. It is 6:00 a.m. David is starting his first day as the “leader in residence” at Crotonville, GE’s global leadership institute, with a jog around the running trail with a couple of twenty-somethings who are half his age and might be five levels below him on an org chart. Their run is companionable; their discussion, candid.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [2010] Mary Barra Brings Teaming to General Motors
    When Dan Akerson became CEO in 2010, he brought a bit of daylight into the hallowed halls, breaking down siloes to urge collaboration between departments that had long stopped talking to each other — engineering and parts buyers, product development and purchasing, to name some especially critical relationships. When you find yourself thinking about old-fashioned, out-of-touch, hierarchical, siloed organizations, General Motors quickly comes to mind.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [2010] Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things
    In 2010 the computer worm Stuxnet was discovered and implicated in the attack that caused physical damage to centrifuges at Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities. Cyber attacks, once primarily directed against networks to steal confidential information and wreak virtual havoc, have begun to expand and are now directly affecting the physical world.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [2010] CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help
    By contrast, consider the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, which resulted in the triumphant rescue of 33 miners trapped underground. We know we want leaders who are smart, decisive, transformative, and possessed of a singular vision. But there’s an often-overlooked factor that can make the difference between success and failure: a leader’s ability to go far outside the organization—mobilizing networks of critical expertise—to get help in solving problems. Outside the organization?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [2010] How Women Respond to Frustration at Work, and Why
    A groundbreaking survey from 2010 showed that meaning in work is a prime predictor of high satisfaction for working mothers. One Monday morning, I rode the elevator with an attorney who works in my building. She was fuming. Apparently, she and a male colleague brought an idea to their senior partner meeting. They had both been over-the-moon-eager to make the pitch and spent the week preparing a full presentation with video clips. Then, five minutes into the pitch their hopes were dashed.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [2010] Why Would Hackers Target My Little Company?
    In 2009—2010, the proportion was up to 35%. If your business is relatively small, keeps a low profile, and isn''t involved in financial services or national defense, you might assume that data security isn''t a big issue for you. Why would someone in the presumably limited pool of hackers take the time to target your company? How would they even know about it? And if by some strange chance a hacker did get in, so what? You might assume you could hire someone to clean up your systems.
  • LDRLB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [2010] Clout as Strategy and Why Companies Won’t Admit It
    It has not – 2010 profits for Exxon and Shell rose by 57 and 61% respectively. What is the definition of strategy? Elementary question, you say. Here is the elementary answer. Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a defined goal. There are all sorts of strategies in today’s business – at the top is corporate strategy, followed by a slew of functional and sub-functional strategies ranging from marketing to waste management.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [2010] Engaging Medical Specialists in Improving Health Care Value
    By 2010, however, the medical management team was increasingly concerned that it was overly focused on PCPs, and that specialists were not engaged enough in the work of measuring and improving care. When the DPI program was first rolled out 2010 and 2011, the main focus was on pay-for-performance metrics. Over the past decade, patients, payers, government, and others have increasingly scrutinized the care physicians deliver.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [2010] Where There’s a Why, There’s a Way
    His “why” intact, but with a change in “how,” Benioff launched Chatter in 2010, a platform that supported collaboration within the enterprise – to better serve customers. At least once a week, I hear my son, a junior in high school, say, “What is the point of school? I am never going to use [insert subject] again.” He may or may not, depending on his chosen profession. My counter-argument tends to be, “You may not use all of it. Some of it you will.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [2010] Every Company Should Build a Second Corporation
    Of the top 25 corporations listed in Fortune in 2000 , only 12 were still there in 2010. Let's put this another way: in the decade between 2000 to 2010, half the winners lost. All winners lose. The market leader is a dead man walking. The incumbent is cursed with inevitable failure. That seems to be the prevailing sentiment among many in the investment and journalism worlds: The smart money, they argue, bets against the incumbent. Their surmise: The world will change.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [2010] Retail Revolution: We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
    Launched in 2010, by mid-2011 the site was marketing 2,200 brands (including clothing, toys, furniture, plush animals, knapsacks, and even lunch trays for kids, along with lifestyle products for new moms); the site showcases brands with curated collections of merchandise and richly developed editorial content. Last week, I moderated a "Super Session" at this year's annual National Retail Federation " Big Show."
  • COACHING TIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [2010] Hello Deflation
    The CPI increase was its lowest since 2010. Deflation Rearing its Ugly Head in Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways Around the Globe. By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall, Elliott Wave International. The following article was adapted with permission from the November 2014 issue of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, a publication from Elliott Wave International, the world''s largest market forecasting firm. Follow this link for the complete article.
  • RICH GEE GROUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [2010] Without A Doubt, The Money Is Still Out There.
    I received an eblast from a colleague the other day who’s deeply ‘clicked’ into the economy — here’s what he said: “According to Richard Nelson Bolles in the 2011 edition of What Color is Your Parachute , over 2,500,000 jobs have been filled each month in both 2009 and 2010. “Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.” ” – Henry Ford.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
    [2010] Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance
    Complimentary Resource – The iPass Mobile Workforce Report (May 2010). Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. by Globoforce Limited. What employees really think of reviews and what they want. Do you wish you had more insight into your performance review process and how to make it more effective?
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [2010] Complimentary Resource – The Paper Free Office – Dream or Reality?
    Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Microsoft Office 2010: Tips and Tricks – Limited Time Offer. The Paper Free Office – Dream or Reality? by IBM Corporation. This report looks at the success of paper-elimination projects, where and why paper is still leaking into the business, the features and success of scanning and capture investments, forward plans for Document Process Outsourcing (DPO), and the potential impact of mobile devices.
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [2010] Execupundit.com: Darwin and the Big Wave Surfer
    posted by Michael Wade @ 5:09 AM 0 comments links to this post 0 Comments: Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link get your job site at simplyhired.com Previous Posts Time to Get Creative Reagan Remembered Quote of the Day "The Youth Unemployment Bomb" Middle Earth Update How It Happened Crossen's Picks: 2010 Books Little Big Man The Rules and The Rule-Makers Your Zoo
  • WOMEN IN THE LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [2010] With GRATITUDE: WOMEN in LEADERSHIP
    Main | Designing an Intentional Blueprint for 2010 » With GRATITUDE: WOMEN in LEADERSHIP As the end of the year approaches, it is a time for remembrance. Women in the LEAD A B O U T U S H O W T O C O M M E N T Recent Posts WOMEN: LEADERSHIP is How TO BE WOMEN: Love, Respect and Leadership WOMEN: Is Negative Thinking Holding You Back? GRATITUDE: Journey to Ones Calling WOMEN: CLAIMING YOUR WINGS WOMEN: Challenged and Overwhelmed?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [2010] Three Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
    In 2010 Top Leadership Gurus named John one of the world's top 25 leadership experts. Sometimes when you're wondering what to do next in life, good advice can come when you least expect it — like when you're getting your hair cut. Joan*, the hairstylist giving me a trim, mused aloud about what she was planning to do with her career. Cutting hair was just one part of her livelihood; she was also a professional caregiver as well as the owner of a rig that her husband operated.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [2010] To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules
    Since it started its work in December 2010, SBT has invested in five social enterprises, which have since collectively increased their revenues by 77%. We can't ask social enterprises to have a big impact if they can't get the resources they need to grow bigger. In Britain, for example, fewer than 10% of the tens of thousands of social enterprises generate more than £1 million in revenue. Why is that?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [2010] Why Winner-Takes-All Thinking Doesn’t Apply to Silicon Valley
    From around 1990 to 2010 Microsoft arguably ruled the information-technology industry. Yahoo’s core business is worth next to nothing, and buyers are struggling to see if there’s any there there. Twitter’s market cap just plummeted after a bad earnings report. Given that news, it seems that businesses that have dominated their markets are learning that the magic elixir of network effects and winner-takes-all advantages are about as reliable as cures for baldness.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [2010] The Big Flaw in Corporate Sustainability Rankings
    Corporations can be incredibly influential on environmental policy issues and, especially since the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010, are able to spend large amounts of money anonymously. Newsweek just released its fourth annual Green Rankings , grading the "greenness" of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the world.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [2010] Leadership in Liminal Times
    By 2010, P&G exceeded $80 billion in revenue, its market value had increased by over $100 billion dollars and the number of billion-dollar brands – such as Gillette, Pampers, and Tide – increased from 10 to 24, suggesting that Lafley’s leadership through P&G’s liminality was a success. Leaders have always shown their mettle in times of liminality.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [2010] Why Aren’t There More Asian Americans in Leadership Positions?
    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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [2010] What Gamers Can Teach Us About Fraud
    Since 2010 , big consumer brands such as NBC, Walgreens and Southwest Airlines have all launched major projects that center around gaming. Like it or not, gamification is on the rise. Because games make previously dry subjects , such as corporate training, more fun and engaging. But the gamification of the workplace comes with a few challenges, primarily in the areas of fraud and security.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [2010] The Ways Big Cities Think About Large-Scale Change
    In 2010, Living Cities, a long-standing collaborative of 22 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions, created the Integration Initiative to accelerate the pace of change in U.S. Change on a grand scale requires people to come together in new and different ways, and to reimagine what’s possible. This kind of change is hard, but it’s not impossible.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [2010] The Costs of Racial Disparities in Health Care
    years in 2010, a disparity remains — largely from blacks’ higher death rates at younger ages from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as higher risks for HIV infection, homicide, and infant mortality. Racial disparities in life expectancy are a key indicator of inequity in health outcomes. Although the United States has made progress in narrowing the gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites, from 7.6 years in 1970 to 3.8
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [2010] A Workplace Volunteer Program Builds Teamwork, Motivates Employees And Attracts New Hires
    And, if you are a leader in the workforce, take note of the 2010 research that VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare published. National Volunteer Week is April 12 - 18. It is dedicated to inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. This year''s theme is “ Celebrating Service."
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [2010] April Is National Volunteer Month
    And, if you are a leader in the workforce, take note of the 2010 research that VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare published. If you are a workplace leader who supports a volunteer program at your business, you already know that by encouraging employees to give back to the community you are: building teamwork motivating employees attracting new hires In fact, job seekers much prefer companies that have a strong volunteer program.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [2010] Lead With Purpose
    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.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [2010] Book Highlights: Lead With Purpose By John Baldoni
    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.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [2010] Second Edition of Leigh Branham's Best Seller To Debut In August
    cities, according to research that Branham completed in 2010. Next month, Overland Park, KS-based author and consultant Leigh Branham will publish an updated version (Second Edition) of his best-seller, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. In the meantime, Branham explains that the most effective things a workplace leader can do to keep employee turnover low don't cost money; they just cost time and effort. Branham says a leader should : 1.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [2010] How Red Bull Creates Brand Buzz
    The record for the farthest flight-to-date currently stands at 207 feet set in 2010 at Flugtag Minneapolis/St.Paul. On Sunday October 14, Felix Baumgartner rose more than 24 miles above the New Mexico desert in the 55-story ultra-thin helium " Red Bull Stratos " balloon, jumped off, and reached 830 mph during a 9 minute fall, setting records for both the height of the jump and the speed of descent. It was a Red Bull event and about 8 million of us watched it as it was happening.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [2010] New Research Suggests Start-Up Experience Doesn't Help Social Entrepreneurs
    First, I examined the social media networks of a sample of social entrepreneurs who applied to participate in the 2010 or 2011 summer accelerator programs run by the Unreasonable Institute. Next, I looked at early revenue and investment results in a small sample of entrepreneurs that applied to one of thirteen Village Capital accelerator programs run in 2010 and 2011. Do entrepreneurs with prior entrepreneurial experience outperform those who never before launched new enterprises?
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [2010] An Homage to Bossy Women
    This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010 about women in my family who span three generations. Women demonstrate leadership every day; in their families, their communities, their businesses and their countries. In acknowledgment of International Women’s Day on March 8 th , this is a salute to them and to all women who embrace their inner bossiness; focus on what’s important; and make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. .
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [2010] An Homage to Bossy Women
    This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010 about women in my family who span three generations. Women demonstrate leadership every day; in their families, their communities, their businesses and their countries. In acknowledgment of International Women’s Day on March 8 th , this is a salute to them and to all women who embrace their inner bossiness; focus on what’s important; and make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. .
  • CO2  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
    [2010] A Penny for My Thoughts – Sid Levinsohn : Blog | Executive.
    RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [2010] When a Vacation Reduces Stress — And When It Doesn’t
    In 2010, the journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life published a study where researchers in the Netherlands found most people were not happier after a vacation. I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun, Americans are stressed, and happiness raises productivity and sales. Therefore, people should take more vacations, right? But research doesn’t hold that line of thinking up. Not every vacation is equal.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [2010] How Old Are Silicon Valley’s Top Founders? Here’s the Data
    in 2010. Last week, The New Republic published a lengthy exploration of ageism in Silicon Valley , the idea that venture capitalists discriminate against older entrepreneurs and that start-ups discriminate against older job applicants.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [2010] Lessons from Four Years of Business Blogging
    At the end of 2010 the combination of an unusual presentation and work on The Little Black Book of Innovation inspired a post that was a long list of one-sentence answers to common innovation questions. My second most popular post was a 2010 post on the " 4 Ps of Innovation." My most popular one was a May 2010 piece on " Three Critical Lessons From Apple " (a numbered list too!).
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [2010] The Innovation Mindset in Action: Sir Peter Jackson
    In honor of his significant accomplishments and contributions to his country, Jackson was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010. Peter Jackson is a game changer who transformed the practice of filmmaking.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [2010] The Planning Fallacy and the Innovator's Dilemma
    Out of more than 11,000 consumer product launches in North America between 2008 and 2010, Nielsen found only 34 that were distinct, generated more than $25 million in first-year sales, maintained at least 90 percent of sales volume the next year, and had faster sales velocity than the category average. "You have to deliver $300 million in incremental growth by 2015," the business unit head told the leader of his innovation team.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [2010] Rupert Murdoch, Customer Service Rep?
    Booker regularly engages with constituents, and in December 2010 took to Twitter (and the streets) to help residents during a blizzard. Dunn told us in 2010 : "You can't just dabble in social media. On the surface, it's a simple customer service issue: Someone has a problem with your product. They let you know about it. You address the issue and find a solution.
  • WOMEN IN THE LEAD  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [2010] WOMEN: The Art of QUITTING
    Women in the LEAD A B O U T U S H O W T O C O M M E N T Recent Posts WOMEN: LEADERSHIP is How TO BE WOMEN: Love, Respect and Leadership WOMEN: Is Negative Thinking Holding You Back? GRATITUDE: Journey to Ones Calling WOMEN: CLAIMING YOUR WINGS WOMEN: Challenged and Overwhelmed?
  • BIRD'S EYE VIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2011
    [2010] Bird's Eye View: Let's Talk About Bullying
    Kids And Parents And Facebook Farhad Majoos Slate Article On Spacing Almost Changed My Life David Brooks on Obama And Civility Alain De Botton and The Art of Travel Google Adsense Archives January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 More
  • BIRD'S EYE VIEW  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
    [2010] Are We Tired Of Tiger Mom Amy Chua Yet?
    Kids And Parents And Facebook Farhad Majoos Slate Article On Spacing Almost Changed My Life David Brooks on Obama And Civility Alain De Botton and The Art of Travel Google Adsense Archives January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 More
  • BIRD'S EYE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [2010] Let's Talk About Morgan Library And Museum
    Kids And Parents And Facebook Farhad Majoos Slate Article On Spacing Almost Changed My Life David Brooks on Obama And Civility Alain De Botton and The Art of Travel Google Adsense Archives January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 More
  • BIRD'S EYE VIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [2010] Bird's Eye View: Obama's Words In State Of Union: Salmon?
    Kids And Parents And Facebook Farhad Majoos Slate Article On Spacing Almost Changed My Life David Brooks on Obama And Civility Alain De Botton and The Art of Travel Google Adsense Archives January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 More
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [2010] What Greece Has to Do Now: Fix Its Economy
    As for its official debt to the EU, the ECB, and the IMF, it consisted largely of payments that were made to pass through to EU financial institutions, between 2010 and 2012, so that the Eurozone banks and insurance companies would not be imperiled. This is precisely what it did with Greece in the first place, by not allowing it to restructure in 2010, and thus building this mountain of debt.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [2010] Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval
    online carrier that uses telematics to collect its customers’ driving information and reward them for driving safely, acquired 200,000 clients within three years after its launch in 2010. Today, almost every industry is vulnerable to the effects of digitization and to what Accenture calls “Big Bang Disruption.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [2010] Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval
    online carrier that uses telematics to collect its customers’ driving information and reward them for driving safely, acquired 200,000 clients within three years after its launch in 2010. Today, almost every industry is vulnerable to the effects of digitization and to what Accenture calls “Big Bang Disruption.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [2010] Google Will Change Web Marketing in 2012
    Google acquired ITA Software in 2010, a software company that created airfare and travel management software for airlines and resellers. Google is poised to completely alter how websites market themselves over the next year. While easing users into changing search results pages , Google has also designed a new method for websites to structure data so that its crawler can better pull information. This is a tremendous strategy.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [2010] We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It
    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.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [2010] CEOs: Own the Crisis or It Will Own You
    In 2010, I coauthored a study with the Center for Talent Innovation that aimed to quantify the intangibles of leadership: the ways in which individuals demonstrate their leadership and inspire others through some universal principles including gravitas, communications, and appearance. The terrible press for GM keeps coming.
  • IN THE CEO AFTERLIFE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [2010] The Gulf Spill: BP Still Doesn’t Get It
    Toward the end of 2010, the new CEO, Bob Dudley, promised “to move the company forward and rebuild confidence after the terrible events.” Yet since December 2010 the company has issued issued only 118, and few have to do with the spill and its aftermath. (First published in Forbes.com, April 20, 2012) Two years have now passed since the explosion at BP ’s deep-water rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [2010] Companies Need to Manage Employee Health – Not Just Benefits
    2010 report from RNCOS Industry Research Solutions “U.S. 2010 report from RNCOS Industry Research Solutions “U.S. With U.S. healthcare spending set to grow 5 percent – or more than $100 billion – each year through 2013, businesses are scrambling for ways to save money on their health benefits.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [2010] Five Self-Defeating Behaviors that Ruin Companies and Careers
    Years after a tragic explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 in which 11 people lost their lives, BP was back in the news with a record fine and criminal charges. In turbulent times, it's hard enough to deal with external problems. But too often people and companies exacerbate their troubles by their own actions. Self-defeating behaviors can make any situation worse. Put these five on the what-not-to-do list. Demanding a bigger share of a shrinking pie.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
    [2010] An Executive Pay Witch Hunt
    From January 2010 to March 2011, 91% of the state's $35.8 The committee points to a finding of the Division of the Budget that at not-for-profit organizations under contract with state mental hygiene agencies, there were 1,926 employees with salaries greater than $100,000 in 2010. "It New York governor Andrew Cuomo has turned what should have been a simple, targeted criminal justice investigation into a destructive witch hunt of all New York charities.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [2010] A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise
    For example, after the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, GHDonline opened a new community to link organizations involved in the emergency response and local organizations in Haiti. In April 2010, the GHDonline team organized a virtual panel in the Health IT community and invited experts to discuss the data and technology needed to rebuild health systems in Haiti. For example, Dr. Bazile began reading GHDonline daily in 2010.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [2010] Macho Cultures Are Fairer for Women
    percentage points between 2000 and 2010. In the past decade, and long before Dilma Roussef was elected the country's first female (and wildly popular) President, Brazilian women have been on the rise. As in many other countries, women now outnumber men in the country's universities. But the female edge in education (63% vs 37%) in Brazil is at the top of the scale, next to Sweden's.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [2010] What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020
    In his HBR piece, Drucker suggested that our great transformation would be completed by 2010 or 2020. When PwC released its annual survey of corporate chief executives for 2014, it was immediately obvious that change is on leaders’ brains: “As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy reported , “they are also assessing their current capabilities – and finding that everything is fair game for reinvention.”. It’s no wonder why.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [2010] Just How Risky Is Entrepreneurship, Really?
    By contrast, of 5,000 businesses started in 2004, almost 56% were still in business in 2010, despite suffering through a brutal economic downturn. There are two views on entrepreneurship in America: the first (largely feigned), that it is a pure virtue like freedom of speech or religion, and the second (real) attitude that it is largely a game for the naïve.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [2010] Who Wants to Work for a Woman?
    ” An important 2010 study of legal secretaries by law professor Felice Batlan illustrates this dynamic, as does my own research. The year my husband was born (1953), only 5% of Americans preferred a female boss. That number has climbed to 23%, according to a new Gallup survey. The proportion of people who prefer to work for men fell precipitously, from two-thirds in 1953 to about one-third today.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [2010] Get the Strategy You Need — Now
    These “dynamic reallocators” produced a median total return to their shareholders of 10 percent per year between 1990 and 2010. Two uncomfortable strategic truths face the vast majority of executives and companies – and probably you, too. First, you don’t have a powerful strategy. And second, you aren’t doing much about it. Though both statements may sound extreme, they are the clear implication of new McKinsey research on how companies create value and allocate resources.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [2010] Why Management Ideas Matter
    In 2010, the government of Malaysia launched the third wave of its National Blue Ocean Strategy. And an August 2010 blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar challenged designers to create a house for $300 and set off a campaign to re-invent housing for the world's poorest people, building on C.K. Who is the most influential living management thinker? That is the question that the Thinkers50, the biennial global ranking of management thinkers , seeks to answer.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [2010] 80% of Companies Don’t Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals
    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.
  • RAPID BI  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [2010] Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013
    Related posts: Free diversity calendar from the CIPD 2010 All change for the CIPD – #cipd12 CIPD offer technology for networking at Harrogate. Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? It’s not often that something for free has intrinsic value, however here is an offer from the CIPD with a difference. The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [2010] Zappos’ CEO on Using Corporate Relocation to Preserve Customer-Led Culture
    This is an excerpt from How I Did It: Zappo’s CEO on Going to Extremes for Customers from the July 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review. In the years since Zappos was founded, we’ve had to make some big decisions. One of the most significant came in early 2004 when we decided to relocate from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Our biggest problem then was customer service—specifically, finding the right employees to staff our call center.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [2010] Just How Valuable Is Google's "20% Time"?
    More than a few Googlers also feel that Google X — the "disruptive/new paradigms" skunkworks operation launched in 2010 — now owns "big think" innovation hearts and minds of their founders. Reports of the death or deliquescence of Google''s "20% time," which allows employees to devote one day a week to side projects, may well be exaggerated. They certainly inspire less controversy than Yahoo''s targeted euthanizing of telecommuting.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [2010] When Organizational Memory Stands in the Way
    As a result of this successful transformation, Infosys grew 25-fold over the decade from 2000 to 2010 — from $200 million to $5 billion. Your company's organizational memory might be holding it back. Consider the following parable: Two monks — one old and one young — were walking to a village far from their monastery. Along the way they saw a beautiful, young woman waiting at the edge of a stream, too afraid to cross.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [2010] When Organizational Memory Stands in the Way
    As a result of this successful transformation, Infosys grew 25-fold over the decade from 2000 to 2010 — from $200 million to $5 billion. Your company's organizational memory might be holding it back. Consider the following parable: Two monks — one old and one young — were walking to a village far from their monastery. Along the way they saw a beautiful, young woman waiting at the edge of a stream, too afraid to cross.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [2010] Should Big Companies Give Up on Innovation?
    In 2010, Embrace entered into a partnership with General Electric to help scale the technology around the globe. “Why bother?”. It’s a common question thrown at me by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, or the more cynically minded corporate leaders. That is, why bother trying to innovate if no matter what they do, large companies can no longer maintain a sustainable advantage and their life spans are just getting shorter and shorter?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [2010] American Wealth Gap Widens Despite Economic Recovery
    in 2010 to 13.8% The surge in the U.S. stock market over the past few years has disproportionately benefited wealthier Americans, according to the Federal Reserve and the Wall Street Journal. While nearly all families in the top 10% owned shares, the proportion of families holding stock declined from 15.1% in 2013, says the Fed , with the decrease in stock ownership being most pronounced in the bottom half of the income distribution. Between 1989 and 2013, the proportion of all U.S.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [2010] A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes
    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  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [2010] Act Like a Leader Before You Are One
    In late 2010, after ten years at Citi, Heather Espinosa was promoted to managing director. If you want to become a leader, don''t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you''re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your potential and carve your path to the role you want. What the Experts Say. "It''s
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [2010] The Hidden Costs of Cash
    Such government safety net programs kept some 25 million people out of poverty in 2010. Cash – by which I mean paper currency and coins — has many benefits. It’s safe from hackers. It doesn’t require any special hardware or software. There is no fee charged to retailers who use it and no exorbitant interest rates lying in wait for consumers. It’s accepted almost everywhere and it offers anonymity.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [2010] The Ultimate Productivity Hack Will Be Robot Assistants
    and by 2010 was acquired by Apple and launched as part of the iPhone operating system in October 2011.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [2010] The Market Wants Apple to Unveil a Time Machine
    Also, Consumer Reports issued a "does not recommend" on the iPhone 4 (in 2010). If you want a brilliant lesson in focus and discipline, watch Tim Cook right now. Some investors are dissatisfied with Apple. I think it's more a case of their being dissatisfied with their own lives and expecting that Apple's next product will fix everything. The constant refrain is that Apple has not introduced a disruptive product since Steve Jobs passed away.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
    [2010] China’s Slowdown: The First Stage of the Bullwhip Effect
    Since 2000, the Chinese economy has been growing at an increasing rate — from 6% per year in 2000 to 12% per year in 2010. This is exactly what happened during 2010 and 2011 as the global economy was bouncing back.) For the last two months, global supply chains have been experiencing the first stage of a bullwhip effect triggered by uncertainties about the severity of China’s economic slowdown.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [2010] What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing
    In 2010, as we’re told in the introduction, New York City added the equivalent of 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. Good gosh – Usain Bolt is that much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?) It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. Sure, we’re spending much more on health care and education than our grandparents did.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [2010] After a Blizzard, What's a Fair Price for a Shovel?
    There are many potential explanations for these seemingly contradictory results, including different time periods (1986 vs. 2010), geographies (Canada vs. U.S.), Last weekend, as snowstorm Nemo hit Boston and the snow was falling at record levels, I recalled an informal — admittedly unscientific — poll I conducted a few years ago among friends on the touchy subject of fairness in pricing. Here's the question I asked: "Suppose you own a hardware store.
  • LEADERSHIP DRIVES BUSINESS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [2010] Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures
    Consider this public sector turnover information shared in the Washington Post on November 5, 2010: Or this private sector turnover data as shared by Mercer in October 2011: In 2012, 32% of employees are "planning on leaving" their employers, vs 19% two years ago. Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6
  • TIM MILBURN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [2010] My Leadership Lessons From P90X(2)
    I discovered P90X during the summer of 2010. It changed my life. If you’re not familiar with P90X, here’s a brief overview from Wikipedia : P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home exercise system developed by Tony Horton in conjunction with Beachbody.com. It claims to significantly improve physical fitness in 90 days through a rigorous segmented training program combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
  • TIM MILBURN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [2010] My Leadership Lessons From P90X(2)
    I discovered P90X during the summer of 2010. It changed my life. If you’re not familiar with P90X, here’s a brief overview from Wikipedia : P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home exercise system developed by Tony Horton in conjunction with Beachbody.com. It claims to significantly improve physical fitness in 90 days through a rigorous segmented training program combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
  • TIM MILBURN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [2010] Clips (for iPhone) Released Today
    Grunewald works full time as the Middle School Minister at Faith Lutheran in Troy, Michigan, where he has served since 2010. Have you ever needed to find just the right movie clip for that youth talk or message you’re preparing? Have you ever thought of a clip you would like to use but can’t remember where in the movie that scene was located? Have you ever wanted this kind of information easily accessible from your iPhone?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [2010] Ethical Consumerism Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing
    An often-quoted 2010 Wall Street Journal article, “ The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility ,” laid out the argument clearly: “the fact is that while companies sometimes can do well by doing good, more often they can’t. Ethical consumerism is the broad label for companies providing products that appeal to people’s best selves (for example, fair trade coffee or a purchase that includes a donation to a charitable cause).
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [2010] How to (Gradually) Become a Different Company
    It initially lost about half of its revenues by divesting its copper and zinc smelting business, but by 2010 it had quadrupled its revenues to €2 billion through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [2010] Managing an Unpopular Change Effort
    A 2010 McKinsey global survey of 2,512 executives found that, when the frontline experiences a sense of ownership of the necessary changes and are engaged in driving the change effort, the success rate rises to astonishing 79 percent. Produce more! Make it better! Spend less! If you're a first or second line manager, these demands from upper management may sound familiar. And odds are, you are going to fail at accomplishing them — two-thirds of transformation efforts do.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [2010] Marketers Need to Think More Like Publishers
    In 2010, Pepsi pulled its Super Bowl ads and invested $20 million into its Refresh project , which employed crowdsourcing to support good causes. It was an astounding social media success, with more than 87 million votes cast. Unfortunately, as this Harvard Business School case study points out, it was an abysmal business failure and Pepsi eventually fell to third place in the soda category, behind Diet Coke. For all of the hype and hoopla on social media, sales suffered dearly.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [2010] What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams
    Since his retirement in 2010 — brought about by intemperate remarks about Obama officials made by McChrystal and his aides in a Rolling Stone article — the former general has taught leadership at Yale University. When Gen. Stanley McCrystal took charge of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that traditional tactics of warfare were failing in Iraq.
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