The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress

Harvard Business Review

While concerns about conflicts of interest regarding President Trump’s business holdings have received a lot of attention, resulting in proposed legislation to end loopholes for the commander in chief , there has been much less discussion of another source of conflicting interests: the investments of members of Congress. While roughly 20% of lawmakers owned stock in 2001, that number had more than doubled by 2013.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

While we voice concerns about debt and spending, we also need to be mindful of the state of employers, particularly small business and their struggles to remain competitive and viable. percent of the 2012 U.S. Wendy Powell is the author of Management Experience Acquired.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Government has Created a Monster

Strategy Driven

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has served as an integral part of the nation’s financial system since its inception in 1933. More than an insurer of accounts up to $250,000, the FDIC also regulates financial institutions and serves as a receiver in bankruptcy.

William Miller on Business Model Innovation

Rajesh Setty

I have known Dr. William Miller (co-founder of Value Centered Innovation ) for a number of years and every conversation with him on business model innovation and beyond has been delightful and insightful. RS: Is the main purpose of a business model to define how the company will make money? Its actions impact not only itself, but a wide range of constituents with whom the business is inter-dependently bound. RS: What are the main components of a business model?

How Anxiety Can Lead Your Decisions Astray

Harvard Business Review

High-stakes decisions — which can range from starting a business to consummating a joint venture to hiring or firing someone — have something in common: they involve high levels of uncertainty. In response, many of us seek the counsel of others to help us make these weighty decisions.

Ten Essential Tips for Hiring Your Next CEO

Harvard Business Review

Include in the current CEO’s evaluation an assessment of how well the company is building a succession plan for the next generation of company leaders. Seek candid comparative data on inside CEO candidates from those who had worked with all of them.

Integrating Maintenance of Board Certification and Health Systems’ Quality-Improvement Programs

Harvard Business Review

Health care systems are transforming themselves to deliver the “Triple Aim” of providing better care and a better patient experience, improving the health of populations, and lowering the cost of care. The initiative consists of three elements: 1.

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The SCOTUS Case That Could Give Voice to More Whistleblowers

Harvard Business Review

Supreme Court will take up a complex business case that might expand the universe of employees protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). The case turns on what seems to be a truly ambiguous provision of SOX that, to put it briefly, makes it unlawful to retaliate against a whistleblower for disclosing corporate corruption. The issue turns on the wording of Section 806 of SOX , which is less than clear. Here, FMR is a “contractor” of Fidelity.

The Steep Psychological Price of Starting Your Own Company

Harvard Business Review

This quote is only one of the candid and deeply felt points relayed by the entrepreneurs interviewed for this piece on the anxiety, depression, and stress that often go hand-in-hand with building a start-up (95% of which don''t meet their projections). He also suggests that redefining failure, keeping close human connections, and separating net worth from self-worth can go a long way in easing a mind amidst the chaos and competition of building a company from scratch.

Narrowing the Chasm Between PR Professionals and Wikipedia

Harvard Business Review

Now, PR professionals are trying to figure out how to build relationships with members of actual publics, rather than solely with other paid professionals who see coordinating with corporate communicators as part of their day jobs. One of the most important of these publics is the Wikipedia editor community. Corporate representatives have earned Wikipedia editors’ skepticism—and, increasingly, cynicism—with a steady stream of missteps.