Being The Hare

Survive Your Promotion

The many projects and passions that I’ve been excited about over all these years have started to hang together. Focus on the People – The best part for me about a new project or idea is the new people it brings me in contact with. photo credit: wolfpix.

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Effective Manager Communication Is Just 5 Steps Away

leaderCommunicator

Whether it’s relaying information to a peer, crafting an update on a critical project to their manager or communicating the company’s strategic initiative to their teams – they struggle. Take5 ™ to Communicate Well is available for license in an off-the-shelf and fully customizable format.

Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven advisors work with executives and managers to define their organization’s needs and develop and manage the complex, mission critical projects needed to improve operational effectiveness and lower costs in response to today’s most pressing challenges. “I’m

9 Steps to Joyful Living

Rajesh Setty

While I have read numerous books on this topic, I have not done a research project of my own to reach the conclusions presented here. ” Being in the “funk” mode will result in one thing – giving you license for inaction.

Yes, You Can Make Money with Open Source

Harvard Business Review

Open source projects like Linux can literally change every day, so that's a tall order. ActiveState licenses their software by selling their language distributions, commercial versions of popular open source programming languages like Perl , Python , and Tcl.

7 Policy Changes America Needs So People Can Work and Have Kids

Harvard Business Review

I recently published research from the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project , comparing Wharton’s Classes of 1992 and 2012. We are in the midst of a revolution in gender roles, both at work and at home.

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

Harvard Business Review

Teams like to be seen as part of a project that contributes at a high level," Ancona says. Instead, praise the behaviors that contribute to the team''s overall success such as chipping in on others'' projects and giving candid peer feedback.

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When Work Is Challenging, Economies Thrive

Harvard Business Review

Voyaging into uncertainty, and embarking on new projects. If businesspeople needed a license to talk that way, they had it with the way economics was being discussed.

The Growing Business of Marijuana

Harvard Business Review

A former Congressman is also bidding for three dispensary business licenses in Massachusetts. billion in 2013 – up about 15% from the year before, according to our 2013 Marijuana Business Factbook. Earlier this year, we projected that sales will hit $6 billion by 2018. Sandal-clad hippies in tie-dye shirts. Stoners so high they can barely put a sentence together. Foreign drug runners, gun-toting gangsters, and hardcore criminals.

Should Your Business Be Nonprofit or For-Profit?

Harvard Business Review

It would license the technology by paying a royalty for every product sold. While our primary focus is in India, Embrace is doing pilot projects with NGO partners in 10 countries, and we hope to further scale this year.

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Sustainable Business Initiatives Will Fail Unless Leaders Change Their Mindset

Harvard Business Review

To see why the integrated mindset works better, consider the particular case of a global corporation evaluating the sustainability of major projects in developing countries. While these contextual factors are harder to measure and model, they are nonetheless crucial to engaging effectively with local communities in project design and implementation. The opposition by these local groups led to the abandonment of the project.

Managing Designers on Two Different Tracks

Harvard Business Review

Creative professionals do fare better when they’re given flexible schedules , meaningful work, and license to fail — but then, so do the rest of us. Acknowledge the possibility that they could be good at tasks that aren’t “creative,”and push them to oversee multiple facets of a project without losing their core competency. Making creative expertise a lasting part of your company means more than just hiring a few designers.

Case Study: A Short-Seller Crashes the Party

Harvard Business Review

When the well-known hedge fund manager and short-seller Jeremiah Hughes first put Terranola in the spotlight, issuing ominous warnings about unsold products, a looming patent expiration, and flawed growth projections, the considered judgment of the executive team was to do nothing. “I Half a dozen companies worldwide are licensed to manufacture the machines and pods and sell them to retailers and distributors, paying royalties to Terranola on each sale.

Raising Capital Through Crowdfunding

Women on Business

Kickstarter lets you see featured projects in your area so you can connect with local companies or those across the world. CircleUp doesn’t have to since securities are offered through a licensed party. Look for any regulatory changes to be announced in 2013.

How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Harvard Business Review

Meanwhile, in a survey of 89 institutional investors by Callan , 43% of respondents said they incorporate sustainability factors into their investment decisions — up 21 percentage points from 2013. Patrizia Savarese/Getty Images.

Don’t Try to Be a Publisher and a Platform at the Same Time

Harvard Business Review

Sometimes, they also hope to develop a content management system that other publishers can license and use to distribute their content. One reason Kickstarter outstripped its competitors was its well-curated selection of genuinely cool projects.

Want to Do Corporate Innovation Right? Go Inside Google Brain

Harvard Business Review

After all, the company got its start from Sergey Brin and Larry Page’s NSF funded research project to catalogue the web. Some of Google’s most popular products, such as Gmail, Google News, and AdSense, originated as 20% time projects. Apple fuses technology with design.

How Nokia Embraced the Emotional Side of Strategy

Harvard Business Review

We investigated this topic when we studied how Nokia executives dealt with the company’s severe strategic challenges between 2007 and 2013. Ultimately, Nokia initiated a radical strategic renewal in 2013 by divesting its mobile phone business and focusing on manufacturing network equipment and software, patent licensing, and opportunities in wearable technology and the internet of things. ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO/Stringer. Getty Images. How do emotions shape strategy making?

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What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

Harvard Business Review

Cuba projects a population of 10.8 million, there are over 500,000 people who have self-employment licenses, according to President Raúl Castro’s report to Cuba’s National Assembly in July 2015. In 2013 in U.S.