Bill Parcells on Cowards, Heroes, and Feelings

Great Results Team Building

Coach Bill Parcells is well known for having taken struggling organizations and building them into successful teams. Boxing, for Parcells, is where you can find examples of men whose lack of heart shows up in their ring behavior.

Cowards, Heroes, Boxing, and Heart.

Great Results Team Building

Coach Bill Parcells is well known for having taken struggling organizations and building them into successful teams. Boxing, for Parcells, is where you can find examples of men whose lack of heart shows up in their ring behavior.

14 Principles that Made Amazon

Skip Prichard

Failure comes part and parcel with invention” (Bezos 2013 letter). How You Can Learn from Amazon. Amazon was the fastest company to reach $100 billion in sales ever. It is one of most successful companies in the world. Aren’t you curious how Jeff Bezos did it?

Is It Time to Be Skeptical on China?

Harvard Business Review

Its rapid growth resulted in part from (1) cheap land and cheap loans that were parceled out to favored enterprises; (2) an inexpensive labor force; and (3) the low economic starting point that resulted from the Communist Party’s destruction of private enterprise during its first 40 years in power.

Economies of Unscale: Why Business Has Never Been Easier for the Little Guy

Harvard Business Review

They leverage a whole range of services — from the logistics of parcel carriers like UPS to customer analytics software and social media marketing — to build a new business with extremely high customer satisfaction rates. The American worker just can’t seem to get a break.

Change Management Needs to Change

Harvard Business Review

The challenge is to make change management part and parcel of the business plan, and not an add-on that is managed independently. As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century.

Will Moneyball Analytics Kill Loyalty and Leadership?

Harvard Business Review

Bill Parcells, the Super Bowl-winning coach, was famous for saying , "You are what your record says you are." Future potential matters (much) more than past performance. That's the new quantitative consensus reshaping professional sports worldwide.

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities

Harvard Business Review

In the summer of 2013, Rolling Stone published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. Companies such as Coastal Risk Consulting are developing flood risk statistical models at the parcel level.

Mary Barra Brings Teaming to General Motors

Harvard Business Review

GM’s bankruptcy and bailout four years ago earned it the nickname “Government Motors,” a reference to both the $80 billion lent by the US government (repaid in full in December, 2013) and to the bureaucratic, top-down management GM executives had used to try to reverse the company’s tailspin. That’s part and parcel of Mary’s success, and the rest of the team plays well together, too.”

How to (Gradually) Become a Different Company

Harvard Business Review

vehicles decreasing from 40% of total in 2000 to 17% in 2013), by destination (e.g., from 80% in 2000 to 50% in 2013), and by exposure to the economic cycle. Acquisitions are part and parcel of a transformation.

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

Harvard Business Review

Indeed, it’s part and parcel of the digital disruption remaking every aspect of the global economy. Since achieving first-year sales of $175,000 in 2006, it has increased that number by four orders of magnitude: in 2013, Etsy sold $1.35 In 2013 alone, Kickstarter users funded nearly 20,000 projects and committed nearly $500 million.

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

According to a 2013 study by American Express , EQ is one of the biggest predictors of performance in the workplace and a strong driver of leadership and personal excellence. That client, United Parcel Service, ultimately awarded our firm with the lead-underwriting role in the largest initial public offering in history at that time. Vincent Tsui for HBR.