Your Whole Company Needs to Be Distinctive, Not Just Your Product

Harvard Business

Ever since the idea of strategy came to the business world in the early 1960s, the goal of differentiation has been paramount. As business strategists, we see endless amounts of writing about how to achieve differentiation. The problem starts with the way many business people think about differentiation. Consider, for example, the way many credit cards are marketed. Customers Competitive strategy Business models Digital Article

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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

Workers and employees have more opportunities today than ever before to become capitalists and invest in the businesses that employ them. Baby Boomers at or near retirement age own nearly half of the privately held businesses in the United States. More than half of these owners expect to retire in the next 10 years, and one-quarter wish to transfer ownership of their companies to a business partner or their employees. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.

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