Hybrid Business Models Look Ugly, but They Work

Harvard Business Review

When the Microsoft Surface first appeared, many critics panned it as a clumsy move into hardware — a device that was stuck in the middle, a half-step behind the hot market for tablets and only a half-step beyond the dying market for PCs.

Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative

Harvard Business Review

Umair Haque Blogs Umair Haque On: Global business , Competition , Economy Making Room for Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative 11:52 AM Wednesday November 24, 2010 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print Business is, above all, busy. What most companies (and economies) dont do is to stop doing — and thats a self-defeating problem. We seem to be clueless about making room for deep questioning and thinking: reflecting.

The Lonely Lobby of the Job Hotel

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I'm tempted to jump on that last word, because realistic is too often a second-hand picture of reality. People have been telling me, "this is a really bad year to be looking for a new job" every year for two decades. If there aren't enough jobs to go around, what's the point of jazzing up your job search strategy ? They went to the market with a strategy that was just about working and found jobs that were just about right. There were hotel staff around to help.