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What If Google Had a Hedge Fund?

Harvard Business Review

Acutely aware of the competitive edges timely data offers sophisticated investors, the company's ever-entrepreneurial cofounder once proposed that Google launch a hedge fund. Google may not have a hedge fund, but it's unlikely that high IQ hedge funds aren't using Google's data to better manage their own situational awareness and risk. What kind of hedge funds might an Amazon set up (remember, Jeff Bezos actually came from a New York hedge fund)?

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Sustainable Leadership and Organizations: The Ideas of Martin Seligman

Michael Lee Stallard

2 Comments so far william czander on May 31st, 2010 Happiness coaches are part of the great conspiracy that began some 20 years ago when CEO’s , hedge fund managers and bankers discovered if they outsourced jobs to China and India it would increase the bottom line and they would all get rich.

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Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Walt Disney, one of the greatest creative talents and true innovators of our time realized the value of action when he said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.&# A critical part of the talent management life-cycle is leadership development.

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Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business

All of this indicates that Uber leaders prioritized immediately useful services like recruitment over, for example, legal compliance systems, audits, and leadership development. As Pete Ramstad and I note in Beyond HR , leaders often have far better developed frameworks for the value proposition of the finance function than for HR. That is like setting up a finance organization to do exotic risk hedging before putting in place basic reporting and compliance.

Monitor, Libya, and the Perils of a Blurred-Line World

Harvard Business Review

In times of change, businesses have to adapt and innovate. But businesses and professions that have been around for years tend to develop codes or ethics or at least norms of acceptable behavior. hedge funds? Disruptive innovation Ethics Public relationsThe headline in the Guardian last week read: The Monitor Group: Gaddafi's PR firm used academics. I think it's safe to say that the Monitor Group would prefer not to be known as "Gaddafi's PR firm." (And

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7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Harvard Business

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. This problem of extending the automatic reasoning of AI systems to understand the context of their decisions is highly complex, and creative innovation, like the one at Google, is usually needed to push the effort forward. An ethical compass. John Fedele/Getty Images.

Reimagining Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

This isn't a new challenge, but it's more urgent than ever, not just as an effort to escape reform and regulation from the outside, but to restore the public trust, to repair the moral fabric of the system, and to unleash the innovation required to tackle the world's most pressing and important challenges. That's why the MIX is eager to announce the third leg of the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Innovation — the Long-Term Capitalism Challenge.

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

To gain more insights into a specific firm, investors have shown more interest in intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, systems integration, collaboration, and so on. The leadership ratings index we have developed has two dimensions, or domains: individual and organizational. intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and ethical behaviors)? In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances.

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