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What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Harvard Business Review

Finding, developing, and retaining this talent is hard — so much so that the business press refers to a “war” for talent. A veritable alphabet soup (ROA, RONA, ROIC, ROCE, IRR, MVA, APV, and the like) exists to measure our financial capital. Time, whether measured by hours in a day or days in a career, is finite.

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Lafley’s P&G Brand Cull and the 80/20 Rule

Harvard Business Review

Declaring he’d cull up to 100 brands — many of which he’d acquired and developed — P&G CEO A.G. “Importantly, this will be a much simpler, much less complex company of leading brands that’s easier to manage and operate.” P&G is cutting its global brand portfolio by more than half.

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