What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity. They’ve never franchised.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the distinction between what he terms the 'Character Ethic' vs the 'Personality Ethic' The prior depends on deep changes within each of us including our view of creating a legacy for future generations.

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The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

The second was at what was the fourth KFC franchise to open in the United States. There became too many competitors, too much franchising, too much hype and just as many who exited the industry as quickly as they entered it. Ethics cannot be edicted from afar.

Your Corporate Purpose Will Ring Hollow If the Company’s Actions Don’t Back It Up

Harvard Business Review

It personalizes the products and services produced. ” In the case of employees this is receiving the wage they’re entitled to —or with franchisees, operating within a franchise agreement which is viable. Public relations Executive compensation Ethics Digital Article

Lafley's Ambiguous "Gift" of Innovation Failure

Harvard Business Review

Clorox effectively trashed P&G's new product initiative. What vital lesson did Lafley take away from this new product debacle? "We We certainly learned how to defend leading brand franchises. Legalities aside (and I am assuming that world-class companies like Clorox and P&G obey the law), the competitive ethics of innovation seem shrouded in gray. Let me know what you think: Was what Clorox did to P&G ethical?

How Marketers Can Start Integrating AI in Their Work

Harvard Business Review

On the other hand, there are also real philosophical, ethical, or at least policy decisions to be made on the value exchange between marketers and consumers when data is shared and used to optimize marketing experiences. Take Sephora’s Kik bot , which quizzes customers about their makeup preferences and then follows up with specific product information. AI-enhanced image search allows users to upload pictures of products they are interested in, to find relevant shopping ideas.

The Economics of Why Companies Don’t Fix Their Toxic Cultures

Harvard Business Review

Over the last decade, industries, academics, and the public sector have turned their focus toward culture and ethics in response to the financial crisis as well as misconduct at a broad range of corporations. Analyses of recent cases of misconduct in the financial sector suggest that misconduct is not just the product of a few individuals or bad processes, but rather the result of wider organizational breakdowns , enabled by a firm’s culture. naqiewei/Getty Images.