Ten Years After Ford’s Spectacular Turnaround, What Alan Mulally Reveals About Brand-Inspired Cultural Revolution

Great Leadership By Dan

By identifying “300 different characteristics—from the chirps on the electronic key fob to the clunk of a closing door—that define the personality of its vehicles,” Ford developed a common design language that made it easier to develop single products to sell in all markets.

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Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Consider this: In the United States alone, family-owned businesses (FOBs) are responsible for 60% of total US employment and generate 78% of all new jobs. A similar percentage held advanced degrees: 75% of FOB directors and 77% of non-FOB directors. 56% of non-FOB directors).

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Even the best changes involve loss

Change Starts Here

The key fobs didn’t work, and when he locked the door manually, one of the locks made a funny sound. I was reminded this week that all changes – no matter how good – come with a sense of loss. We bought a car. After 9 years, my husband’s SUV seemed to have more non-working parts than working parts. The air conditioning (essential in Atlanta) occasionally stopped working. And don’t get me started on the noises it made.

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How to Protect Your Professional Edge

Strategy Driven

Just click the fob on your keychain and listen for that telltale beep. Not only do we have access to countless types of media and information created by others, we are now able to record, organize, and recall our own personal information in more ways than ever before possible.

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Ron Edmondson

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Ron Edmondson

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Marketing for the Extremely Shy

Harvard Business Review

Unfortunately, winning clients is actually the most important part of your business, so it can sometimes be self-indulgent to fob it off entirely on an underling (you do the fun parts, and they can figure out, or not, how to make it viable). Let's face it: selling isn't for everyone.

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