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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How to Protect Your Professional Edge

Strategy Driven

Just click the fob on your keychain and listen for that telltale beep. The examples are numerous, but they all point to the fact that technology is an ever-present part of our lives, saving us time, effort, and even memory.

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The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

Harvard Business Review

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently changed its guidelines to reflect this reality, and now recommends getting rid of rules that complicate password practices for end users, such as requiring frequent password resets. They also recommend multi-factor authentication, such as codes sent to smartphones and key fobs. Emma Todd/Getty Images. It’s a common adage that employees are the weak link in corporate cybersecurity.

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