The Top Five Career Regrets

Harvard Business Review

I had just finished a guest lecture on business and innovation at Parson's School for Design , and a particularly attentive front-row audience member kicked off question time with the curliest one of the day. Whoever called them golden handcuffs wasn't joking. What do you regret most about your career?

Using Supply Chains to Grow Your Business

Harvard Business Review

Innovative, proudly geeky Norwegian software company, Trolltech , an open-source pioneer, landed a contract with the mobile division of Sharp, the Japan-based consumer electronics global powerhouse. If you have an innovative edge and are willing to give attractive discounts, sometimes customers will make pre-payments against purchases; even if they are small they can relieve the cash pressures. The challenge is to cast off the handcuffs while keeping the gold.

Huawei’s Culture Is the Key to Its Success

Harvard Business Review

This innovation made it cheaper for carriers to deploy base stations, and was popular with European carriers. This employee shareholding system is referred to within Huawei as the “silver handcuff.” ” It is a system that is different from the more common stock option arrangement, which is often termed the “golden handcuff.”