Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris: 10/15/12

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Nassetta Dave Logan David Smith Fortune Harvard Business Review HBR Hilton Worldwide How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know Jan Rivkin Josh Linkner Laura Henderson Management Tip of the Day Maria K. Mauboussin Michael Porter New York Times Sharon Hadary Steve Damaio Susan Cantrell talent management TED Resources

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/18/13)

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Rivkin Janelle Zara Jay Papasan John Browne John Ullmen Joseph Henrich Karl Weber Lawrence A. Cunningham Judgment On the Front Line Management Tip of the Day Mark Goulston Maxwell Wessel Michael E.

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Leading Thoughts for April 16, 2020

Leading Blog

Source: The Power of Simplicity by Jack Trout with Steve Rivkin. Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick, convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood.

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The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

How Dell went from dorm room startup in 1984, to the world''s largest PC maker in 2005, and then saw its stock plummet precipitously the next year, is the subject of a lengthy Harvard Business School case study by HBS professor Jan Rivkin. Competitors like IBM and Compaq struggled with the politics of managing their various channel partners and lagged Dell in inventory management. There are two basic patterns to a successful turnaround, Rivkin told me in a recent interview.

Strategy Lessons From Jean Tirole

Harvard Business Review

Many of us who have wound up teaching strategy and doing research in strategy grew up learning game theory from Tirole’s textbook,” says Jan Rivkin, the chair of the strategy unit at HBS. As an example, Rivkin cites the notion of commitment, which Ghemawat wrote a book on. Game theory models, including some of Tirole’s models, show that a firm can sometimes advance its interests in odd ways,” Rivkin says. Why did Jean Tirole win this year’s economics Nobel ?

The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters

Harvard Business Review

These businesses are often focused on growth, domestically or through exports, and operate with a higher level of management sophistication than Main Street firms. As Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin have noted, strong supply chains bring “low logistical costs, rapid problem solving and easier joint innovation.” America loves small businesses.

Can the U.S. Become a Base for Serving the Global Economy?

Harvard Business Review

These concerns can be heard in many places: the sobering survey by Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin in HBR's special March issue on U.S. Foreign expansion can fuel employment growth at home in areas like manufacturing, logistics, R&D, design, marketing, finance, and management. The competitiveness of the American economy depends disproportionately on the competitiveness of its multinational corporations, especially those headquartered in the United States.