The best fireworks display I have ever seen

First Friday Book Synopsis

Actually, there are three: o In person, fireworks launched from a barge offshore Martha’s Vineyard o Also in person, following Arthur Fiedler’s last performance with the Boston Pops in a park along the Charles River on July 4, 1976 o A fireworks display filmed in China To see the display in China, please click here. […]. bobmorris Arthur Fiedler''s last performance with the Boston Pops offshore Oak Bluffs on Martha''s Vineyard The best fireworks display I have ever seen

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Dennis Perkins: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dennis Perkins is Chief Executive Officer of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm devoted to effective leadership in demanding environments—especially those characterized by uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapid change. Perkins has worked for over twenty-five years as an advisor to senior leaders in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit associations. A graduate of the […].

Research: Don’t Offshore Your R&D

Harvard Business Review

Just because a company can offshore some portion of its operations doesn’t mean it should. That appears to be the case with the offshoring of research and development, according to a new paper from the Center for European Economic Research.

Dennis Perkins: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dennis Perkins is Chief Executive Officer of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm devoted to effective leadership in demanding environments—especially those characterized by uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapid change. Perkins has worked for over twenty-five years as an advisor to senior leaders in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit associations. A graduate of the [.].

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In Defense of Responsible Offshoring and Outsourcing

Harvard Business Review

Yet, the imperatives of offshore facilities and employees are — and will remain — central to American companies' international competitiveness. Offshoring and outsourcing today are like sex in the Victorian era: repressed or criticized in public discussion, much practiced in private behavior. Similarly, companies must be more forceful in explaining the uses of revenues and margins derived from offshoring/outsourcing's competitive cost structures and local appeal.

What's Next When Offshoring Isn't so Cheap?

Harvard Business Review

Over the last decade, offshore manufacturing seemed like a no-brainer. Offshoring isn't going away, but companies will have to be smarter about it. Forward-looking companies see outsourcing and offshoring as tools to achieve strategic objectives such as scale, flexibility, and access to talent, resources and new markets — not just lower costs. or European companies have the same degree of insight into offshore markets.

Offshore Centers Can Offer More than Low Costs

Harvard Business Review

Captive offshore operations centers — company-owned delivery units located in low-cost countries such as India and the Philippines — have come a long way. When asked how satisfied they were with the overall performance of their offshore operations, 83% of them said that they were either satisfied or highly satisfied. Nearly 65% of them indicated their intent to increase the scale of their offshore operations by 15% in the next two to three years.

Morning Advantage: What's Known (So Far) About The Offshore Havens Leak

Harvard Business Review

million documents detailing the identities and activities of 120,000 offshore tax havens. It’s being billed as possibly the “largest journalism collaboration in history.” For the past 15 months, nearly 100 reporters from media outlets around the world, working in collaboration with the International Center for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), have analyzed about 2.5 The effort aimed to expose the “hidden dealings of politicians, con artists, and the mega-rich in more than 170 countries.”.

Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Angela Sebaly: A recent Harvard Business Review article examined Shell Corporation’s adoption of an 18-month program designed to help the company’s offshore workers give and receive feedback before their upcoming deployment.

The New Age of Innovation

CEO Blog

If there is a trend to moving offshore then there are markets for things like ESL, accent correction, communication process and systems. Moving offshore would need to be done efficiently so a focus on making it frictionless. I continue to blog at # WIF11. S.Kishnan was the first speaker. He is the author of The New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks. His view is the increasing communication is changing the way innovation happens.

Global Precision Parts Joins The Six Disciplines Client Community

Six Disciplines

GPP prides themselves on producing and procuring the highest quality precision machined products through their domestic facilities and offshore joint ventures. Global Precision Parts (GPP) was established in 2006 as a combination of 3 manufacturing companies located in Ottoville and East Liberty, Ohio and Wabash, Indiana.

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To Outsource Is To Grow: Why It’s Good To Hand Over The Reins

Strategy Driven

There are offshore markets to explore too. One of the major problems faced by business owners all over the world is knowing when to let go. There are plenty of reasons why.

29 Fortune 500 Companies Have No Women on Boards

Women on Business

6. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Houston, TX. In a new ranking of public companies without women in top leadership from Bloomberg Businessweek.com, it was revealed that 5.8%

Why Outsourcing Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

By outsourcing or offshoring certain business aspects, a company will be able to learn about the global market, and in time they may even decide to make the move across the globe and open up an office abroad.

4 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Company

Strategy Driven

CFS International Formations offer a trademark search on their website for those interested in offshore company formation. Starting a company will never be easy, especially if you are new to the business scene.

Into The Storm: 4 Lessons In Teamwork From The High Seas

Tanveer Naseer

She was struck by their ability to execute a seamless recovery: “The first offshore race I did with the Ramblers lit a fire as to why I wanted to join them as a team member. The following is a guest piece by author Dennis N.T. Perkins and Jillian B. Murphy.

Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

Leading Blog

The iconic Sydney to Hobart Race, a 723-mile deepwater challenge—often called the "Everest" of offshore ocean racing—is considered one of the toughest in the world.

Which Way is Bermuda?

Survive Your Promotion

On the first night of the race, three of the crew members were hunched over a chart debating the relative merits of taking a tack offshore. Survive Your Promotion!

Make Customers Happier with Operational Transparency

Harvard Business Review

When customers don’t see the work that’s being done in back offices, offshore factories, and algorithms, they’re less satisfied with their purchases. Ryan Buell, associate professor at Harvard Business School, says the never-ending quest for operational efficiency is having unintended consequences. Buell believes organizations should deliberately design windows into and out of operations.

World Business Forum – Day 1 Recap | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Following are a few of the thoughts David shared in closing out Day 1: Start-ups begin here, but are scaling offshore.

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The Market Punished “Panama Papers” Firms to the Tune of $230 Billion

Harvard Business Review

Since they were first published on April 3, the Panama Papers have thrust a spotlight onto world politicians, celebrities, and businesses sheltering money offshore. It also created an academic windfall: the opportunity to study the real financial impact of offshore vehicles.

Sustainable Leadership and Organizations: The Ideas of Martin Seligman

Michael Lee Stallard

These executives, bankers and hedge fund managers who took over the once proud manufacturing industry in America and broke it up, outsourced the work or shipped entire factories offshore for obscene profits while destroying the lives of millions of employees don’t need happy coaches.

The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Moreover if they decide to develop the application should this be done internally with existing staff, or outsourced, and if outsourced will it be done domestically or offshore and who will manage the process.

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Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I will onshore, offshore, outsource, insource, or execute whatever business strategy I implement without regard for diversity.

The Flow of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Now Goes Both Ways

Harvard Business Review

continues to lose manufacturing jobs to offshore plants, but those losses are now being offset by inflows. Over the past four years, companies have created more than 80,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S. by moving production to America from abroad, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites figures from the nonprofit Reshoring Initiative. The U.S.

Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

Harvard Business Review

Some companies have succeeded at leadership by transferring strong leaders from headquarters to offshore location; others have done equally well by hiring locally in India and China. “Don’t send only ‘undesirable’ work like porting or testing offshore.

Wind Turbines Could Take the Punch Out of Hurricanes

Harvard Business Review

Large arrays of offshore wind turbines, although expensive to build, could take enough energy out of the wind to break the “feedback loop” of wind speed and wave heights that makes hurricanes so destructive, the scientists say.

European Tax Avoiders Stay One Step Ahead of Authorities

Harvard Business Review

Swiss bank deposits owned by EU residents declined by 30% to 40% relative to other Swiss bank deposits in the two quarters immediately before and after the tax was introduced, with much of the money going to accounts in offshore centers such as Panama and Macau, Johannesen says.

20 New Words Every Leader Should Know

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Oil’s Boom-and-Bust Cycle May Be Over. Here’s Why

Harvard Business Review

Major oil and gas producers are now trying to apply lessons from the shale revolution’s use of cutting-edge technologies to reduce development cycle times and costs for offshore conventional oil projects by about 40-50%. Major players are also optimizing their field development plans by tapping into new production data streams and developing three dimensional digital models of their massive offshore platforms. hbr staff/bettmann/Getty Images.

Emerging-Market Engineers Power Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

We estimate that tens of thousands of engineers and scientists working for top innovators are actually located in their offshore technical centers in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China); these are often called "captive" R&D centers or offshore R&D locations.

The U.S. Can’t Count on Technology to Revive the Job Market

Harvard Business Review

These have multiple causes including the shift of the economy to services and information-intensive activities, productivity growth, the appearance of new products and services, demographics, and continued offshoring that now includes services ranging from call centers to medical procedures.

Big Data and Big Oil: GE’s Systems and Sensors Drive Efficiencies for BP

Harvard Business Review

BP has deployed GE’s System1TM and SmartSignalTM software across a number of its offshore production facilities located in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, along with other key oil and gas areas such as Gulf of Mexico, Caspian Sea and Angola.

How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate

Harvard Business Review

by looking back to the original offshoring frenzy which started with consumer electronics in the 1960s. While few SMMs entertain offshoring strategies, they do, increasingly, compete globally. Jetta Productions/Getty Images. Many U.S.

Why Sales Ops Is So Hard to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

Because of advancing technology, disappearing cultural barriers, and greater business expertise among offshore talent, many companies are using offshore partners for both types of work, allowing them to source the best expertise while reducing long-term costs.

A simple cure for the Buzzword Bingo | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

We had offshored our development team but when we did a rightshoring exercise, we found that a dual-shore approach works better. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog. Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself. You REALLY should subscribe to our newsletter too - you will get exclusive content that is NOT featured on this blog once or twice a month. Its even 100% free!

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Why the U.S. Needs Wage Insurance

Harvard Business Review

Services offshoring in the early 2000s broadened the attention to services. President Obama’s revival of wage insurance is not about trade or services offshoring as a cause of job loss.

A Visa for Transformation

Harvard Business Review

For some time now, it has been obvious that these companies will have to go beyond the offshoring model that served them well in the past and develop innovative new ones. Moreover, governments, concerned about job-creation, data-security, and user-privacy, are challenging the offshoring model.

Sometimes Colleagues Are the Best Coaches

Harvard Business Review

Faced with rapid evolution in their industry, the executive team of a large energy company had decided to transform their solid but complacent organization into a high-tech, sustainability-oriented firm, a key element of which was the completion of a multibillion dollar offshore energy project. The company was heavily committed to its offshore energy project, making it necessary to meet specific deadlines — and pressures were mounting.

Manage Risk Like a Royal Marine

Harvard Business Review

They will be told to prepare for a group exercise on the Scottish moors, only to be landed offshore and told to take control of a heavily-guarded fort on Cyprus. It is March 20, 2003, a few miles off the coast of Iraq's Al Faw Peninsula.

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Oil and Gas: Industrial Internet in Action

Harvard Business Review

GE has also introduced it to American customers at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. Sponsor Content Insight from GE. Oil and Gas subsea operators across the world are adopting a GE Industrial Internet technology developed in Norway.

Why HR Really Does Add Value

Harvard Business Review

Adding legitimacy to this skepticism are new technologies that enable automation of routine transactions, offshoring and shared service organizations that specialize in managing many tactical elements of HR. This is a role that cannot be automated, shared as a service, offshored or outsourced. In light of today's economic volatility and uncertainty every aspect of business is being re-examined for its value in creating and sustaining profitable growth.

A Promising Year for Technology and Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Gulf region didn't destroy the company, didn't stop offshore oil drilling for very long, and didn't produce the political will to push for alternative energy sources. In many ways, the biggest business developments of 2010 were the things that didn't happen. Big companies with cash didn't spend it. Banks with cash didn't lend it. Small businesses didn't attract capital and thus didn't help reduce unemployment.