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. Here are some recent posts that may be of interest to you: REVIEWS How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson INTERVIEWS Maria K.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rivkin Janelle Zara Jay Papasan John Browne John Ullmen Joseph Henrich Karl Weber Lawrence A. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary Keller with Jay Papasan The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third Edition Warren Buffett; Edited by Lawrence A. Cunningham Judgment On the [.].

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The Art of Science

Mills Scofield

I met Nick Mayer when ordering a gorgeous Blue Lobster print of his. I have this thing about Blue Lobsters, seeing them in Maine and as a metaphor for innovation in that this rare phenotype results from serendipity and random collisions of genes.

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How Would You Restore U.S. Competitiveness?

Harvard Business Review

Rivkin, how to better enable companies operating in the U.S. "to Competitiveness project spearheaded by Porter and Rivkin, and by experts we've invited to participate in the HBR Insight Center on American Competitiveness. The pages of HBR and hbr.org have in recent weeks been full of suggestions for how to make the U.S. economy more competitive — that is, in the words of Michael E. Porter and Jan W.

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.

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

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.

How Companies Can Help Rebuild America’s Common Resources

Harvard Business Review

But these trends also had more negative consequences, as Jan Rivkin and Michael Porter have argued in their work as co-chairs of Harvard Business School’s U.S. Every company benefits from an educated populace. Every company needs skilled labor. Every company needs infrastructure – roads, bridges, ports – and every company benefits from the new technologies made possible by basic scientific research.