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The 7 Best Beaches in Africa

When you think of beautiful surf, your mind may not necessarily envision Africa—but it should. The continent is home to paradisiacal stretches of sand and water, whether on the Atlantic or Indian Oceans, or even near freshwater lakes. These standouts span from the Ivory Coast to the Seychelles, and …

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Eat Your Way Through Melville

In case we here at JHBLive haven't made it ridiculously clear, we love Melville. The brilliant neighbourhood has made more comebacks than a villain …

The Logic Behind Facebook’s Recent Moves

Recently, two Princeton graduate students released a study predicting the demise of Facebook by 2017, using concepts from epidemiology. No quicker had the media reported the results of the study than numerous rebuttals were posted. A few Facebook data scientists had great fun by posting their …

In a New Culture, Wait to Cut to the Chase

Xavier Frei wanted to get down to business. A Zurich-born manager with 10 years’ experience working in Germany and Switzerland, Xavier had just landed a few days ago in Monterrey, Mexico, at a small pharmaceutical company that was recently purchased by Xavier’s company, a major European …

When the Twitterverse Turns on You

HBR’s fictionalized case studies present dilemmas faced by leaders in real companies and offer solutions from experts. This one is based on the Ivey Business School case “Qantas Airlines: Twitter Nosedive,” by Jana Seijts and Paul Bigus.<p>Charlene Thompson reached for her phone on the nightstand. It …

The Eight Phases of Brand Love

“I really think of Diet Coke as my boyfriend.”<p>A wave of laughter hit the focus group observation room that was so loud that I’m sure the respondents could hear us on the other side of the 2-way mirror. Did that woman really say she thought that Diet Coke was like her boyfriend?<p>Commitment, intimacy, …

Make Your Work More Meaningful

Have you noticed the rising chorus in the management literature proclaiming that work must have meaning? On this very site, for example, several authors have published research-based blog posts on how managers can create the conditions that support meaningful work. This is a very positive …

The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

You’re CEO of a once great company, now beleaguered on all sides by competitors and a rapidly changing industry. How do you get back on top?<p>That’s the question Michael Dell has been asking himself since 2007, when he retook the top job at the computer company he founded in 1984. And last year, he …