Kevin Zhao

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Take the Bias Out of Strategy Decisions

Some time ago, a London friend of mine in was diagnosed with a severe medical condition, which required urgent yet complex surgery. The condition is rare but, fortunately, there appeared to be several specialists both in Germany and France who had each treated hundreds of cases during their …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fires Company’s COO

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is firing the company’s second-in-command, according to a document Yahoo filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission …

US Adds Disappointing 74,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. economy added a meager 74,000 jobs in December, according to government data released Friday. The total, far below what analysts had …

What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?

Great post. Enlightened product managers embrace (and even drive) agile methods to address requirements risks and uncertainties in the business model …

Build a ‘Quick and Nimble’ Culture

Since 2009, Adam Bryant has interviewed hundreds of CEOs for the “Corner Office” feature in <i>The New York Times</i>. This month he’s publishing his second book based on the interviews: “Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation.” He talked with HBR about why a …

Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment

For the last 75 years products (both durable goods and software) were built via Waterfall development. This process forced companies to release and launch products by model years, and market new and “improved” versions.<p>In the last few years Agile and “Continuous Deployment” has replaced Waterfall …

Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love

During my first decade working in the Buenos Aires office of Egon Zehnder in the late 1990s, our Argentine executive search practice soared, recording the highest per capita financial performance in the whole firm for five consecutive years. But we all know what happened in 2001. By the end of the …

Ford CEO Denies Leaving for Microsoft

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has shot down rumors of him becoming Microsoft’s next head.<p>“I have no other plans to do anything other than serve Ford,” …

Kickstarter Projects Raked in $480M in 2013 for Biggest Year Ever

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter raised an average of $1,315,520 a day for a total of $480 million in 2013, making last year its biggest …

26 Fitness Trackers Ranked from Worst to First

Fine. You didn’t buy a smartwatch. You were never going to anyway. Meet the fitness tracker: a less expensive, more immediately useful tech product …