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Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians. These challenges require extraordinary leaders. Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their …

Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas

“Can we do one more study?”<p>I heard top management ask that question many times during the two years I spent working on new products at <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It’s a question that’s raised often at many big companies when a new idea is being discussed. In the case of <i>The New York Times</i>, what management …

How Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place

Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”<p>…

The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

Publication Date: <b>February 09, 2016</b><p>The best of Clayton Christensen's seminal work on disruptive innovation, all in one place. No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or …

Cross-Industry Innovation That Actually Works

On an October morning in 2015, inside an aging beer factory in the Tempelhof neighborhood of Berlin, a group of people assembled amid idle machinery in the hope of transforming their respective industries with a novel approach to innovation. Standing shoulder to shoulder around oil barrels …

Disruption: It’s Not the Tech, It’s the Timing

For the past 30 years, “creative destruction” has been a source of fascination at top-tier business schools and in magazines like this one. The almost obsessive interest in this topic is unsurprising, given the ever-changing, never-ending list of transformative threats—which today include the …

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One

Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in. You’re competing against platforms like Uber in transportation, Google in automotive, Airbnb in hospitality, LinkedIn in recruiting, Netflix in television, and the list goes on. In …

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

Life’s Work: An Interview with Isabel Allende

Drew Kelly<p>Download this podcast<p>Isabel Allende conceived her first novel, The House of the Spirits, as a letter to her dying grandfather. Although it became an international best seller, she would write one more successful book before feeling secure enough to quit her day job. Her catalog now spans …

Making Predictive Analytics a Routine Part of Patient Care

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Over the last five years, electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely implemented in the United States, and health care systems now have access to vast amounts of data. While they are beginning to apply “big data” techniques to predict individual outcomes like …

Repositioning Is Not a New Business Model

In English, we struggle with the distinction between “different” and “new.” It’s relevant when we come to describing business models and their likely impact. Let’s take cars as a starting point. There are many <i>different</i> makes and models on the market. They vary in shape, size, color, and features, …

Hybrid Jobs Call for Hybrid Education

It’s that time of year when college students are interviewing for the jobs they hope to hold after graduation. But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and …

The Invention of the AeroPress

Among coffee aficionados, the AeroPress is a revelation. A small, $30 plastic device that resembles a plunger makes what many consider to be the best …

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Great Innovators Create the Future, Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

For a long time, I have been troubled to see how often organizations fail to invest wisely in their futures while instead placing dominant emphasis on the present. To be sure, the present is vitally important. Your current business is the <i>performance engine</i>. It both funds day-to-day operations and …

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

Five Acts That Help Leaders Bring Their Strategies To Life

One of the enduring truths of business is the difficulty so many organizations have in turning their strategies into action. Of course, many enterprises run into difficulties because they either start with the wrong strategy or find themselves caught with a model that no longer works. But even …

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Successful Movements All Have 3 Acts

Leaders of world-changing movements, from social leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. to business leaders such as Steve Jobs, persuade people to follow them into the unknown, the unpredictable, the untested. Because change is both scary and difficult, they also help those followers push through …

A Simple Formula to Know Which Business You Should Start

Linda was a successful pharmaceutical and medical device sales representative with her MBA when I met her at a business conference I was the keynote speaker at, talking about scaling companies.<p>Tired of working for other companies, Linda wanted to build her own business helping small pharmaceutical …

Brands Are Behaving Like Organized Religions

Organized religion has shaped virtually every aspect of human behavior for thousands of years. Some historians have even argued that religion was integral to human survival. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that savvy marketers have figured out that they can use some of the same basic principles …

The Elements of an Effective Cause Marketing Campaign

What makes a great cause campaign? How do you get people to stop bad habits, adopt good ones, or do something about a societal or health issue that may not even be on their radar?<p>In developing the strategy for a recent cause campaign, we took a three-step approach to considering our options for …

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

11 Marketing Tools Worth Trying in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every individual, small business and large enterprise will not only create content and engage on social media in 2016, but seek new ways to cut through the noise and stomp out the competition.<p>So how do you ensure your brand gets the …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I prepare for the start of 2016, I am thinking about ways to expand my reach to do more social good. I must admit the buzz around the title social entrepreneur immediately makes me think I need a board of directors, bigger budgets and …

Your New Idea Is Worthless Unless You Know How to Sell It

The talk in your organization focuses relentlessly on generating innovative, disruptive ideas. So why is it that when you throw out a creative idea at a team meeting, you get the death stare instead of a gold star?<p>You perturb your boss; your teammates whisper under their breath; and one says out …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

4 Key Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Planning a SEO Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>SEO is no magic bullet. You need to understand its key elements before entering into an SEO campaign.<p>The marketing industry is all about ideas and strategies. The options to promote brands are so diverse it can often overwhelm …

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …