Decisions are the coin of the realm in business. Every success, every mishap, every opportunity seized or missed is the result of a decision that someone made or failed to make. At many companies, decisions
vincent tsui FOR HBR In the new world of “work without walls,” work happens in brains instead of factories, in open floor plans instead of private offices, and at soccer games, beaches, and coffee houses
Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks
Consider the challenges of the 21st century enterprise: things change too fast for one individual to know how to best respond; there are many explanations for any event, and multiple perspectives are to
For 35 years, I have used the Three Box Solution framework in my work with corporations. This practical approach integrates (Box 1) current business performance with (Box 2) selective forgetting of the
Greg Gopman has had an interesting two and a half years. In December 2013 he was an up-and-coming young San Francisco entrepreneur and CEO of an incubator, when he posted an offhand comment on Facebook
When I search LinkedIn for people with the word “strategy” in their job title, it shows me 725,178 listings. My apologies to all of them—including a number of friends and colleagues—in advance for what
How many times have you walked out of a theoretically important meeting—a leadership offsite, a C-suite pow-wow, a sit-down with the board—thinking, That was a great discussion, but I’m not sure we really
A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you get things done when you’re in a hurry. And, much more
Winning over Indian consumers seems to officially have become one of the global tech industry’s Next Big Things. Some estimates indicate that there will be one billion users online in the country by 2030.
Rami Niemi “I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although
At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for
Sodavekt The Research: Rebecca Spencer of UMass Amherst and her coresearchers, Uma Karmarkar of Harvard Business School and Baba Shiv of Stanford Business School, conducted a study in which they asked
From The New York Public Library I am frequently flummoxed by the complete misalignment between a team’s mandate and the agenda for their meetings. My favorite example was a Corporate Affairs team that
In 2014, researchers found scientific evidence of a phenomenon many of us had already experienced: Professional networking can make us feel dirty. But the more powerful you are, the less dirty you feel.
Crowdfunding has been growing explosively, with over $2 billion raised via equity and reward crowdfunding in the United States in 2015 alone. (This video explains the different types of crowdfunding.)
As we all know, young workers are a contemptible bunch. They’re “lazy,” and lack the admirable work ethic of their elders. They have an overblown sense of entitlement, believing they have some kind of
If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t
When done well, daily and weekly planning rituals can help you travel gracefully through life in a peaceful, intentional manner. But sometimes, overplanning your day-to-day activities can make you a neurotic,
Thanks to our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices, there is no longer a technology reason why we can’t be working every minute of every day. In principle, that should help us get more useful
British director says the much-debated final ‘spinning top’ scene of his 2010 brainteasing blockbuster is about the subjective nature of reality Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial
It will take years to beat Isis extremists whose ignorance protects them against doubts about the justice of their cause, warns reformed jihadi Aimen Dean is an unusual example of a poacher turned gamekeeper.
Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular.
A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.
We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy. People start to hallucinate and go a bit
Rashida Jones is no stranger to the Sundance Film Festival— the film she co-wrote and starred in, Celeste and Jesse Forever, premiered in Park City in 2012. But this year she’s in town as a producer, the
Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire