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The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Watkins<p><b>Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors</b><p><b>The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition</b><p>Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will …

The 85 Investing Lessons

• <b>Author:</b> Robin R. Speziale<p>The 85 Investing Lessons is based on the top selling investing eBook Lessons From The Successful Investor, which is now available for only $4.99, and contains 85 timeless value investing lessons to help you build a quality portfolio of value stocks that will make you …

How to deal with corruption in India (and any other emerging market)

One of the worst things that can happen to a big company in an emerging market is to get caught greasing an official’s palm. Firms working in places like India, China, and Russia risk breaking anti-corruption laws both there and in their own countries. Cadbury India, a unit of US sweets …

Corruption

The Two-Minute Game that Reveals How People Perceive You

We often write about B-school research findings in this space. Now we’re going to let you take part. This video, presented by Harvard Business School associate professor Michael Norton, is a game. In fact, it’s the same game Norton used in research he recently conducted, so when you play the game …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

Be the Company Customers Can’t Live Without

Imagine you’re the CEO of a startup offering a technology solution when the economy plunges into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Up to then, you’ve delivered impressive results; your product has reached $22 million in revenues in four years on the market and your solution is …

Use Customer Cash to Finance Your Start-Up

Airbnb is one of the most celebrated start-ups of the past decade, and its creation story is well-known: In 2007 two design school graduates dusted off some air mattresses and rented out space in their San Francisco apartment to conference attendees who couldn’t find hotel rooms, netting $1,000. A …

Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?

What do the following items have in common: credit cards and streaming or recorded music, robots for production, CAD systems, telephone networks, digital games, computers in products like cars and vacuum cleaners, sensors, and video consoles used in remote mining? Answer: They are all digital and …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

Working from Home: A Work in Progress

It’s now been about six weeks since all Yahoo! employees had to start showing up at the Internet giant’s offices every day. The company-confidential but widely circulated memo that banned telecommuting stressed the importance of physical proximity for preserving the creative culture that new CEO …

Does the Fed Chair Need to Be a Great Manager, or Just a Great Economist?

By the end of the year, President Obama will likely make one of the most important economic decisions of his presidency: appointing a new Federal Reserve chairman. The two leading candidates, according to reports, are Janet Yellen, the Fed’s vice chairman, and Larry Summers, a former member of the …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …