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The Five Approaches to Business Strategy

The Boston Consulting Group has introduced The Strategy Palette which outlines five distinct approaches to business strategy, helping CEOs and top …

Business Strategy

Soapbox: Why business schools are running in place?

The prophets of doom are circling above the b-school landscape, some gleefully predicting the end of their amazing 40 year run of popularity and …

Fight For $15: Do Burger Flippers Really Deserve To Be In The Global 1%?

Most of us are aware of the Fight For $15, that attempt to get firstly, fast food workers being paid $15 an hour in the US and then, presumably, to get the Federal minimum wage raised to that amount. What’s very difficult to understand though is what the reasoning behind the idea is. For the actual …

The Chivas Venture - Chivas Regal

The best way to predict the future is to create it. 27 social entrepreneurs have been selected to pitch for a share of the Chivas Venture $1million …

Managing 'Stakeholder Interaction' For Better Business Strategy

The timing is certainly ripe for it. “A road map to help companies integrate social and environmental issues into business strategy, using shareholder dialogue as a means of corporate learning about stakeholder concerns” is being proposed by Cornerstone Capital Group, (CCG) a predominantly …

Ford Motor Company

Specialization vs Generalization: A Study on Business Strategy

It’s a question that’s been around for a very long time: which is better to focus on, specialization or generalization? Many people have to ask …

Roll Over, Cronut: Donut Sandwiches Are the Next Food Obsession

Now that Dunkin’ Donuts has jumped on the cronut bandwagon, donut trendsetters are on the hunt for the next obsession – and they’ve found it with the donut sandwich. Basically a jelly donut filled with something savory instead of sweet, it’s the latest product from the donut experts at Kane’s …

Sandwiches

Career tactics differ in millennials

The corner office with panoramic views, the million dollar salary, the power to hire and fire.....these are no longer the aspirations that fuel the …

The Disengagement Factory

Can you remember your first “real” job? I don’t mean the one where you worked at a grocery, a movie theater or a telemarketing agency (I worked at all three). I mean your first job out of college where you had to write cover letters, interview and negotiate a salary. I remember mine vividly.<p>After …

Elon Musk's first wife explains what it takes to become a billionaire

She recently posted a response to a Quora thread asking: "Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?"<p>Her answer is "no," though she says the Quora reader is asking the wrong question.<p>"You're determined. So what? You haven't been racing naked …

Elon Musk

Did Apple invent USB Type-C? Maybe a little bit

Yesterday on his Talk Show podcast, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggested that his Apple sources told him that Apple <i>invented</i> USB Type-C. Known for often insightful but always ‘not negative‘ Apple commentary, Gruber sometimes peppers his stories with info he’s gained from inside Apple which he …

USB Type-C

Why Big Organizations Are Fundamentally Broken

Charles Erwin Wilson, Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense is credited with the quote, “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” In fact, what he said was actually the inverse (that what was good for the country was good for GM), but no matter, both statements had an element of …

Innovation

How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age

Throughout human history, the predominant way we’ve built relationships is through real-time conversation. This throne is about to be taken over if it hasn’t already been.<p>As I wrote about in Why Creating Content Trumps Face-To-Face Meetings, the new king of the land is content.<p>Beers at the bar has …

So, What Is Your Competitive Advantage?

The question is, what do you do better than your competitors?<p>It goes without saying that whatever you do;<b>- it must be important to the customer</b><b>- it</b> …

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the reason you’re having a networking meeting, you — and your invitee — aren’t likely to get much satisfaction. As Harvard Business School professor …

9 scientifically verified ways to appear more attractive

It's in the way you carry yourself, the people you hang out with, and how you talk to people — plus a whole lot more.

Laurie Pickard: creating an ‘MBA’ for free from Moocs

Some people can justify an investment of two years and $100,000 to get an MBA. I could not.<p>I was working in Nicaragua for the International Finance …