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A Checklist for Someone About to Take on a Tougher Job

Careers involve numerous transitions when we “step up” into a new role, typically one with greater rewards, bigger responsibilities, and higher stakes. We’re well aware that these opportunities come as the result of effort and diligence in our previous role, but we can fail to appreciate how much …

Huawei’s Culture Is the Key to Its Success

Today, Huawei is the only Chinese company – out of the 91 mainland Chinese companies listed on the Fortune Global 500 list – earning more revenue abroad than in China. Huawei’s revenue from overseas markets exceeded that from the Chinese market for the first time in 2005. In 2012, Huawei surpassed …

To Grow a Digital Business, Learn from the Startup Community

It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the second phase of digital transformation, you can’t go it alone.<p>By second phase, I mean the creation of entirely new offerings that are possible only because of digital technology. The second phase is distinct from the familiar first phase, in which …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

A Better Way to Map Brand Strategy

Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Central brands, such as Coca-Cola in soft drinks and McDonald’s in fast food, are those that are most representative of their type. They’re the first …

Strategies for Working Smoothly with Your Peers

Your boss supports you and wants the best for you – she hired you after all. Your employees support you, and your clients value you. But what about your peers? Time after time, I’ve encountered successful professionals whose one confidence barrier seems to be their relationship with peers.<p>Why is it …

You Need an Innovation Strategy

Despite massive investments of management time and money, innovation remains a frustrating pursuit in many companies. Innovation initiatives frequently fail, and successful innovators have a hard time sustaining their performance—as Polaroid, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, and …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …