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Beyond Tableau: What is missing in internal reporting transformation.

The new finance operating model has transformed very fast indeed, in today's high-tech environment it is easy to drill down into financial data and …

Big Data

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.<p>The acquisition, announced Friday, is a reflection …

eCommerce

To Lead, You Need Political Competence | Inc.com

A colleague of mine was recently appointed president of a major university. Over dinner, he told me that he doesn't do politics. He says he prefers to be objective and realistic. Get real! If you don't "do" politics you can't lead an organization!<p>Organizational life is messy and complicated, and …

Leadership

Amazon clinches deal to buy Middle East online retailer Souq.com | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Souq.com will expand its workforce and operations after Amazon (AMZN.O) clinched a deal to buy 100 percent of the Middle East online retailer, executives from both firms said.<p>Amazon and Souq.com said earlier on Tuesday they had agreed on the takeover, despite an eleventh-hour bid …

IT

Root Out Bias from Your Decision-Making Process

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of an important decision not going our way. The feeling is far worse when you feel that the decision was somehow “rigged” against you — that you never had a chance, that your input wasn’t given its fair due, or that only some of the data was considered. You …

Management
Demographics

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

Globalization: Myth and Reality

<b>Pankaj Ghemawat</b>, professor at NYU Stern and IESE business schools, debunks common misconceptions about the current state and extent of globalization. (Hint: the world is not nearly as globalized as people think.) He also discusses how popular reactions in Europe and the U.S. against globalization …

Globalization

What Great Managers Do

Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees' unique strengths. Learn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Employment

The 3 Simple Rules of Managing Top Talent

The general view in business is that top-end talent is highly sensitive to and motivated by compensation and that big monetary rewards are key to their management. There is a grain of truth to this — but only a grain. In my 36-year career, I haven’t met a single person truly at the top end of the …

Management

3 Lessons From Steve Jobs on Building Trust | Inc.com

What if you could spend years working with --and observing the leadership styles of -- the CEOs of Apple, Pixar, and Disney?<p>That's what Ali Rowghani did. Rowghani is the CEO of Y Combinator Continuity, the growth stage investment arm of Y Combinator, the powerful start-up business incubator and …

Leadership

Global foreign direct investment fell 13% in 2016, but modest recovery expected in 2017 - new figures

FDI flows to Europe fell 29% to an estimated $385 billion, with a number of countries experiencing strong volatility in their inflows. This decline …

Don’t Waste Your Time on Networking Events

Large, traditional business networking events are a time-honored institution. They have been a staple of aspiring and successful professionals for so long that most networking advice focuses not on <i>whether</i> you should attend, but on how to make the most of these events when you <i>do</i> attend. In theory, …

Networking
Quora
Latin America

How Aligned Is Your Organization?

Most executives today know their enterprises should be aligned. They know their strategies, organizational capabilities, resources, and management systems should all be arranged to support the enterprise’s purpose. The challenge is that executives tend to focus on one of these areas to the …

Management

Avoid Death by PowerPoint with 3 Tips From the Top TED Talks | Inc.com

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates?<p>That's …

Infographics

Hiring for Your Startup: 3 Tips to Find the Right People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s all about the team: Great people make a great company. And for a business that is just getting off the ground with little money, strategy or even product in place, having the right people on the ground floor is even more essential. …

Entrepreneurship

If You Want To Build An Innovative Culture, You Need These 4 Things | Inc.com

fIn the late 1960's, Gary Starkweather had a serious spat with his boss. As an engineer in Xerox's long-range xerography unit, he saw that laser printing could be a huge business opportunity. His manager, however, was focused on improving the efficiency of the current product line, not looking to …

Innovation

Weekend Reads: Seeing with Bad Data, Hyping History, And a Few Charts

“The West Wing,” cartography, and some lessons from India are just some of the topics covered in this week's edition of Weekend Reads by Will Ortel. …

Flat Earth

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

Leadership
University of Chicago

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

5 Things We Learned From Listening to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

What makes Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet, who holds mega brands like Geico Auto Insurance and Kraft Heinz in his portfolio, such a great …

Bill Gates

6 Types of Clients You're Better Off Without

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve had at least one bad client. While some entrepreneurs seem to be born with an invisible force field that repels bad clients, others attract them like a picnic lunch draws ravenous …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists say that yes, there is something to be gained by dwelling on what could have been

Because the fact is that life unfolded the way it did, and thinking about how it might have unfolded otherwise — you'd be a happily married and disgustingly rich CEO — isn't an obviously productive way to spend your time or mental energy.<p>In her new book, "The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That …

San Francisco

7 CEO personality types that will drain the life from a company

In the face of disruptive developments in their industries and the world at large, CEOs need to act with speed and agility to pivot an organization’s …

4 concerns that keep CEOs awake at night

Since we conducted our first CEO survey twenty years ago, the world has reshaped itself faster than we can reshape ourselves: from a massive increase …

Leadership

What does it take to be a great leader in times of change? We asked six experts

<i>Watch a Compact for Responsible Business Leadership and Responsive and Responsible Leadership in 2017 from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting</i> …