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Beyond Disruption

I share Professor Clayton Christensen’s consternation about the overuse of the term “disruption.” In this month’s issue of the Harvard Business …

Clayton Christensen

روزنامه دنیای اقتصاد | پرمخاطب ترین روزنامه اقتصادی کشور

شهاب‌الدین رحیمی<p>بازار سرمایه طی هفته‌های اخیر با توجه به متغیر‌های درونی و بیرونی اقتصاد ایران برخی تحولات را که عموما با افت و خیز…<p>دکتر حجت الله …

Scaling Up is a Problem of Both More and Less

Huggy Rao and I like to refer to scaling challenges as the “Problem of More” because they always involve getting some existing seed of excellence to take root in <i>more</i> people and <i>more</i> places. The language of “more” pervades discussions of the topic. Ask any group of executives or nonprofit leaders …

Harvard Business Review

19 pieces of great advice from top tech execs to help you win in work and life

The leaders of the most successful tech companies need a lot of skills. One of them is leadership. They must inspire teams of employees to carry out their daring visions against incredible odds.<p>That means they offer some great advice.<p>We've compiled quotes from 19 of the biggest names in tech. Some …

Success

MBAs share the most valuable lessons they learned in business school

Ask a group of MBAs what they think the most valuable lessons business school provided them and you'll get a myriad of answers.<p>At least, that's what we found when we sifted through the Quora thread, "What are the top five most important business lessons learned in business school?"<p>From basic …

MBA

Get Buy-In for Your Crazy Idea

Your boss told you to “think outside the box.” You and your team burnt the midnight oil and brainstormed until there were no more clichés left to describe how hard you worked. You found a great idea, prepared an amazing pitch, and still your idea was shot down.<p>We like to think that great ideas are …

Harvard Business Review

Design Thinking - Putting the Customer at the Heart of Development

Learn how to use your customers' needs and wants to inject innovation into the design of your products, services and processes.

Design Thinking

Richie Hecker: The Search for El Dorado

Richie Hecker, Chairman and CEO of Traction + Scale: Getting to product/market fit is a challenging journey, complete with diversions, distractions, mirages and false starts. How do you navigate the rough seas to find your fit? The first question you should ask is how large is the new world? …

SaaS

21 Most Memorable Lessons From Harvard's B-School Class of 2015

What is the one course lesson you will remember throughout your career? Here's how the Harvard Business School Class of 2015 responded to that question.<p>At Harvard Business School's graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 27, the distinguished speaker was Scott Cook, the co-founder of Intuit, the …

MBA

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work – the Minimal Viable Product

I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s <i>Build, Measure, Learn</i> approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products …

Product Management

Shahrzad Rafati: Don’t Fall in Love with Your First Idea

Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV: The problem you’re solving may already exist, but is it noticeable enough for potential users to care? Is your target consumer base large enough yet? Regardless of how intelligent your solution is, timing is a big factor in how relevant it will be. …

Health

How digital is changing strategy

The strategy leader of McKinsey Digital discusses the strategic implications of digital disruptions.<p>Video<p><b>Digitization is challenging, undermining,</b> …

Business Strategy

10 ways to startup-ify your company the right way

<b>Startups are disrupting more and more industries and that has many established businesses looking for ways they can act more like startups to</b> …

Startups

How to Design With Emotion

Emotional design shows empathy for the audience a website serve.<p>As consumers, we've all become accustomed to exceptionally designed online experiences. Even if we aren't professional web designers or graphic artists, we know what looks good and reward companies that have got their aesthetics just …

What Is Value? The Costco Value Proposition

One of the greatest truths in business came from Red Skelton, a comedian whose wisdom rings true even today. He shared a triangle with the words price, quality, and speed and said pick any two.<p>Price and quality are obvious, but in the age of mobile and the Internet, speed of service may be the new …

Shopping

Why Even Great Innovations Fail

Research shows that fabulous technology isn't enough to guarantee success.<p>In the 1970s a team at the University of Sussex undertook what they hoped would become a landmark study to understand why innovations succeed and fail. They studied the chemicals and scientific instruments industries, …

How To Defeat Your Copy Cat Competitors

Here's how to fight back effectively.<p>Imitation, as the clich goes, may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it is a major pain in the butt if you own a business or are a marketer who has come up with a truly great idea.<p>Unfortunately, it is also a fact of (business) life.<p>If you come up with a good …

Business Strategy

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

This story appears in the March 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>As an active investor in agricultural technology, I hear pitches from startups that have found ways to make crops bigger, stronger and more resistant to pests, usually through some proprietary formula or advanced biotechnology.<p>I …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Elements of a Strong Corporate Identity

If you asked your employees, “How do we create value for our customers?” would you get a clear answer? And would three different people have the same view?<p>The question about a company’s way to create value for customers is probably one of the most fundamental elements of strategy. Which makes it …

Harvard Business Review

3 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge Through IT Infrastructure

Here's how your business can sharpen competitive edges through IT infrastructure.<p>When considering how your company can get ahead of its competitors, you've likely already thought of the obvious tactics, such as better marketing, better offers and greater visibility. Although these strategies can …

Customer Experience

Nov 01, 2017 By Heike Young<p>One of my favorite marketing quotes comes from Bruce Springsteen, not Seth Godin or any speaker on the marketing keynote …

Marketing

Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate

"It's not enough to have a great idea," says The Innovators author and Steve Jobs biographer.<p>Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors,</i> …

Innovation

Business Is Personal. And Should Be. So, Tell People Your Story

Is there any benefit at keep people at arm's length? Probably not.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business."<p>To understand why that might be the greatest lie in commerce since "the check is in the mail," think back to a scene you've seen a thousand times in the movies or on TV.<p>Two people have been …

It's a Wonderful Life

Brian Honigman: Build Marketing into Product Development

Brian Honigman, marketing consultant: If you create a product that people really want or that fills an existing need more effectively than what’s out there, the product will in many ways market itself. Setting your business up for this kind of success requires asking one fundamental question before …

Product Management

Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions

By now the message from decades of decision-making research and recent popular books such as Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i> should be clear: The irrational manner in which the human brain often works influences people’s decisions in ways that they and others around them fail to …

Behavior

Harvard Management Legend Clay Christensen Defends His 'Disruption' Theory, Explains The Only Way Apple Can Win

<i>Joel Benjamin</i><p>Harvard's Clay Christensen is today's most influential modern management thinker. His 1997 book, "The Innovator's Dilemma," detailed his theory of "disruptive innovation" — explaining how smart incumbents are toppled by upstarts in an era of fast technological change. He has continued …

Harvard Business School

Bill Gates Reveals The 3 Most Important Business Lessons He Learned From Warren Buffett

Few people in the US are more successful than Bill Gates. But that doesn't mean the 58-year-old billionaire knows <i>everything.</i><p>There are still important business lessons to be learned by America's richest man — and who better to learn them from than Gates' friend and fellow billionaire Warren …

Wealth

Create a Strategy That Anticipates and Learns

The buzz around using predictive tools to analyze big data in discrete areas of a business is loud and deserved. In health care, these tools are changing the way doctors identify people at risk of developing certain diseases; in fashion, they crunch purchasing data to anticipate trends; sales and …

Big Data

3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth

Some call it a depression. Some call it a never-ending recession. Some call it a disconnect or a decoupling. Some call it a not-quite recovery.<p>Here’s the truth. Econ doesn’t have a word for whatever we’re in…because whatever we’re in flouts the so-called laws of economics. Quarterly results look …

Harvard Business Review