Pierre Diouf

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Bill O'Reilly And Sarah Palin Are Really Not Happy With Each Other

Bill O'Reilly went after Sarah Palin this week for, well, going after him.<p>O'Reilly initially took a dig at Palin, Donald Trump and Chris Christie in a tease for "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday night, speaking of the trio's possible participation in the 2016 Republican primary. "Wow," he said. "Talk …

Google doesn't copy, explains Eric Schmidt

This is an era of uncommon innovation.<p>Minds brighter than have ever been seen have congregated in one small part of western America to change the way everything is done.<p>It's working. All around us, we hardly recognize the world from even 10 years ago. At the core of this achievement is a pristine …

Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion

The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks to consolidate its position as a major player in personal and professional continuing information technology education.<p>“We believe in the vision we have of democratizing professional …

Who is disrupting your business?

<b>There’s a new way of doing things now that is a clear threat to the established order.</b> Billion dollar companies emerge from nothing within years or …

How SAP Labs India Became An Innovation Dynamo

In April 2010, V.R. Ferose became the managing director of SAP Labs India, one of fifteen global R&D centers of the German software giant SAP. At 35 years old, Ferose was the youngest-ever managing director of a global multinational firm in India — overseeing a staff of 4,000.<p>SAP’s senior …

Leading Teams When Lives Are at Stake

I am about to climb Mount Everest. And as a management professor (Scott speaking here) this inevitably has led me to wonder how team dynamics will play out on the mountain — as my life may depend on it. Before you go worrying, I have been training for years, have extensive climbing experience, and …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …