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Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

Getting Benefits From Flat Organizations

I divide my time as dean of the Wharton School between leading the business school on campus and getting to know our amazing alums in business. I am …

Google's HR boss shares 10 secrets to running a company everyone wants to work for

With his team, Bock developed management strategies to make Google one of the most desirable places to work for top tech talent, he writes in his book, "Work Rules!"<p>This approach has helped Google become one of the happiest companies in America.<p>Here are Bock's top 10 management tips, which he's …

The Workplace

To Reuse This Notebook, Just Pop It In The Microwave

The microwaveable analog Rocketbook saves paper, discourages snoops, and backs up your handwritten documents to the Cloud.<p>Whether you’re concerned about your paper waste, you don’t want coworkers snooping through your brilliant, top-secret sketches, or you simply don’t have room at home to store …

Apps

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” While that may sound extreme, it does highlight the importance of defining problems. It …

High Level

Pharmaceutical Poem: Quality and Productivity

Statistics can paint an alarming tale of opioid drug addiction in the<p>It’s common to feel anxious when you find out that a family<p>Did you know one in …

Almost Two-Thirds of CEOs Don't Get Outside Business Advice

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's lonely at the top, as the saying goes. And, according to one new survey, most executives are not getting outside business advice despite wanting it.<p>Nearly two-thirds of CEOs and almost half of senior executives do not receive …

Leadership

U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chinese workers are holding hostage entrepreneur Chip Starnes, the co-founder of a Florida-based medical supply company, in his factory outside of Beijing, according to news reports.<p>Starnes, 42, has been held captive in the office of his …

Wall Street

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Your Least Engaged Employees Might Be Your Top Performers

Some of the most engaged employees in your organization are your worst performers. And some of the least engaged are your highest performers.<p>This conclusion comes from new research by the consulting firm, Leadership IQ. The study “matched engagement survey and performance appraisal data for 207 …

Don’t Acquire Customers, Manufacture Them

What’s the easiest way to grow your company? Acquire customers, <i>right</i>?<p>I used to live by that philosophy when I first became an entrepreneur, but …

Maker's Row and the Future of American Manufacturing

Ideating, pattern-making, finding materials, ordering samples, tooling and producing — these are the six once-mystical steps of manufacturing that …