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The Hidden Cost Of Hydroelectric Power

Developing countries are planning to dramatically expand hydroelectric power generation in their desperate need for electricity and irrigation. It’s also a strategic decision to use their own resources. Second only to nuclear power in providing low-carbon, long-term reliable base load generation, …

How To Fix The Ailing Electric Grid

Today’s power grid is broken, but a little bit of teamwork could save it.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is an excerpt from <i>Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity In a Century</i>, by Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers. The book argues that urbanization and a rapidly growing demand for …

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

Does blue ocean leadership work in every culture?

Broadly speaking, leadership cultures differ across the globe. In Asian companies leadership culture tends to be more vertical or hierarchical. In …

The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition

Great marketers have great guts. Leo Burnett didn’t need a legion of focus groups to come up with the Marlboro Man. Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest marketing mind ever, famously eschewed market research because he didn’t think customers knew what they wanted until he showed it to them.<p>Yet big …

Three Things They Don't Teach You About Change Leadership

Somewhere between reading John Kotter’s <i>Leading Change</i> and Michael Watkin’s <i>First Ninety Days,</i> most change projects are tested by currents of resistance and indecision that are often quite subtle, but need to be played right if the change initiative is to gain traction and maintain its momentum. …