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iPhone X, Plus, & SE Price Release Details: New Apple iPhones’ OLED Screens To Bring Hefty Price Tags

When Apple releases its latest edition iPhones, the technology may improve, but the prices won't drop.<p>Customers looking to upgrade to the new iPhone …

Snapchat opts for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to lead IPO: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. photo-sharing app Snapchat has chosen Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) as lead underwriters for an initial public offering that could come as early as March, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.<p>An image of the Snapchat logo created with …

Growing Cotton in Iowa

AS THE election of 2016 lurches to an unmourned end, it feels cruel to report that the presidential race of 2020 is already under way. This haste …

When a Colleague’s Mistakes Affect You

In an attempt to function in this increasingly complex world, organizations are becoming increasingly complex themselves. They are built on collaborative partnerships, dotted lines and matrixes, all of which mean more and more of your work depends on the work of someone else. When a colleague is …

Use a Task Map to Improve Your Team’s Performance

If you’ve noticed your team is functioning unevenly and its esprit de corps isn’t what you’d hoped, it’s time for you to ask yourself whether your people are deployed optimally.<p>Employees’ skills and interests can evolve over time, as can the goals of your group, so misalignment can happen without …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Banana Fungus, Insect Outbreak Threaten Global Supply

Banana lovers better satiate their appetites now. The world's supply of the fruit is under attack.<p>According to Scientific American, strains of a particular soil fungus -- Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, or Foc -- have struck a key variety of banana grown for export in Mozambique and Jordan. …

What's gone wrong with Tesco?

Every little hurts. At Tesco just off the Old Kent Road, it's the small things that are not quite right: the half dozen empty crates in the vegetable aisle nearly four hours after opening, the torn advent calendar left on the shelf, a box of festive fruit and nuts displayed upside down, contents …

Family Businesses Shouldn’t Hunt for Superstar CEOs

It’s a dilemma that faces family businesses all too frequently.<p>We saw it recently when we worked with a $4 billion global manufacturing business in Hong Kong. The company was managed by the founder, who turned it over to his son when he retired. The two men had created distribution channels, built …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

When Marketing Is Strategy

It’s no secret that in many industries today, upstream activities—such as sourcing, production, and logistics—are being commoditized or outsourced, while downstream activities aimed at reducing customers’ costs and risks are emerging as the drivers of value creation and sources of competitive …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ".@google's best managers empower their teams and avoid micromanaging: http://t.co/QFiioGr6v4 http://t.co/haHeeEbztl"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>#<b>Leadership</b>: empowering & no micromanaging QT @<b>HarvardBiz</b>: @<b>google</b>'s best managers http://s.hbr.org/1iTINlb …

Beyond TCO: Five Myths and Realities of Cloud

Ask ten people what the Cloud is and you’ll probably get ten different answers. The Cloud is fast becoming the defacto standard for deploying and …

Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out …

Don’t Spin a Better Story. Be a Better Company

Companies frequently hire public relations people when they sense that the tide of opinion is turning against them. They may be facing nasty headlines and want them to go away. “We’re misunderstood,” the company’s CEO will say. “We just need to tell our story better.”<p>There is often some truth to …

Why Can’t a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Information governance is not IT’s job. But it should be the CIO’s job. It’s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief <i>Information</i> Officer.<p>Why? Because no one is managing the store. The explosive growth of …

You, Too, Can Move Your Company Into the Cloud

On April 1 of this year, the Department of Defense announced that the US Navy would embark on a strategy to migrate its services to the cloud. While there have been numerous cases of big and small companies making this leap over the past few months, this one struck a particular chord with me …

Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

It is all well and good — and true — to say that the role and mandate of the CIO are expanding. Smart commentators here and elsewhere have described why and how that is happening. But too many organizations are stretching their Chief Information Officers (CIO) too thin. CIOs are being tasked with …

Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?

What do the following items have in common: credit cards and streaming or recorded music, robots for production, CAD systems, telephone networks, digital games, computers in products like cars and vacuum cleaners, sensors, and video consoles used in remote mining? Answer: They are all digital and …