Archive for November, 2014

The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises

7 Laws

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kim C. Korn and B. Joseph Pine II for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, … READ MORE

Mark Roberti on Big Data and RFID: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

RobertiMark Roberti has reported on business for major publications worldwide since 1985. In 2002, he launched RFID Journal on the Web as an independent source of news and information for business and IT executives looking to tap RFID’s … READ MORE

Here are the 20 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

TED (Red)Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know,TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it … READ MORE

Why small businesses are so important to the U.S. economy

Small Business Day

1. The latest figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of the net new jobs in our economy.

2. Four years after start-up, half of all small businesses with employees … READ MORE

Gary Hamel on “Why Bureaucracy Must Die”

HamelHere is an excerpt from an article written by Gary Hamel for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive … READ MORE

The Global Innovation 1000: Proven Paths to Innovation Success

Global Innovation 1000
Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Barry Jaruzelski, Volker Staack, and Brad Goehle for strategy+business, published by strategy&, formerly Booz & Company. They share what ten years of research reveal about the best R&D strategies for the decade ahead. … READ MORE

The Age of the Customer: A book review by Bob Morris

4138tr3emML._AA160_The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance
Jim Blasingame
SBN Books (2014)

How and why all of a company’s initiatives must be in proper alignment to accommodate its customers’ expectations

As I worked my way through Jim Blasingame’s lively and eloquent narrative, I was … READ MORE

From bottom to top: Turning around the top team

From bottomHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Pieter Nota by Udo Kopka and Michiel Kruyt for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It serves as a case study of change at Philips, one that illustrates the importance of the “soft stuff.” … READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Executive Women: Finding (and Owning) Their Voice

Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, CEO of the Y.W.C.A. USA.Here is an excerpt from an article by Adam Bryant for The New York Times. In his conversations with four chief executives, they describe the importance of taking stands, … READ MORE