Posts Tagged ‘Verne Harnish’

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Tata Steel’s radical approach to downsizing (1993)

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the … READ MORE

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: How Intel got consumers to love its chips (1991)


The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and … READ MORE

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Boeing bets big on the 707 (1952)

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the … READ MORE

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Henry Ford decides to double his workers’ wages (1914)

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, … READ MORE

How to Get Off to a Fast Start in 2012

These are not head-snapping revelations. Everything that follows is simply common sense. These suggestions are provided in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin whom Walter Isaacson characterizes as “America’s first Yuppie.”

Here are ten  (10) attitudes, strategies, and initiatives to consider: 

 

1. Make sure … READ MORE

When speed is not a competitive advantage….

 

I agree with Verne Harnish that speed can sometimes be a decisive competitive advantage. It has saved countless gazelles when lions are in the area.

However, as he would point out, there are other occasions, as this brief film clip suggests, when speed can … READ MORE

Most Valuable Business Insights: 16-20

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best explained. Here … READ MORE

Readings for leadership development

 

Each month, I receive dozens of inquiries from those who request recommended readings for leadership development. I now offer these:

The Right Values

The Executive’s Compass by James O’Toole
The Highest Goal by Michael Ray
The Heart Aroused by David Whyte
True North by Bill … READ MORE
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