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Beware the Busy Manager

May 2, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR…

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A Scientific View of Why Women Earn Less

May 2, 2011

Here is an article written by Kimberly Weisul for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (April 6, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please…

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Why only long-term, high-impact books become business “classics”

May 2, 2011

We seem to live in an age of instant gratification during which the average attention span resembles a strobe light blink and most people are only interested in (often obsessed with) the latest, “the best,” what’s new, the biggest, the…

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G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Vitón on How the Ivy League Is Killing Innovation: Part I

May 2, 2011

Here is an excerpt to the first of two articles by G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Vitón that were published in Bloomberg Businessweek. I suggest you read the first before you read the sequel. This first article  has apparently…

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Who was Anna Jarvis and why is she significant?

May 1, 2011

According to an article published by Canwest News Service (May 11, 2005), “Mother’s Day creator likely ‘spinning in her grave.” Here is a brief excerpt. To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Pity the mother of…

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Lars Bjork (QlikTech) in “The Corner Office”

May 1, 2011

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Lars Bjork (chief executive of QlikTech,…

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When speed is not a competitive advantage….

April 30, 2011

  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…

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Dreams, not fantasies….

April 30, 2011

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin observes: “Like a dream come true” Choose your dreams carefully. Everyone is entitled to a dream. It gives us hope, focuses our energy, makes us human. Sometimes, though, we get sold a dream…

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How to Build Confidence

April 30, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Gallo for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click…

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Alan Webber: An interview by Bob Morris

April 30, 2011

  Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Fast Company won…

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