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What is your core product?

April 29, 2017

These major businesses (listed in alpha order) no longer sell their original core product(s). o Apple: its core product was a circuit board o Corning: Technical and pharmaceutical glass o DuPont: gunpowder o The Gap: phonograph recordings in a retail…

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Riding Shotgun: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2017

Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO Nathaniel Bennett and Stephen Miles Stanford University Press (January 2017) Why the COO is probably “the toughest job in a company” The is the updated edition of a book first published a decade…

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An executive’s guide to machine learning

February 6, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Dorian Pyle and Cristina San Jose for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain why machine learning is no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital…

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Rewiring Citi for the digital age

February 1, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Don Callahan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Citigroup’s Head of Operations and Technology describes the bank’s efforts to accelerate its digital transition, as well as the importance…

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Henry Chesbrough on “Open Innovation”

January 31, 2017

Henry Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Harwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his work on…

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Good Presentations Need to Make People Uncomfortable

October 3, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Josh Bersin 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 HBR email alerts,…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

February 12, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

February 6, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 27, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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What the Most Successful People Alive Share in Common

December 19, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Gillian Zoe Segal, featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up to receive email alerts, please click here. * * * For my new…

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