|Rethinking the Value of Talent
by Jeffrey Joerres and Dominique Turcq
Classifying employees by their role in the success of your business rather than by their function can improve the effectiveness of recruiting, staff development, and deployment.
|My Customer, My Co-Innovator
by Michael Schrage
Involving customers in the innovation process can add value to new product designs.
|The Well-Designed Global R&D Network
by Thomas Goldbrunner, Yves Doz, and Keeley Wilson
A new study finds that organizations benefit when they configure their innovation networks for cost and manage them for value.
|The Coming Enterprise Software Shakeup
by Mitch Rosenbleeth, Corrie DeCamp, and Stephen Chen
Enterprise software prices will soon be on the rise, but there are innovative alternatives for savvy CIOs.
|Avian Flu: A Test of Collective Integrity
by Susan Penfield and John Larkin
The threat of a pandemic can teach governments, corporations, and nonprofits to prepare for the unthinkable.
by Nicholas G. Carr
Sometimes “sticking to your knitting” is exactly the wrong way to build your business.
|The Captain’s Challenge
by Eric Best
At sea or in business, a smart leader copes with turbulence by building the risk tolerance of the crew.
|The Future of Advertising Is Now
by Christopher Vollmer, John Frelinghuysen, and Randall Rothenberg
Marketers take heed: After years of overhype, the digital revolution is finally mainstream.
|Beyond Brand Management
by Richard Rawlinson
The anatomy of the 21st-century marketing professional.
by Edward Landry, Andrew Tipping, and Jay Kumar
How to drive the only marketing metric that matters.
|The Neuroscience of Leadership
by David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz
Breakthroughs in brain research explain how to make organizational transformation succeed.
|The Megacommunity Manifesto
by Mark Gerencser, Fernando Napolitano, and Reginald Van Lee
Public, private, and civil leaders should confront together the problems that none can solve alone.
|A Cooperative Solution
by Riccardo Lotti, Peter Mensing, and Davide Valenti
This self-governing corporate structure protects communities and prospers in a globalizing world.
|CEO Succession 2005: The Crest of the Wave
by Chuck Lucier, Paul Kocourek, and Rolf Habbel
Half of all chief executives are dismissed from office, but those who can deliver results are in greater demand than ever.
|Deirdre McCloskey’s Market Path to Virtue
by Andrea Gabor
An idiosyncratic economist preaches the innate morality of business.
|William G. Ouchi: The Thought Leader Interview
by Art Kleiner
A champion of decentralized management shows how better education means competitive advantage, but only if school principals are treated like business unit managers.
|Engines of Change
by John Wormald
Sources for making sense of fossil fuel scarcity, the oil endgame, and the automotive future.
|Books in Brief
by David K. Hurst
A container-shipping retrospective, a strategic admiral, farsighted forecasting, and admirable strategies.
by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer
On schools for elder leaders, Japanese decision making, innovation inertia, and more.
|Hustle and Flow: It’s Hard out Here for a CEO
by Bruce Feirstein