|Pay Attention to Revenue Growth. But How?
by Paul Leinwand, John Loehr, and Kolinjuwa Shriram
Identify the growth rate for any given portfolio of businesses, and measure how your company stacks up.
|Developing Diversity: Lessons from Top Teams
by Max Landsberg and Madelaine Pfau
Heterogeneous management teams give corporations a performance edge, but without the right incentives and leadership style, diversity can be a hindrance.
by Bill Jackson, John Loehr, and Natasa Azman
Auto companies that hope to thrive in today’s diverse market will need the flexibility to realign themselves with new vehicle designs, power train alternatives, and primary brands.
|As Patent Laws Weaken, Innovation Suffers
by Robert P. Siegel
Corporations and inventors everywhere require strong patent laws like those America’s founders originally designed.
|China’s Five Surprises
by Edward Tse
In the world’s fastest-growing economy, the last 10 years are not the best guide to the next 10 years.
by Nicholas G. Carr
It’s hard to recognize a daring failure when it’s taking off. Consider the Concorde.
|Beauty Parlors, Barbershops, and Boardrooms
by Leslie F. (“Skip”) Griffin Jr.
What leaders of corporate change can learn from the American civil rights movement.
|Our 10 Most Enduring Ideas
by Art Kleiner
To celebrate s+b’s 10th anniversary, we looked back at the conceptual breakthroughs that appeared in this magazine — and invited our readers to vote on which were most likely to last.
|The Realist’s Guide to Moral Purpose
by Nikos Mourkogiannis
Four ideals of leadership that appeal to our deepest instincts — and can inspire a company to long-term success.
|Money Isn’t Everything
by Barry Jaruzelski, Kevin Dehoff, and Rakesh Bordia
Lavish R&D budgets don’t guarantee performance. A new Booz Allen Hamilton study of the world’s 1,000 biggest spenders reveals the value of an innovation dollar — and the basics of a better strategy.
|Building a Better Matchmaker
by Maarten Jager and Steven Wheeler
How a “customer-sensing capability” can do a better job of connecting people to the cars — and other purchases — of their dreams.
|Ricardo Semler Won’t Take Control
by Lawrence M. Fisher
The Brazilian CEO and best-selling author transformed his pump plant into a model of participative management, and launched his company on 14 straight years of double-digit growth.
|Best Business Books 2005
The best new titles of 2005 in “The Future,” “Strategy,” “Globalization,” “Management,” “Work and Life,” “Marketing,” “Media,” and “Leadership.”
|Best Business Books 2005: s+b’s Top Shelf|
|Best Business Books 2005: The Future
by Howard Rheingold
Seven Ways to See What’s Next
|Best Business Books 2005: Strategy
by Chuck Lucier and Jan Dyer
Sailing Beyond Luck
|Best Business Books 2005: Globalization
by Michael Moynihan
Forces for Fairness
|Best Business Books 2005: Management
by David K. Hurst
The Good, the Bad, and Jack Welch
|Best Business Books 2005: Work and Life
by Ann Graham
The Upside of Downtime
|Best Business Books 2005: Marketing
by Kenneth Roman
Storytelling, Stealth, and the Holy Grail of Advertising
|Best Business Books 2005: Media
by Everette E. Dennis
Debacle on 43rd Street
|Best Business Books 2005: Leadership
by James O’Toole
Monsters and Diplomats
|Best Business Books 2005: Index|
|Carlota Perez: The Thought Leader Interview
by Art Kleiner
According to this influential long-wave theorist, the world is due for a technological and economic boom that truly lifts all boats. When? That’s up to us.
by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer
On auction psychology, e-mail tactics, CEO turnover, and more.
|I Heard It through the Grapevine
by Bruce Feirstein