|Making Acquisitions Work
by Kenneth W. Freeman
By adhering to four operational principles of integration, companies can maximize their chances for M&A success.
|Getting the Most from the “Feet on the Street”
by Edward Landry and Jaya Pandrangi
A strategic approach to the often-overlooked field of outsourced merchandising can cut costs and transform a company’s presence on the shelves.
by Gordon Cook
The most attractive new form of Internet telephony is also the most threatening to corporate security — for now.
|Virtual Scale: Alliances for Leverage
by Doug Hardman, David Messinger, and Sara Bergson
Smaller companies can compete with industry giants by pooling resources with carefully chosen partners.
|Prescription for Change
by Gary Ahlquist, David Knott, and Philip Lathrop
Health plans that put consumers in the driver’s seat are the last chance to avoid a government-controlled monopoly.
by Art Kleiner
When companies come together to save the world, what’s more compelling — environmental results or competitive advantage?
|The Life of a Plan
by Sam Hill
In fulfilling that long-deferred dream, it’s good to start your second career before you exit your first.
|The Cat That Came Back
by Gary L. Neilson and Bruce A. Pasternack
How the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturer rebuilt its organizational DNA.
|Format Invasions: Surviving Business’s Least Understood Competitive Upheavals
by Bertrand Shelton, Thomas Hansson, and Nicholas Hodson
Surviving business's least understood competitive upheavals.
|Skoda Leaps to Market
by Jonathan Ledgard
A Communist car monopoly turned Volkswagen subsidiary is now becoming an entrepreneurial global enterprise.
|The Advertising Saturation Point
by Evan Hirsh and Mark Schweizer
For every automobile, and maybe every product, there’s a threshold beyond which your ad budget is wasted.
|The Prophet of Unintended Consequences
by Lawrence M. Fisher
Jay Forrester’s computer models show the nonlinear roots of calamity and reveal the leverage that can help us avoid it.
|Daniel Yankelovich: The Thought Leader Interview
by Art Kleiner
America’s most eminent pollster says the current epidemic of business scandals must be healed through a shift in norms, not laws.
|Dirty and Clean Laundry
by Milton Moskowitz
A new spate of books and reports puts corporate behavior on display — and enlivens the debate about business’s purpose in society.
|Books in Brief
by David K. Hurst
Turnaround champions, China’s entrepreneurs, executive pay, and Wall Street’s edgy investment bankers.
by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer
On emerging-world corporate “tigers,” the profitability of innovations, and other topics of interest.
|Holding Out for a Hero
by Bruce Feirstein