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June 4, 2014

What’s Your Platform, Baby?

The key to tech customer loyalty isn’t about being the biggest—it’s about embracing the smallest.
May 12, 2014

A Triple Scoop of Social Responsibility

Journalist Brad Edmondson’s recounting of the Ben & Jerry’s story, Ice Cream Social, focuses on the difficulties of living up to high-minded corporate mission statements after new owners take control.
May 8, 2014

Getting Value Propositions Right, with Data and Analytics

In order to fend off competitors and foster growth, large CPG companies must bring the prices they set for products in line with their value to consumers.
May 7, 2014

A Toast to Industry Disruption

In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy traces an industry disruption that gives beer drinkers reason to cheer.
April 25, 2014

I Scream, You Scream (But Only When the Price Goes Up)

The ice cream market reveals that consumers don’t mind smaller packaging as much as they do bigger price tags.
March 14, 2014

Best of Multimedia: Bitcoin’s Turbulent History

An interactive look at the highs and lows surrounding the controversial digital currency.
February 11, 2014

How to Achieve Growth in a Lean Europe

Lessons on winning in a slow market.
January 30, 2014

The Dangers of Adjacencies Strategy

Why a popular approach to growth may put your company’s health at risk.
November 12, 2013

Are You Making the Right Moves in China?

Three new studies reveal insight into the Chinese consumer market and business environment.
October 22, 2013

Are Health Insurers Ready to Care for New Consumers?

As the Affordable Care Act takes effect, health insurance companies will have to design and implement new healthcare models to keep up with the new consumer population.
October 15, 2013

The Gordian Knot of Global Economic Growth

Why politics as usual in the E.U., the U.S. and China is getting in the way of a strong recovery.
September 23, 2013

Why Haier and Lenovo May Soon Be Household Names

Chinese brands don’t need David Brooks’s “romantic advantage,” just the right capabilities.
September 11, 2013

Comic Books, Iced Tea, and the Secret to Winning in Business

Honest Tea founders Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff explain—graphically—how they brewed up a successful company.
August 27, 2013

The Big Bite of Small Brands

Upstarts are gaining market share across consumer packaged goods categories. Here’s how incumbents can respond.
August 19, 2013

Same-Day Delivery? Not So Fast

Traditional retailers can outshine their online competitors in the distribution game.
August 13, 2013

How to Make a New Product Unique

The secret to successful launches is doubling down on the attributes and capabilities that make your offering stand out.
August 7, 2013

What if Clay Christensen Is Right about the Grocery Business (and Amazon Is Wrong)?

The disruptive influences of e-commerce may finally be setting their sites on the grocery industry.
August 6, 2013

The Coming Globalization of Chinese Multinationals: Threat or Opportunity?

As Chinese firms expand their international footprint, they can create unique partnerships with their Western competitors.