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Issue 56, Autumn 2009

In this issue

Managing with the Brain in Mind, Inside the Kraft Foods Transformation, Rising to the Corporate Education Challenge, and More

Cover story

  • The Talent Innovation Imperative

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Laird Post, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    Any company that competes on the global stage must, in light of today’s changing workforce, rethink the way it manages people.


  • The Consumerization of Corporate IT

    by Jim Ginsburgh and Eduardo Alvarez
    Allowing employees access to online IT services, such as e-mail, desktop applications, and file storage, could save corporations money and improve productivity.
  • A Walled Garden for Capital

    by Hazel Henderson
    New socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
  • Knockoffs Come of Age

    by Edward Tse, Kevin Ma, and Yu Huang
    Once associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
  • Rising to the Corporate Education Challenge

    by Thomas Ripsam, Edward C. Landry, and Bradley Fusco
    Amid layoffs and restructuring, many companies are rethinking, not discarding, their efforts to build worker capabilities.
  • A Better Model for Health Care

    by Gary D. Ahlquist, Minoo Javanmardian, and Sanjay B. Saxena
    An innovative experiment in Florida shows the potential for more systemic collaboration as the catalyst for lower costs and improved quality.
  • Are You Killing Enough Ideas?

    by Zia Khan and Jon Katzenbach
    Companies can improve their innovation performance by getting their formal and informal organizations in sync.