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December 17, 2008

Follow the Customer, Follow the Car

Global companies today can learn from the Japanese enterprises that thrived during the country’s “lost decade.”
December 9, 2008

Taiwan Is Open for Business

A heightened level of access to Taiwan from mainland China means new opportunities for foreign investors.
November 25, 2008

How to Win by Changing the Game

Investing in a capabilities-driven strategy will equip your company for growth in uncertain times.
November 25, 2008

Best Business Books 2008: Strategy

Fast Competition and Flat Denial
November 25, 2008

Stand by Your Change Agent

Research shows that most transformation leaders go unpromoted, unrecognized, and unrewarded. And their companies suffer in the long run.
November 25, 2008

Best Business Books 2008: Management

Narratives and Paradigms
November 25, 2008

Best Business Books 2008: Rhetoric

The Art of Influence
November 4, 2008

Pitting Latin Multinationals against Established Giants

To succeed globally, “multilatinas” — and all aspiring international companies from developing nations — must make rapid strides in governance, transparency, and executive appointments.
October 28, 2008

The Collaboration Game

Although an elusive goal, cooperative relationships between retailers and suppliers can be wildly profitable.
September 30, 2008

Change Management: Who’s in Charge?

A new survey finds that transformations succeed when top executives pay attention.
September 9, 2008

Why Corporate Buyers Are Dominating M&A

Amid the tightest credit conditions in decades, the market for corporate control is favoring low-leverage, growth-oriented transactions.
August 26, 2008

A Growth Strategy for the Long Term

Economies that depend primarily on a single resource are exposed to ongoing shocks, but an export-based diversification strategy can alleviate the tremors.
August 26, 2008

Tea and Empathy with Daniel Goleman

The author of Emotional Intelligence says business leaders will need greater interpersonal awareness in an era of corporate transparency.
August 26, 2008

The Unique Advantage

To succeed in a mature industry like consumer products, the trick isn’t being first — it’s being hard to copy.
August 26, 2008

Design for Frugal Growth

With the right kind of organization, you can expand while cutting costs.
August 26, 2008

P&G’s Innovation Culture

How we built a world-class organic growth engine by investing in people.
August 19, 2008

Hearts and Minds

Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter on why urgency in the face of change matters — right now.
June 10, 2008

The 21st-Century MBA

In a world that requires business leaders to address the concerns of all their stakeholders, we must reshape management education to be both practical and aspirational.
June 10, 2008

A Tailored Approach for Successful Growth

How to align your management approach to the goals of your growth strategy.
June 10, 2008

CEO Succession 2007: The Performance Paradox

The news this year is that even those chief executives who deliver subpar returns are showing unexpected staying power.
May 28, 2008

Six Keys to a Winning Manufacturing Strategy

How John Deere bucked industrial trends to become an international growth star.
May 22, 2008

Lessons of Silence

What the deaf can teach us about listening — and making ourselves heard.
April 29, 2008

Winning the PR Wars

CEOs must learn to manage the media if they want to influence how their stories are told.
April 8, 2008

Business Success from the Bottom Up

Management consultant Ralph Sink believes that people, when given ownership and held accountable, will shine.
March 25, 2008

Anyone Around Here Nervous?

Public relations guru Robert Dilenschneider on getting ahead when everyone else is concerned about falling behind.
March 18, 2008

China’s Shifting Competitive Equation

Multinational companies must respond to China’s rising costs by bringing their own global best practices to its shores.
March 4, 2008

Speaking of Jargon

If we hate it so much, why do we all use it?
February 26, 2008

Upturn Thinking in a Downturn Year

Why it’s important not to lose sight of long-term goals during a recession.
February 26, 2008

Twenty Hubs and No HQ

A new form of global organization grounded in “gateway” countries can allow a company to operate profitably around the world.
February 19, 2008

Reining In the Overpaid (and Underperforming) Chief Executive

Corporate governance expert Nell Minow explains the relationship between outlandish severance packages and the risky financial instruments linked to subprime mortgages.
January 22, 2008

Signals for the Coming Year

Change may be certain, but for a business decision maker, some changes have more impact than others. Here are eight trends that will make the greatest difference in 2008.