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When cyber pirates strike, stick with innovation

Although hacks are often linked to downturns in revenues and R&D spending, firms can still roll out major improvements to separate themselves from the competition.
by Matt Palmquist
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The rise and fall of merit

In The Aristocracy of Talent, Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy and fears for its future.
by Mike Jakeman


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Moonshot management

Today’s leaders can learn valuable lessons from James Webb, the NASA administrator who met John F. Kennedy’s lunar challenge.
by Theodore Kinni
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Granting autonomy without losing control

In his new book, London Business School’s Constantinos C. Markides explains how leaders can ensure that employees know how to deliver on a company’s strategy.
by Constantinos C. Markides
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How noisy is your company?

In Noise, a professorial supergroup explains the causes and consequences of the inherent variability in professional judgment.
by Theodore Kinni
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Are we having fun (at work) yet?

Games or contests meant to inject some motivation and productivity into the workday can backfire if employees feel pressured to take part.
by Matt Palmquist
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Streaming energy

After a year of explosive growth fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming video companies have to embrace new strategies to create value for viewers, creators, and investors.
by Kim David Greenwood, Kate Kennard, and Mark Borao

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