Issue 69, Winter 2012
In this issue
- The early stages of innovation can be challenging. But Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals that successful innovators bring clarity to a process often described as fuzzy and vague.
- How to maintain creative complexity without the limitations of co-location.
- A new study finds that underestimating strategic risk is the number one cause of shareholder value destruction. But it doesn’t have to be.
- A manager’s effectiveness depends not only on using e-mail and other electronic communication, but also on learning to shut it down.
- Addiction to discounts is costly for retailers, but in moderation, promotions can boost profits and brand value.
- According to a recent survey, many of the frugal habits that grocery shoppers adopted during the recession are here to stay.
- To stem the loss of repatriated employees, multinationals must show them more respect.