Issue 81, Winter 2015
- Organizations & PeopleHaving applied the logic of physics to predict the life expectancy of biological creatures and cities, Geoffrey West is now searching for the scientific principles that dictate the life spans of companies.
- Thought LeadersA celebrated proprietor of R&D ateliers explains how companies can cultivate the rare people who create miracles.
- FinanceWith these 10 principles for rethinking cost management, you can maximize value and avoid threats from Wall Street.
- Best Business BooksBusiness LiteratureOur annual review of the year’s best business books. Narratives: An Expensive Breakdown in Communications • Leadership: Leading by Biographical Example • Disruption: The Machine Age • Marketing: Capturing Attention – and Data – in a Digital Age• Managerial Self-Improvement: What a Character! • Economics: The (Very) Political Economy • Strategy: The Search for Innovation
- Strategy & LeadershipThe Canadian telecom giant transformed its business by adopting a clear, stable approach to strategy and culture.
- Auto, Airlines & TransportManagement guru Rosabeth Moss Kanter urges the private sector to invest in the U.S. transportation system.
- Thought LeadersThe University of Michigan professor believes that to solve human problems, human skill is needed more urgently than ever before.
- TechnologyContractors in the aerospace and defense sector can fend off aggressive activist investors by adopting a capabilities-driven approach.
- Organizations & PeopleWith the right incentives, younger hires want to commit to your organization.
- Strategy & LeadershipTwo decades of management coverage, charted by topic.
- Consumer ProductsTo serve online shoppers effectively, companies need to make complex trade-offs among speed, variety, and convenience.
- InnovationPioneering companies in mature economies are learning from emerging market companies a new way to expand their businesses.