- A new study of inorganic growth shows that deals made to enhance or leverage the things that companies do well consistently outperform others.
- February 10, 2012A niche in a new market can be a base for growth — or a way to keep rivals off guard.
- January 6, 2012Revenues rise at protected companies, but from price hikes — and production decreases.
- With merger and acquisition activity heating up, here’s a due diligence checklist for regaining clarity.
- November 22, 2011 by Sheridan PrassoDazong Wang, CEO of one of China’s largest automakers, discusses how auto companies will keep pace with Chinese consumers’ appetite for cars.
- October 28, 2011Cultural associations can really help — or hurt.
- October 28, 2011Louis Carter, editor of Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World’s Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent (coedited with Marshall Goldsmith), introduces a lesson on the best practices mind-set from The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success, by Carol Sanford.
- August 23, 2011 by Rob NortonThe renowned author discusses how the great economists uncovered the basic truth about progress, prosperity, and productivity, and the reasons you should be careful which ideas you listen to.
- Three types of companies are jockeying for position in emerging economies, seeking to capture the loyalty of billions of new consumers.
- Rapid advances in manufacturing technology point the way toward a decentralized, more customer-centric “maker” culture. Here are the changes to consider before this innovation takes hold.
- A new study shows how the decisions made today by goods producers and policymakers will shape U.S. competitiveness tomorrow.
- August 23, 2011
- Economic strategist Clyde Prestowitz argues for better support for manufacturing.
- The outlook for manufacturers and suppliers may be bullish, but a new survey shows that industry executives see big challenges ahead.
- The wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sector has grown in fits and starts — and now may have the momentum to become a self-sustaining industry.
- Holding fast to the two myths that have long dominated strategy in consumer-oriented industries — that bigger companies win, and that one or two players control every product category — can get a firm into trouble. A capabilities-driven strategy can provide a better path to profit.
- May 24, 2011 by David K. HurstA review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.
- May 24, 2011 by Rob NortonTo escape the commodity trap — and to compete effectively in a knowledge-based economy — business leaders of all kinds need to reinvent themselves as innovators in services.
- Effectively managing service operations is crucial to controlling labor costs and improving customer satisfaction. By addressing six drivers of performance, executives can go a step further — turning their service operations into a key source of competitive advantage.
- February 22, 2011 by Lawrence M. FisherHis inventions from 50 years ago enabled cell phones, laptops, and flat-screen TVs. Now, at age 88, he’s aiming to make solar power cheaper than coal.
- January 24, 2011 by William J. HolsteinU.S. multinationals are looking to small companies and startups for the next big ideas.
- To create growth in uncertain times, use this disciplined and market-focused methodology. It can help you discover and distill attractive new ideas and build a business case for implementing the best of them.
- November 23, 2010 by Krisztina “Z” HollyInnovation as a Social Act
- November 23, 2010 by Cesare MainardiBusiness strategy is at an evolutionary crossroads. It’s time to resolve the long-standing tension between the inherent identity of your organization and the fleeting nature of your competitive advantage.
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