- Dazong Wang, CEO of one of China’s largest automakers, discusses how auto companies will keep pace with Chinese consumers’ appetite for cars.
- Cultural associations can really help — or hurt.October 28, 2011
- Louis 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.October 28, 2011
- The 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.August 23, 2011 by Rob Norton
- 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.
- A review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.May 24, 2011 by David K. Hurst
- To 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.May 24, 2011 by Rob Norton
- 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.
- His 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.February 22, 2011 by Lawrence M. Fisher
- U.S. multinationals are looking to small companies and startups for the next big ideas.January 24, 2011 by William J. Holstein
- 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.
- Innovation as a Social ActNovember 23, 2010 by Krisztina “Z” Holly
- Business 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.November 23, 2010 by Cesare Mainardi
- For consumer durables, environmental sustainability starts with discarding conventional wisdom.
- November 23, 2010
- Even successful public relations is no longer enough to protect a company’s reputation.
- Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest R&D spenders shows why highly innovative companies are able to consistently outperform. Their secret? They’re good at the right things, not at everything.
- The CEO of HCL Technologies describes how he focused his company on growth by engaging staff in unprecedented ways.
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