The Laws of Disruption

The Laws of Disruption

Take-Aways Three laws direct the revolutionary changes wrought by computer technology.“Moore’s Law,” says computer chip memory doubles every 12-18 months at no rise in cost to the consumer.“Metcalfe’s Law,” says networks become more valuable...

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Everybody Matters

Everybody Matters

Review In this corporate biography, Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller (BW), a worldwide capital equipment supplier and consultancy, offers a surprising message for a contentious world: Be caring and treat others with respect. Writing with...

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Manage Your Day-To-Day

Manage Your Day-To-Day

Recommendation Editor Jocelyn K. Glei offers a selection of practices that leaders use to encourage inspiration and to avoid multitasking. To help your ideas bloom, she says, structure time for your own creativity. Her fascinating compilation...

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The Economy Of You

The Economy Of You

Take-Aways Most current jobs don’t offer the solid benefits and long-term financial security employees could count on in the past.Depending on a single employer is asking for financial trouble.To gain independence, security, and peace of mind...

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The Fixer

The Fixer

Take-Aways Start-ups disrupt with ideas. Industries fight back with politics.Uber used customer loyalty to fight the New York City taxi lobby, and it won.Unions are a powerful political force. Engage them at your own risk.Start-ups...

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The Trusted Advisor

The Trusted Advisor

RECOMMENDATION Being trusted by their clients separates successful advisors and consultants from the corporate consigliores. But how does a qualified advisor become trusted? Authors David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford provide...

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Am I Being Too Subtle?

Am I Being Too Subtle?

Take-Aways Sam Zell inherited his strong work ethic and willingness to take risks from his parents.He began his real estate career in college by managing a student apartment building though he had no experience.Zell graduated from law school...

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Objectives and Key Results

Objectives and Key Results

Take-Aways Objectives and key results (OKRs) have spread throughout a significant part of the technology sector and now make inroads across industries.Objectives describe what you want to do. Key results tell you whether you did it.OKRs...

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Fit Matters

Fit Matters

Most people aren’t content with their jobs because their work doesn’t quite fit them. Veterans of big business Cammie Dunaway and Moe Carrick explain what factors make for the best job fit, and how you can adjust your employment circumstances...

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What Great Brands Do

What Great Brands Do

RECOMMENDATION Sound brand building has never been more important. Branding professional Denise Lee Yohn explains the differences between conventional branding and what she terms the “brand-as-business” strategy, a more enlightened and effective...

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Learning to Succeed

Learning to Succeed

Practices and products that once put your organization at the top of your industry might now provide for only its basic survival. Global and virtual competition, rapid innovation and relentless change mean leaders and employees need to learn...

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