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Creative Capital

Views:1056 | Comments:2 | Author:Spencer Ante | Posted on April 7, 2011

A legendary professor at Harvard Business School for 40 years, Georges Doriot was a pivotal player in the founding of the modern venture capital industry. In the wake of World War II, Doriot helped fo.. Read full story

Lords of Finance

Views:881 | Author:Liaquat Ahamed | Posted on March 31, 2011

In December 1930, the Bank of United States, which despite its name was a private bank with no official status, went down in the largest single bank failure in US history, leaving frozen some $200 mil.. Read full story

On Management

Views:959 | Author:Peter F Drucker | Posted on March 30, 2011

Our topic today is: What are results? And that sounds like a very simple topic, but I've been working on it now for quite some time, and it's becoming worse and worse and more complicated...And so .. Read full story

On 'Short Termism'

Views:897 | Author:Rebecca Henderson | Posted on March 29, 2011

Much recent work in strategy and popular discussion suggests that an excessive focus on "managing the numbers"— delivering quarterly earnings at the expense of longer-term investments-.. Read full story

The Outside-In Approach

Views:877 | Author:Ranjay Gulati | Posted on March 25, 2011

I see the move toward customer-centricity as a journey. It doesn't happen overnight...
Level 1: Companies at level 1 are very product focused and have an "if I build it, they will buy it&qu.. Read full story

Civilisation: The West and the Rest

Views:987 | Comments:1 | Author:Niall Ferguson | Posted on March 17, 2011

To use the language of today's computerised, synchronised world, these were the six 'killer applications' — the killer apps —- that allowed a minority of mankind originating on the western.. Read full story

"An unfair advantage"?

Views:701 | Author:Lily Fang | Posted on March 16, 2011

Does the combination of banking and private equity investing endow banks with superior information that allows them to identify good prospects and garner superior returns? Or does the combination best.. Read full story

Saving your good idea

Views:788 | Author:John Kotter | Posted on March 15, 2011

There are questions and concerns that can kill a good proposal simply by creating a deadly delay. They so slow the communication and discussion of a plan that sufficient buy-in cannot be achieved b.. Read full story

The Predictioneer's Game

Views:792 | Author:Bruce Bueno De Mesquita | Posted on March 14, 2011

'Game theory' is a fancy label for a pretty simple idea: that people do what they believe is in their best interest. That means they pay attention to how others might react if they choose to do one th.. Read full story

Why companies fail

Views:841 | Author:Shikhar Ghosh | Posted on March 13, 2011

Very few companies achieve their initial projections. Failure is the norm. Instead of going into the venture with a broad hypothesis, they commit in ways that don’t allow them to change. The pre.. Read full story

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