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How to change the world

Views:2416 | Comments:34 | Author:David Bornstein | Posted on April 5, 2010

Social entrepreneurs have existed throughout history. St Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, would qualify as a social entrepreneur — having built multiple organisations that.. Read full story

Managerial practices that elicit solutions

Views:1765 | Comments:34 | Author:Michael Toffel | Posted on September 29, 2010

Frontline workers offer more solutions to operational problems in departments, whose managers are more engaged in problem solving.
Ideas that could enable organisations to improve their operatin.. Read full story

Multinational strategies

Views:1700 | Comments:29 | Author:Geoffrey Jones | Posted on April 23, 2010

This working paper offers a historical analysis of the strategies of multinationals from developed countries in developing countries. The central argument is that strategies were shaped by the trade-o.. Read full story

The 7 habits of highly effective people

Views:1635 | Comments:13 | Author:Stephen Covey | Posted on October 6, 2010

To try to change outward attitudes and behaviours does very little good in the long run if we fail to examine the basic paradigms from which those attitudes and behaviours flow...
As clearly and.. Read full story

Innovation's Holy Grail

Views:1522 | Comments:10 | Author:C K Prahalad | Posted on August 30, 2010

Over the past three years, we have studied how Indian companies and organisations innovate, often backed by the government… When we devised a framework to help other enterprises innovate along .. Read full story

Overloaded Circuits: Why smart people underperform

Views:1421 | Author:Edward M Hallowell | Posted on February 11, 2011

Overworked managers suffer from a very real but unrecognised neurological phenomenon that I call attention deficit trait, or ADT. Caused by brain overload, ADT is now epidemic in organisations. The.. Read full story

Rethinking the MBA

Views:1293 | Comments:28 | Author:Srikant Datar | Posted on May 5, 2010

Immediately after graduation, a significant majority of the graduates of the leading two-year, full-time MBA programs take jobs in financial services and consulting, driven in part by financial reward.. Read full story

Why do firms use non-linear incentive schemes?

Views:1269 | Comments:12 | Author:Ian Larkin | Posted on September 1, 2010

The use of ‘on-linear’ performance-based incentive contracts is very common in many business environments.
The most well- known example is salesperson compensation, though many other.. Read full story

Competitive Advantage

Views:1265 | Comments:11 | Author:Michael Porter | Posted on September 7, 2010

Cost leadership is perhaps the clearest of the three generic strategies. In it, a firm sets out to become the low-cost producer in its industry. The firm has a broad scope and serves many industry seg.. Read full story

The underdog effect

Views:1264 | Comments:13 | Author:Anat Keinan | Posted on September 21, 2010

Brand biographies contain underdog narratives that highlight the companies' humble beginnings, hopes and dreams, and noble struggles against adversaries.
The common theme.. Read full story

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