Strategy

Outgoing Lufthansa CEO’s Advice To Leaders: ‘Never Be Too Satisfied’

When your company’s doing well, it can be tempting to adopt a “don’t fix what ain’t broke” mentality, especially if you’re one of the larger competitors in your field. Experimenting with change is inherently risky, and when you’re taking in a comfortable profit, there is little incentive to seriously question […]
Outgoing Lufthansa CEO’s Advice To Leaders: ‘Never Be Too Satisfied’
News

Your Future Self May Be Unrecognizable To You

[credit provider=”Flickr / brookesb” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookebocast/459352368/in/photostream/”] Think you’ll be the same person in 10 years that you are today? Think again.Most people realise they’ve changed in the past, but few expect to change in the future, a new study finds.
Your Future Self May Be Unrecognizable To You
Markets

5 Major Health Care Reform Changes Coming In 2013

[credit provider=”Flickr / boliston” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/boliston/2529247354/in/photostream/”] Health care reform in the coming year will go on a kind of shakedown cruise to test the seaworthiness of America’s evolving health care system as it becomes more cost-conscious and quality-focused under the Affordable Care Act.In 2012, the health insurance law, also known as […]
5 Major Health Care Reform Changes Coming In 2013
Strategy

You Can Miss A Lot Of Opportunities By Job-Hopping

[credit provider=”statigr.am/kathrynwiller” url=”http://statigr.am/p/341240956342508109_179966797″] I get job hopping; I’ve done it a few times myself. One particular career move of mine into a very niche, scientific industry proved disastrous. I was at my job for 5 months and fled back to my old position (I was lucky they welcomed me back!) […]
You Can Miss A Lot Of Opportunities By Job-Hopping
Strategy

The Written Business Plan Is An Ancient Artifact At This Point

In 1987 when I started my first company (Feld Technologies), I wrote a business plan for a course at MIT that I was in called 15.375: New Enterprises. The textbook for the course was Jeffry A. Timmons’ classic book “New Venture Creation” and the course ended with the submission of a […]
Strategy

10 Leadership Rules That Are No Longer Relevant

[credit provider=”statigr.am/prudenciocenter” url=”http://statigr.am/p/320532177813221030_25537282″] You might not feel it day-to-day, but business management is in a major transition.  The old days of command-and-control leadership are fading in favour of what might be better termed a trust-and-track method, in which people are not just told what to do, but why they are doing it. […]
10 Leadership Rules That Are No Longer Relevant
Strategy

Three Steps To Changing Yourself Completely

[credit provider=”Flickr/The National Guard” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenationalguard/7068564251/”] Chip and Dan Heath distill effective behaviour change down to three simple steps in their well-researched and enjoyable book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.1) First, direct the rational mind
Three Steps To Changing Yourself Completely
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: It’s Survival Of The Fittest, And Your Business Has To Evolve

[credit provider=”Steven Greenbaum”] Today’s advice comes from our interview with Steven Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of the printing, shipping, and design company PostNet: “By looking at trends in our business, we started to recognise that the pack and ship industry had sort of changed. And that the competitive landscape had […]
INSTANT MBA: It’s Survival Of The Fittest, And Your Business Has To Evolve
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Do Not Hesitate In Times Of Transformation

[credit provider=”Fortune Live Media via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunelivemedia/8048053556/in/photostream”] Today’s advice comes from Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelez International via The Wall Street Journal:“During a transformation, it’s understandable to be hesitant about moving too fast, especially at the outset.”
INSTANT MBA: Do Not Hesitate In Times Of Transformation
News

People Are Saying This Obama Gaffe Is His Admission That Bringing ‘Change’ Has Failed

[credit provider=”Univision”] Explaining his “biggest failures” as president today at a Univision “Meet the Candidate” forum, Barack Obama appeared to stumble into what people are already tweeting is the campaign gaffe of the day:“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change […]
People Are Saying This Obama Gaffe Is His Admission That Bringing ‘Change’ Has Failed
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Zappos Founder Says You Shouldn’t ‘Be Stuck On The Original Idea’

[credit provider=”Melissa Pierce” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissapierce/3220144089/”] Today’s advice comes from Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, via Broughton Advisory: “I think the most important thing in business, and life in general, is to not be stuck on the original idea. Be willing to learn from your mistakes and think about what you can change to make […]
INSTANT MBA: Zappos Founder Says You Shouldn’t ‘Be Stuck On The Original Idea’
Lifestyle

20 People Who Are Changing New York City’s Food Scene

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&attemptedDL=1&errors=&impid=&hash=JnIh1iYIgi4lQPkM8%252bGfkoQpvOMBbhUTLT9IjT%252fXdknFxCCL97nbM6vRwDPmQXLRoLEERSsIVzy%252bxfNe64XK7g%253d%253d”] New York City is known as one of the world’s most prolific foodie hot spots. From food trucks to haute cuisine, you can find it in New York.As of April 2010, the city boasted 23,499 restaurants, and that’s not counting the food trucks, artisanal food vendors […]
20 People Who Are Changing New York City’s Food Scene
News

What Is The Key To Radically Changing Your behaviour?

[credit provider=”Flickr/markhillary” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/2542218333/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Friends that support you.From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business:
What Is The Key To Radically Changing Your behaviour?
Markets

Loose Change Is Costing Americans Billions Every Year

[credit provider=”morgan via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/meddygarnet/4423075785/”] There’s an old New Yorker story from the 1940s called “Mister 880” involving a decade long Secret Service search for a counterfeiter who passed $1 bills all over New York City.Eventually, it was made into a movie, centered on the titular 880, whose counterfeits were […]
Loose Change Is Costing Americans Billions Every Year
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Assemble A Dream Team

[credit provider=”YouTube/KotterInternational1″ url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6au4_gyV2yE”] Today’s advice comes from Dennis Goin’s column at Forbes.“Leaders cannot implement new strategies on their own. As one former first lady said, “It takes a village.” Or as we at Kotter International like to say, “It takes a guiding coalition.” 
INSTANT MBA: Assemble A Dream Team
Tech

You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

[credit provider=”Flickr/Goodnight London” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodnight_london/3702395034/”] Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that?It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much.
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Give Your Company Time To Adjust To Change

[credit provider=”TEDxTalks” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ4tDkV12Qc”] Today’s advice comes from Harry West, CEO of Continuum, in his interview with The New York Time’s Corner Office blog. “When you’re leading, you’re generally trying to lead change, and I think it was Roy Amara, who said about technology, “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the […]
INSTANT MBA: Give Your Company Time To Adjust To Change
Tech

Group Used Facebook To Make Hershey Act On Child Slavery

[credit provider=”AP”] Child slavery still exists in the world, particularly in Africa’s Ivory Coast and in the industry of chocolate production.On Monday, Hershey’s made its first commitment to buy independently certified slave-free cocoa. It promised to buy Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa for its Bliss product line.
Group Used Facebook To Make Hershey Act On Child Slavery