The One Thing BlackBerry Must Do to Reboot

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins displays one of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones during an unveiling of new products at Pier 36 in Manhattan. There’s a new smartphone with clever new features, a new company name, a new marketing strategy and even a hot new spokesmodel. But none of that will determine if the moribund BlackBerry…

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Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future Predicting the Future Key points in article “Should Managers Bother Listening to Predictions?” There is a healthy skepticism when it comes to the reliability of forecasts as a foundation for planning. Many maintain that planning without prediction is impossible. Managers base plans on forecasts. It forces them to be disciplined A plan…

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A Paper-Thin Flexible Table Computer

A Paper-Thin Flexible Table Computer A flexible paper computer developed at Queen’s University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs could one day revolutionize the way people work with tablets and computers. The PaperTab tablet looks and feels just like a sheet of paper. However, it is fully interactive with a flexible, high-resolution 10.7”…

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A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year

A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year The Hiriko Fold , an electric car that originally began as a research project at MIT, is tiny—smaller than Daimler’s smart car . But the Hiriko can go even tinier: The car can be folded up and its length is reduced to 59 inches, similar…

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The Cult of Three Cultures

The Cult of Three Cultures. By Art Kleiner.  Professor Schein suggests that there are at least three separate professions creating their own cultures within every large corporation. Professor Schein calls them the “operational,” “executive,” and “engineering” cultures. Each has its own attitudes about people, work, money, time, technology, and authority. The exact names and descriptions…

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Think Like Zuckerberg

Think Like Zuckerberg The author of a new book on the Facebook founder reveals some of the characteristics that makes Mark, Mark. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires in the world, and a visionary with over a billion customers affected by his decisions on a regular basis. Of course, Mark doesn’t…

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China Economy – China may surprise us in 2013

China Economy – China May Surprise Us in 2013 Read the ten predictions of Gordon Orr – a McKinsey director based in Shanghai. 1. Banks underperform As the economy slows in China there is concern about the number of nonperforming loans after the 2009 economic stimulus and the volume of wealth-management products recently purchased by…

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Disruptive Innovation – Education

Disruptive Innovation – Education MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In August, four months after Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng started the online education company Coursera , its free college courses had drawn in a million users, a faster launching than either Facebook or Twitter. The co-founders, computer science professors at Stanford University, watched with amazement as…

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Corporate Culture

Corporate Culture What is more important,  business strategy or culture?   “The thing I have learned at IBM is that culture is everything.” – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. former CEO IBM A strategy can be copied and implemented. However, no one else can just copy your culture. If your culture is healthy then it grows…

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Disruptive Innovations – Trends to Watch in 2013

Disruptive Innovations – Trends to Watch in 2013 A generation ago, incumbents that struggled to respond to disruptive innovations had an excuse. The pattern that simple, convenient, low-priced solutions would grow from humble beginnings to create and transform industries had not yet been identified. Managers at companies like General Motors, Sears, and Eastman Kodak simply…

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