Making Hope a Business Strategy

Making Hope a Business Strategy “Hope taps into a human desire to be part of something bigger,” he says. “Then excitement brews, so we work harder and get more engaged.” That’s why leaders and companies should explain to customers as well as employees how their products or services make life better for others. Hope is…

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Extreme Productivity – Boost Results, Reduce Hours

Extreme Productivity – Boost Results, Reduce Hours By: Paul Solman.  Work-life balance illustration by Bjorn Rune Lie in Ikon Images via Getty Images. Bob Pozen has been the vice chairman of Fidelity Investments, chairman of MFS Investment Management, a professor at Georgetown University, New York University and Harvard Law Schools and at MIT and Harvard…

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Neuroeconomics: Eyes, Brain, Business

Neuroeconomics: Eyes, Brain, Business “What I’m interested in is how and why the brain evolved to pay attention to other people.” Neuroeconomists have been paying increasing attention to how the brain works. Christine Looser discusses her research on how the brain detects aliveness and the possible implications for organizations and advertisers.  Neuroeconomics: Eyes, Brain, Business – HBS Working…

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Innovation: Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

Albert Einstein is often quoted (perhaps apocryphally) as saying, “If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would spend 19 days to define it.” Innovation is a particularly sticky problem because it so often remains undefined. We treat it as a monolith, as if every innovation is the same, which is why so…

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Strategy News: British Gas unveils strategy to get closer to customers

Strategy News: British Gas unveils strategy to get closer to customers British Gas is to launch an advertising campaign to promote its new personalised tariff service as it steps up efforts to create bespoke products gleaned from customer insight initiatives. Energy firm’s marketing strategy to create more personalised and mobile-first products through revamped insight offering.…

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Business Strategy – Limited R&D May Kill 3D Printing Gold Rush

Business Strategy – Limited R&D May Kill the 3D Printing Gold Rush 3D printing promises to be the source of countless disruptive breakthroughs.   For instance,  researches at the University of Edinburgh have developed a cell printer that can created embryonic stem cells. Last year shared of 3D printing firms shot up.   However, the question is, will investors be…

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Business Strategy – Why Michael Dell Is Taking Dell Private

Business Strategy – Why Michael Dell Is Taking Dell Private.     Over the years, Dell has spent billions acquiring service, software and hardware companies. The goals was to become one-stop technology and services provider for the small to mid-sized companies. Last year, Dell generated $62.1 B in revenue and $3.5B in review. So way did…

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Dell’s New Strategy

Dell’s New Strategy? CAN MICHAEL DELL PULL IT OFF? Dell announced a buy-out agreement in which Michael Dell and equity investor Silver Lake will acquire the company for $24.4 billion. Dell has purchased 25 companies over the years to expand their portfolio,  and doesn’t appear to have a cohesive product strategy. WHAT IS DELL’S NEW…

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3D-Printed Human Embryonic Stem Cells

3D-Printed Human Embryonic Stem Cells Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out a 3D tissue that could develop into a kidney or a heart. Scientists are one step closer to that reality, now that they have developed the first printer for embryonic human stem cells. In a…

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A. G. Lafley: Develop a Strategy to Win at Business

A. G. Lafley: Develop a Strategy to Win at Business A.G. Lafley I recently had the honor of speaking to A.G. Lafley, who is the former Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble . Under Lafley’s leadership, P&G’s sales doubled, its profits quadrupled, its market value increased by more…

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