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What Sets the Most Effective Innovators Apart

March 10, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Executive Summary Incumbents and start-ups around the world collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on innovation-related activities. Yet according to our analysis of 170 of the largest global companies by revenue, the return […]

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Why Data Science Teams Need Generalists, Not Specialists

March 10, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith demonstrates how the division of labor is the chief source of productivity gains using the vivid example of a pin factory assembly line: “One [person] […]

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What It Will Take to Make U.S. Child Care More Affordable

March 10, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Executive Summary Across the United States, parents struggle to find a care provider they feel comfortable with and can afford; often child care costs more than college, but new parents haven’t had the time to […]

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In the Spotlight: Betabrand Puts New Fashion to the Test

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Online shopping isn’t normally considered to be a particularly social experience. But Betabrand wants to change that. The fashion brand integrates customers into its product development process. And this has led to some really interesting […]

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How to Build a Referral Network for Your Small Business

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Your business needs referrals to grow. Many businesses receive only random referrals. You can’t always control how often they come and from whom. But a referral network can potentially help you gain a bit of […]

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How to Turn a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

For most sales professionals, the hardest part of cold calling is overcoming objections. Objections are an  inevitability of cold calling  that can take many forms: “I’m not interested.” “I don’t have budget.” “I’m using a […]

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When Returning to Work, New Parents Should Focus on 3 Things

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Executive Summary The guilt new parents are made to feel in workaholic corporate and national cultures is astonishing. As is the gratitude for the most basic management of an almost universal human reality — that […]

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Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is a Bad Way to Decline an Invitation

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Executive Summary The social events we get invited to, by friends and colleagues, usually require the investment of time, money or both. So these tend to be our go-to excuses for when we can’t make […]

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5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

Executive Summary A new Accenture survey of nearly 2,000 technology and business executives in 10 countries revealed deep uncertainty about next-generation mobile network technology, known as 5G. More than half don’t expect the technology will […]

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The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

March 6, 2019 ManagementStyles 0

I’m going through and cleaning up some old posts and found this one from 2007.  I still find this one to be very true 12 years later. A Genie (actually an HR Vice-president at a former […]