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Amazon Turns Its Cloud Into a Rainmaker

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Started in 1994, Amazon has gone a very long time - over 20 years without making real money. Jeff Bezos, and his shareholders, have to be the most pat...

All Good Entrepreneurs Are Just a Little Naughty

Tom Serres | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Tom Serres

It was SXSW 2012, it was probably 2 or 3 in the morning. I was hiking back to the four seasons in Austin, TX to catch up with a few friends and some o...

Why Jargon Has Prevailed: Consultants, MBAs, and the Management Scientists

Phil Simon | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Over the years, many critics have attacked Taylor's theory. Today you're unlikely to meet one of his acolytes, but Taylor remains an influential if controversial figure a century after his death. Perhaps Taylorism's crowning achievement was that it represented the earliest known attempt to apply science to the field of management. Even now this is an open debate: Is management a true science?

Top 10 - 8 of 10 : The Best Thing Ever Written About Strategy

Richard Koch | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

Boring stuff? Maybe. But absolutely vital. Too often the market leader shoots itself in the foot by exaggerating the cost of providing its biggest volume products and the cost of serving its largest and best customers, opening the way for smaller rivals to make hay.

Emily Peck

How To Stop Working All The Time And Get More Done | Emily Peck | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

The always-on, sleep-with-your-smartphone ethic is so pervasive that last week Goldman Sachs actually had to explicitly forbid interns from working al...

These Countries Are Doing The Best At Boosting Well-Being

PBS | Larisa Epatko | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

Much like people try to achieve work-life balance, countries that engage civil society, battle corruption and take care of the environment — rather ...

The Power Of 5 And 7 in Marketing

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

In previous posts, I talked about the advantage of being first to a position and the power of three in marketing. In this one, I'd like to extend the number sequence to 5 and 7. Why 5 and 7?

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

The Success Secrets Behind Fortune's Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year was one of sizable change in the American workplace. A number of major companies put their focus on boosting well-being and reducing stress ...

My Two Cents on BCGs Suggestions for Indycar

Josh Farmer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

The bottom line here is that IndyCar is an American based sport and needs to improve its American fan base and branch out to other parts of the states before branching out to other parts of the world.

'Made In USA' Label Now Popular In China

Reuters | Nick Zieminski | Posted 11.15.2012 | Small Business

"Made in USA" seems to resonate well beyond the USA. Consumers in China are willing to pay a premium for certain products labeled "Made in USA" bec...

There's Still Hope For The Job Market

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

(Corrects first and 13th paragraphs of story published late on Thursday to show job growth estimates include both factory positions and related empl...

The 25 Toughest Job Interviews In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

Ever had this humdinger in a job interview: “How many people would use a drug that prevents baldness?” It’s a sample question from a company...

Private Consultants Shape Public Schools Transformation, Shaving $50 Million

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks The Boston Consulting Group has...

United States Losing Millionaires As China, India Gain Them, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

The number of rich people in the United States is declining, even as the number of millionaires elsewhere in the world grows, according to a new study...

The Return Of 'Made In The USA'

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Nick Zieminski) - The "Made in the USA" label may be poised for a comeback, a new study argues. The next few years will bring a wave of r...

Banks: The Dumbest Investment

Fortune | Colin Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Or at least, that's one reading of a survey released this week by Boston Consulting Group. It says investors would have done better over the past five...

Fortune's Names The Best Places To Work In America

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 01.21.2011 | Business

UPDATE: This post has been corrected. Nice work if you can get it. Alongside gyms and endless supplies of free food, employees can get major perks ...

No Fluke: Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Every Republican in the Senate voted against the Act. They voted to continue forcing Americans to give tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas during the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Where The World's Millionaires Are

DailyFinance | NIKHIL HUTHEESING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You can't keep the rich down for long. Global wealth made a remarkable comeback in 2009, increasing by 11.5% to $111.5 trillion. That's according to a...

Fareed Zakaria: Is American Innovation A Thing Of The Past?

Newsweek | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans like to think there is something about their culture that's especially conducive to innovation--the open geography and frontier spirit; a fl...

7 Brain Teasers to Ace Job Interviews

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

A recent CNN article explains well why a growing number of companies use brainteasers and logic puzzles of a type called "guesstimations" during job i...