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Six Sigma

An Employee-Referral Program on Steroids

Phil Simon | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

If you look back over the history of business, you'll see tremendous improvements in just about every area.

A Year of Wrestling With Risk in a Disruptive World

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

As the world grows more disruptive and unpredictable, seemingly by the day, the urgency of building risk resilience increases commensurately.

Make CSR Hard Core

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

It's Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization's health. While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence suggests that it's time to question these methods.

The Positive Side of Negative Space: An Interview With Merck's Ellen Lambert

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

You choose to make charitable contributions that focus on issues of the external world and society. That's generosity without responsibility.

System Failure: Health Care

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Francine Hardaway

A friend of mine, far from indigent, had her teeth cleaned three weeks ago. She was the picture of health when she went in to the dentist, and today s...

Jim Chanos: Financial Crisis Lessons Investors Have Already Forgotten | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Famed hedge fund manager and short seller Jim Chanos recently gave a presentation at the University of Virginia's Value Investing Conference and the Y...