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Competitive Advantage

Designing to Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

It really isn't about whether or not we have the most recent version of a desktop design program, nor is about whether desks and chairs are situated with people facing each other. It's about designing to the creative process, rather than what we're able to extract from that process.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Businesses Are Really Using The Cloud -- And What They're Getting From It

Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology

There's a lot of noise about how cloud computing is being used these days, and while the conversation can be as nebulous as its namesake, there's trut...

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!

How Business Schools Aren't Teaching What They Should

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

"Culture eats strategy over breakfast," said Peter Drucker, and it is only when you fully understand what this means, that you'll lead a successful company.

How A Football Mindset Can Transform Your Company

Culture-ist | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Culture-ist

As baseball player Yogi Berra once said, "if you don't know where you're going, you probably won't get there." Football teams know where they're going. But do you and your company?

Assess and Focus on Building Your Reputation

David K. Rehr | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
David K. Rehr

You help build and manage brands, communicate value, and monitor social media to see how people are experiencing your client online. But how much attention do you pay to your own reputation?

Five Lessons Your Company Can Learn From the Cupcake ATM

Michael Hinshaw | Posted 02.13.2013 | Small Business
Michael Hinshaw

In the era of smart customers, the ability to better understand your customers and, as a result, serve them in ways your competitors cannot, is the only source of long-term competitive advantage.

The Innovation Masters

Michael G. Winston | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Michael G. Winston

Innovation. You tell yourself it's a top priority, but between emails, meetings and fending off the crisis of the day, somehow you never get to it. How do you break the cycle?

New Leadership for a Sustainability Generation?

Gregory Unruh | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Author Mark Coleman foretells of a new "sustainability generation" in his recently released book, The Sustainability Generation: The Politics of Chan...

The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

U.S. 'Strong Dollar' Rhetoric Fades As Currency's Value Declines

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville and Tim Reid) - For years, Treasury secretaries parroted a line that the U.S. was committed to a strong dollar policy...

Converting Unemployment Benefits to Employment Benefits

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

After a long and grueling contest of wills and words, the Senate approved the extension of unemployment benefits. As happens too frequently on Capitol Hill, this was a case of time, energy, and talent substantially misspent.

Take America Forward: A Citizen's Call to Arms

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

21st Century Citizens are willing to roll up their sleeves, join arms and to work collaboratively and constructively with each other to renew America and the American Dream. They are willing to stand up and speak out.

Did Anyone at Harvard Business School Get the No-Layoff Message This Year?

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Koller

School's almost out. A new crop of MBAs is poised to assume leadership positions in the American economy. Have the horrors of the last two years made...

Nike's Open (Green) Innovation

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Nike, Best Buy, Yahoo!, and a few others launched the GreenXChange, an organization dedicated to sharing patents and ideas that can help companies reduce their environmental impacts.

Tiger Woods' Competitive Advantage

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Perhaps Tiger's greatest unforeseen advantage may not be a matter of his having a competitive edge, but rather how everyone else seems to lose theirs.