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How Smart Business Can Help Solve 'The World's Largest Environmental Risk'

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?

Does Your Neighborhood Suck?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?

Staffing for Strategy Development

Michele Masterfano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

Large corporations have strategic planning organizations; smaller companies rely on the senior management team or the owner to do the strategic planning. The development of a strategic plan requires both analytical ability and therefore should not be staffed entirely by financial experts, which happens in many companies.

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.

Shared Value: Amplifying the Success of a Business and Its Community

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

What does the term "shared value" mean? Simply put, it is the concept that a company can enhance its own competitiveness while simultaneously alleviating social problems in the communities where it operates.

WATCH: 'Businesses Are Tired Of Being Seen As The Problem': Harvard Prof

Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact

Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter believes that America is failing to compete. The prolific author and leader of Harvard's Institute...

WATCH: Solo Sessions 2012: Michael Porter On Creating Shared Value

Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

Michael Porter sees capitalism as a possible driver in tackling social problems. Adopting environmentally sustainable policies has been shown to be go...

Is Business Support for Communities Waning?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

U.S. companies may have grown lackadaisical because consumers have stopped using their pocketbook power to influence corporate behavior. If all American consumers care about is price, why should companies focus on anything other than reducing production cost?

Streamlining Regulation: How to Reduce Rules without Reducing Competitiveness

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

Rather than impose moratoria on new rules, we should remove or replace sub-standard rules and improve the rulemaking process.

2011 World Economic Forum: What Happens in Davos

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John W. McArthur

The World Economic Forum's annual Davos conference marks one of the world's more layered brands. For media leaders, it is an opportunity to take stoc...

How to Fix Capitalism, But Not the Media

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Even though it will be a while before greedy media moguls follow the lead of business and try to create shared value along with acceptable shareholder returns, eventually they will have to.

Strategy Without Execution Is an Illusion

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Buck Goldstein

A series of interviews has caused us to conclude that the key to turning research universities into true engines of innovation is not only big ideas but also day-to-day execution.

The Entrepreneurial University -- Revving Up Innovation on Our Nation's Campuses

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

These grim economic times and the complexity of the world's biggest problems demand that our renowned universities become problem-centered engines of innovation and increasingly adept at execution.

Michael Porter: The Value of Student Leadership Positions

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School strategy guru, talks about one significant influence in his educational career--a student leadership pos...

The Top 15 Business Thinkers: Thinkers 50

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amidst the thousands of management tomes published every year, there are only a few truly influential collections of business wisdom. But measuring th...

'The Life Of An Intern': Crispin Porter Interns Cut Rap Song (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The life of an intern is notoriously hard, even at one of the hippest ad shops in the world. AdFreak points to a new original rap video from the unapp...