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Lower Your Taxes and Increase Your Cash Flow

Phil Jemmett | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Phil Jemmett

Are you maximizing your tax deductions? Many commercial real estate investors are not maximizing the tax depreciation deductions from their assets, f...

Global Strategy in Uncertain Environments

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

One of the most frequent questions that we are being asked by clients is this one: In a world that is constantly changing how do we expand and enter new markets?

Great Design Made to Measure: What Drives Design at Ford?

Ken Carbone | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Buildings, clothing and products all trigger the public's awareness of design. But how about the automobiles we drive? Not being an expert on the topic, I asked a master automobile designer how he measures great design.

Three Lessons Fashion Can Teach the Energy Industry?

Peter Gardett | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Peter Gardett

The utility business can learn from the mixed fortunes of the fashion business over the past decade. Fashion has already undergone disruption to its brands and distribution models.

sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs) Step 4: Wiggle Your Big Toe

Cortney McDermott | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Place one goal in each month to make your plan digestible and realistic. Then identify the exact steps to achieve the goal for the current month: What steps do you need to take each week to ensure you reach your end-month goal?

Learning About Strategy From King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Vivien Hoexter

I recently read a great book about the legendary English King Henry VIII, and I was impressed at how skilled a leader he was. Henry really knew how to...

Think Inside the Box!

Richard Koch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

I'm really excited! I've just stumbled across the best new technique for boosting the performance of any business. And guess what -- the method is b...

Burger King Backs Off Menu Strategy

BurgerBusiness | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

Burger King says it is pulling back from its menu/marketing strategy of introducing limited-time products in multi-item, seasonal waves. It intends to introduce fewer items at any one time to improve impact and appeal.

Designers' Strategic Comprehension Can Foster Overconfidence and Gambling Behaviors

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Designers need knowledge, skills, experience and a certain measure of confidence to turn a business idea into a viable concept. However, there is a fine line between confidence and overconfidence.

The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

Houston, we have a problem - a social business strategy problem. The era of social networking started in the early 2000s with the launch of Friend...

Republicans' Anti-Obamacare 2014 Strategy

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ask any true conservative, they will give you chapter and verse on the subject. Republicans have convinced themselves that this outcome is preordained and cannot be avoided. But what if they're wrong?

Sizing U.S. Military Forces: How Much Is Enough?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is now established in his new position. He is facing some critical personnel issues. He cannot ignore these systemic issues, but neither can he ignore his responsibility to manage the postwar drawdown of military forces.

Allies or Protectorates

D. Robert Worley | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Which security system should we rely on in the future -- a system of alliances or a system of protectorates? For reasons beyond my grasp, questions like this aren't asked of candidates for high office.

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!

Success Soup - What is the recipe?

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

So what does it take to get to this level and beyond? Three major ingredients have led our growth. Fear, desire and courage. An interesting mix for sure. A healthy balance of each is key.

The Plays of the Hunted Politico

Alan Kelly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Whether it's the missteps of Benghazi, the IRS' profiling of Tea Party folks or the DOJ's end-run on reporters, there is a pattern to the plays of the crisis-ridden playmaker. Think Nixon on Watergate, Reagan on Iran-Contra, Clinton on Lewinsky or, lately, Obama and his deputies on You-Name-It.

Impact Is Not an Option

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

We are all on a global stage and our impact is being measured. We now have Klout, Kred and TrustCloud! as predominant platforms just beginning to meas...

Inspiration, or More Perspiration in Problem Solving?

Bill Donius | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Bill Donius

Inspiration and imagination are part of what Einstein called the "sacred gift." Without it, an individual can go through life much like a robot or dro...

Carnival Cruise Lines: A Prescription for Navigating Rough Media Waters

Lin Humphrey | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

Despite the criticism the line has received, Carnival has the opportunity to show great leadership in how it responds going forward. Here are five steps Carnival should take to improve its media problems.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group: Regionalizing Social for a Luxury Audience

Lin Humphrey | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

With hotels located in diverse cultural contexts all over the globe, the brand smartly balances control with the main brand pages and individual properties.

Stop Trying Harder

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

If you are banging your head against a particular problem, change your approach, or find a new problem. But most of all, stop trying harder.

Upgrade 'Take Your Kids to Work Day'

Rana Florida | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Planning in advance is critical. No child wants to see their parent's crazy boss yelling at them; a disaster like that could be forever imprinted in a kid's memory. But if you keep these key tips in mind, the day could be a tremendous success for you both.

You Can No Longer Fake It Until You Make It

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Lisa Chau

Whether speaking to an Acceleration Group client or a group of MBAs in one of his e-Business strategy courses, Alejandro Crawford emphasizes two main points about marketing strategies today: What is the same and what is different.

The Future Is Coming: What's the U.S. Plan?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The future is arriving faster than expected. According to a report by the National Intelligence Council, Global Trends 2030, 17 years from now the world will be remarkably different. How does America plan to deal with this change?

Entrepreneurs: Ditch Your Marketing Plan and Focus on Your Game Plan

Ciara Pressler | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In my work launching new businesses (or fixing businesses that have plateaued), one place I see entrepreneurs in every industry get stuck, frustrated, or misguided, is in attempting to apply old models to new business.