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Four Truths About Marketing Lady Gaga

August 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Women in Leadership, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Social MediaComments (10)

By Mathieu Deflem ‘There can be no fame attained, nor any accompanying revenue acquired, in any career based on artistic or other intrinsically valid accomplishments that is not also supported by an appropriate infrastructure. Even Mozart had to eat. And Lady Gaga, as can be surmised, is eating very well.’ Professor of Sociology Mathieu Deflem …

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Luxury is a necessity in People’s Republic of China: Social Rejection of New Wealth in the Socialist Market Economy

January 11, 2013 • Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Pierre Xiao Lu   Research Phenomena China is the second largest market for luxury goods in the world, behind the US and before Japan1. More than half of exported Swiss made watches are currently sold to the Chinese. Mercedes sold 193,339 of their cars

Board of Directors Oversight of Leadership Risk

January 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey and Charles H. Bishop The practice of Enterprise Risk Management ERM was born as a consequence of the Enron collapse in 2001. Regulatory safeguards were enacted with the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation in 2002. More recently, the

Innovating Beyond the Familiar

May 20, 2012 • INNOVATION, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Patrick Barwise & Seán Meehan Don’t be overawed by Apple – your company too can innovate beyond the familiar. This isn’t about “blue-sky thinking”, “blue ocean strategy” or pioneering completely new-to-the-world product categories: Apple

Good Profits and Growth How Net Promoter Helps Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World

March 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Fred Reichheld, Rob Markey and Andreas Dullweber Companies are now finding that the only path to sustainable growth lies through “good profits” and long-term customer loyalty. The Net Promoter® system enables executives to rigorously measure customer

The Leader’s Checklist

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Michael Useem The Leader’s Checklist comprises fifteen mission-critical, time-tested leadership principles that vary surprisingly little among companies or countries. Taken together, they constitute a playbook for leadership decisions whatever the

What Do Bosses Do Today? Rethinking this still-essential role for a new world

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Being a great boss has always been hard. The challenge for organizations today is that it’s getting both harder and more essential at the same time. How and where will organizations find great bosses who can effectively

Why Value Value?

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett Most executives have figured out how to create value for shareholders through experience, observation, and intuition. They’ve developed a wealth of personal wisdom that typically takes them in the right

Why Leaders Fail

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey “All too frequently, an exceptional executive encounters a corporate trap door, falls, and then derails. This article presents 21st century challenges—corporate trap doors—that arise to snare exceptional executives.” You might

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early