Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs?
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Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs are generally adored across America – held in high esteem over and above big businesses. The reason for which, is closely connected to the American population’s general positive feelings about small business perse – with which entrepreneurship is often conflated. So why the spotlight on small business? The answer is partly found in the well-propagated…

How Ratings and Awards Do (and Don’t) Benefit Companies
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How Ratings and Awards Do (and Don’t) Benefit Companies

This article by Gabriel Rossman and Oliver Schilke from Harvard Business Review explores the interrelation between the perceived standard of excellence of any particular company, and the demands created by chosen judgment devices. These devices range in things like star rankings, reviews, ratings, certifications, and awards. While these judgment devices serve the function of depicting information in a consistent…

Strategy as a Wicked Problem
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Strategy as a Wicked Problem

Strategy is the single most important responsibility of senior executives. Unfortunately, many companies fail or struggle to develop effective models in an increasingly complex environment. As a result, contemporary strategic-planning processes don’t help enterprises cope with some of the biggest problems they face. These strategy issues are inherently, tough and persistent, in fact, they are…

The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer
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The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

After a 1999 report revealed that upto 98,000 patients die in hospitals annually due to medical errors that could have been prevented, the attempt at improving health care has become a central goal in clinical, research, government and political arenas. With medical errors still being a pervasive problem, the healthcare industry is pressed to address this issue through…

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen
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Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

Alexander Osterwald, Yves Pigneur & Kavi Guppta examines why 7 out of 10 employees are not actively engaged at work. HBR collectively believes the answer has everything to do with the culture of a company- being the formal and informal values, behaviors, and beliefs practiced therein. The fact is that very few companies intentionally work on their culture, that…

Growth Needs to Come from the Entire Company
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Growth Needs to Come from the Entire Company

Although continuous and sustained growth is universally pursued by organizations, the goal itself remains elusive for some. Many companies say they aren’t fully confident their company will realize its growth targets, while others yet do succeed in growing annually.  To name some of these, companies like Amazon, Apple, Danaher, Haier, IKEA, Natura, and Starbucks are presented as having…