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SHANGHAI -- Books these days regularly cheer innovation. You rarely go to a conference without hearing how important it is. Copying others has a bit of a stigma.
What are the chances that, out of thousands of candidates for the CEO spot, the son or daughter of the company founder is the most competent of the bunch? Slim to none.
Say you are a member of the Ford family, and your financial security lay in family trusts stuffed with Ford Motor stock. Who would you rather bet on, William Clay Ford Jr. or Alan Mulally, the former Boeing exec now at Ford's wheel? In this case, Mulally had the presence of mind to secure $24 billion in funding prior to the recent economic collapse and thus avoided becoming a ward of the federal government, like GM and Chrysler.
A business model that aims to consolidate in the fragmented tour-packaging industry must rely on the entrepreneurial owners of the local businesses it acquires, according to the writer. A case is made for developing the people who will build the business, rather than, as is practice for many consolidators, putting them out of business.
Gender is not a good predictor of negotiation performance, but ambiguous situations can cause different behaviors by men and women in negotiations.
The Goldman Sachs Foundation recently invited me to share some thoughts about leadership with a group of Chinese university students who had been named Goldman Sachs Young Leaders. As I prepared my remarks, I thought about the bosses, coaches, teachers and other people who had most inspired me in my life. Did they have common personality traits that made them great leaders? I thought about billionaires like Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, and Steve Jobs of Apple. Can we learn from them? Are they good leaders?
This article discusses positive attributes and fatal flaws of technology and life sciences business concepts.
Mentors help us confront adversity, seize opportunity, learn from mistakes, understand our strengths and grow as leaders. Learn how to be an effective mentor to other entrepreneurs. (Published Oct 2002)
An entrepreneur turned mergers and acquisitions specialist advises owners selling a privately held company to secure representation and educate themselves about the process.
Buyers and sellers of companies have different reasons for getting together.
The words of the Entrepreneur's Pledge have lived in your heart and mind, but now they can live on the wall in your company or even your home! The Kauffman Foundation is issuing this limited edition poster — one per person, at no charge — to the first 500 people who email Build A Stronger America with their full name and mailing address.
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