management

How Toyota became the most innovative car company in the world

by: Dominic Basulto

This weekend's New York Times Magazine featured a great cover story on Toyota, which explained how the Japanese company has become the acknowledged leader in the global automobile industry.

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More on strategy from Bower and Gilbert

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Bold Moves, not just Bold Talk

by: Dominic Basulto

Bruce Nussbaum's post over at Business Week about the Backlash Against Innovation has started to resonate throughout the innovation community.

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Need more Focus and Alignement in your Organization? How to Approach the 5 Strategy-Focused Organization Principles.

by: Alexander Osterwalder

In their 2001 book “The Strategy-Focused Organization” (SFO), the authors, Kaplan and Norton, refer to a survey made by management consultants which reports that fewer than 10% of effectively formulated strategies were successfully implemented. In a 1999 Fortune cover story they specify: “In the majority of the cases -we estimate 70%- the real problem [isn’t bad strategy], […] but bad execution.”

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A Kodak moment? Yes, but....

By: Stefan Kolle

This video was shot as an internal commercial, to stir up things a bit at Kodak. Due to it's popularity with employees, Kodak decided to release it, and it's burning up the numbers on Youtube - and rightfully so. I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard at a commercial.

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Management Innovation is the best way to achieve c...

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Memo To Bosses: Shut Up And Write It Down

by: John Caddell

How many times has an innocent suggestion from the boss inspired a rush of activity to carry out his orders, only to find out he intended something completely different?

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Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things

by: Guy Kawasaki

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Just Do it

by: David Armano

Creative Generalist points us to great find.  If you don't have time to watch the video, the points below are worth reading doing.

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Neuroscience, Leadership, and Marketing

by: Roger Dooley

Stephanie West Allen, who writes the Idealawg blog (there are at least a couple of puns in that clever title), forwarded a link to an interesting article, The Neuroscience of Leadership.

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