Archives: August 2007

A Special Labor Day Treat: Wal Mart, The Musical

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on August 30

Comes now the latest skewering of Wal-Mart...a musical called WalMartopia that was the audience coup de foudre at last summer's International Fringe Theatre Festival. WalMartopia opens Off Broadway on--ahem--Labor...

Deloitte shows off its consulting bona fides

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 27

Attention fans of consultant-speak "thought leadership" best-practice articles (anyone out there?): Yet another firm is joining the publishing ranks. Today, Deloitte launches its first edition of Deloitte Review, which is...

Race Car Algorithms for Managers?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 24

What can managers learn from race car driving? Plenty, it seems. There have been several stories over the years about how some management teams have participated in NASCAR pit crews...

The Right Guy To Pilot Delta?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 21

Delta Airlines today announced that board member Richard Anderson would succeed CEO Gerald Grinstein, who will retire (again). Anderson, the former CEO of Northwest Airlines and until today an executive...

Juggling Elephants

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 17

Business readers seem to love fables -- those easy-to-read little tales in which fake characters discover some essential truth about business in an engaging little story. Pat Lencioni has it...

Arnold & Porter's (Green) Google Juice

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on August 16

There is a reason Google, so much the world's top talent magnet that it turns down Ivy League Phi Beta Kappas, offers perks such as cash for hybrid cars,...

Egonomics

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 15

You have to pay attention when Stephen Covey calls a book "brilliant and vitally important." (Then again, has anyone ever tracked how many book blurbs he has written?) Even so,...

Rental Cars: When the Tank is Half Full

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 12

I've noticed a distinct shift in customer service at rental car agencies lately, and I wonder if anyone else has, too. My own experience is with Avis; but several other...

Board Diversity: The International View

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 10

It's a small sample, but an interesting study just landed in my inbox. Executive search firm CTPartners (formerly known as, ahem, Christian & Timbers) looked at the board make-up of...

The Weary Consumer

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 09

We're not flocking to the mall right now. At first, I thought the instinct was limited to child-centric Gen Xers like myself--people who are willing to pay more for organic...

The Writing Is On The Wall

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on August 08

There's lots of chatter now about transparency and collaboration. About trying to get us to work and think together in a power-of-us, socially-networked, Facebook-MySpace kind of way. We're told...

More on the So-Called Generation Gap

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 07

I wrote a few weeks ago about how often I hear consultants go on and on about the generational divide at work. Judging by what you hear from workplace consultants...

Coming to America--on an Indian Carrier

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 05

Jet Airways, India's equivalent of Virgin or JetBlue in my mind, launches service to New York City today. And it's expanding to other parts of the U.S. later in the...

The Ego Effect

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 03

Have you caught your CEO showing up to accept obscure awards in far-flung destinations? Staring at himself too much in the tinted glass of his corner office? On the cover...

The Curse of the Chinese Toy

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 03

Here's something manufacturers don't want to hear from their customers: "Is this made in China? I don't want something made in China." That's what a customer at Toys R' Us...

Saving a Crumbling Infrastructure

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 01

With the Aug. 1 collapse of a highway bridge in Minneapolis and a massive steam pipe blast in New York City a few weeks ago, the state of this country's...

Dilenschneider on Power and Influence

Posted by: Diane Brady on August 01

Public relations guru Robert Dilenschneider thinks the over-40 crowd has a leg up on Gen Y when it comes to reaching people online. Why? Because they "have a better handle...

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