Archives: December 2007

More New Year's Resolutions

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 30

'Tis the season to fill yourself with firm convictions about improving your life and your career. And it's the season, of course, for books on how to do it. The...

Seth Godin does it again

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 26

It wouldn't be a new year without a new book from marketing blogger/guru Seth Godin. The author of such tomes as Unleashing the Idea Virus and, most recently, the dip...

Flexible Spending Woes

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 19

Flexible spending accounts are supposed to be perks that make it easy for employees to set aside money, on a pre-tax basis, for healthcare, commuting or dependent care costs. But...

Chairman Mao, Management Role Model?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 19

I have to say I'm not sure I quite get The Economist's cover this week. Titled "Staying at the top: Mao and the art of management," the Economist's piece positions...

Proxies=Funny?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 18

As we near the end of year and look toward next year's proxy season, anyone interested in corporate governance and proxy statements (anyone?) should check out Proxyland, which is written...

Are You Emotionally Bonded?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 18

Vijay Govindarajan, a professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and General Electric's soon-to-be chief innovation consultant and first "professor in residence," has an interesting new paper out called "The...

Advice from a CE-Yo

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 17

I have long admired Gary Hirshberg's business philosophy. The co-founder and chief of Stonyfield Farm combines his drive for profits with a deeply held desire to improve the environment. He...

More Women Get Committee Chair Seats

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 11

Catalyst, the nonprofit research firm, reports both good news and bad news in the battle for greater leadership positions for women in business. A research brief released yesterday found that...

Back to Black

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 10

This entry isn't about the tabloid-worthy sad fate of Amy Winehouse (just as her album, Back to Black, is ringing up a series of awards nominations). It's about the equally...

Coke's New King of Pop

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 06

Coca-Cola announced today that its president and chief operating officer, Muhtar Kent, would become CEO of the world's largest beverage company come July. The news came as little surprise--Kent had...

Big Think Strategy

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 06

Everybody likes to think of themselves as "big thinkers" -- the kind who bring bold ideas to the table. Bernd Schmitt has a succinct new book out today on the...

The Revolving Door, NCAA Style

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 04

I knew sooner or later I'd find a way to work college football into this blog. (For those who don't know me well, yes, I'm a rabid fan of SEC...

Ben Stein: Smarter than Goldman?

Posted by: Diane Brady on December 03

I found myself both amused and confused after reading Ben Stein's provocative piece on Goldman Sachs in The New York Times. When someone starts a column with references to a...

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