Archives: April 2008

Something to Chew On

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 28

Everyone listens to Warren Buffett. The world's richest man is often hailed as one of the greatest stock pickers in history. So why is Buffett buying a stake in Wrigley,...

Workplace Democracy, Take 2

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 21

Back in September, I wrote about an organization called WorldBlu, and a concept known as "workplace democracy." While that may sound like an oxymoron to anyone slaving away under the...

Bezos on Innovation

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 21

In last week's edition, I put together our annual package on the World's Most Innovative Companies. The theme of this year's package: How the smartest companies on innovation are thinking...

How to destroy a team and get rich at the same time

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 18

Don't pity Isiah Thomas. The disgraced New York Knicks chief has finally got the boot as coach (he already lost the title of president). Along with building what New York...

The Young & the Restless...in China

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 17

I went to a fascinating documentary preview last night at Cinema Village in downtown New York. The film, "Young & Restless in China," follows nine young Chinese citizens navigating the...

The Lore of the Wizards

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 16

The cover--a guy in a tie, suspenders and pointy wizard's hat circles a glowing magic wand around him--looks like it must be a satire. Or at least intended to...

The People Who Beat You Up: Your Best Innovators

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on April 16

Perhaps no company gets bashed more than Wal Mart. They inspire documentaries, satires, musicals, loads of exposes. And their own special section at Barnes & Noble. In the lemons-to-lemonade department,...

Shareholders Score at WaMu

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 15

At the Washington Mutual annual meeting today, the score on three key shareholder issues was activists three, bank zero. The nation's largest thrift, which reported a $1.1 billion loss for...

The real surprise at GE

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 11

When General Electric sent out news of its earnings shortfall this morning, the surprise wasn't so much in the numbers. With its extensive financial and consumer-oriented businesses, the company was...

Catalyst for Change?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 11

Wednesday night, I joined 1600 suit-clad executives at the annual we're-all-for-women-in-leadership schmoozefest, otherwise known as the Catalyst Awards Dinner. Held in the grand ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria, the event...

Starbucks: It's the cups, stupid...

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on April 09

The recent Bryant Park and Pike Place appearances of Starbucks ceo Howard Schultz remind me of Proust trying to reconjure his madeleine. So many of Schlutz's actions are all...

Profiting from Olympic Protests

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 08

For many people, the Olympic torch relay tends to be a yawner. Not this year. Protesters in London, Paris and San Francisco are helping to turn this year's 85,000-mile PR...

The Art of War

Posted by: Diane Brady on April 03

Thomas Huynh, a regular reader of this blog and founder of Sonshi.com, has just come out with a new book: The Art of War--Spirituality for Conflict. A lot of leaders...

Tech-Fueled Productivity

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 01

Looking for ways to be more productive? The Wall Street Journal had an interesting blog post recently on a study that says larger computer monitors can make you more productive....

About

How can you manage smarter? Bloomberg Businessweek contributors synthesize insights from the brightest business thinkers, critique the latest management trends, and comment on leaders in the news.

BW Mall - Sponsored Links

Buy a link now!