Categories: Thought Leaders

The Science of Spin

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on March 20

Many observers feel that AIG's actions surrounding the revelation of its disbursal of $165 million in bonuses were a major PR blunder. But communications consultant Alan Kelly has more precise...

How Managers Can Handle Stress in Times of Economic Crisis

Posted by: Diane Brady on March 15

Here's a guest post from Leslie Seppinni, a clinical psychologist who has written extensively on the subject of "excuse free living". I asked her to give some advice to managers...

Jean Chatzky's Advice to Managers

Posted by: Diane Brady on March 04

Finance guru Jean Chatzky has a new book out called The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times (Crown Business). I asked her to distill some advice...

Jeff Immelt on Pay, his AAA Rating and Taking the Train

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 05

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt predicted this morning that the shift in the financial services sector and government's role in business "will be with us for the rest of our...

Clinton, Gates and Jet Li on the "Philanthrocrisis"

Posted by: Diane Brady on January 29

A constellation of celebrity philanthropists gathered today in Davos to talk about the tough state of giving: Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jet Li and Nobel Prize...

Can the world live with a frugal American consumer?

Posted by: Diane Brady on January 29

For all the criticism of Americans and their profligate spending in recent years, it's clear that their appetite kept a lot of people in business. BusinessWeek editor-in-chief Steve Adler moderated...

A rare find: the female "thinker"

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 05

Another day, another guru list. This time, The Wall Street Journal has come up with its list of top business gurus--led by strategist Gary Hamel. Next on the list is...

There's a Theory for Everything

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 19

I couldn't help but chuckle at the "Columbia Ideas@Work" newsletter that crossed my desk this week. The newsletter, put out by Columbia Business School and featuring its professors' research, includes...

Reputation: Can you really get a second chance?

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 01

Reputation is critical and admiration can be fleeting. More than half of the companies perceived as America's most admired in 2002 were not in that position five years later. And...

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...

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...

How to Hire Your Kids

Posted by: Diane Brady on October 12

Many successful entrepreneurs face a dilemma when it comes to hiring their kids. Donald Trump has long talked about the value of having his kids work for what they want...

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...

Chats with Innovation Profs

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 19

Last week I interviewed Clayton Christensen on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his classic book, The Innovator's Dilemma. Christensen, one of the nicest business school professors you'll ever...

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