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Monthly archive December, 2011
Business and Society—Better Together

Business and Society—Better Together

“Economic performance is the first responsibility of business,  Peter Drucker, ” the “father of modern management,” once wrote. “Indeed a business that does not show a profit at least equal to its cost of capital is irresponsible; it wastes society’s resources.”  LearnMore
NY Times' Ron Lieber Asks, "Is The Larry Portfolio For You?"

NY Times’ Ron Lieber Asks, “Is The Larry Portfolio For You?”

The answer depends on, as Lieber tells New York Times‘s “Your Money” section readers, whether one wants to “earn whatever return you need to meet your goals while taking the least amount of risk.”   LearnMore
Be a "Smart Dummy"

Be a “Smart Dummy”

When speaking to a senior executive from a consumer goods company,  he mentioned that whenever he put together a problem-solving team, he always included in its membership a “smart dummy.”  “A smart dummy,” he explained, “is a bright individual who has no background or experience with the problem.  It is someone who can ask the...  LearnMore
Do We Need to Save Capitalism?

Do We Need to Save Capitalism?

Alfred Rappaport, author of Saving Capitalism from Short Termism, coined the term “short-termism.”  He refers to short-termism as sacrificing future growth to meet quarterly earnings benchmarks and it is destroying capitalism.  But, is capitalism worth saving?  Join Alfred Rappaport as he discusses with The Engaging Brand host Anna Farmery the effects of short-termism and how...  LearnMore
UK Oracle User Group Conference 2011

UK Oracle User Group Conference 2011

The UK’s largest Oracle Technology & E-Business Suite conference took place between 5th – 7th December at the ICC in the heart of Birmingham (UK) and Oracle Press was at the centre of it all! The UKOUG, now in its 28th year of supporting the Oracle community, was again well attended by a variety of delegates. This must...  LearnMore
Creating and Developing Star Performers in 2012

Creating and Developing Star Performers in 2012

In her newest book, Conversations for Creating Star Performers, executive coach Shawn Kent Hayashi, offers a roadmap showing how to leverage conversations into game-changing moments.  In this article on having conversations that inspire, Hayashi guides readers to go beyond the performance review and master the art of conversations that will advance employees’ talents and develop...  LearnMore
How Can a Company Achieve "Innovation as Usual?"

How Can a Company Achieve “Innovation as Usual?”

Many corporations have become what Relentless Innovation author Jeffrey Phillips calls “efficiency machines.” But that’s not making them more innovative. In this article, Phillips explains why and how to break through the “more round pegs in the same round holes” syndrome:  LearnMore
#MHBizLive Twitter Chat Kicks off 1/19/12 with Erik Qualman

#MHBizLive Twitter Chat Kicks off 1/19/12 with Erik Qualman

Wouldn’t it be great to finish a business book and then have a conversation with the author about it? Now you can!  LearnMore
Trading "Maverick" Style

Trading “Maverick” Style

Limit risk, identify high-probability trades, safely capitalize on the leverage and versatility of investments, and produce extraordinary returns in excess of the broad markets.  Darren Fischer, trader at Maverick Trading, a private equity trading firm, and co-author or Maverick Trading, takes a successful investment system and makes it available to you, the average retail trader. ...  LearnMore
Take Performance Reviews into Your Own Hands

Take Performance Reviews into Your Own Hands

Performance reviews. We go through them every year, like clockwork. But how beneficial are they really?   More often than not, we walk out of these discussions unsure of what are managers really think — and with no action plan for how to improve our performance in the coming year.   LearnMore
What's Your Most Likeable Social Media Tip?

What’s Your Most Likeable Social Media Tip?

2011 will go in the books as the year when social media truly took off for marketers. From students to interns to directors to CMOs — everyone has found a way to use social media to flex their marketing muscles.  LearnMore
Hold off on that Extended Warranty (until You Read This!)

Hold off on that Extended Warranty (until You Read This!)

Should you get that extended warranty? Michael Jay Geier, author of the bestseller How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, discusses extended warranties and electronics repair with the hosts of CBS Money Watch…  LearnMore