In recent news, Apple chief Tim Cook responded to criticism by megastar Taylor Swift within 24 hours, announcing that Apple would begin paying artists royalties on their music sales for all free introductory trials. And South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, within 24 hours of the shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, took a stand and demanded that the legislature remove the Confederate flag from outside the capitol building.
Of all the strategies for growing your business, organic growth is the most daunting. But with the uncertainty and high failure rates of M&As and partnerships (most studies indicate between 70% to 90% of the time they fail to meet stated objectives), organic growth is also the path to the highest value for your business.
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Barnes & Noble has appointed a retail veteran as the new head of its retail bookstore group. Ron Boire will also take over as CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc. when the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education is completed later this summer. In addition to the appointment of Boire, Jamie Carey, chief merchandise officer of B&N since 2008, has been named chief operating officer of B&N.
When Kevin Thompson, Director, North America Marketing - IBM Commerce, Mobile and Social, proposed a corporate Peace Corps at the firm, he was nearly laughed out of the room. The idea of Big Blue giving free consulting services to nonprofits in low-income communities in distant countries seemed so countercultural. Yet now, the Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is beloved within IBM and broadly emulated elsewhere.
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Learning requires we detect and correct errors in our thinking. But learning often requires we go beyond just one iteration of questions and answers to do so. Here's how to maximize learning and communications, even during difficult conversations.
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Finding and settling on a summer vacation spot for the family can be as difficult as slashing budgets or making that difficult firing. But it’s probably just as important for CEOs and business owners who want to recharge – and take their loved ones with them. Here’s a selection of eight favorite family vacation spots from a handful of CEOs and business owners.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt is struggling to implement his new industrial strategy. His first two acquisitions -- Alstom in France and Electrolux in the U.S. -- are both being met with regulatory pushback. As a result, Immelt in a battle for his company's survival.
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Keith McLoughlin received his education from America’s military academy at West Point. The Electrolux AB chief must now display his battle acumen after a U.S. lawsuit threw his $3.3 billion takeover of General Electric Co.’s appliance unit and his own job into doubt.
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John Cryan says it will take the summer and fall to work out how to cut costs and other details
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