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January 21, 2013 What Went Wrong at Boeing: My Two CentsSource: Forbes
My colleague Steve Denning’s commentary today on Boeing’s 787 problems is on the money in identifying a key managerial wrong turning a decade ago. As he points out, Boeing decided at the outset to rely on outsourcing for 70...
January 18, 2013 An insulated boardroom is an ineffective boardroomSource: Reuters blog
Last week senior executives of UBS testified before a British parliamentary panel about their part in the Libor-rigging scandal. What they said sent a discouraging signal that they, and others in the banking sector, are still...
January 18, 2013 Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code - audioSource: Bloombeg - Harvard Businness School
An interview with John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.
January 18, 2013 Dell’s Ups and Downs With OptionsSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
It was an amazing American success story, in which a college student in his dorm room created what became one of the largest computer companies in the world. In the 1990s, its share price tripled in each of three consecutive...
January 17, 2013 IBM Embeds Risk Management into its R&DSource: Business Finance
When I moved to Austin, Texas, a decade ago, I liked to needle my childhood buddy Arnie -- then a rising IBM manager – about the impressive laptops and supply-chain-management dominance displayed by IBM’s then-competitor, Dell...
January 14, 2013 Food Safety Rules Tied To FSMA May Be Ignored By Industry
President Barack Obama came into office during one of the worst salmonella outbreaks in United States history, in which at least 700 people fell ill after eating tainted peanut butter. Days after his inauguration, he pledged to...
January 8, 2013 Verizon CEO touts wireless beyond the phone
Yahoo!7 News - LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Verizon Communications can generate hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue in coming years from wireless services beyond the mobile phone, in areas ranging from healthcare and automobiles...
January 8, 2013 The role of HR in business ethics and valuesSource: Oman Daily Observer
Our parents used to teach us some rules to live by: “Don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t hurt others, respect etc. In our personal lives most people still follow these rules. In business the rules should not be of a different. Those...
January 7, 2013 Risk Chat: A Proxy Season PreviewSource: Business Finance
Six months ago, I checked in with Foley & Lardner for a SOX Birthday Party update. Late last month, I returned to the firm for some insights from partner Peter Fetzer regarding Dodd-Frank's impact on 2013 proxy statements and...
January 7, 2013 Activism & Impact: Stay Tuned to These Issues in 2013Source: Hank Boerner, chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute
Trajectory – a path a "body" (such as a comet or bullet) follows, moving under a given force, says the Oxford Dictionary. Think of the "body" as an issue – steadily building, resonating with more like-minded people, gaining...
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