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  1. 12 Frameworks for Finding Startup Ideas — Advice for Future Founders

    Before a founder starts building their castle, they have to make sure they’ve picked the right piece of land. To help aspiring builders survey potential plots, we’ve gone back through our archives to surface the best advice from first-time entrepreneurs and repeat-founders. The 12 tactics they share here offer more concrete tips for reverse-engineering these fabled eureka moments, whether you’re in the wide-open ideation phase, … [ Read more ]

  2. The First 100 Days Make or Break Your Transformation

    What are the most important issues to focus on when you embark on a business transformation? Ask ten executives, and you’ll get ten different answers. In the critical first 100 days, there are many considerations to weigh, decisions to make, and actions to take—and their timing and sequence can be as instrumental to success as the moves themselves.

    So how do you ensure the company is … [ Read more ]

  3. How to Tap the Talent Automated HR Platforms Miss

    Companies are struggling to fill open positions, but the job platforms they use often screen out promising candidates just because they don't tick every box. Joseph Fuller probes the challenges—and opportunities—of "hidden workers."

  4. Unapologetically DEI: Designing Equity and Inclusion Into the New Era of Work

    As a new era of work emerges in a post-pandemic world, leaders must take proactive action to avoid undoing decades of progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  5. Becoming a Leader of Conscience

    As executives are called upon to hit a broader range of ESG targets, they will need better ways to manage ethical dilemmas. Enter G. Richard Shell's CLIP framework.

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  1. A Model for Case Analysis and Problem Solving
    An article by Professor Edward G. Wertheim, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University Table of Contents: I. Why We Use the Case Approach II. Your Responsibilities III. The Six Steps for Problem Analysis 1. Comprehend the Case Situation: Data Collection, identify relevant facts 2. Defining the Problem 3. Identify the causes of the problem … [ Read more ]

  2. Michael Porter's Big Ideas
    The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a leader, you've got to make time for strategy.

  3. Profitably Parting Ways: Getting More Value from Divestitures
    Companies often struggle to capture the full value of a separation. Here’s how to do better.

  4. Winning with an IT M&A Playbook
    What brings repeated success in mergers and acquisitions? What ensures that IT does not cause a deal to falter? A playbook that makes IT integration faster, better, and future-proof.

  5. Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
    Without well-developed decision systems and processes to address the complexities of capital allocation, organizations often resort to long, drawn-out debates; politicking and gaming the system; the gut instincts of a brave executive and staff; or deferring to quantitative analysis alone. With large amounts at stake, the opportunities for improved decision quality can be considerable.