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Most founders tend to remain high-level when the topic of culture comes up. For starters, there are tons of reads on why culture matters, but strikingly few on how to actually architect it. We all understand what it means to some extent, but it's rarely defined or broken down. There are frameworks for product/market fit or founder-led sales, but when it comes to culture, the … [ Read more ]
Author: Laura Del Beccaro | Source: "First Round Review" | Subjects: Culture, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior
There are two camps on the most effective way to frame an innovative idea. One contends you should emphasize why the idea is desirable. The other says you should focus on how to implement the idea. Which one is right? A research project found that the answer depends on your audience. If you’re making a pitch to novices, focus on why. If you’re making it … [ Read more ]
Authors: Denise Falchetti, Gino Cattani, Simone Ferriani | Source: "Harvard Business Review" | Subjects: Communication, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organizational Behavior
Too many employers pay too little heed to the needs of the lower earners in their company. Here’s why—and how—they should shift gears.
Authors: Brooke Weddle, Tera Allas | Source: "McKinsey Quarterly" | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Motivation, Organizational Behavior
As a marketer, you absolutely have to be able to show that you're generating ROI. Your stakeholders deserve to know whether and how their investment will help grow their business.
Measuring ROI is simultaneously the easiest and most difficult task for most marketers. And it really comes down to two reasons.
Sources: "ChannelMix", "MarketingProfs" | Subject: Marketing / Sales
A trio of 20th-century thinkers yields insights into how to align culture with strategy and energize employees today.
Authors: Carolyn Black, Jon R. Katzenbach | Source: "strategy+business" | Subject: Organizational Behavior
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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 ]
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.
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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.