Fresh Pick of the Day, June 16, 2014 – “The Reshoring Wave: It’s Taking America by Storm”

From Knowledge@Wharton – “The reshoring trend is rocking global business, with hundreds of companies working to bring their manufacturing operations back from China to North America”

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 11, 2014: Leadership in a Crisis – How To Be a Leader

A leadership guide featuring step-by-step how-tos, Wall Street Journal stories and video interviews with CEOs. Here are seven lessons for leaders charged with leading their organizations through a crisis.

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 10, 2014: “Corporate attempts at innovation are overwhelmingly dying on the vine”

From Washington Post- “The lion’s share of corporate innovation projects are not making it to the market, according to a survey from Fahrenheit 212. The innovation consulting firm asked 100 chief innovation officers from multinational corporations what percentage of their innovation projects make it to market. Forty-five percent of respondents said fewer than 10 percent of their projects did. Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said between 10 and 25 percent of their projects made it to market.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 9, 2014: FT Special Report on Connected Business

From FT.com  Special Report –  “The Connected Business aims to help business leaders understand and use IT to improve their companies’ performance. Our latest big theme is ‘IT and marketing’ but there is analysis and opinion on lots more, too”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 6, 2014: The five must–have leadership traits

From BBC Capital – “Gone are the days when middle management was expected to lead troops into some territorial battle with rivals. Disregard the old command-culture favoured in the ‘80s. Abandon that tired business school mantra about always seeming to be the smartest one in the room… These days, it’s about collaborating, listening and treating more junior employees as equals. The prevailing culture for successful businesses now is a management structure that is flat, where the most junior associate has a chance to develop the next big idea.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 5, 2014: “Why Firms Need to Balance ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Information”

From Knowledge@Wharton – “It’s not the case that all information is good and we should just rush to maximum disclosure,” Edmans notes. Previous research in this area has generally assumed that all types of information are easily disclosed, and that the cost of disclosure is limited to the minimal expense of preparing and mailing documents. But the researchers’ paper shows that the actual cost may be much greater than the direct expenses associated with communicating information: Disclosure can distort the manager’s investment incentives. The source of this incentive effect is that, in real life, some types of information are easier to reveal than others.

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Fresh Pick of Day, June 4, 2014: “The Geography of Entrepreneurship”

From Stanford Business Re: Think – A strategy professor explains how globalization created a laboratory for new business models.

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Fresh Pick of the Day, June 3, 2014: “WSJ Report – Unleashing Innovation in Manufacturing, June 2014″

Unleashing Innovation in Manufacturing: June 2014 from Wall Street Journal

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