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How I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business

Powerful stories pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead. There is a lot to learn from chief executives when it comes to tackling challenges. How I Did It brings to life the real challenges faced in some of today's best-known companies.

Why Did Target Fail In Canada?

Target Canada, International expansion, Global expansion, market adaptation, competitive advantage, customer competition

Why Your Company Should Use the Kickstarter Model to Innovate?

Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn’t take any actions because you thought it would be too risky? Or have you ever had a fully equipped prototype available to be shown in photos and videos, but have no money to take it to production? If you have the right stuff to start a project, why not taking the crowdfunding route? You’ll be able to find someone who will want to help you on your way, If you look long and hard enough. You don’t need to be told that the…

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

The real danger with conventional wisdom is that it shuts down creativity, and it intimidates people from bringing up new ideas. It divides leaders into either-or categories: risk-takers vs. bureaucrats, those with ambition vs. those with humility. Once you understand this, you understand that it often makes sense to challenge conventional wisdom. The most powerful ideas can come from the most unexpected places: the quiet genius buried deep inside the organization, the collective genius that…

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

The real danger with conventional wisdom is that it shuts down creativity, and it intimidates people from bringing up new ideas. It divides leaders into either-or categories: risk-takers vs. bureaucrats, those with ambition vs. those with humility. Once you understand this, you understand that it often makes sense to challenge conventional wisdom. The most powerful ideas can come from the most unexpected places: the quiet genius buried deep inside the organization, the collective genius that…

Why Did Target Fail In Canada?

Target Canada, International expansion, Global expansion, market adaptation, competitive advantage, customer competition

Manipulation, Mind Control, And Priming

Why people manipulate? For some people, manipulation may be a need for control or power over others, a fear of abandonment, or just a part of their normal range of behavioral tactics to prioritize their own feelings and desires over the needs of others, often at another's expense. Manipulators tend to target people and take advantage of those who have the desire to be liked or to please others, people who tend to be dependent upon others, naive or ignorant, greedy and materialistic people…

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization

Published by Harvard Business Review, the new book The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer is a leader’s guide to validating new ideas, refining them, and bringing them to market. Based on insights from The Secret To Getting On Forbes' Most Innovative Companies List, The Innovator’s Method is rich with stories and case studies from the top start-ups, corporate innovators, and growth companies including Rent the Runway, Amazon…

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization

Published by Harvard Business Review, the new book The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer is a leader’s guide to validating new ideas, refining them, and bringing them to market. Based on insights from The Secret To Getting On Forbes' Most Innovative Companies List, The Innovator’s Method is rich with stories and case studies from the top start-ups, corporate innovators, and growth companies including Rent the Runway, Amazon…