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Links 1 through 10 of 35 by David Sky tagged business

Featured Guest: Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of Discovery-Driven Growth. How can you encourage innovative new ventures and pursue ambitious growth while minimizing risk? In Discovery-Driven Growth, authors McGrath and MacMillan show how companies can plan and pursue an aggressive growth agenda with confidence. By carefully framing their strategic growth opportunities, testing each project assumption against a series of checkpoints, and creating a culture that acts on evidence and learning instead of blind stumbling, companies can better control their costs, minimize surprises, and know when to disengage from questionable projects -- before it's too late.

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In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.

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Author of the book "C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today" discusses the potential for companies to truly connect with their customers using social media, traditional media, even the old fashioned telephone.

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Amit Chatterjee, founder and CEO of Hara, the growing energy management solutions company, shares the wisdom of his entrepreneurial experience. He covers an array of topics vital to launching and running a successful enterprise, including the importance of product innovation, new market development, thriving in a competitive landscape, and the critical importance of building a brilliant team.

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While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it is required to accept the numerous fits and starts of the start-up.

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10 simple ideas to live your life, and run your business. Perhaps a bit optimistic, but a great starting point.

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Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on attracting top talent.

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An interview with Daniel J. Isenberg about the power of a successful, vibrant, entrepreneurial environment - from Rwanda to Chile, Israel, and Iceland.

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Ron Ashkenas talks about complexity in business. Large organizations are by nature complex, but over the years circumstances have conspired to add layer upon layer of complexity to how businesses are structured and managed. Well-intended responses to new business challenges—globalization, emerging technologies, and regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley, to name a few—have left us with companies that are increasingly ungovernable, unwieldy, and underperforming.

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Gill Corkindale, executive coach and author of the Letter from London blog on HarvardBusiness.org describes why there is more potential for conflict at work these days, and some general approaches for how managers can deal with the situations

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