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Toward a new HR philosophy

Toward a new HR philosophy

What is the appropriate role for the human-resources function? Many companies view it as merely…

Business and society in the coming decades

Business and society in the coming decades

Business exists to serve society. Over the past several decades, one of the great discussions…

The globally effective enterprise

The globally effective enterprise

International operations beget complexity. As most multinational companies have come to understand—at times, the hard…

How agile is your supply chain?

How agile is your supply chain?

What would it take for manufacturing businesses to operate like the best online retailers? How…

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Insurance

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Insurance

Gain full access to articles and reports, including those by McKinsey Quarterly and the McKinsey…

M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

After years of stagnant activity, mergers and acquisitions surged in 2014, with the announcement of…

How to beat the transformation odds

How to beat the transformation odds

After years of McKinsey research on organizational transformations,1 1.See Javier Muñiz González-Blanch, Caroline Pung, and…

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Toward a new HR philosophy

What is the appropriate role for the human-resources function? Many companies view it as merely administrative, with little or no strategic impact. Of course, HR leaders bridle at this perception and regularly seek ways to have a seat at the table. In the quest to be viewed as more strategic and more important, HR often…

Toward a new HR philosophy

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its business to new markets. Currently only live in New York and Los Angeles, the startup says…

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

Lynda.com Acquired By LinkedIn For $1.5 Billion

Carpinteria-based Lynda.com, the online learning site founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, has been acquired by LinkedIn in a $1.5 billion deal this morning. LinkedIn said it has agreed to buy lynda.com, for approximately $1.5 billion, split between 52 percent in cash and approximately 48 percent in stock. The companies said that most of…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

TechCrunch

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its business…

Twitter Launches Highlights For Android To Summarize The Day’s Tweets

If keeping up with all those tweets is starting to feel a little overwhelming, Twitter…

An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the…

BlackBerry In Consultation Period To Close Swedish Operations [Updated]

Earlier this week smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed it acquired Israel’s WatchDox to build out its…

With Lydia, Pay For Your Online Purchases Using Your Apple Watch

Step by step, Lydia is unveiling its product strategy to handle all your payments. When…

Say Hello To The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has landed, so to speak, with deliveries officially arriving to the first…

Editorial

Business and society in the coming decades

Business exists to serve society. Over the past several decades, one of the great discussions…

The globally effective enterprise

International operations beget complexity. As most multinational companies have come to understand—at times, the hard…

How agile is your supply chain?

What would it take for manufacturing businesses to operate like the best online retailers? How…

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Insurance

Gain full access to articles and reports, including those by McKinsey Quarterly and the McKinsey…

M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

After years of stagnant activity, mergers and acquisitions surged in 2014, with the announcement of…

Toward a new HR philosophy

What is the appropriate role for the human-resources function? Many companies view it as merely administrative, with little or no strategic impact. Of course, HR leaders bridle at this perception and regularly seek ways to have a seat at the…

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