How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

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Description: When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke,President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Source: NYTimes.com Date:… Read more »

5 reasons employees aren’t sharing their ideas

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Description: I work for a great company! We have a culture that we’ve worked hard to establish and continuously improve …. we have an extremely low turnover rate and, for the most part, great feedback scores from our employees. Unfortunately, one of the things we seem to have an area of opportunity on is “employees feeling comfortable providing… Read more »

Amazon’s Hit Man

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Description: Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book industry insider—until Amazon called Source: Businessweek.com Date: 01/25/2012 Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/amazons-hit-man-01252012.html Questions for discussion: Describe the changes that management is dealing with in the publishing industry. How has management at Amazon been affected as a result of technological changes? Do you think management decision-making has been responsive?