Description: AT&T created a unique innovation pipeline for its 250,000 employees to streamline their ideas towards production Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 23, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/magazines/fortune/2012/08/23/f-l-att-idea-pipeline.fortune/ Questions for Discussions: Describe the innovation process at AT&T. What lessons are there to be learned by managers when designing innovation processes and product development?
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Description: Apple Inc. (AAPL) scored a clear victory in its patent dispute with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) yesterday, increasing pressure on smartphone makers around the world to create handsets that stand apart from the iPhone and deliver more choices for consumers in a $219.1 billion market. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 25, 2012 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-25/apple-patent-victory-seen-spurring-wider-range-of-smartphones.html Questions… Read more »
Description: The pressure is building for Meg Whitman to make a miracle happen. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Aug 22, 2012 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/technology/weak-sales-hurt-hp-in-quarter.html Questions for Discussions: Summarize the financial condition at HP and the industry in general. What can management do to affect change in a positive direction? Is this a leadership issue?
Description: Progressive Insurance tried to use twitter to calm public outrage in a controversial death case, but it only made things worse. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 17, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/08/16/n-progressive-insurance-social-media.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize the legal issues in this case. What lessons are there for management that does not recognize the public… Read more »
Description: Richard J. Harrington’s entrepreneurship experience includes starting a plumbing supply business with his brother and nearly three decades of helping transform a Canadian holding company into what is now Thomson Reuters (TRI). Today he is executive chairman at Cue Ball, a venture capital firm in Boston. I spoke recently to Harrington, 65, about his… Read more »
Description: COMMENTARY Some things naturally complement each other. I don’t know why; they just do. Movies and popcorn. Peanut butter and jelly. The Three Stooges. Tuna fish and mayo. The New York Yankees. Okay, so I’m a little biased. When it comes to your career, work-life balance, that sort of thing, there’s a certain combination… Read more »
Description: Nearly nine in 10 US companies with at least 100 employees will use social networks for marketing activities this year, eMarketer estimates. With so many companies tapping social networks to build brand awareness, gain new customers and keep current ones loyal, how much room is left for growth? Source: eMarketer.com Date: Aug 17, 2012… Read more »
Description: In the wake of Zynga Chief Operating Officer John Schappert’s departure, we look at the condition of the company, including the decline of profitability and continuing litigation. Drew Dowell has details on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 09, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/zynga-weighs-future-after-schappert-departure/C292DF9A-FA2A-438A-903D-65395DABC949.html Questions for Discussion: What were… Read more »
Description: Among the major French companies that have triggered protests at home this summer by announcing job cuts, Sanofi (SNY) stands out for its audacity. France’s biggest drugmaker plans to slash its research and development staff in Toulouse and Montpellier and is shifting its focus across the Atlantic to Cambridge, Mass. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Aug… Read more »
Description: Incessant exposure to negativity isn’t just a drag — it’s actually bad for your brain, researchers say. Here are some ways to protect yourself. Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 09, 2012 Link: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/09/colleagues-complaining-why-you-need-to-tune-it-out/?iid=F_F500M Questions for Discussions: What are the highlights in this report? How would you minimize negativity?