"Robot Boss" Discusses Future
R&D Scorecard 2002
Search the top companies in major high-tech
War with Iraq—Predictable as Chess
Technology's critical role.
Many organizations are finding that firewalls,
antivirus software and user authentication policies aren't enough to keep
networks safe, which explains the growing market for intrusion detection
Technology Editor Chris Lindquist shares a list of websites and a new tool
to help you keep the bad guys at bay.
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Web metrics are no longer one-size-fits-all. Now they must match your
website's business and audience. Here are the latest tools to gauge your
November 15, 2002
from Foreign Lands
Working abroad can be like dancing through a cultural minefield.
Here's what five young professionals learned about thriving overseas.
to Run a Productive Meeting:
A Consulting Interview Primer
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be Sherlock Holmes to ace the cases in a consulting-firm interview.
In fact, a little preparation can make solving them seem, well,
All Together Now
How to rally the troops for a meeting they'll never want to leave.
Business Books You Need to Read: Higher Learning
Mandatory reading for business professionals, hand-picked by our
and Learn: The 10 Greatest Business Movies You've Never Seen
What can film teach you about business? Plenty.
Art of Multitasking
Overwhelmed? The dirty little secret of
the slow-growth economy is that most of us are busier than ever:
We're doing our jobs, plus the jobs of one or two
gone-but-not-replaced colleagues -- and doing it all with less
support. How do we manage to stay sane in the face of such crazy
demands? Action item number one: Follow the savvy,
reality-tested advice of some of the most effective executives
we know. It's all in our ultimate guide to successful
multitasking. Alison Overholt
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some of the world's most successful businesses, including McKinsey,
Nokia, Nestle and Matsushita,
and ideas from the smartest thinkers, including
John Kotter, Robert Rosen,
Philip R. Harris, Robert T. Moran
and Peter Senge
The Best Company
to Work for Anywhere?
Motek is a 21st-century capitalist kibbutz. At this tiny software company
in tony Beverly Hills, workers choose their own assignments and are
forbidden to work after five.
By Ellyn Spragins
An insider's take on what allowed the world's most famous start-up
Picture the Audience Naked
With a rash of poor communicators facing angry mobs and the rest of
us perennially stage-frightened, here's advice from public-speaking
coach Steve Adubato.
Distance Runner's Tips
Learn how to choose employees who can handle the freedom of working
from home from a master.
By Jennifer Keeney
the Lotus Position
Notes' creator wants "superconductivity between minds." Does
for Mobile Device Evolution: meeting and creating market demand
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Economic Outlook for 2003: A Promising Start
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How do you develop strategy in an uncertain
TINA: There Is No Alternative. First, Royal Dutch/Shell
pioneered the system of scenario planning to anticipate dramatic
changes in the world. But when everything starts to change, the
way to do planning is to focus on things that don't change. Ian
Values in a Local World
Meet Martha Nussbaum, one of America's leading
She's asking some top businesspeople to confront today's
toughest question: Are there global values to connect us all? Harriet
in Uncertain Times
A Spy in the House of Work The
years ago, Bruce Mau unveiled a 43-point program that took the
design world by storm. Here is an incomplete selection from his
Mau's influential studio works with a roster of world-renowned
clients. But its mostenduring contribution may be to the theory and
practice of design itself -- from what kinds of projects are worth
taking on to how to design for creative growth.
Lynch Phones Ahead
The Wall Street giant is making a major bet on Internet-based
telephony as a way to improve service and enhance flexibility. Here's a
case study on the promise and pitfalls of technology-driven innovation.
Alberto Alessi transformed his family's ho-hum housewares
business into a trendsetting design giant. His secret: walking the
borderline between genius and failure.
Porter's Big Ideas
The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with
CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies
to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a
leader, you've got to make time for strategy.
Good times ahead
Stays on Top
say Microsoft's incredible two-decade run at the top of the computer
industry has less to do with innovation than it does with bully tactics.
But new research from Harvard Business School professors Marco Iansiti
and Alan MacCormack suggest a different reason: the company's
ability to spot technological trends and exploit key software technologie
How Business Utilizes
Computers That Counts
Wall Street Journal
November 14, 2002
David Wessel reviews the McKinsey Global Institute's recent report on the
role information technology played in stimulating the U.S. productivity
boom in the late 1990s. He discusses findings suggesting that IT
investments pay off only when they are the means to executing a winning
Waldroop and Timothy Butler, directors of the career center at
Harvard Business School, have identified the character traits that
get in the way of success.
of companies talk a good game when it comes to the proposition that
different is better. Ted Childs, IBM's vice president of global
workforce diversity, walks that talk.
Can Only Compete
Through My Crew."
all the environments for testing one's ability to be a leader, one
of the toughest is the deck of a racing yacht, a place where Simon
Walker has spent much of his adult life.