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Guess Who’s Ghostwriting Monsanto’s Safety Reviews

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Monsanto’s blockbuster herbicide Roundup and its GMO “Roundup Ready” seeds have combined to create an ...

Opening the Door For Future Drug Sales

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Increasing prosperity has brought diet and lifestyle changes to places like rural India that are resulting in increases ...

China’s Elusive Goal: A Global Apparel Brand

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bosideng International Holdings is the largest maker of down coats in China and produces down apparel for top internatio ...

Wal-Mart Cracks the Whip on Suppliers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With a new program, "On-Time, In-Full," or OTIF, Wal-Mart is upping the pressure on suppliers to get their deliveries ju ...

Uber Without the Smartphone

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bob Carr of Atlanta founded nonprofit Common Courtesy in 2014 to bring Uber to seniors without smartphones. Their operat ...

Remodeling a Sedan Plant for the SUV Era

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Americans continue to buy more Toyota Camrys than any other car, but as the market has shifted to SUVs and trucks, Toyot ...

500,000 Tons of Steel. 14 Jobs

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Voestalpine AG of Austria decided long ago to focus on high-value niche steel products rather than compete head-on with ...

Finally, a Cheap(ish) iPhone

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

India is now the fastest growing smartphone market, but Apple is struggling to compete with cheaper phones from Indian a ...

India's Movie Industry Gets a New Script

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

India has one of the largest film industries in the world, producing between 1,500 and 2,000 films a year compared to ab ...

China’s Foodmakers Try New Growth Recipes

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chinese consumers pay a premium for foreign food brands that they assume have better ingredients and pass tougher safety ...

All About the Benjamins

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Like all the global players in the auto industry, GM has established a presence in all of the major markets, as well as ...

MBA Programs Tout Entrepreneurship

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Many business schools, including a number of the top ones like MIT, Stanford, and Darden, offer programs focused on entr ...

BMW to Staff: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

BMW has put 14,000 engineers, marketers, and factory managers through day-long pep rallies/horror shows to impress upon ...

Whole Foods Market’s Identity Crisis

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, is under pressure to reverse a sales slump and a stock decline of ne ...

How Much Is a Miracle Worth?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Spark Therapeutics Inc. has spent about $400 million to develop a gene therapy to cure a rare form of child bl ...

Apple's Alternative to Virtual Reality

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Tim Cook seems to believe that augmented reality (AR) will be Apple’s next big thing. He's compared AR’s pot ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry’s Giants

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Mouse maker Logitech International has prospered lately with robust sales of its accessory devices that complement produ ...

General Motors: A Continental Retreat

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In 1929, General Motors (GM) acquired Opel, then Germany's largest automaker. Since then, GM has been one of E ...

The $200 All-Seeing Line Judge

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

French inventor Gregoire Gentil has developed a $200 device about the size of a GoPro that can be attached to any tennis ...

How to Lose $6 Billion

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The troubled U.S. nuclear power business may be the undoing of Toshiba. When it acquired Westinghouse Electric in 2006, ...

"Hollywood"

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Despite import quotas and limits on their share of receipts, China has become an important market for U.S. films, with 1 ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Athletic footwear makers like Nike import almost all of their shoes from low-cost countries in Asia and South America. T ...

Spread Your Wings and Fly, Penguin

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bertelsmann is preparing to buy out its partner Pearson and own 100 percent of Penguin Random House, the world’s N ...

Pharma's Worst Nightmare

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Initial celebration of Trump’s victory by pharmaceutical executives turned to fear when on January 11 he said the ...

Designed in Davos, Tested in Zimbabwe

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Blue Marble Microinsurance is testing the market for crop insurance with maize growers in Zimbabwe. The idea, unveiled a ...

No One Wants to Pay $9.99 for Your Remixes

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Berlin-based music streaming service SoundCloud has about 175 million users and 135 million easy-to-share tracks of remi ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Jigar Shah, the entrepreneur who founded SunEdison, pioneered the no-money-down deal for rooftop solar systems. His late ...

South Korea Tries to Curb the Chaebol

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The chaebol of South Korea, companies like Samsung and Hyundai, have long enjoyed a close relationship with the governme ...

Can Lemonade Lure Insurance Skeptics?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Two tech startup veterans have launched a property insurance company called Lemonade to take advantage of an industry "u ...

Hulu Reboots for a Post-Cable Age

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Online video-streaming service Hulu was founded by NBC and Fox and is now owned by Comcast, Fox, Disney, and Time Warner ...

Secret Formula

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The world’s largest fashion retailer, Zara, is growing and thriving while many of its competitors are struggling. ...

Clean Power Is Too Hot For Even Trump to Cool

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Large corporations like Walmart and Microsoft have continued to invest in renewable energy despite the election of Donal ...

Engineering the Sound of Silence at Porsche

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Porsche has budgeted $1.1 billion to develop the Mission E, an all-electric four-door coupe to be introduced by 2019. Bu ...

A Giant in Search, But a Wisp in the Cloud

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google was once a cloud pioneer, having spent years stringing together data centers to support its search business. But ...

What Do We Want? Uber Union

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Uber's battle for legitimacy with taxi companies and regulators has expanded into the arena of organized labor. Uber is ...

Rooftop Solar Clouds Up

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Rooftop solar installations have been growing rapidly since 2010 as panel prices have fallen and homeowners have taken a ...

Jack Dorsey Is Losing Control of Twitter

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Founding CEO Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter last year and has been working to restart growth. So far the changes he has ...

Look Familiar?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On Oct. 4, Google unveiled a pair of new smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL that are priced and configured to compete ...

This Deflation Has Grocers Fed Up

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Food prices at grocery stores in the United States have been below year-earlier prices for nine straight months. It&rsqu ...

The Foxconn of the Auto Industry

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Canadian auto parts maker and contract auto manufacturer Magna International is developing a concept car that includes e ...

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Last year, Amazon began leasing airplanes to expand into the delivery business. It recently unveiled the first Prime Air ...

Vacancy

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Prison populations have fallen 38 percent since 2008 as violent crime rates, incarceration rates, and the lengths of sen ...

These Paper Tubes Are Still Made in America

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After three decades of losses due to foreign competition and changing technology, New England Paper Tube was placed in r ...

Peak Cheap in China

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On-demand services in China from ride-sharing to food delivery and massages have been offering steep discounts to attrac ...

Your Driverless Uber Is Here

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since 2014, Uber has recruited hundreds of engineers to work on driverless vehicles to replace its more than 1 million h ...

Ed Bastian, CEO Delta Air Lines

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Ed Bastian complained about bad strategy when he left Delta Air Lines in 2004. He attributes the subsequent bankruptcy t ...

Amazon Gains on Flipkart in India

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

"Amazon Gains on Flipkart in India" (Bloomberg Businessweek, August 1–7, 2016) describes Amazon's attempt to estab ...

Shell Opens Up to Natural Gas

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Shell Oil Company has a longstanding reputation for its efforts to forecast the future and incorporate its beliefs about ...

Wheeler Dealer

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Zak Pashak and his co-investors have put $4 million into startup Detroit Bikes. With contracts from Motivate for bike-sh ...

Endangered A380 Spotted

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Airbus initially predicted it would sell 1,200 superjumbo A380s over two decades. After one decade, it has sold 193 and ...

Swimmin' in Batteries

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Tesla plans to reach an ambitious goal of producing 500,000 cars per year by 2018. In order to do that, Tesla’s gi ...

A Tractor for Cuba

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The first U.S. company approved to build a factory in Cuba is a startup lead by two former IBM salesmen, Horace Clemmons ...

Searsly?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

As recently as 1980, Sears was the dominant U.S. retailer, larger than the next four companies combined. It had diversif ...

Surf's Up Forever

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Kelly Slater, world champion and world famous surfer, has dreamed of a perfect man-made wave since he was a kid growing ...

Making No Cents

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost $5 billion last year, so the Postal Regulatory Commission reduced the price of first ...

Smartphone Makers Prep for a Rough Spell

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Apple recently announced its first quarterly sales decline in 13 years and worldwide smartphone shipments dropped by 3 p ...

The Greening of Adidas

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Capital investments in energy efficiency are often rejected by chief financial officers as distractions from the core bu ...

Detroit Has Valley Envy

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Driverless cars and shared mobility services like Uber pose a threat to automakers. They see a future where cars drive u ...

Green Is Good, But One Outdoor Outfitter Puts People First

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Many firms in the outdoor recreation industry have green ideals and champion environmental causes. Cotopaxi has a humani ...

Reclaiming Instant

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The Impossible Project, a Berlin-based company that has been making film for vintage Polaroid cameras since 2010, will r ...

Burt's Bees Goes From Big-Box to Upscale

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

When Clorox bought Burt’s Bees for $925 million in 2007, loyal customers were worried. But the personal care produ ...

Google Kicks Its Car Fight Upstairs

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has drafted rules for autonomous cars that would make them more like convent ...

Move Fast and Break Things

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

For more than a decade, Jeff Immelt has been working to transform GE into an innovation-based growth machine. That proce ...

A Zara of Modesty Rises in Turkey

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Fast fashion retailer LC Waikiki is crushing both domestic and foreign competition in Turkey with nearly four times the ...

Intel and Samsung Are On a Collision Course

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Samsung, the world’s No. 2 chipmaker, is expanding its processor business with the goal of overtaking No. 1 Intel. ...

Apple's Other Johny

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, it used a combination of chips from other manufacturers that worked, but limit ...

Amazon's Plan to Take On UPS and Alibaba

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Internal documents suggest that Amazon is planning to launch a new venture called Global Supply Chain, which will evolve ...

The Real Life Storage Wars

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

RedBin is one of a number of startups in the storage business that offer on-demand pickup and delivery service. It targe ...

Who Owns the Sun?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In addition to federal subsidies of 30 percent for investments in rooftop solar, many states offer additional subsidies ...

Haier Has Higher Ambitions

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Haier has agreed to pay $5.4 billion for GE’s appliance unit, 60 percent more than Electrolux had agreed to just l ...

Who's Who and Who's Not at the WEF

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland attracts leading government and business people from around the wo ...

Meal Plan

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Munchery is a meal delivery business founded in San Francisco in 2010 by Tri Tran and Conrad Chu. Tran escaped from Viet ...

That Drug Coupon Isn't Really Clipping Costs

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The practice of handing out coupons to cover the cost of prescription drug copays has grown. The pharmaceutical industry ...

Nice Work If You Can Give It to Yourself

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Board directors at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals earned an average of $1.9 million in annual compensation, the highest in th ...

A Merger That Activist Investors Can Love

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Under pressure from investors, Dow Chemical and DuPont are discussing a merger valued at $120 billion. The objective of ...

Jeff Bezos Just Ignited a New Space Race

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Fifteen years after its launch, Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin has achieved a major milestone in terms of successfully la ...

Pfizer's $160 Billion Change of Address

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced an agreement to combine with Dublin-based Allergan in a $160 billion de ...

What Goes Up—But Doesn’t Come Down

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The price of Glycopyrrolate, a hospital drug often used before surgery, rose by more than 800 percent when one of its tw ...

Hey Mom, Set Another Place at Dinner for Fido

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Freshpet Inc. makes gourmet dog food with only fresh ingredients and no preservatives. They are among a group of fast-gr ...

The Netflix Effect is Spreading

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

YouTube and Verizon are planning to offer exclusive original content on their new video streaming services YouTube Red a ...

Hang $99.99

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In 2007, Matt Zilinskas teamed up with AGIT Global of Taiwan to create Wavestorm, a brand of soft surfboards sold exclus ...

Big Electric Shocks Big Oil

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

California recently passed a new law that envisions cutting greenhouse gas emissions dramatically: to 40 percent below 1 ...

Why Roku Isn't Going After Gamers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The four major makers of streaming devices—Apple, Amazon, Google, and Roku—all released updated versions thi ...

Smartphone Margins

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Most smartphone makers are losing money. HP, Nokia, and others have given up. LG, Sony, HTC, and Lenovo are struggling a ...

Metal Meltdown

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Declining Chinese demand is causing a sell-off by investors in a wide range of raw materials. This follows the decline i ...

How EpiPen Became a Hit

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

When drugmaker Mylan acquired EpiPen from Merck in 2007, it had about $200 million in sales and relatively low profit ma ...

Eros Would Love to Become India's Netflix

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bollywood film studio Eros is building a video streaming service on its catalog of 2,000 movies and hopes to gain a crit ...

Cute Ads Only Go So Far

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Two years ago, a former McKinsey consultant, a venture capitalist, and a veteran of Microsoft’s healthcare divisio ...

Can Netflix Become Must-See TV in Japan?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

For the past five years, Netflix has successfully expanded internationally into Australia, Canada, Europe, and Latin Ame ...

Things Are About to Get Ugly at Kraft

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The packaged food industry has been stagnant for the past decade in North America. And Big Food companies, like Kraft, h ...

The Arctic or Bust

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Royal Dutch Shell is drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea 70 miles off the north coast of Alaska. Shell spent billion ...

Priority Mail

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is estimated to handle 40 percent of Amazon’s package deliveries, includin ...

The Smartphone Shields Are Down

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Beijing-based Xiaomi became the No. 4 maker of smartphones worldwide by selling well-built but relatively cheap phones i ...

The Whiff of Price-Fixing Is Up In the Air

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the major airlines are coordinating to control the supply of sea ...

Rethinking Disneyland for the Chinese Family

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Disney is building a $5.5 billion theme park outside of Shanghai that the company says will be “authentically Disn ...

Macrobrewery: Can Craft Beer Survive AB InBev?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Earlier this year, AB InBev purchased Elysian Brewing, a craft beer maker in Seattle. This is the fourth craft brewery A ...

How Much Should a Miracle Cost?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Last year, Gilead Sciences introduced Hovartis, a drug that will cure Hepatitis C in three months with few side effects. ...

Big Pharma and Insurers Play Nice

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Amgen has a new injectable anti-cholesterol drug, Repatha, on track for an FDA review this summer. Now it has to convinc ...

A Chinese Phone Aimed at Hipsters

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Year-old Chinese phone maker OnePlus has penetrated the U.S. market by offering an Android phone with more hardware than ...

China Won’t Let Toyota Ditch Its Electric Cars

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Last year Toyota stopped producing the all-electric RAV4 EV and has made clear it believes hydrogen-powered cars are the ...

Japan's Amazon Has Bigger Dreams

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Rakuten, founded in 1997, dominates e-commerce in Japan, where one in four online purchases takes place on its website. ...

Coke's Unlikely Savior

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are in a race to create the perfect soda—one that is sweetened naturally, tastes like cane s ...

Unforbidden Fruit

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Singaporean commodities billionaire Kuok Khoon Hong, known as the palm oil king, has decided to side with environmental ...

The Pipeline Flows Again

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

New drug approvals by the FDA are at the highest level in 18 years and are expected to continue at high levels for sever ...

Get Out the Way

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The average weight difference between cars and pickup trucks has increased from 1,000 pounds in the year 2000 to almost ...

Will Etsy Come Undone By Success?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

E-commerce website Etsy was founded in 2005 to create a marketplace where small-time craft manufacturers could sell thei ...

Whole Foods, Half Off

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Whole Foods' growth slowed in 2014 and its stock fell by 10 percent. Competition has emerged from other health-food chai ...

Why Target is Raking Up Its Maple Leaves

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Target entered Canada in 2011 in its first international expansion, a crucial part of its growth plans. After $2 billion ...

Xiaomi Puts a Windfall to Work Beyond Phones

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Entering the Chinese smartphone market in 2011, Xiaomi now outsells Apple and Samsung and has become the No. 3 global ph ...

Wipe Off That Smile

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Marc Lore is launching Jet.com this January with $80 million in backing from well-known venture capital firms. Jet.com i ...

China is Losing Some of Its Appetite for Coal

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

China is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and accounted for nearly half of the coal burned glob ...

Starbucks: Howard Schultz on the Coffee Chain's Expansion Under His Leadership

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In 1979 Howard Schultz tasted a cup of French press Sumatra at Starbucks at Pike Place in Seattle, and it changed his li ...

Twenty Years of Techron Yield Unclear Results

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The advent of unleaded gas in the mid-1970s resulted in build-up of deposits in car engines. Gasoline makers began looki ...

Uber Alles

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On Nov. 12, Uber launched its car service in Budapest. Uber’s first foreign launch was in Paris in 2011. It is now ...

Bangladesh's Toxic Tanneries

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bangladesh exports $1 billion of leather because competitive prices and improved quality have attracted a growing number ...

Wal-Mart's Organic Surge

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sales of organic foods are again growing rapidly, increasing by 11.5 percent in 2013. Whole Foods Market dominates the h ...

Japan Feels the Heat On Bribery

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Under pressure from the OECD, Japan has begun to enforce its laws against bribery and corruption overseas. Three executi ...

Laundry Detergent Makers Want More Suds

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

High-efficiency washing machines that use much less water have grown increasingly popular in the U.S. over the last deca ...

Can Google Be as Shiny as You-Know-Who?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google has just released the latest major update to its Android OS. The new version, called Lollipop, is meant to improv ...

Marchionne's Last Lap

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles debuts on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 13. CEO Sergio Marchionne has plans to spend $60 ...

Intel Inside

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Intel’s stock is the top performer in the Dow Jones industrial average as it maintains its dominance of the server ...

A Bezos-Backed Startup May Go Up Against Amazon

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Matt Williams worked at Amazon for 10 years before launching Pro.com last year with part of its seed funding coming from ...

Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Online alcohol "retailer" Drizly has a website and app that enables customers to order and pay for beer, wine, and liquo ...

Southwest Hangs Up Its Low-Cost Jersey

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Southwest Airlines has grown to become America's fourth largest airline based on the strength of its position as a low-c ...

Using Fishing Nets to Make Carpets Cleaner

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Carpet manufacturing is not a green business. Carpet plants release large amounts of carbon dioxide and chemically pollu ...

This is Not a Trend

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Women are in more top corporate jobs today, but not the ones that lead to the CEO position. Mary Barra, the new CEO of G ...

Business Tries to Crush San Diego's Pay Hike

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Business groups in San Diego, Calif., have organized the San Diego Small Business Coalition to try to reverse the City C ...

High-End Motorcycles Meet India's Mopeds

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

High-end U.S. motorcycle maker Erik Buell Racing also designs inexpensive scooters for the Indian mass market where low ...

General Electric Wants To Act Like a Startup

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

GE is implementing a new product development process called FastWorks that could enable them to do business better, fast ...

Tech Giants Struggle to Break Into Cars

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Electronics are increasingly important features of automobiles for consumers and competitive automakers. The average car ...

Flipkart’s Fight to Maintain Its Lead in India

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Despite trade restrictions on foreign retailers, Amazon and EBay have entered the Indian market: Amazon by establishing ...

Sony Bets It Can Find The Next Big Thing

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With losses in six of the last seven years, Sony continues to spend on research and development. This year it will spend ...

Droid Killer?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Firefox OS is a free smartphone operating system created by Mozilla as a simpler alternative to Google’s Android o ...

America's Got Milk and China Wants It

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After decades of subsidies and excess production, U.S. dairy farmers are now selling all they can produce and prices are ...

Crash-Proofing The Future of Drones

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Business Strategy

Some people believe that drones have great potential for transporting packages, searching for missing persons, fighting ...

Streams of Tears

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Spotify, Beats Music, and others offer streaming music services for a monthly subscription fee. This business model has ...

Shootout: Can Nike Beat Adidas at Soccer?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Between them, Nike and Adidas hold about 70 percent of the market for gear for the sport Americans call soccer, but most ...

Are You Done With That? How Lenovo Makes Fat Profits on Slim Pickings

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In January, Lenovo announced the acquisition of IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3 billion, followed one week ...

Consumers Can Now Resist Pricey Tablets

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Tablets have become one of the most successful consumer electronic products ever. Apple has sold over 210 million iPads ...

Big-Box Cutter

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Stihl is the leading maker of chain saws worldwide. The German company launched a U.S. subsidiary in 1974 that now emplo ...

Selling Ethical Fashion to the Whole Foods Set

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Online fashion apparel startups like Zady, Cuyana, and Everlane are offering eco-friendly, high-quality products. Pricin ...

Can Etihad's Flock of Also-Rans Fly?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since 2011, CEO James Hogan of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has been acquiring stakes in smaller, cash-strapped airl ...

Can Amazon Find Room by the TV?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On April 2, Amazon announced Fire TV, an Internet video-streaming device that will compete with similar devices such as ...

Keeping the Mystery Out of China's Meat

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

A string of tainted food scandals has made China the Wild West of food safety. China has food safety rules, but many sup ...

In the Diaper Wars, Every Pee Point Counts

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Pampers is Proctor and Gamble’s largest brand with more than $10 billion in revenue and is even more important bec ...

This "Baby" Jeep Has An Italian Accent

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chrysler recently introduced a mini-SUV Jeep called the Renegade at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will be buil ...

It Costs $13 Billion to Court Macau's High Rollers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since China allowed foreign gaming companies into Macau in 2002, gambling revenues there have grown dramatically to $45 ...

Invasion of the Taxi Snatchers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

From Uber’s perspective, the four-year-old startup is disrupting a protected industry stuck in an outmoded busines ...

The Postal Service Tests Same-Day Delivery

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The U.S. Postal Service decided last year to enter the same-day package delivery business. Called Metro Post, the initia ...

99% of the World's Mobile Devices Contain an ARM Chip

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

ARM Holdings, based in Cambridge, England, got its start in 1990 when Apple recruited a group of engineers to design a c ...

World's Worst Job

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

A number of well-known candidates for the CEO job at Microsoft have declined the helm. Microsoft faces many challenges, ...

Amazon and EBay Inch Into India

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

India looks like an attractive opportunity for e-commerce companies due to its large population, growing economy, and sm ...

My Fridge Is Smarter Than Yours

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Samsung electronics wants to become the world’s largest appliance maker by 2015. Already the fastest-growing appli ...

Superbugs: From Farm To Table?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

There have long been concerns that feeding antibiotics to livestock could lead to dangerous, drug-resistant microbes or ...

The Cult of Vitamix

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

During 2013, Vitamix opened a 175,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that can produce 6,000 to 7,000 of its super po ...

Parking a Tesla on Every Roof

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Electric automaker Tesla Motors is teaming up with solar pv installer SolarCity to create batteries for rooftop solar sy ...

A Sneak Attack on Big Data Center Makers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Nutanix, SimpliVity, and Scale Computing are venture capital-funded makers of a new breed of data center hardware. Calle ...

It’s Faster to Grow a Kidney Up Here Than Down There

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After years of preparation, Virgin Galactic and Xcor Aerospace are ready to launch the first commercial space flights so ...

BMW Has Seen the Future, and It's Carbon

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

BMW’s new i3 electric car is the first commercial automobile to be made with a carbon-fiber frame that reduces wei ...

Solar vs. Solar

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

BrightSource Energy is near completion of the largest solar concentration plant in the world, covering 3,500 acres of Ca ...

In China, Dell Clings Tightly to the Waning PC

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Now privately held by an investment group led by founder Michael Dell, Dell Computer plans to open about 2,000 new retai ...

What a Pig Demon Says About Chinese Cinema

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The movie business is booming in China, the world’s second largest movie market. Box office receipts have grown by ...

Japan's Billionaire Brawl

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Japan’s second and third richest men head up large conglomerates that meet face-to-face in the e-commerce business ...

Who Wants Hot Fudge On Their Veggies?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sales of frozen treats in India have more than doubled in the last five years and are expected to double again in the ne ...

A Brooklyn Beer With a Swedish Accent

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Craft beer maker Brooklyn Brewery now sells in twenty countries and claims to be the largest exporter among U.S. craft b ...

What's Behind Apple's Epic Memory Markup

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Apple charges $200 more for an iPhone 5c with 64 gigabytes of memory. Meanwhile, a 64 gigabyte chip for an Android phone ...

One Direction

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Apple is facing major threats in the mobile market from Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and a growing number of low-end smar ...

Well Hello, Microsoft

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is considered a top candidate to replace retiring Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft’s ...

Every Home a Powerhouse

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

EEI, the electric utilities industry trade group, has warned its members that their situation is similar to the airlines ...

Blue Moon: Craft or 'Crafty'?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Small beermakers have stepped up their attacks on brands like Blue Moon, owned by MillerCoors, for not identifying their ...

Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo in 2012, the stock is up 75 percent. But revenue r ...

Recalculating Navigational Needs

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since the GPS signal became available to the public in 2000, navigation system makers like OnStar, Garmin, and TomTom ha ...

Electric Company

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Tesla’s latest Model S is selling well on the West Coast where it is popular among the environmentally conscious i ...

The Sun Tzu at Sears

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Reclusive hedge fund billionaire, Eddie Lampert, launched a takeover of bankrupt Kmart in 2003, then masterminded Kmart& ...

Microsoft Tries to Pick Up the Pace

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Microsoft is shifting its focus to cloud-based Office 365 and will be updating it weekly to compete with rivals Google D ...

Why Honda's Unloading Electric Cars for a Song

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sales of electric cars like Honda’s Fit EV and Nissan’s Leaf have fallen far short of even their modest goal ...

All Aboard the Crude Express

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The oil boom in the midwestern United States has created challenges and opportunities to move that oil to the most lucra ...

Android is Everywhere

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google’s Android operating system (OS) dominates the mobile phone and tablet market where Android handsets outsell ...

Inside the Moonshot Factory

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google X is the research laboratory that is home to the self-driving car, Google Glass, flying wind turbines, and numero ...

Where's the Colonel When You Need Him?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sales at KFC’s China stores fell 29 percent in April from last year following concerns about the safety of its chi ...

The Man Who Ate the Internet

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Netflix has been investing heavily in developing the technology and capacity for streaming video. That has helped make t ...

The Real Winner of GE's CEO Bake-Off

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

As CEO of Honeywell, Dave Cote has led the company to greater revenue and higher profit margins, resulting in a doubling ...

Getting Its 787s Back Is No Panacea for Air India

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The grounding of Boeing’s 787s set back Air India’s plan to lure more lucrative business flyers with its fle ...

Charlie Ergen is Coming Down to Earth

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Dish Network has made a bid of $25.5 billion for Sprint Nextel, challenging SoftBank of Japan’s recent $20.1 billi ...

Stocking the Shelves With a Green Solution

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After a frustrating search for green building materials, Sarah Beatty, a former MTV marketing executive, decided to laun ...

The Big Three Are Back, Right?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Four years ago, the Big Three automakers in the United States were near death. GM and Chrysler were in bankruptcy and se ...

Think Colossal

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chairman Lee Kun Hee took control of Samsung in 1987 following the death of his father, founder Lee Byun Chul. Since tha ...

Similar But Not the Same

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

A newer category of medicines, called biologics, are proving difficult and expensive to copy when they go off patent -- ...

An Online Food Fight, Big Apple Style

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

FreshDirect is New York City’s largest online grocer and has been delivering fresh foods and prepared meals there ...

Why Can't the Internet Replace Real Estate Brokers?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

There are four major real estate internet sites, and 90 percent of buyers now begin their search on the Internet. B ...

PepsiCo Prepares For a Snack War in Russia

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

PepsiCo plans to use its 2011 acquisition of Russian yogurt giant Wimm-Bill-Dann as a platform to expand its highly ...

SAP Dials It Up To Warp Speed

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Vishal Sikka, SAP’s technology chief, is pushing the introduction of a superfast database called Hana, that he bel ...

Sony’s Search for Cool. The Old-Fashioned Way

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sony will introduce a powerful new Playstation 4 on February 20 to replace the aging Playstation 3, launched in 2006. Th ...

The Kids Decoding the World

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The largest genome mapping company in the world employs thousands of young scientists in an old shoe factory in Shenzen, ...

How a Turkish Immigrant Made a Billion Dollars in Eight Years Selling Yogurt

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Launched in 2005, Chobani now sells more than $1 billion of the $6.5 billion total yogurt sales in the United States. Ch ...

It's Not His Mess, Just His to Clean Up

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Boeing had already committed billions to building the 787 Dreamliner before CEO James McNerney took over in 2005. The ri ...

This Theatre is Getting Awfully Crowded

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Redbox has teamed up with Verizon to offer a subscription video service called Redbox Instant. For $8 a month, subscribe ...

Is Andrew Mason Yesterday's Big Deal?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Groupon’s stock has fallen more than 70 percent since it went public in 2011 as growth has slowed; analysts predic ...

Pandora Is Boxed in by High Royalty Fees

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With 74% share of the U.S. Internet radio market and 175 million registered users, Pandora is popular and growing rapidl ...

Is the Party Over for Uggs?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Sales of Uggs have been declining this year and there are signs the sheepskin boots are falling out of fashion. Investor ...

Tim Cook’s Freshman Year

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After 16 months running Apple, Tim Cook talks about what's changed at Apple and what's stayed the same after the death o ...

How Many CEOs Does it Take to Change a &$^#%! Light Bulb?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bill Watkins left disk-drive maker Seagate in a heated dispute with the board over his plan to invest in flash drives. H ...

Microsoft: No Company for Solo Artists

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Steven Sinofsky, longtime president of Microsoft's Windows division, is departing after what was officially called a "mu ...

Sharp’s Profits on LCD Panels: Worse Than Flat

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA, Business Strategy

Sharp forecasted a record loss on November 1, 2012, twice the previous estimate, raising questions about its ability to ...

The War Over Christmas

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA, Business Strategy

Target and other retailers are finally adopting a strategy that they have tried hard to avoid: matching Amazon.com’s p ...

The War Over Christmas

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Retailers like Target, Macy’s, and Nordstrom are employing a variety of strategies to compete with their online rivals ...

The Plot to Destroy America's Beer

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

When Belgian beer company InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch in a hostile takeover in 2008, AB InBev became the largest b ...

GoPro Widens the View of Its Customer Base

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Woodman Labs makes tiny, rugged video cameras that allow action sports enthusiasts to take professional-quality videos o ...

The Further Adventures of Gill Grunt and Friends

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On October 19, Activision will release the sequel to its hit video game Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. Three years earl ...

Fighting to Tell You What's on TV Tonight

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Apple is eyeing television as its next big opportunity and has been offering the Apple TV box for viewing Internet conte ...

Turkey’s TV Housewives Are Desperate, Too

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

American television shows with dubbed local language have been popular worldwide for decades. Now foreign broadc ...

Microsoft's Frantic Race for Third Place

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS together have 84 percent of the smartphone market while Windows Phone has 4 percent ...

At P&G, the Innovation Well Runs Dry

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

For more than a century, P&G has launched new products and, more importantly, created new consumer-product categories as ...

Apple vs. Samsung: The Longer View

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On August 24, Apple won its U.S. patent case against Samsung Electronics for infringement on six Apple patents for mobil ...

Getty's Pics: Worth 1,000 Words—and $3.3 Billion

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Founded in 1995, Getty Images is now the world’s largest photo and video agency. It has a database of 80 million image ...

Classing Up RadioShack

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

RadioShack’s new store concept is called “Let’s Play!” and is intended to make its stores &ldquo ...

GameStop, Without the Games

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With 6,600 stores and $9.55 billion in sales, GameStop has about two-thirds of the retail market for console games li ...

It's Getting Tougher to Bully Brands

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With the Internet and social media, it's never been easier to launch a campaign or a boycott against a company ...

The New Smartphone Powerhouse: Huawei

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chinese electronics firm Huawei Technologies seems to have risen to number three behind Apple and Samsung in the boo ...

Charging Up Isn't Easy, Even for GE

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In 2009, GE launched an internal startup to develop high capacity batteries the company could use with many of its own p ...

P&G Woos the Hearts, Minds, and Schools of Vietnam

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

P&G now makes 37 percent of its global sales in emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India. Vietnam, with 90 million ...

Sprint, a Distant No. 3, Limps Into the Future

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After five straight years of losses, No. 3 cell phone service provider Sprint Nextel is falling behind leaders ...

Made in China? Not Worth the Trouble

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Many small U.S. companies are finding that the lower cost of manufacturing in China is not worth the troubles caused by ...

The Two Horsemen of the Enterprise Software Apocalypse

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, formerly of PeopleSoft, have founded a new enterprise software company, Workday, with a ...

A College Hub. Togas Not Included

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After launching in 2007, textbook rental website Chegg received more than $140 million in venture capital and grew to $1 ...

Over a Barrel

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Brazil is on its way to becoming a major oil exporter after a 2005 oil discovery off its coast. Last November, while dri ...

Want Some Milk With Your Green Tea Oreos?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

After struggling for years in China to sell Oreo cookies - nearly leaving five years ago - Kraft Foods has finally found ...

The Match Isn't Over Yet

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Major book publishers are faced with an antitrust lawsuit over their alleged collusion to compel Amazon to raise the pri ...

The Future Retail Wasteland

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Despite declining same-store sales for the past 10 years, Best Buy has seen overall company growth and ap ...

HTC Marches to a New Beat

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Founded in 1997, Taiwanese HTC was a contract manufacturer for firms like Palm and Compaq until it launched its own line ...

Ring of Fire

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

New Research In Motion (RIM) CEO Thorstein Heins has a plan to save the Blackberry smartphone. Once the leading player i ...

In the Race for the Car-less, Can Hertz Outrun Zipcar?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Founded more than a decade ago, Zipcar now dominates the car-sharing business with more than 500,000 paying members and ...

Hip Pharma

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Help Remedies is a startup in the over-the-counter (OTC) generic drugs business trying to create a brand name usin ...

Hybrids' Unlikely Rival: Plain Old Cars

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With technology improvements, conventional internal combustion engines are getting bett ...

The Perpetual Love Machine

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The online dating industry faces a quandary. Every time their product is successful, they lose two customers. And annual ...

Main Street Masala

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

When catering giant Sodexo decided it needed to add Indian food to its offerings, it turned to Caf ...

Amazon’s Hitman: A Tale of Books, Betrayal, and the (Alleged) Secret Plot to Destroy Literature

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Last May, Amazon hired Laurence J. Kirshbaum, former head of Time Warner Book Group, to run Amazon Publishing, which has ...

The Man Who Bought North Dakota

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Wildcatter Harold Hamm became the biggest winner in thebiggest American oil find since Prudhoe Bay by ...

Has Diamond Foods Lost its Luster?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

CEO Michael Mendes used a combination of product innovation, savvy marketing, and acquisitions to transform a sleepy Wal ...

A Money Man's Trials in Retailing

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Since hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert acquired Kmart, it has continued to do poorly against rivals Walmart and Target. ...

No, Padma Lakshmi Will Not Come to Your Home

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

No, Padma Lakshmi Will Not Come to Your Home (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 12-18, 2011) discusses how Kitchit plan ...

Carlos Slim Skirts a Ban on TV Broadcasts

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Banned by regulators from offering television service in his native country, Carlos Slim, the Mexican tele ...

Quanta Seeks Profit in the iPad Era

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Based in Taiwan, Barry Lam's Quanta Computer (QUCPY) is the world ...

Apple’s Supply Chain Secret? Hoard Lasers

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Apple plans to double spend on its supply chain, to $7.1 billion, continuing its focus on streamli ...

For Elemental Size Doesn't Matter

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

A recent study by Cisco Systems estimates that mobile video traffic will increase more than fifteenfold by 2 ...

The Web's Walking Dead

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Shortly after the news broke that Yahoo! had ousted Chief Executive Carol Bartz on Sept. 6, Tim Armstrong ...

An Erstwhile PC King Aims for the Middle

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Five years ago, Dell lost the title of world ...

Kodak Tries to Bring Its Digital Revival into Focus

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article (Kodak Tries to Bring Its Digital Revival Into Focus, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 5-11, 2 ...

The History Behind Exxon's Arctic Coup

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article (The History Behind Exxon's Arctic Coup, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 5-11, 2011 ...

Li & Fung Buys Its Way Out of the Doldrums

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Li & Fung is using acquisitions to spur growth. The company, which is the world ...

Zara Plays Catch-Up with Online Shoppers

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Inditex, owner of the Zara chain, may be the planet ...

Do Sleepy Workers Need Cephalon’s Pick-Me-Up Pill?

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Do Sleepy Workers Need Cephalon's Pick-Me-Up Pill? (Bloo ...

The Education of E-Textbook Startup Kno

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

The Education of E-Textbook Startup Kno (Bloomberg Businessweek, August 15, 2011) discusse ...

Apple’s Earnings Power Befuddles Wall Street

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

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How Staying Solvent Could Hurt Ford

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

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Citrix Makes a Run at the Cloud

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

With its purchase of Cloud.com, Citrix is hoping to capture a big chunk of a market that could reach $11.5 bill ...

For Wireless Giants, Reception May Get Spotty

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Wireless companies are increasingly competing with app builders and software giants for subscriber loyalty. AT&T (T) a ...

Big Cable Resists a Slingbox Solution

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

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To Move More Tires, Try Selling the Salesman

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

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Jeff Weiner is Happy to Look at your Resume

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Wall Street has high expectations for LinkedIn, but to live up to them, CEO Jeff Weiner must improve ...

Making United and Continental Fly in Formation

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

United Continental Holdings executive Lori Gobillot is stitching together United and Continental to form the ...

Can Alan Mulally Take Ford's Show on the Road?

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article discusses how Ford Motor (F) Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally announced a global expansion in ...

How Talbots Got the Girl - And Lost the Woman

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Talbots stumbled as it expanded its focus to lure younger women. As a result, its stock has lost 90 percent of ...

Krispy Kreme Wants to be Good For You

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Krispy Kreme is trying for a health-fueled comeback. It now has 400 stores overseas, almost two-thirds of its ...

How Apple Feeds Its Army of App Makers

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article (Bloomberg Businessweek June 13 , 2011) discusses how Apple has expertly cultivated i ...

Proctor & Gamble Needs to Shave More Indians

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This Bloomberg Businessweek, June 13 , 2011, article discusses how Proctor & Gamble is betting on internal g ...

For Woody and Buzz, Forget Retirement

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Disney estimates that Toy Story is the fourth-largest merchandise franchise of 2010. It ...

The Scrappiest Car Manufacturer in America

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

In its 22-year history - a period that has spanned three recessions, a global financial crisis, massive U.S. auto bankru ...

Digital Music May Get Convenient Real Soon

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, Digital Music May Get Convenient Real Soon, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 30, 2011, discusse ...

How 'bout Some Scotch With Your Green Tea?

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, How 'bout Some Scotch With Your Green Tea? Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 30, 2011, discusses ...

Like Having a Venereal Disease That's in Remission

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, Like Having a Venereal Disease That's in Remission, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May ...

Volkswagen Rediscovers America

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article (Volkswagen Rediscovers America, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 23, 2011) discusses ho ...

Big Pharma Bets on a Novel Cancer Cure

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, Big Pharma Bets on a Novel Cancer Cure, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 16, 2011, disc ...

Puma is No Longer a Sneaker. It’s a Lifestyle

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article Puma is No Longer a Sneaker. It's a Lifestyle, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 16, 2011, discusses how ...

Fast and Furious

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Operational innovations at restaurants like Taco Bell rival those of any factory in the world. Drive-thru is th ...

Hi-Yah! Alcat-Lucent Chops Away at Years of Failure

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, Hi-Yah! Alcat-Lucent Chops Away at Years of Failure, Bloomberg Businessweek, May 2, 2011, di ...

Pinkberry Looks Abroad to Keep Its Cool

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

This article, Pinkberry Looks Abroad to Keep its Cool, Bloomsberg Businessweek, May 2, 2011, discusses how ...

Merck’s Risky Bet on Research

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier recently announced that the company is doubling down on new-drug development and w ...

Fiat Takes Alfa Romeo for a U.S. Test Drive

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

The Bloomberg Businessweek article Fiat Takes Alfa Romeo for a U.S. Test Drive (April 18-April 24, 2011) discusses how S ...

GE and Siemens: Less May mean More (Profits)

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

The Bloomberg Businessweek article GE and Siemens: Less May mean More (Profits) (April 18-April 24, 2011) discusses how ...

iPad Causes Collateral Damage in Taiwan

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Taiwanese companies followed a simple strategy to get to the top of the global electronics industry: When all e ...

Carlos Slim Sees Fat Profits on the Internet

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

After conquering the mobile-phone market in Latin America, Carlos Slim wants to do the same with wireless Inter ...

Will Amazon's Cloud Music Service Fly?

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Amazon's play-anywhere music streaming service risks putting off consumers with its complicated uploading proce ...

What's Good for AT&T is Good for (America) AT&T

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

AT&T says that its acquisition of T-Mobile in the U.S. will let it expand 4G infrastructure, but some questi ...

Why Lexus Doesn’t Lead the Pack in China

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

A late start and high taxes have left Toyota ...

Questions Arise About Verizon's Big FiOS Bet

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

The Bloomberg BusinessWeek article Questions Arise About Verizon's Big FiOS Bet (March 21-March 27, 2011) discusses how ...

Benetton: A Must-Have Becomes a Has-Been

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

Benetton, the Italian clothing maker that courted controversy with edgy ad campaigns in the 1980s, has failed t ...

OnStar Wants to Turn Your Car Into a Smartphone

Charles Newman, PHD, Business Strategy

General Motors wants its OnStar on-board communications service to be a kind of in-car smartphone and is off ...

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