Yes, Amazon was once the underdog

  • April 03, 2017

In 1997, Jeff Bezos spoke to a Harvard Business School class about his fledgling e-commerce company. They urged him to sell his startup to Barnes & Noble.

Churchill’s probing questions

  • March 31, 2017

Without trust and mutual respect, less sharing of information and more obfuscation can lead to tragically wrongheaded decisions.

Suffering a boss who doesn’t suffer fools

  • March 30, 2017

Q. I just accepted a midlevel manager job. Yesterday, I met with a senior vice president who I’ll have to work with regularly. He said, “I don’t suffer...

Don’t Listen to Ron Popeil

  • March 24, 2017

Ron Popeil is an American inventor and marketer most famous for his infomercial for the Showtime Rotisserie, where he told users to “set it and forget it.”...

Corporate culture starts at the top

  • March 22, 2017

“I can’t hang with the guys (I’m the boss, after all), but I also can’t seem to influence their behavior. What do I do?”

An evasive CEO’s dramatic fall

  • February 23, 2017

Elizabeth Holmes used her charisma and sales skills to woo reporters into writing fawning profiles. But then her image as a visionary started to crumble.

Do one more thing

  • February 08, 2017

When you think you’re done, always do one more thing.

The Stuff We Can’t Ignore, But Do

  • February 08, 2017

We do work every day and it becomes routine. We have even gotten good at it, and not just from our own measures, but from feedback and results that tell us we are doing...