Organizations

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Middle managers don't get lots of respect in the workplace. And for a variety of reasons, scholars have mostly studied the worth of CEOs and the efficacy of various management practices. But a new study suggests that front-line supervisors are far more important than many have thought. In fact,...
Jessica Herrin
Jessica Herrin is the founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a jewelry maker that sells its wares online and through over 10,000 independent, in-home sales reps dubbed "stylists." Herrin founded the company in 2003, offering both made jewelry and a do-it-yourself jewelry-making option....
Cover Photo: "Painting with Numbers"
Whether you make your living with numbers or just occasionally have to communicate your credit worthiness to your banker, you can make or break your reputation by how you present those numbers, says Randall Bolten, a former chief financial officer to high-tech companies BroadVision, Phoenix...
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In these volatile times, it’s clear that innovation has become an imperative. Organizations that become too entrenched with being good at what they do are simply putting themselves in a vulnerable market position. Middle managers with great ideas can sometimes be caught between a rock and a hard...
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It’s hard to find fault with the concept of equality. America’s founding fathers considered it such a universally desirable ideal that they built their fledgling democracy upon it. To this day, no one in his right mind would ever claim to prefer a stratified social structure to an egalitarian one...
Culture and Demography in Organization by J. Richard Harrison and Glenn R. Carroll Princeton University Press, 2006 Find it @ Business Library Buy this book (Amazon.com) How do corporations and other organizations maintain and transmit their cultures over time? Culture and Demography in...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — “The choices you will make given your youth, your energy, your knowledge, and your experience will change your community, your country, and your world,” John Morgridge told a group of 473 degree candidates during the Stanford Graduate School of Business...
Bill Frist
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As a medical resident three decades ago, Bill Frist came to the Stanford Medical Center to work with famed heart-transplant surgeon Norman Shumway because Frist’s superiors at Massachusetts General felt transplanting hearts was too expensive. Today,...
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Medical technology is one of the foundations of the American health care system. It is home to dramatic technical advances. But it is one of the key contributors to rising health care costs, accounting for, according to one study, roughly half the increase in health spending. Issues such as these...

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