Inside the executive mind. Profiles of the C-suite, entrepreneurs and other decision-makers.
The philosophy of a smarter planet is one that is very much informed by the notion that wireless data and communications coverage is fairly ubiquitous -- or at least becoming moreso. That's why I...
July 28, 2009 5:32am |
Research shows only about 20% of customers are truly profitable. And they may not be the most obvious prospects.
July 27, 2009 1:50pm |
The subversive side of sustainability. Or, why it may be less important to measure and more important to 'do'
Got a chuckle out of this interview over at GreenerBiz.com with John R. Ehrenfeld, the author of "Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture." Not...
1 | July 27, 2009 5:29am |
A study by Retail Systems Research shows that retailers with better-than-average growth also happen to be putting more than a superficial effort into sustainability programs. Approximately 48...
July 24, 2009 3:45am |
Time is ripe for more cross-pollination of ideas and solutions between industries
1 | July 23, 2009 6:44pm |
Yesterday, my electricity went out for almost two-and-a-half hours. That meant no phone, no Internet and (after my laptop battery died) no computer. I DID have a mobile phone working for part of...
5 | July 23, 2009 7:47am |
Last week, my a cappella chorus had the distinct pleasure to give out a scholarship to a recently graduated senior who plans to study musical composition at the Oberlin Conservatory for Music....
2 | July 22, 2009 4:01am |
The 10 top corporate brands in social media -- and you!
1 | July 21, 2009 1:12pm |
New research sponsored by the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum and E2Open, which offers an Internet service for supply chain planning and management, suggests that more than two-third...
2 | July 21, 2009 8:11am |
IBM and Cisco are the latest technology companies to be pulled into the Amsterdam Smart City project, a pilot that will likely provide some of the first real-world feedback about what the...
1 | July 20, 2009 10:09am |
Digital media and economic forces converge to reshape the way companies engage with customers and markets
4 | July 20, 2009 4:00am |
How likely would you be to buy that new piece of clothing or gadget if you knew EXACTLY how it affected the planet? Walmart is moving to provide unprecedented visibility into just that with its...
3 | July 17, 2009 10:37am |
When it comes to matters of personal finances and credit, people can quite get emotional. So, why on earth would a company like Fair Isaac Corp. (better known as FICO) entrust touchy customer...
2 | July 16, 2009 5:55pm |
It takes people to grow and feed a social network, and people cost money. But returns can be seen within 12 months.
4 | July 16, 2009 1:43pm |
Intuition tells us that more thoroughly we're able to document that the business process behind a certain "thing" or "product" or "service," the simpler it is to mess around with that...
3 | July 15, 2009 3:02pm |
Earlier in my career, I had the opportunity to work closely with Olsten Corporation on some research projects, and got to know William Olsten, the company's late founder. Bill Olsten, who built...
12 | July 15, 2009 12:40pm |
If you're a multinational company, where should you locate your research and development organization or your organizations for innovation, if you will? There's a debate being featured on the...
6 | July 14, 2009 11:59pm |
A tough economy means hunkering down and working twice as hard to maintain the status quo, right? Not necessarily. This may be the perfect opportunity to throw out old notions and ways of doing...
3 | July 13, 2009 9:14pm |
My father and I definitely have our differences politically, something I was reminded about over the Father's Day weekend when I went to pay him a visit in Florida. Be that as it may, I usually...
1 | July 13, 2009 6:55am |
Nick Carr created huge waves a few years ago with his Harvard Business Review article and follow-up book titled Does IT Matter? In these works, he opined that information technology is becoming a...
1 | July 10, 2009 8:26am |