Don’t Focus Too Much on the Short Term, but What about the Long Term?

We hear a lot about the ill effects of focusing too heavily upon the short term. Successful endeavors often require a longer term effort. But, can there be too much emphasis on the long term? Continue reading “Don’t Focus Too Much on the Short Term, but What about the Long Term?” »

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What Happens When Businesses Make Big Bets?

Big bets versus smaller bets. It’s a decision business leaders often face. And, how big a bet a business makes can have a major impact upon success. That’s why making the right kind of bets is crucial. And, it turns out that Continue reading “What Happens When Businesses Make Big Bets?” »

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Prior Background Can Eliminate Unknowns to Help Drive Start-Up Success

What founders bring to a start-up can make a big difference in whether or not the new venture succeeds. When founders have the right kind of background, the start-up is more likely to thrive.

An example of this was Continue reading “Prior Background Can Eliminate Unknowns to Help Drive Start-Up Success” »

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Can Defying a Trend Bring Success?

Lego, the building blocks maker, recently reported strong financial results. Since some aspects of what Lego has been doing go counter to industry trends, it is interesting to see to what Lego’s management attributes its recent successful performance. Continue reading “Can Defying a Trend Bring Success?” »

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Should Aging CEOs Retire? The Data Can Be Misleading

Not long ago, a Wall Street Journal article debated the pros and cons of a required retirement age for CEOs. Here in this blog post, we discuss something of utmost importance in assessing when CEOs should retire. And, paying attention to this is crucial, not only for CEO retirement, but for many other business decisions as well. Continue reading “Should Aging CEOs Retire? The Data Can Be Misleading” »

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