Archives for May 2014

Business School, Disrupted – New York Times

If any institution is equipped to handle questions of strategy, it is Harvard Business School, whose professors have coined so much of the strategic lexicon used in classrooms and boardrooms that it’s hard to discuss the topic without recourse to their concepts: Competitive advantage. Disruptive innovation. The value chain.But when its dean, Nitin Nohria, faced ...

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County official earns finance certification from UGA – Barrow County News

Melanie Owen earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2014 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial management training program. Owen, who works with the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, was recognized with Level I certification for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting, budgeting, and more. Level I certification requires finance officers ...

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Larry Brooks – New York Post

Brian Boyle entered the playoffs as close to having two skates out the door as possible for an impending free agent, consigned as he was to the fourth line and a diminished role through the regular season. But circumstances have changed through his team’s run for the fourth senior Ranger, and they have changed dramatically for ...

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The risks of using fitness bands and apps – Yahoo Finance (blog)

Americans have fallen for fitness devices and apps the same way we fell for the ease of mobile banking and the simplicity of ordering dinner online. Digital fitness trackers generated more than $238 million in sales in 2013 and ...

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Measurement and management: The VA scandal – Washington Post (blog)

The VA scandal shows good measurement needs good management (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The VA scandal shows good measurement needs good management (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Department of Veterans Affairs scandal roiling the Obama administration — leading to Friday’s resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki — effectively springs from a classic tenet of public administration. Simply put: what gets measured, gets done. This maxim has been attributed to ...

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Is Management Due for a Renaissance? – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Every now and then, a thinker calls for a renaissance in some field of work – a rebirth, or return to classic roots after a period of straying from them. Is management – not yet a very old discipline – due for one? When Richard Straub, President of the Peter Drucker Society of Europe, recently ...

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Why people aren't buying jeans anymore – Yahoo Finance (blog)

[embedded content] Lululemon (LULU) or Levi's? The trend toward so-called "athleisure" wear is threatening an American tradition: jeans. The Daily Ticker has reported that teens are favoring yoga pants over jeans by a big margin, but Levi's President & CEO Chip Bergh says the trend is also popular among ...

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TV tonight: 'Vampire,' 'Undateable,' 'Anger Management' – USA TODAY

Undateable 3 PlanEnt

Our advice? Don't take dating advice from self-appointed relationship coach Danny Burton (Chris D'Elia, right).(Photo: Justin Lubin, NBC)Vampire DiariesCW, 8 ET/PT Sometimes we lose track of old favorites, not because we've gone sour on them, but because something newer and shinier caught our eye. If that happened to you this season with The Vampire Diaries, never ...

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Finance Ministry to explore options, other than FDI, of raising funds in insurance – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry will look at options other than a higher limit for foreign direct investment (FDI) to allow insurance companies to raise funds, indicating that increasing the FDI limit for the sector may not be the new government's top priority. The previous government had unsuccessfully tried to build consensus on increasing the ...

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In India, Market Likes Modi, But Unsure About Modi's Finance Minister – Forbes

English: Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Oppositio...

Over the last several weeks, the market has voted with a resounding yes for Narendra Modi, whose BJP party swept into victory in the Indian Parliament this month. But since taking the helm as India’s Prime Minister this week, Modi’s Finance Minister pick is not as exciting to some. On Tuesday, Modi tapped Arun Jaitley to ...

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