How can small companies grow into large companies? It’s a simple question to pose but not so easy to answer. Some of the most persuasive answers have been offered by Geoffrey Moore. The Silicon Valley consultant made his reputation with two books that offered the tech industry a strategy and perhaps more importantly, a vocabulary […]
Innovation communities will push the boundaries of Open Innovation, says Henry Chesbrough, the proponent of this revolutionary idea in management.
In a high-growth environment, building the right culture is tougher than you think. The third article in our series on hypergrowth will show you how to go about building your company’s culture when everything is moving at a dizzying pace. For the other articles in this series, click here A lot of things must […]
All over China, leaders of fast-growing companies are asking themselves: how can we grow as fast as we need to without destroying our company? It’s a question Verne Harnish has been answering for years. Harnish is the CEO of Gazelles, a Virginia-headquartered executive education and coaching firm focused on advising fast-growing companies that hosts seminars […]
Editor’s Note: Even as the global economy slows down, some Chinese companies are grappling with a new reality: hypergrowth. Dizzying growth rates might sound like good news in today’s world, but they create their own set of challenges. In a new series titled The High Growth Conundrum, CKGSB Knowledge will walk you through the different challenges associated with hypergrowth […]
Marshall Goldsmith’s brand of leadership appeals to everyone – from Fortune 500 CEOs to the lay man. What makes him so popular? At first glance, Marshall Goldsmith, a bald, sprightly man with icy blue eyes, a fringe of white hair and ears that stick out, looks like a pixie. He darts around the room with […]
An interview with Shalom Saada Saar, Professor of Managerial Practice at CKGSB and Senior Instructor, MIT, on his upcoming book Leading with Conviction (Jossey Bass).
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, which supplies to companies including Apple and Dell, has come under intense scrutiny following a series of suicides among its employees. At least 18 Foxconn workers have attempted suicide between January 2010 and November 2011 by throwing themselves from the Foxconn building, 14 of which resulted […]
The experience of multinational companies shows that succeeding in doing business with China depends on a good understanding of local needs and wants. Time and time again, the group buying company Groupon has found itself in hot water in China. Before Groupon’s Chinese site Gaopeng even launched, China’s group buying sites formed a loose alliance against the firm […]
As their companies globalize, Chinese leaders will also have to adapt and adjust to a universal culture. There are certain qualities a leader must have that have stood the test of time. Certain character traits such as diligence, intelligence, and integrity, as well as the ability to see the big picture and have a clear purpose […]