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How Some Companies Beat the Competition… For Centuries

Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city of Basel is a unique example of enduring competitive advantage. He explains how early dye makers
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Is doing nothing a strategy?

Sometime in 2012, a small company in Tamil Nadu (India) developed manure containing natural plant growth hormones, from seaweed. The gel had to be diluted with appropriate quantity of water before being applied to the soil. Quite quickly the company
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These extremely good Google Maps features that everyone definitely wanted are finally sort of available

For all of you who've been holding your breath this past month, it's finally time to exhale: On Tuesday, Google rolled out some of the hotly anticipated new Maps features the company announced in May. And by "rolled out," we mean "some people
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If you need deadlines to do your best work

Make some up. There’s no shame in that. In fact, it’s a brilliant hack. Set up a method of reward or punishment with a third party. Money in escrow that goes to a cause you abhor. Public congratulations. Whatever the method, the point is the same:
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Packing for a Business Trip? Some Must-Remember Traveling Tips and Tricks

I travel several months a year, speaking to business professionals about networking. When traveling, especially internationally, I try very hard not to forget important items I need for meetings or speaking to groups of people. . . but I admit it’s
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Boeing's passenger drone competition winners imagine wild new flying car designs

The next major development in aerospace design isn't focused on airplanes, but rather personal flying vehicles — yes flying cars. These designs typically go far beyond usual sci-fi sketches and flesh out concepts that could one day be flying
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Apple Watch adds podcasts, competitions, and a walkie-talkie app

The operating system behind the Apple Watch will get an update this fall with the new watchOS 5. At Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC, in San Jose, California on Monday, CEO Tim Cook introduced the newest version of the wearable device's OS
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Big crew/little crew

Software projects work better with small teams. On the other hand, it makes sense to have multiple teams of workers if you're paving a patch of highly trafficked highway. Three reasons: Coordination Learning Ramp up time As we learned from... 
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Things: The secrets of high standards and happiness

1. WHAT TO READ: Can you teach high standards? Each year, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — whose current personal net worth exceeds the GDP of nearly 150 nations — writes a letter to shareholders. Most corporate missives are snoozers, but Bezos’s is

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