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Human-curated, best-of-Web business articles
Successful men and women in business understand the value of continuous learning. The problem for all of us is a lack of time combined with information overload. Some try to keep up with business books. Unfortunately, many business books are bloated works that would be better presented as a long article. And, in fact, many actually started as articles. In addition, there are many other good articles that are not being read as widely as they should be. Since late 1999, I have been scouring the Web looking for such articles as part my editorial work for MBA Depot. I have created this site to highlight just those articles. — JB

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  1. The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2015
    The Review is now over two years old and home to dozens of stories that have resonated and made a difference. In 2015 alone, we added nearly 100 new articles, full of granular how-to's for designers, product managers, marketers, recruiters, sales leaders, executives and many more. What follows is a list of the 30 most impactful, change-making pieces of advice drawn from everything we published … [ Read more ]

  2. The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2016
    The Review reflects on the extraordinary people they’ve interviewed and long-form articles they’ve published over the last year.

  3. The How-to Guide for Corporate Venturing
    Businesses are breaking out of the old too-big-to-fail mindset to face disruptive technologies head on. Disruption's survivors are learning how to benefit from new modes of engagement with potential competitors and tomorrow's startups. Call it corporate venturing. In this paper, the co-authors outline a menu of options for established businesses looking to embrace startups in their drive to achieve profitable growth.

  4. The Differences Between Feedback From Paying Customers vs. Free Users
    Customers – the people who pay to use your product – should be central to everything you do. It sounds simple, but when you have free users in addition to paying customers (like us), things get a bit trickier.

  5. Three Powerful Conversations Managers Must Have To Develop Their People
    Managers should equip their people to achieve clarity in their careers, says Candor, Inc. co-founder and COO and former military leader Russ Laraway. He believes that managers can grow and retain top talent by helping their employees articulate long-term vision for their careers. Drawing from his talk at First Round’s CEO Summit and additional conversations, Laraway lays out a step-by-step approach for creating meaningful dialogue … [ Read more ]

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  1. A Model for Case Analysis and Problem Solving
    An article by Professor Edward G. Wertheim, College of Business Administration, Northeastern UniversityTable of Contents: I. Why We Use the Case Approach II. Your Responsibilities III. The Six Steps for Problem Analysis 1. Comprehend the Case Situation: Data Collection, identify relevant facts 2. Defining the Problem 3. Identify the causes of the problem … [ Read more ]

  2. Michael Porter's Big Ideas
    The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a leader, you've got to make time for strategy.

  3. Profitably Parting Ways: Getting More Value from Divestitures
    Companies often struggle to capture the full value of a separation. Here’s how to do better.

  4. Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
    Without well-developed decision systems and processes to address the complexities of capital allocation, organizations often resort to long, drawn-out debates; politicking and gaming the system; the gut instincts of a brave executive and staff; or deferring to quantitative analysis alone. With large amounts at stake, the opportunities for improved decision quality can be considerable.

  5. Winning with an IT M&A Playbook
    What brings repeated success in mergers and acquisitions? What ensures that IT does not cause a deal to falter? A playbook that makes IT integration faster, better, and future-proof.

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