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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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  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.

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  4. Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
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