Business, Management and Leadership 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. A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return
    Any time you propose a capital expenditure, you can be sure senior leaders will want to know what the return on investment (ROI) is. There are a variety of methods you can use to calculate ROI — net present value, payback, breakeven — and internal rate of return, or IRR.For … [Read more]

    Author: Amy Gallo
    Source: Harvard Business Review
    Subject: Finance
    Posted: July 25, 2016

  2. The Very First Mistake Most Startup Founders Make
    Founders face a wide range of decisions when building their startups: market decisions, product decisions, financing decisions, and many more. The temptation is to prioritize these choices over decisions about how to structure their own founding teams. That’s understandable, but perilous. Our research, forthcoming in Management Science, identifies one of … [Read more]

    Author: Noam Wasserman
    Source: Harvard Business Review
    Subject: Entrepreneurship
    Posted: July 17, 2016

  3. The (Ultimate) Guide for Marketplace Analytics
    There are not a lot of resources to help you build analytics marketplaces and other kind of networks. At daphni, we deeply believe in the platformization of the economy and look closely at these models. Several founders have asked us tips to structure their data-driven approach, so we’ve decided to … [Read more]

    Author: Willy Braun
    Source: Medium
    Subjects: Economics, Management, Strategy
    Posted: July 15, 2016

  4. Learn How to Lead Different Types of Individuals With the “DiSC” System
    The DiSC behavior assessment is based on the theories of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and it centers on four major behavioral traits that everyone has on some level in the workplace: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. A graphic from Eastern Nazarene College’s business management masters program explains how to determine … [Read more]

    Source: LifeHacker
    Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior
    Posted: July 13, 2016

  5. The Eight Essentials of Innovation
    Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.
    Authors: Erik Roth, Marc de Jong, Nathan Marston
    Source: McKinsey Quarterly
    Subject: Innovation
    Posted: July 12, 2016

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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. … [Read more]

    Author: Edward G. Wertheim
    Source: Northeastern University
    Subjects: Case Related, MBA Related
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  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.
    Author: Keith H. Hammonds
    Source: Fast Company
    Subject: Strategy
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  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.
    Authors: David Fubini, Kim Thomas, Michael Park
    Source: McKinsey Quarterly
    Subject: Mergers & Acquisitions
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  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 … [Read more]

    Authors: Charles Alsdorf, Elayne Ko, Igor Heinzer
    Source: Deloitte Review
    Subject: Management
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  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.
    Authors: Charles Hughes, Farhan Mirza, Shubradeep Ghosh
    Source: A.T. Kearney
    Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  6. How to Keep Others From Ripping Off Your Ideas
    As many companies and individuals have learned the hard way, coming up with a new technology doesn't necessarily mean you will reap the gains from it. What steps can you take to protect your innovation - there are four of them - and how do these strategies work in the … [Read more]

    Source: [email protected]
    Subject: Management
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  7. When Product Complexity Hurts True Profitability
    Most companies are prolific producers of new products. This can be a good strategy for raising share and accessing new markets, but it can backfire if companies cannot determine which items actually make money. A product complexity management framework can help you determine what to make, what to jettison and … [Read more]

    Authors: Antal Kamps, Gustaf Sahlén, Johan Sjöström Bayer, Mikael Hilding, Robin Sparrefors
    Source: Outlook Journal (Accenture)
    Subjects: Marketing / Sales, Operations
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  8. A New Role for Managment in Today’s Post-Industrial Organization
    In many organizations, employees know more about their work than their managers. This reality should force organizations that still cling to the old, top-down style of managing to recognize that many employees today are very capable of managing themselves. This author explains the “Why” and “How” of a new style … [Read more]

    Author: Mitch McCrimmon, Ph.D.
    Source: Ivey Business Journal
    Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  9. Oh, the Games Enron Played
    The dramatic disintegration of Enron has left a lot of people wondering how this huge, publicly-traded company could have fallen so far so fast. Wharton faculty and others help explain what went on behind the scenes at Enron, where it is now clear that management exploited loopholes in accounting procedures … [Read more]

    Source: [email protected]
    Subjects: Accounting, Corporate Governance
    Posted: February 24, 2016

  10. What do strategists actually do?
    Geopolitical uncertainty, rapid globalisation and faster business cycles mean that companies must be more flexible and responsive to changing conditions. * But what does this mean for strategy? * How should strategy be defined and, importantly, who should define it? * What is the role of the CEO? * How … [Read more]

    Source: European Business Forum (EBF)
    Subject: Strategy
    Posted: February 24, 2016

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