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"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders on Wednesday. It's a must-read missive filled with pearls of management philosophy and leadership lessons from the guy who created a $430 billion juggernaut."

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CEO Signature Size Linked To Narcissism: Study

01 21st, 2015 Author: Publisher

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A new study sheds some light on what your boss's John Hancock might say about his personality. The findings, released by the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, indicate that for CEOs, the bigger the signature, the bigger the ego, and the higher the likelihood that he or she is a narcissist.


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"It's not every day you'll see CEOs getting their hands dirty, working side by side with the rank-an-file.

But for four years, the CBS show "Undercover Boss" has given viewers that chance, showing 60 top executives doing regular jobs, from flipping hamburgers to installing alarm systems.

The show, however, has attracted its fair share of skepticism: . . ."

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13 Ways of Knowing If You’re a Bad Manager

04 22nd, 2013 Author: Publisher

Here are 13 ways of knowing whether you’re a poor manager:

  1. People are afraid of you. In some workplaces, managers are feared even by employees who don’t know them — because their reputations precede them. If this is you, there’s a high probability that you aren't good: no ifs, ands, or buts about it. . . .

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The 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World

04 10th, 2013 Author: Publisher
Booz & Co. just came out with its annual ranking of the world's 1000 biggest R&D spenders, which includes a survey of more than 700 senior R&D executives asking them what companies are the most innovative in the world. 

Only two of those voted most innovative were among the top ten spenders on research last year.

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Southwest is one of the most admired companies in the country, respected in an industry that's better known for delayed flights and bad customer servicethan a great corporate culture.

Not to mention the fact that it's remained profitable in a sector that rarely is.

One of the reasons for that is its founder, Herb Kelleher, who put an enormous amount of emphasis on culture and the customer experience, something that's persisted even after he stepped down as CEO.

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15 Business Theories That Will Improve Your Life

10 15th, 2012 Author: Publisher

Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is best known for introducing the theory of disruptive innovation, which Steve Jobs and other visionaries have used to map out successful strategies for their businesses.

We spoke with Christensen a few weeks ago about his new book, "How Will You Measure Your Life," which looks at how we can apply successful case studies — for example, how Netflix disrupted the video retail industry— to our own lives.

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22 Executives Reveal the Biggest Mistakes They’ve Ever Made

04 14th, 2012 Author: Publisher

If you take risks — which all successful executives do — you're bound to make mistakes. In fact, the most successful people also fail the most.

But it takes a humble person to admit that they've messed up.

We've compiled a list of the best responses from executives who've answered the question, "What's the biggest mistake you've ever made?" . . .



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