Business

Robert Kaplan and James Bullard said the time for the Fed to rethink its strong support for the economy is getting closer, if it hasn’t already arrived. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Battling heavily subsidized manufacturers, First Solar is set to build a new factory in Ohio, a mission that reveals the challenges of trying to “reshore” critical industries that moved offshore. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Tobacco firm Altria tells a judge its e-cigarette offering was lousy. Chalk it up to antitrust defense. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
A board special committee of the electric-truck startup concluded the share sales ‘were made for reasons unrelated to the performance of the company.’ [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
A manufacturing expansion shows that Moderna is making a big bet on an enduring Covid-19 vaccine business, as health authorities prepare for life after the pandemic lifts but the coronavirus and its variants remain. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
The possible closure of Jimmy Lai’s pro-democracy newspaper would herald the biggest blow to press freedom in the city since Beijing imposed a national-security law last year. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
The online retailer and rivals such as Walmart and Target hold a summer deal-fest that has opportunities and pitfalls for consumers. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Roscoe Street stores face competition for workers, shortage of products even as shoppers come back after Covid-19 restrictions end. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
The extraordinary recovery of the U.S. economy is set to make the country the world’s top destination for overseas investment this year and next, with foreign businesses drawn by the prospect of a rapid and sustained rebound in consumer spending. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Japanese companies are divesting themselves from each other at a quickening pace—a development shareholders should cheer. [...]
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
After Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic turnaround at Nissan, profits soar and Ghosnmania sweeps Japan. But signs of trouble emerge as Ghosn takes over as the CEO of both Renault and Nissan in 2005. Then Ghosn’s high pay creates controversy in Japan and France. This second episode of a four-part series explores [...]
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2016, rose from humble beginnings to become the first Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. In this interview with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius, she talks candidly about the frequent challenges and occasional advantages of being "the only" and explains why [...]
Thu, May 27, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and emeritus professor at Princeton University, and Olivier Sibony, professor of strategy at HEC, say that bias isn't the only thing that prevents people and organizations from making good choices. We’re also susceptible to something they call "noise" - variability in calls made by otherwise [...]
Tue, May 25, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, spent a decade in healthcare and biotechnology before launching the DNA testing and analysis company in 2006. Her goal was twofold: to help individuals learn more about their own genetics, enabling them to pursue more personalized medical care, and to create a database of genetic [...]
Thu, May 20, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Jenny Lefcourt, partner at Freestyle VC and cofounder of All Raise, says that even as a serial entrepreneur herself, she long underestimated how little venture capital funding goes to female startup founders compared to the money men get. She believes unconscious biases, an industry built on intuition, and historical dynamics [...]
Tue, May 18, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Ajay Banga, the executive chairman and former CEO of Mastercard, has spearheaded a strategy focused on serving the previously unbanked via new technologies. During his 11-year tenure as president and chief executive, the company tripled revenues, increased net income six-fold, and saw its market cap rise from below $30 billion [...]
Thu, May 13, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Leslie John, associate professor at Harvard Business School, has done some deep research into the ways that people self-promote in their professional lives and identified what works and what doesn’t. She says it is possible tout your own accomplishments without annoying your colleagues, if you do it at the right [...]
Tue, May 11, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors, says that electric vehicles are the future for the company and the automobile industry. GM has said it will phase out vehicles using internal combustion engines by 2035 and go carbon neutral at all of its facilities. Barra describes how she's executing [...]
Thu, May 06, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Zak Dychtwald, founder of the advisory firm Young China Group, believes that the perception of China as a copycat and not an innovator is outdated. Instead, he argues the willingness of Chinese consumers to try new things is powering the country’s new innovation economy. Technology adoption rates in areas such [...]
Tue, May 04, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review
Ethan Kross, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, has spent years studying how people talk to themselves and the effect that this "chatter" has on our performance. From professional athletes to top students and senior executives, even the most talented among us sometimes struggle to quiet the voices [...]
Tue, Apr 27, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review

 

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