Business

Chinese sellers resort to a wide range of cunning techniques to manipulate product listings on Amazon and boost sales. WSJ's Jon Emont investigates the fraudsters' strategies and explains how consumers can detect sham listings. [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
T-Mobile won approval from U.S. national-security officials for its planned takeover of Sprint, bringing the two rivals a step closer to closing their roughly $26 billion combination. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Elon Musk's tunnel-digging venture, the Boring Co., is the latest to be drawn into the billionaire entrepreneur's tradition of spreading overlapping resources across his growing technology empire. On Tuesday, the Tesla chief is set to unveil a test tunnel developed by the Boring Co., the first of what Mr. Musk [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Whirlpool Corp. Chief Executive Marc Bitzer will become chairman of the appliance maker's board at the end of the year, taking over completely from his longtime predecessor, Jeff Fettig. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Kroger Co.'s finance chief for nearly the last two decades will step down next spring, as the grocer tries to find its footing in a market transformed by Amazon.com Inc. and changing consumer behavior. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Johnson & Johnson faced continued concerns on Wall Street about the threat posed by lawsuits over the safety of the company's signature baby powder. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Netflix has tapped former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey as a vice president of original content, the latest evidence of the growing rivalry between the streaming-video giant and ABC parent Walt Disney. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
The search giant is joining Amazon and Apple in growing outside the West Coast and has announced plans to lease a large office building in Manhattan's West Village. Google also plans to invest $1 billion in the campus, which will also include two nearby buildings. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Hundreds of emails poured in from employees, retirees and others who have followed the company for decades. They agree that GE's leaders, including former CEOs Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt, share the blame for its troubles. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Federal Reserve officials will debate this week how to signal less certainty over the path of interest rates without implying they are done raising them after their two-day policy meeting ends Wednesday. [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: Wall Street Journal
Thomas Steenburgh, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, was inspired by his early career at Xerox to discover why firms with stellar sales and R&D departments still struggle to sell new innovations. The answer, he finds, is that too many companies expect shiny new [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest levels of organizations regularly fail to identify the real problem and instead jump to exploring solutions. Phelps identifies the common traps and outlines a research-proven method to solve [...]
Tue, Dec 04, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019. [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Source: CNN Money
Rose Hollister and Michael Watkins, consultants at Genesis Advisers, argue that many companies today are taking on too many initiatives. Each manager might have their own pet projects they want to focus on, but that trickles down to lower level workers dealing with more projects at a time that they [...]
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Ming Zeng, the chief strategy officer at Alibaba, talks about how the China-based e-commerce company was able to create the biggest online shopping site in the world. He credits Alibaba's retail and distribution juggernaut to leveraging automation, algorithms, and networks to better serve customers. And he says in the future, [...]
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of "going digital" as either a way to cut costs or to attract customers with a flashy new app. Gupta says successful digital strategy is more complicated than that. [...]
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Rebecca Shambaugh, a leadership coach, says being too collaborative can actually hold you back at work. Instead of showing how well you build consensus and work with others, it can look like indecision or failure to prioritize. She explains what to do if you over-collaborate, how to manage someone who [...]
Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
David Burkus, a professor at Oral Roberts University and author of the book “Friend of a Friend,” explains common misconceptions about networking. First, trading business cards at a networking event doesn't mean you're a phony. Second, your most valuable contacts are actually the people you already know. Burkus says some [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Kathryn Hume, VP of integrate.ai, discusses the current boundaries between artificially intelligent machines, and humans. While the power of A.I. can conjure up some of our darkest fears, she says the reality is that there is still a whole lot that A.I. can't do. So far, A.I. is able to [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review

 

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