Business

Tod's, the Italian maker of chic leather loafers, isn't sorry it missed the boat on marketing to fashion consumers in their 20s and 30s—but it still has some catching up to do. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Airlines are planning to modify their reservation systems to give passengers who identify as neither male nor female other options when booking flights. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
As companies raise prices for a number of popular items, a look at the price bumps for eight leading products, from diapers to toothpaste. [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Ramon Laguarta said he has no plans to break up the snacks and drinks giant, nor divest the company's bottling operations, after completing a four-month review of the global business. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Economic data are usually noisy, but this week included an onslaught of negative and often contradictory signals that made even seasoned economists scratch their heads. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Fed leader Mary Daly discusses her outlook for interest rates and the economy, the winding down of the Fed's bond portfolio, and reasons why a tight labor market hasn't fueled stronger wage growth and higher inflation. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Apollo Global Management has reached a deal with Cox Enterprises to buy a majority stake in its television stations and its Ohio radio and newspaper properties. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Great Hill Partners is in exclusive talks with Univision Communications to buy Gizmodo Media Group, a deal that would add a marquee digital brand to the private-equity firm's portfolio. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
U.S. industrial output fell sharply in January, primarily driven by a large drop in vehicle production. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Wall Street Journal
Ashley Whillans, professor at Harvard Business School, researches time-money trade-offs. She argues more people would be happier if they spent more of their hard-earned money to buy themselves out of negative experiences. Her research shows that paying to outsource housework or to enjoy a shorter commute can have an outsized [...]
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Source: Harvard Business Review
Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. Psychological safety isn't about being nice, she says. It's about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning [...]
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
Source: Harvard Business Review
Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, is approaching her own retirement by researching how ending your work career affects your sense of self. She says important psychological shifts take place leading up to, and during, retirement. That holds especially true for workers who identify strongly with their job and [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: Harvard Business Review
Krista Tippett, host of "On Being," believes we are in the middle of a big shift in the workplace. For a long time, she says, we were taught to keep all of our personal opinions and problems out of the office — even if that wasn't the reality. Now, as [...]
Wed, Dec 26, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, says it took him years to learn what really mattered at work and how to create that kind of workplace culture. As a company leader today, he works hard to make sure both his job — and the jobs of his employees — are [...]
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Source: Harvard Business Review
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

 

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