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Since 2010, Northrop Grumman "has spent on average more than $1.5 million each year to protect Wes Bush, the chief executive." Also: "Between 2010 and 2012, Northrop also paid a total of $12.2 million in protection for Lewis Coleman, a non-executive chairman."
Many large corporations, especially defense contractors, pay for home security, drivers and private air travel.
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+Nadya Zhexembayeva: If “green” has become synonymous "with overpriced, overhyped, half-baked products, that kind of green deserves to die." Check out our excerpt from "Overfished Ocean Strategy."
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This is a tough one.
In this week's video Prudie counsels a man who has reservations about recommending his ex-colleague at his new job.
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"It is impossible to imagine a man leading Avon to such astonishing success as Andrea did. Her strategic insight and ability to motivate and inspire staff and female representatives around the world was extraordinary. It is also difficult to see a male CEO’s failings played out in the public and prolonged in the way that Andrea’s were."
The Conference Board Review is the quarterly magazine of The Conference Board, the world's preeminent business membership and research organization.
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"[W]e’ve built a whole system on unrealistic expectations.… The economy has come to rely on this Darwinian process to drive innovation."
It’s never been easier to build a product, raise money, and start a company. But there’s a catch: fierce competition means that the life of a startup is often brutish and short. Why are so many people gambling on ventures that are likely to end badly?
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"[M]any Chinese will only spend on things that they can show off to other people. Nobody knows when you travel to America and stay at a Motel 6, so what’s the point of spending thousands of dollars to stay at the St. Regis? Nobody will ever see that. However, things like luxury goods are very visible to other Chinese friends, so people will spend a lot on them. That’s why a company like Victoria’s Secret probably wouldn’t do well in China. People won’t spend that kind of money to buy underwear that almost no one will see."
Savio Chan takes a close look at buying behaviors in the Far East.
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Just posted: Michael E. Raynor on making personal management decisions.
The Conference Board Review is the bi-yearly magazine of The Conference Board, the world's preeminent business membership and research organization.
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+Sydney Finkelstein: "Intelligence is one of those characteristics where there is a minimum level needed to be in the game. Once past that, too much intelligence can be a drawback or worse."
When hiring, promoting, even just putting together your team, you should look for the smartest people in the room, right? Not so fast.
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How the power balance within a company can make things better—or worse.
How to increase the total quantity of power in the organization so that the power given to some does not comes at the expense of the power of others.
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"[W]hile more employers say they are offering flexible work arrangements—like working from home, starting and ending the days a bit earlier or later—they are still typically offered only to certain employees, and are often informally negotiated with a sympathetic manager."
Many employers say they offer telecommuting and flexible work hours to employees, but in fact are cutting back on time for child leave or to care for an ill parent.
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Worse, the percentage of people walking to work has dropped by half in the last three decades. #suburbansprawl
Today the Census Bureau released the results of a big survey of how Americans commute to work, broken down by age/region/race/income/etc. The report's self-attested top highlight: The number of U.S. workers who traveled to work by bicycle increased from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 in 2008–2012, a larger...
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New at TCB Review: Michael Raynor writes about skiing, +TEDx, his book "The Three Rules," and the unpredictability of planning for ROI.
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