Monthly Archives: September 2013

Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

September 1, 2013
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Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

Jeffrey Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, agreed in August to purchase the Washington Post newspaper from the Graham family, which had owned the paper since 1933. In early September, Bezos met with the newsroom employees for two days to discuss the business and editorial plans he has for the company, once the deal closes…

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World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness 2013/2014― US at No. 5

September 1, 2013
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World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness 2013/2014― US at No. 5

The September release of the annual World Economic Forum report on Global Competitiveness shows a marked improvement for the US from the 7th position in 2012 to the 5th position in 2013.  The important drivers of competitiveness this year are strong institutions and innovation.  While the US still remains behind Switzerland, Singapore, Finland and Germany,…

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Richard D’Aveni and 18 American CEOs―mapping America’s economic revival

September 1, 2013
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Richard D’Aveni and 18 American CEOs―mapping America’s economic revival

CEOs worry about more than their corporate profits.  In this ebook companion to his latest book (“Strategic Capitalism: The New Economic Strategy for Winning the Capitalist Cold War”), D’Aveni compiles the unfiltered comments from eighteen of the top US corporate leaders concerning the state of US capitalism.  They offer some of their ideas for returning…

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Internet research tools for learning

September 1, 2013
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Internet research tools for learning

Critical thinking and analysis in a higher education business strategy course are desired competencies that educators assess through a multitude of learning assignments.  Author Alan November is an international leader in educational technology, who began his teaching career as an oceanography teacher.  His consulting company, November Learning http://novemberlearning.com/, works with educators, academic institutions at all…

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Digital development tools―Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

September 1, 2013
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Digital development tools―Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Andrew Churches writes an educational blog and wiki that provides valuable information for educators of all levels.  As the Curriculum Manager of  Computer Studies and Senior School Learning Innovator at the Kristin School in Albany Auckland, New Zealand, Churches explores the intersection of technology and good teaching.  Several articles are of interest in his wiki-blog. …

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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

September 1, 2013
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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

This rich selection of materials is available to academic educators, at no cost, upon validation of subscriber academic credentials.  Items include video case vignettes, capstone perspective videos, and accompanying teaching notes.  The subjects cover strategic management leadership issues that managers face in their careers and include videos of practicing managers of well-known companies. Source:  Adapted…

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World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

September 1, 2013
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World Trade in 2013―the WTO report

Pascal Lamy, former DG of the WTO, presents his last report on world trade, shortly before turning over leadership of the organization to Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil.  This important study on the future of world trade and the global trading system, challenges governments and business organizations to see the importance of trade for world development. …

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Management competencies going forward past 2013

September 1, 2013
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Management competencies going forward past 2013

Stéphane Garelli, IMD professor and director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center in Switzerland, is an economist and authority on competitiveness.  Speaking at the Innotown Innovation Conference in Aalesund, Norway in June of this year, Garelli discusses his observation of the “new normal” phase of world markets and the competencies and skills he believes managers…

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Alan November―Changing the ecology of learning

September 1, 2013
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Alan November―Changing the ecology of learning

In this TEDxNYED talk, educator Alan November sets up the argument that students are concerned about conducting purposeful work that leaves a legacy.  The message in this video transfers to college level students in strategy courses.  One of the young students who contributed often to the website “fan fiction” http://www.fanfiction.net/ had poor school grades.  When…

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September classroom―legacy, expectations and predictions

September 1, 2013
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September classroom―legacy, expectations and predictions

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format.  Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: What are the big questions that you believe, once answered, will lead to successful business strategy? What…

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