Archives from April 2010

Jeffrey Hollender on Key Business Lessons in Going Green

How corporate responsibility is the new competitive advantage.

April 30, 2010 / Podcast # 10-18

Jeffrey Hollender

Back when “green” was just a color and not a movement, Seventh Generation was already at work creating earth-friendly, non-toxic, energy-conserving products. Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and chairman of Seventh Generation, believes that the companies that will succeed are the ones who embrace responsibility and a genuine interest in a better future. His new book, The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, explains that companies need to take a holistic and systemic approach to everything to company does in order to win. Read more…

 

Emily Nagle Green on Technology Anywhere

How to adapt to a wireless, mobile, information age.

April 23, 2010 / Podcast # 10-17

Emily Nagle Green

From the Walkman to the iPod, humans are a mobile species and now with smart phones and wireless networks, we’re more on-the-go and in touch than ever. Now companies have to be ready for this mobile clientele anywhere, any time. Emily Nagle Green, in her new book Anywhere: How Global Connectivity is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business, gives examples of how companies can adapt to these changes and keep up with their customers, anywhere. Read more…

 

Joel Kurtzman on the Strength of Common Purpose Organizations

How great leaders get the best work from their employees.

April 16, 2010 / Podcast # 10-16

Joel Kurtzman

When business seems like a dog-eat-dog world, it’s the common purpose organizations, the ones where everyone works together for the same goal, that are thriving. Walk into a company like Apple or the insurance agency FM Global and the difference is palpable; thanks to involved and invested leaders, the employees know why they’re there and take pride in their work. In his new book Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organization to Achieve the Extraordinary, Joel Kurtzman says that the hard work to achieve that cohesiveness is worth it. Read more…

 

Mark Johnson on Finding Consumer Needs

Turning opportunity into your next big idea.

April 9, 2010 / Podcast # 10-15

Mark Johnson

In his new book, Mark Johnson developed the idea of White Space, a need in the market that your company can meet. Whether it’s improving on what you already work on or finding something new to perfect, every company has some White Space just waiting to be filled.

Mark W. Johnson is Co Founder and Chairman of Innosight, a strategic innovation, consulting and investment company with offices in Massachusetts, Singapore and India. Mark has just written a new book titled Seizing The White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal.

 

David Rhodes on Management During Recession

During a time of slow growth, companies need to be more mindful and innovative.

April 2, 2010 / Podcast # 10-14

David Rhodes

Historically, it is innovation that creates the next wave of growth in the economy during a downturn. Instead of trying the same thing over again, David Rhodes, suggests innovation in green technology, health care, and defense. Companies who embrace the changing economic climate are the ones primed to come out on top of a problematic economy. Read more…