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The Secrets of Corporate Longevity

In an age when Microsoft can pile up tens of billions in cash in a little more than two decades, one might well argue that firms should live fast and—having served their purpose—die young. But more and more theorists now argue that companies with staying power tend to be market-success stories, as well.

William J. Holstein Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

Longevity and the Family Business: Tricky Transitions

Keeping a family business going from generation to generation can be tricky, especially when you don’t know whether the next generation will want to take over or not.

Lynn Russo Whylly Family Business , Leadership & Strategy July 17 2014

Is your enterprise platform still aligned with your strategy?

Given the feverish pace of global business, the time to gauge a company’s performance and act upon this information has compressed.

Russ Banham Business Software July 16 2014

Healing Manufacturing’s Pain Points

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants.

Russ Banham Manufacturing July 15 2014

Making Smart Manufacturing Work

Three veterans offer their experiences, observations and insights on implementing smart manufacturing.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 15 2014

How Private Companies Can Benefit From Boards

While private companies are not required to have boards of directors, some may want to. Here are 6 reasons why having a board in a private company is a good idea.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Private Company Boards July 14 2014

The Benefits of Having an Advisory Board

Advisory boards are a great way to have access to a select group of industry experts and thought leaders. These people are close at hand when needed, but do not have voting rights in your organization.

Lynn Russo Whylly Advisory Boards July 14 2014

High-Performance Boards Are the Future

Chief executives run the company, but the board of directors must also lead the organization on the most crucial issues. Monitoring is still important. Governance matters. But the time has come for boards to rebalance their responsibilities. Directors need to know when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem Boards of Directors July 14 2014

Apple’s Cook Among CEOs Revamping Their Board of Directors

Need to overcome an embarrassing situation, rescue your brand from financial disaster, shift the company in a new direction or shore up some expertise in a currently weak area? It may be time to make a change to your board, as these companies are.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors July 14 2014

Data Hacking: What Board Members Need to Know

Boards of directors are finding themselves in a position of having to shore up their tech skills in an area where, a year ago, they didn’t have any skills at all beyond simply asking the CTO, “Is our data security working? Great. Good. Have a nice day.” Now they’re struggling simply to understand the right questions to ask.

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors , Data Security/Cyber Security July 14 2014

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