Category Archives: Business

Who Broke Thomas Edison’s Patent Record?

In a season where those early decision acceptance letters have come from colleges, it’s worth reminding high school students and parents alike that a stellar high school record is not always a pre-requisite to success. I’ve long been interested in the … Continue Reading

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Disruption in Corporate America

Did you know that in 2010 and 2011 three iconic American companies–Eastman Kodak, Radio Shack, and The New York Times–were removed from the S&P 500 Index.  Eastman Kodak was replaced by a cloud computing firm and The New York Times was replaced by … Continue Reading

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Did You Resolve to be More Productive in 2013?

After a distinguished career in financial services and public service, Robert Pozen, is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. In his new book, Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, Pozen shares insights on a range topics, … Continue Reading

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Learning from Successful People

It’s a new year and we’ve likely all made resolutions to improve ourselves. If you’re striving to do better in the workplace, you’ll find the observations and advice offered in 8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do interesting and useful. The … Continue Reading

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Is Apple Another Polaroid?

For anyone who wonders if Apple can maintain its creative edge and remain on top without Steve Jobs, Bill Frezza, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a Boston-based venture capitalist, poses another simple question – Remember Polaroid? As … Continue Reading

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In Praise of Innovation

With the recent passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs and from the interviews of a hundred entrepreneurs I have conducted, I have been thinking a lot about entrepreneurs and the amazing contributions they make to our society. As Jobs once said, … Continue Reading

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Family Businesses: Make Lemonade out of Lemons

According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of the 21 million US businesses are family owned. Amazingly, less than one third of these companies will transfer successfully to the second generation, and only 15 percent will survive by the third. … Continue Reading

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