Simple Rules Can Power Up Your Global Strategy

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But in today’s world of international business, things have never been more complex. The combination of intensified Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Yoel Asseraf

Small and Medium-Sized Firms Are Less Prepared for Crises

Newer, smaller businesses, often led by entrepreneurs, are usually comfortable operating in dynamic, ever-changing, and even unpredictable environments. They are quicker than larger firms to innovate Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: John Parnell

How to Pivot to Profit

feedback involves having a mentor or someone else the founder trusts ask probing questions about a problem — "What about this?" "What about that?" — until the founder concludes that a change is Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Mark Stein

Equity Can Help Small Firms Survive the Labor Shortage

Part 1 of 2 Worker shortages in the US are hitting small businesses hard, especially since they often lack other resources that help bigger firms ride out the storm. But small businesses, who are Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Aquesha Daniels, J.D. , Mariah Yates, Ph.D., MBA and Shane Spiller

Many Startups Benefit From a Short-Term Focus

Conventional wisdom tells us that having a long-term strategic focus on customer value creation and future market demands is a powerful source of building a sustainable competitive advantage in Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Johan Bruneel , Stephan Weemaes and Ann Gaeremynck

Should Employee Ownership Be Your Next Strategic Move?

EEA Consulting Engineers is an employee-owned firm in Austin, Texas. Like all engineering companies— and many other businesses—its success depends entirely on its people. So you’d expect the Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Corey Rosen

Who Will Be Your Competitors in the Future?

Most entrepreneurs know the competitors they face today; namely, other businesses that compete for the same customers in the same or similar markets or industries. However, many dissimilar companies Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Stephen Downing , Jin-Su Kang and Gideon Markman

Divorce Can Hollow out a Family Business — But it Doesn’t Have to

With Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce making headlines across the globe, many are wondering how the split will affect their joint business dealings — especially the Gates Foundation, which they Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Jonas Ruzek

Innovating With Agility: Tips and Tricks for Resurgence and Growth

Part two of a two-part series. As new cases of COVID-19 emerge around the world (as of late July, 2021), the disease continues to remind us that the only certainty is uncertainty -- a theme I Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Mat Hughes

The Best Family Business Boards Embrace Candor and 'Necessary Endings'

Second of a two-part series From our studies evaluating the effectiveness of boards at family firms, we’ve seen first-hand how strong boards can help family businesses be more successful. In Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan , Joseph Astrachan and Hermut Kormann