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Intrapreneurship Can Turbocharge Companies

In his book  Lean Startup in Large Organizations , corporate innovation expert  Jim Euchner offers a systematic approach to successfully implementing Lean Startup practices in established Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Catherine Buday and Jim Euchner

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

Choosing the Right Technology to Support Your Business

Many business owners get excited about their product and market, but don’t think much about the internal IT their business needs. This may be especially true if you’re selling something that’s Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: John Eckhardt

a16z Brings Thought Leadership to the Valley

Back in the depths of the Great Recession, two World Wide Web pioneers set up shop on Menlo Park, Calif.’s venture capital enclave, Sand Hill Road. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of early Web Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Robert Buday , Charles Eesley and James C Wetherbe

Getting Married? Protect Your Business Venture With a Prenup

A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a legal contract between prospective spouses to modify the terms of their marriage that would otherwise be governed by state law. Although a prenup does not mean Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: James Hoffman and Dwight Kealy

How Family Firms Can Prevent (or Cool Down) Sibling Rivalries

Stories abound about sibling rivalries and family business conflict that have harmed family businesses and the families behind them. For instance, Charles and David Koch were sued by their brothers, Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Jonas Ruzek and Kimberly Eddleston

How Small Firms Can Protect Their Interests in R&D Alliances

Small companies with a promising technology or service often look to partner with bigger firms to get access to money, distribution channels and manufacturing facilities they need to help their Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Jason Pattit and David Deeds

Get Ready for the Next Supply Chain Disruption

Second in a two-part series. Read Part 1 here .    To understand why building a robust supply chain management capability is important, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners need Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: David Johnston

'Let’s Not Go There...' Taboos in Family Business

Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion.  Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Tom Rüsen and Torsten Pieper

Building a Stronger Supply Chain: Lessons From the Crisis

Part one of a two-part series. Read part 2 here Two questions currently dominate the emerging post Covid-19 economy.  Most immediately: When will I get what I ordered? More long term: How Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: David Johnston