Harvard Business

  • Most Topular Stories

  • You Can’t Understand China’s Slowdown Without Understanding Supply Chains

    HBR.org
    David Simchi-Levi
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    HBR STAFF The last few weeks have brought news of turmoil in China, including currency devaluations, an economic slowdown, and a stock market plunge. Most economists, including those at the the IMF, think it is premature to talk about an economic crisis. While I agree, I nonetheless believe that the slowdown is due, in part, to an acceleration of “near-shoring,” the practice of producing closer to the customer. My evidence is a series of separate surveys conducted by different organizations, including the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation. The MIT Forum launched…
  • 483: What's Your Digital Quotient?

    HBR IdeaCast
    Harvard Business Review
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Kate Smaje of McKinsey explains how it's about more than being tech-savvy.
  • Microsoft’s Bid to Make Outlook More than Email

    HBR Blog Network Full Feed
    Feng Zhu
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The transition from product to platform.
  • Brooks Heritage & Retailer Bait Collaborate On Rabbit Foot Regent – Footwear News

    Shoes Count
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:32 am
    Footwear News Brooks Heritage & Retailer Bait Collaborate On Rabbit Foot RegentFootwear NewsThe shoe features premium materials, including pigskin suede, box leather and nubuck and sports tonal embossed Bait and Brooks logos on the heel and tongue,a rosewater pink leather interior and four sets of waxed laces, in rabbit gray, ash gray …
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HBR.org

  • You Can’t Understand China’s Slowdown Without Understanding Supply Chains

    David Simchi-Levi
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    HBR STAFF The last few weeks have brought news of turmoil in China, including currency devaluations, an economic slowdown, and a stock market plunge. Most economists, including those at the the IMF, think it is premature to talk about an economic crisis. While I agree, I nonetheless believe that the slowdown is due, in part, to an acceleration of “near-shoring,” the practice of producing closer to the customer. My evidence is a series of separate surveys conducted by different organizations, including the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation. The MIT Forum launched…
  • 4 Reasons Retail Jobs Are About to Get Better

    Zeynep Ton
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    There’s widespread agreement that stagnant wages are a big problem in the United States. Which industry could really help do something about it? Retail. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the two largest occupations in the United States are retail salesperson and cashier.  In 2014, their median hourly wages were $10.30 and $9.20, respectively. Both are below the poverty threshold for a family of four, even for someone working full-time. But if you are one of those workers, it’s hard to even know for sure whether you do work full-time. Retail employees…
  • The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

    Joyce E. Bono
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you discuss with your partner at night. It sometimes feels good to talk about the negatives — it feels therapeutic. If someone were to tell you to focus only on the positive experiences in your day, you might be annoyed. People tend to associate Pollyanna-type positivity with…
  • Why Sex and Violence Don’t Sell

    Nicole Torres
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Early on in the AMC series “Mad Men,” a young, ambitious Peggy Olson defends her ad idea to Don Draper, assuring him, “Sex sells.” He barely hides his disappointment before brushing this aside, “Says who? Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys can do this.” Don was on to something. New research suggests that sex, in fact, does not sell—and neither does violence. A recent meta-study by Robert Lull and Brad Bushman of The Ohio State University, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, looked at 53 experiments to…
  • The Dawning of the Age of Flex Labor

    Andrei Hagiu
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    The prevailing paradigm of people working as full-time employees for a single organization has outlived its usefulness. It produces excess volatility over the business cycle, resulting in measurable economic costs — both to people and to the companies they work for. Our vision is straightforward: most people will become independent contractors who have the flexibility to work part-time for several organizations at the same time, or do a series of short full-time gigs with different companies over the course of a year. Companies will maintain only a minimal full-time staff of executives,…
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Shoes Count

  • Brooks Heritage & Retailer Bait Collaborate On Rabbit Foot Regent – Footwear News

    5 Sep 2015 | 1:32 am
    Footwear News Brooks Heritage & Retailer Bait Collaborate On Rabbit Foot RegentFootwear NewsThe shoe features premium materials, including pigskin suede, box leather and nubuck and sports tonal embossed Bait and Brooks logos on the heel and tongue,a rosewater pink leather interior and four sets of waxed laces, in rabbit gray, ash gray …
  • Kim Zolciak Wears Same Jumpsuit as Jessica Simpson, Kate Hudson: Who Wore It Best? – Us Magazine

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Us Magazine Kim Zolciak Wears Same Jumpsuit as Jessica Simpson, Kate Hudson: Who Wore It Best?Us MagazineWearing the same look with loose waves, Jessica Simpson accessorized it with black shoes and statement silver and crystal baubles at a special preview of The Gleason Project in Los Angeles on April 23, while also hanging with her then-pregnant younger …Dueling Designer Duds: Kim Zolciak vs. Kate Hudson vs. Jessica SimpsonTooFab.comall 2 news articles »
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 pm EDT – Washington Post

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:36 am
    AP News in Brief at 5:58 pm EDTWashington Post“There is no logic behind what Hungary is doing: Yesterday they let migrants use the trains, and today they do not,” Gabor Gyulai, refugee program coordinator for a Budapest-based rights group called the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, told The …and more »
  • Breaking gender rules: Androgynous style – USA TODAY

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Breaking gender rules: Androgynous styleUSA TODAYStatement shoes: Not big into accessorizing? Let your shoes give your outfit some flair! Sneakers and slip-ons are the perfect gender-neutral shoe that can help turn a simple outfit into a fashion statement. Match a pair of fun shoes, like the ones …
  • The Death and Life of Atlantic City – The New Yorker

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The New Yorker The Death and Life of Atlantic CityThe New YorkerOr that he'd simply got sand in his shoes, as the locals say about those who take to the place. After grinding along for another year, Hauke shut down the shop, spiffed it up, and …. The first was the Atlantic Club, né the Golden Nugget, built in …and more »
Log in