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28
Dec

Google+ Off To Better-Than-Expected Start | CNNMoney

Google+#business #socialnetwork #internet #google+ #google According to David Goldman 2011, “The Google+ social network has topped 60 million users, according to Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen, who also made the bold prediction late Tuesday that Google+ would reach 400 million users by the end of 2012.

Allen, who calls himself the “unofficial statistician” of Google+, runs hundreds of queries on various surnames on the social network each week. He has been tracking those names since Google first announced that Google+ had reached 10 million users in July.” Read More > http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/28/technology/google_plus/index.htm

24
Oct

Use Whitman and Jobs as Your Role Models | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Today — more than ever — says executive leadership coach John M. McKee, leaders need to be guided by the right role models. He explains why Jobs and Whitman are those role models.

Regardless of industry, organization, gender, or even country, the leaders who are the most successful are usually very savvy at getting their own way. Because of that, they make massive impacts and leave their mark on the organization or even industry.” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/use-whitman-and-jobs-as-your-role-models/6842?tag=mantle_skin;content

24
Oct

Best Leaders Know What They Stand For | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Ever notice that some leaders and some organizations seem to be able to move forward in any environment, while others seem stalled? There’s a reason for this, says executive leadership coach John M. McKee.

Why do some leaders, even those with very little education, like Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, make more effective bosses than others who have studied the theories of management for years?” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/best-leaders-know-what-they-stand-for/6875?tag=mantle_skin;content

24
Oct

HP’s CEO Failure was Lack of Leadership Savvy | TechRepublic

tn-hp-logo#leadership #leaders #tech #innovation According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: It’s not what you’re selling — it’s what you stand for. For both leaders and organizations it’s important to keep this rule of success in mind.

Recently fired Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker set at least one new record during his brief tenure — the company lost nearly $40B in value during his 11-month rein. He wasn’t the first choice of everyone on the board when he replaced Mark Hurd; some decision makers had apparently doubted if he had the right stuff. To his credit, Apotheker was savvy enough to negotiate himself a nice “parting gift,” reportedly worth about $25M in money and stock as a severance package. But based on readers’ comments about my blog in August where I cited HP, I’m guessing his payout has outraged many who still care about the company.

” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/hps-ceo-failure-was-lack-of-leadership-savvy/6788?tag=mantle_skin;content

7
Sep

Analysis: Why Would Anyone Want To Be Yahoo’s CEO? | Reuters

According to Peter Lauria 2011, “There are few surer ways for an executive to lose a good reputation than to be CEO of Yahoo Inc. Just ask Carol Bartz or Terry Semel. As the company searches for Bartz’s replacement, its biggest obstacle is likely the track record of past CEOs after they moved under Yahoo’s figurative purple umbrella.” Read More > http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/us-yahoo-ceo-analysis-idUSTRE7870DC20110908 yahoo_logo_2

29
Aug

The Economist’s The Economist Innovation Awards and Summit 2011 Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoAccording to the Economist 2011, “Who’s the greatest innovator of all time? Vote Now.” Participate between now and October 14, 2011 to cast your vote . “A Decade of Celebrating World Changing Innovation.”

Economist adds, “About – As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Innovation Awards programme, we have created The Anniversary Award –  a one-time honour which recognises the essence of truly great innovation. We are inviting Economist readers and the wider community the opportunity to vote on who of our previous winners is the most significant to them.” Read more > http://bit.ly/n1eVTu.

29
Aug

The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoThe line-up is phenomenal. The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London http://bit.ly/odcsN3

According to the Economist Conferences 2011, “There are hundreds of reasons why your company should be investing in high-growth markets; it’s a world of opportunity. But this is a two-way situation: for every new opportunity in a high-growth market there are new high-growth competitors. They operate not only in their home environments but are also expanding globally. Consequently competition is escalating very quickly around the globe. In this new world of hypercompetition, how can businesses operate successfully? What are the strategies companies adopt to stand out?”

29
Aug

EIU: Executive Briefing Joins Forces with Harvard Business Review

eiu_harvard_logo Economist Intelligence Unit and Harvard Business School Publishing have joined forces to create the definitive source of best-practice management thinking and advice for senior managers. I’ve been an EIU executive member panelists for 5+ years now. I enjoy the reports, survey’s and articles. Read More http://bit.ly/psLZUC (Image is owned by Economist and Harvard Business Review.)

17
Dec

Google’s Nexus S goes on sale with “half-assed” strategy | @Wired #business #android #mobile #smartphones

According to #BrianXChen 2010, “@Google’s new #NexusS #smartphone went on sale Thursday at #BestBuy stores for 200 bucks with a two-year contract, a move with poor timing, says an analyst.

That’s because by this time of year, the holiday season, retailers and competing manufacturers have already slashed prices for relatively new Android smartphones to between $0 and $50. (The #HTC Droid Incredible, for example, is free with a two-year plan at Best Buy.)” Article Continued > http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/12/google-nexus-s-2/ #business #mobile #android #htcdroidincredible #nexuss #consulting @Google @HTC @Callistecomm

17
Dec

Analysis: Software M&A heats up as firms battle budget squeeze | @Reuters #finance #business

According to#PaulSandle and #PatriciaWright 2010, “Big-name #technology firms will compete to acquire niche #software groups in 2011 as part of a growth plan they hope will cater to recession-hit clients clamoring for a wider range of services.

Having learned the lessons of the dot-com bubble collapse in 2000, technology companies were quick to cut headcount — their biggest cost — at the start of the downturn.

And with revenues returning to growth, they have pockets full of cash at their disposal.

Major companies, such as IBM (IBM.N) and Oracle (ORCL.O), are buying specialist software makers so they can offer more to corporate customers who need to cut IT budgets, thereby holding on to high margin, long-term maintenance contracts.” Article Continued > http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BG2AU20101217 #triciawright #paulsandle #finance #business #dealmaker #technology #software #consulting @IBM @Oracle @Reuters @Callistecomm