Business Environment

Ideas and opinions on innovation, strategic planning, economics, productivity, and supply chains. For much more, check out The Conference Board’s Economy & Business Environment practice area.


Who's Winning the Hunger Games?

In a Q and A, Michael Moss explains how Nabisco, Kraft, and General Mills got us to crave all the wrong things.

Just Say No

Trust No One

Understanding the price of business intelligence—and counterintelligence.

Trust No One

I’ll Be There for You

How to get closer to your customers.

Narrowing the Gap

Bad Reputation

Can PR fix the problem? Probably not.

Bad Reputation

A Rebuilding Year

The Conference Board’s chief economist, Bart van Ark, sees moderate  extremely moderate — growth ahead in 2013. Don’t break out the champagne yet.

A Rebuilding Year

What's the Best Business Book You've Read in the Last Year?

Our panel of business-book authors divulges favorites of the past year.

Best Book

From the Inside Out

What can companies learn about management from Jack in the Box? A surprising amount: The quick-serve industry is one of the most challenging, and solving those challenges takes planning and effort.

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Beginner's Luck

If you don’t know the rules, you aren’t bound by them.

The Marketing Monster

You know it’s a good PR campaign when the company’s executives begin to believe their own hype. Here’s how BP’s leaders were blinded by their brilliant advertising.

Marketing Monster

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Why do CEOs still see technology as separate from “the business”? Because they don’t understand it.

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