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- By Bob Johnson & Rob Oberwise
In developing countries, you learn how volatile and unpredictable a business environment can be.
- By Laurence Vincent
How we define ourselves by the brands we love and hate, from Chrysler to Coca-Cola to J. Crew.
- By Lance Haun
Disclaimers are intended to set apart personal views from official statements. Do they work?
- By Dick Martin
As diversity—gender, age, ethnicity, geographic—continues to grow, executives can no longer rely on instinct in assessing a marketing campaign.
- By Bryan Pearson
Remember when a deep tan signified health rather than skin cancer? Marketers made the shift without breaking stride.
- By Matthew Budman
Adrian Slywotzky explains how a few products manage to break away from the pack and become beloved superstars.
- By Vadim Liberman
Steve Shapiro argues that most of the things that companies do in the name of innovation actually destroy it.
- By Michael E. Raynor
Creating innovation is neither as systematic as some insist nor as ethereal and ephemeral as others claim. Principles of disruption help chart a new path.
- By Stanley S. Litow
Overseas assignments are a changing world.
- By Michael J. Casey
Societal shifts in one part of the world can rapidly change long-established cultures thousands of miles away. Argentine culture is changing rapidly because of the rising Chinese middle class.