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Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors
This article first appeared on the Harvard Business Review blogJeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years. He radically transformed the company from a classic conglomerate that did everything to one that focused on its core industrial businesses. He sold off slower-growth, low-tech, and nonindustrial businesses — financial services, media, entertainment, plastics, and appliances. He doubled GE’s investment in R&D. In...
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Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders
A version of this article is in the Harvard Business Review Uber, Zenefits, Tanium, Lending Club CEOs of companies with billion dollar market caps have been in the news – and not in a good way. This seems to be occurring more and more. Why do these founders get to stay around? Because the balance of power has dramatically shifted...
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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community
“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. They are a reaction to the “red queen problem” but aren’t actually solving the problem. Here’s why. In the 20th century our nation faced...
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The Hype Is True: Digg's New Reader App Blew Us Away
Betaworks, the company that bought news site Digg last summer for $500,000, launched its eagerly anticipated Reader app today. Digg Reader's launch comes less than a week before Google is slated to kill its beloved Google Reader product, which pulls in news feeds from just about every news site on the Web. Digg works much the same way. Since Google's...
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A Replacement For Google Reader Is Coming June 26, Just Days Before Google Pulls The Plug
Back when Google announced that it was shutting down their RSS service, Google Reader, resurgent social news network Digg announced that it was planning on releasing its own take on the service. Google Reader is scheduled to go down on July 1st. Digg promised to have its service available to users before that date. It looks like they're going to...
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Thousands Of Users Beg Google Not To Shut Down Their Source Of News (GOOG)
Google's decision to shut down its RSS aggregator, Reader, has prompted thousands of people to sign online petitions seeking to save the service. Reader allows people to quickly scan through news from a variety of content sources. But Google plans to shutter the service on July 1 due to a decline in usage. One petition on Change.org, titled "Google: Keep...
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