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How innovative and successful companies are resurrecting vertical integration strategies

High-Flying Companies Resurrect Vertical Integration Strategy

By James T. Berger December 18, 2020

Some of today’s most highly successful and innovative companies have resurrected an older strategic paradigm — vertical integration — and have transformed…

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Wiglaf's Kyle Westra Provides Key Takeaways from Impact Denver

Creating Impact in Denver

By Kyle T. Westra October 15, 2020

I recently completed Impact Denver (ID), a nine-month study in leadership, civic engagement, and the local business community. A program of the…

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COVID-19 is devastating the hotel and lodging industry

COVID-19 Devastating to Hotel Industry

By James T. Berger October 15, 2020

In less than six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the hotel and lodging industry according to a…

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The Japanese Business Approach to Crisis Response and Management

Wise Japanese Crisis Strategy Focuses on “Community” Over Profits

By James T. Berger September 20, 2020

While COVID-19 has ravaged much of Europe and the Americas, the world can look to Japan for a formula for long-term survival…

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Exploring the career trajectory and skill-set development necessary for achieving senior executive positions.

Career Talent Development

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 16, 2020

How does a professional grow from a freshly minted college graduate into senior executive?  Yes, there are educational accomplishments and certificates one…

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How We’re Managing the Crisis

By Kyle T. Westra April 16, 2020

We are certainly cursed to live in interesting times. While individuals, families, communities, and governments struggle to adjust to the realities of…

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Harvard Professor Provides Insight On How to Manage During a Pandemic

By James T. Berger April 16, 2020

A noted Harvard Business School marketing professor has offered his insights on how to manage an organization during a health crisis, such…

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Be Effective Before Being Efficient

By Kyle T. Westra February 17, 2020

Businesspeople are obsessed with efficiency. They want to know how to increase their throughput and productivity. Yet, too many executives forget that…

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In Defense of Meetings

By Kyle T. Westra November 17, 2019

The forward-thinking business world is united in the belief that meetings, by and large, are simply bad ideas. Bad meetings are the…

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The Purpose of Business and Pricing

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 16, 2019

Milton Friedman must be turning over in his grave. 49 years after penning an op-ed in the New York Times on the…

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