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One Reason Mergers Fail: The Two Cultures Aren’t Compatible

Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods was met with a lot of fanfare. The deal would allow Amazon to grow beyond e-commerce and sell groceries in hundreds of stores while … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Starbucks Achieved 100% Equal Pay In The United States

That quick cup of coffee from Starbucks just got a little sweeter. Starbucks Coffee announced yesterday that after a decade of work, the iconic coffee corporation has achieved equal pay for all their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of ‘Disruption’

Like some of the most exciting start-ups of this century, Airbnb is a new kind of “aggregation” platform. It’s a portal that connects producers and consumers in the marketplace for … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestlé has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by spring, … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

AirAsia’s Chief Responds to Crisis With Quick Compassion

His approach to the crisis mirrors the hands-on philosophy that has helped him to turn what was, 13 years ago, a state-owned airline with millions of dollars in debt into … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

The German work culture is very different from the average American office, but there are certainly lessons to be learned from our German counterparts. The diligent focus Germans bring to … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

India Inc tightens screws on quitters venting online

Given how easy it is today for disgruntled or ex-employees to vent in cyberspace, a number of Indian companies are introducing social media policies and non-disparagement clauses… Most likely to bad-mouth … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Striking South African miners meet platinum firms

South Africa’s main platinum miners union will resume government-brokered talks next week with the world’s top three producers, in an effort to end a strike that showed flickers of violence … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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