Apple vs Microsoft-Who will win the battle for the crown?

Stevey plays against Billy boy again. Bill Gates of Microsoft fame and Steve Jobs of Apple fame face off for the second time, enlisting Halo’s Master Chief and Justin Long as back up. Seriously, between Apple and Microsoft, Innovation in new products has always been a race for eternity. So who will win this long battle?

Watch out for this battle of Titans, which is bound to capture the fancies of all technocrats!

 

Rethinking the way MBA is taught

David Garvin, Harvard Business School professor, explains why today business education is at a crossroads. Is MBA only a platform for launching a student, or is there a need to provide something different for the students.Should business schools start preparing students on other finer aspects of life like skills and responsibilities? What is missing in our educational system.

Joel Peterson of Stanford on Organizational Culture

While embarking on an entrepreneurship plan, often leaders are at a loss to make their dreams a reality.  To simultaneously think about market structure, short term tactics, long term strategy, financing model, marketing etc takes the attention away. But what often one misses is how one interacts with others on the team. So an entrepreneur often sets a culture without knowing it. So what can a entrepreneur do to positively create this culture for the long term benefit of the company in these formative days, and what should he be careful not to do to negatively impact the culture? Check out what this Stanford Lecturer has to say on this aspect.

Philip Kotler on using IT for Marketing

Today, the dynamics of marketing are changing as rapidly than most marketers are comfortable about. Just a few days ago, the focus shifted from a transactional viewpoint to relationship marketing. Today the dynamics are again slowly shifting from relationship marketing to database marketing. Check out what the marketing guru Philip Kotler of Kellogg School of Management says about how understanding this change in dynamics will be crucial for senior managers of MNCs.

Randy Pausch’s last lecture on achieving dreams

Randy Pausch from Carnegie Mellon university, is one person the world will miss. Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

What is Competitive Management Leadership style

Competitive management style is the least popular among the many leadership styles. The person who is a competitive style leader is more difficult for most people to work under. This particular style is extremely commanding and demanding. Learn why competitive style is often ineffective from the communications and public speaking expert Tracy Goodwin in this video.

What is Collaborative Management Style

Collaborative management style is all about settling conflict. Today conflict management is becoming very crucial as organizations have grown to mammoth sizes. Learn more about collaborative management style from communications and public speaking expert Tracy Goodwin in this video.

Jack Canfield talks about perseverance

When Jack Canfield talks about perseverance, he speaks from experience. His best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series was rejected by hundreds of publishers before going on to sell over 100 million copies, a bestseller by its own right. He’s been a teacher, facilitator, and psychotherapist. His seminars and trainings have touched millions of individuals from welfare recipients to corporate leaders. Check out this video.

Barriers to Effective Strategic Planning

This is a presentation on strategy facilitation and consulting by a global team of consultants. Understanding the barriers that inhibit successful business strategy planning is crucial for the growth of your business. Check out this video which provides such deep insights on effective strategic planning.

Bill Gates meets Steve Jobs-The Meet of the Titans

In their rare joint appearance at All Things Digital 5, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology industry, the qualities they most respect in one another. Check out this inspiring video which speaks so much more than the participants do. Watch the videos in sequence to watch the complete interview.

James McCarthy decribes effective strategic planning

Strategic planning is a firm’s internal process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people.  Check out how senior consultant James McCarthy describes effective strategic planning.

Joseph Stiglitz speaks on the problems with GDP as an Economic Barometer

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz (“Globalization and Its Discontents”) talks about why GDP is not always suitable for use as a measurement for economic well being.

Joseph Stiglitz was chief economist at the World Bank until January 2000. Before that he was the chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001. He is currently a finance and economics professor at Columbia University.

Philip Kotler on marketing in times of economic downturn

During economic turbulence, it is important for a company to view it as both an opportunity and a danger. Sometimes it is a bad idea to cut costs across the board. Marketing prodigy Kotler advices to stop cutting the budget that creates sales and gives tips on how to measure the marketing spend with non-direct marketing.  So what should companies do during a financial meltdown?