May 20, 2012 |
Clayton Christensen achieves the difficult feat of being at once imposing and humble. When I visited him last autumn at Harvard Business School, he laid out with quiet authority his latest thoughts on disruptive technology, the concept that justly made him famous in the mid-1990s. But he also took time to chat about his son's college basketball team, a poster of which hangs on one wall of an office full of family photos and memorabilia. Although he places great value on his family and faith — he is a devout Mormon — his research and teaching have dominated his public story.
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May 12, 2010
Meg Whitman Party: Republican Occupation: Former chief executive, EBay online auction business Age: 53, born Long Island, New York City of residence: Atherton (Bay Area) Personal: husband Griffith Harsh, two sons Education: Bachelor's degree in economics, Princeton University; MBA, Harvard Business School Career highlights: Executive positions at several companies, including senior vice president at Walt Disney Co., 1989-1992; president, Stride Rite Division, Stride Rite Corp.
July 11, 2009 |
Biotechnology company Amgen Inc. said Rebecca Henderson had been appointed to its board of directors. Henderson, 48, recently became a professor at Harvard Business School. She has been a director at Idexx Laboratories Inc. since 2003. Her appointment expands the size of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen's board to 13.
December 14, 2007 |
The gig: Founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, a home improvement directory that combines business listings with consumer reviews. Education: Bachelor's in economics, DePauw University; master's, Harvard Business School. First job: Sold popcorn and hot dogs at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana at age 16. Salary: $4 an hour. Got the idea: When her friend Bill Oesterle had trouble finding a contractor for his home, the pair figured there should be a better way for consumers to share information.
July 22, 2007 |
Let us now give praise to the officials at City Hall in Albuquerque, who in many ways are the inspiration behind this entertaining new book. A few years ago, managers of refuse collection in that city were facing a knotty problem. The garbage trucks were taking too long to complete their rounds, creating a huge overtime bill. But those officials were not stupid. They knew all about the power of incentives to motivate employees. Emboldened by this knowledge, they hit upon a brilliant plan.
June 17, 2007 |
Many highly qualified women take a detour from their career paths because of personal responsibilities. But when they want to resume their jobs, they might find themselves stalled. Developing workplace policies and practices that help them get back on track is the focus of Sylvia Ann Hewlett's book "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps." To attract talent, she says, companies must work harder to retain women professionals. Diversity increases a business' competitive edge.