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Ideas Made to Matter

Solar subsidies and an imperfect market

In some cases, solar lessees pick up a subsidy and then some.

Oct 29, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Digital platforms: High valuations, high risk

Two types of platforms. And six ways things can go wrong.

May 8, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Startups

Exit Strategy: Ready4

Six years after starting his test prep company, Elad Shoushan was tired. But to do an exit right, he'd have to do it himself.

Apr 19, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

How a Fortune 500 CEO avoids mediocrity

The former Flex leader on establishing expectations, building a culture, and gaining competitive advantage.

Apr 9, 2019
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How family businesses succeed in an era of rapid change

A constantly changing and disruptive environment creates unique threats for family businesses. Here are four ways owners can stay on their toes.

Apr 2, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Beat the competition by solving core problems

How Amazon and others have mastered the art of inversion.

Mar 8, 2019
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4 secrets to business longevity from Ray Stata

Fifty-four years in, Stata reflects on iterating with the market, hiring well, and why Ireland was a good idea.

Mar 1, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Human Resources

Your acquired hires are leaving. Here’s why.

One-third of acquired employees leave in the first year, compared to only 12 percent of traditional hires, a new study finds.

Jan 8, 2019
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8 entrepreneurs’ resolutions for 2019

Leaders at Okta, Bevi, Ayar Labs, and more tell us what they’ll focus on this year.

Dec 20, 2018
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Authenticity in the age of Instagram

Three brands on growing a fan base without (a lot of) celebrity endorsements.

Dec 14, 2018
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