What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine
Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?
In his provocative new book,… Continue
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Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits
1 Pipelines 80.9
2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1
3 Packaging, Containers 49.8
4 Engineering, Construction 46.1
5 Airlines 33.8
6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4
7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9
8 Entertainment 25.6
9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7
10 Household and Personal Products 20.3
11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3
12 Aerospace and Defense… Continue
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Industry Rank Growth in Revenue
1 Real Estate 29.9
2 Engineering, Construction 19.7
3 Securities 18.7
4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5
5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4
6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6
7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5
8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8
9 Metals 12.5
10 Financial Data Services 11.9
11 Commercial Banks 11.9
12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5
13 Telecommunications 10.6
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And the winners are...
See the full list of America's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact
1. Wal-Mart Stores
6. General Electric
2. Exxon Mobil
7. Ford Motor
4. General Motors
9. Bank of America
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Six Leaps of Innovation
Lots of change out there. New Web widgets, new biotech, new eco-friendly dirt bikes that can jump over your head. Here's a rundown of what and whom to keep an eye on in 2008. Photographs by Michael Lewis for Fortune.
By Michael V. Copeland
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:59am —
As sales drop and business owners look for ways to cut their overhead, sending jobs to cheaper locations is an option back on the table.
By Emily Maltby
November 11, 2008: 6:02 AM ET
(CNNMoney.com) -- Two years ago, when the economy was booming, Tessa Luu's furniture showroom in Los Angeles was running smoothly. But Luu was tired of the rising electric bills, salaries, benefits and rent that ate her profits. So she undertook a radical move to cut all the… Continue
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By Jessica Shambora and Beth Kowitt
50 Most Powerful Women
Talk about drama! Our 11th annual list is dominated by firsts (first woman to run a major U.S. oil company), superlatives (youngest honoree ever) and notable departures (Citi's Sallie Krawcheck steps down as the most watched woman on Wall Street).
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Environment + Technology
By Todd Woody
After months of failed attempts in Congress to extend crucial renewable energy tax credits, the end-game came with lightning speed Friday afternoon: The House of Representatives passed the green incentives attached to the financial bailout package approved by the Senate Wednesday night and President Bush promptly signed the legislation into law.
There were goodies for wind, geothermal and alternative fuels, but the big… Continue
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By Scott Moritz
What was a little fuzzy last month has become clearer of late: The sagging economy is weighing on Google (GOOG).
Goldman Sachs analyst James Mitchell cited signs of weakness in search advertising - Google’s biggest moneymaker by far — in cutting his revenue growth target for the current fourth quarter from 4% to 1%.
Mitchell is the second analyst this week to lower estimates for Google. On Monday Barclays analyst Doug Anmuth called for… Continue
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Could operations whiz Tim Cook run the company someday?
By Adam Lashinsky, senior writer
LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2008: 10:25 AM ET
Tim Cook (left) and Steve Jobs at Apple headquarters in 2007. Jobs hired Cook from Compaq in 1998 to fix Apple's production mess.
(Fortune Magazine) -- Let's start with some uncomfortable truths. We wouldn't be publishing an article about the under-the-radar guy who's most likely to succeed Steve Jobs as chief executive… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:36am —
Recently a friend of mine wrote a fairly pointed column
on a recruiting site regarding the term that is so overused these days "The War For Talent." His perspective was that it is actually a "war ON talent" meaning that there's so much talent out there but recruiters, HR managers and Hiring Managers are too arrogant/ blind/ stupid, etc...(fill in the blank with your derogatory adjective of choice) to see it. I, of course, posted my… Continue
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Covering the digital giants, by Jon Fortt
Sun gambles big as outlook darkens
Bryan Cantrill and Mike Shapiro, Distinguished Engineers at Sun, dreamed up a new type of storage product and convinced executives to let them build it in relative isolation. Image: Sun
Maybe there’s something about unconventional office space that gets Silicon Valley’s creative juices flowing.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard worked their magic in a garage. Apple’s… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:26am —
Job interviews in many organizations are getting sophisticated these days. Psychological tests, role plays, and challenges to one’s “quick intelligence” and street smarts are often part of the package. While it’s impossible to anticipate everything you may encounter, here are ten tips that will help you negotiate the interview process successfully.
1. Prepare and over-prepare.
2. Be particularly clear on what you know and what you want to achieve.
3. Make sure your… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 12, 2008 at 11:25am —
Last week I wrote a piece on an executive compensation model
; this week another post. This topic needs to stay in our collective consciousnesses.
I did some work for Mike Critelli about 20 years ago when I was still at Pitney Bowes
. He was then and still is a straight shooter and when I stumbled upon his blog
, it… Continue
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In a down economy, it is of the utmost importance to expand your network. The best way to find a job or get new business or through those that you know.
1) Include your e-mail address in your profile after your last name (this makes it easier to add you)
2) Add Toplinked.com and Lion to the body of your profile. (These are terms that open net workers use to search for those open to adding more connections)
3) Go to Toplinked.com and send invites to those… Continue
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believes sourcing brings everything to the recruiting industry and if you're only recruiting active candidates you're not really recruiting.
On Thursday, November 13, he's gonna show us what he means! Be there, in the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat
at noon EST for the scoop!
"I feel like the AA's get crapped… Continue
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Chronos has oil and gas opportunities in Libya. Please contact me or Eylem Topcu for more info !
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Are you a negotiator, a listener, a problem solver? Then you may be our next team member! We’re searching for a hunter and a farmer to bring in new business and cultivate current book of business. Prospect for new opportunities and hunt down accounts for your team of in-house recruiters! JFC offers a professional environment that promotes fun in the workplace and a fast track towards a successful career in sales. Base Salary + Bonus & Commission.
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