What corporate leaders can learn from the golf tourney's air of superiority
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- The greatest reality show on TV begins next week.
I refer of course to the Masters Tournament, the advent of which renders some of us almost immobile with anticipation. The question is why. By common agreement there are four major golf tournaments. Why is the Masters so clearly preeminent? Why are its TV MOREApr 1, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Law school deans' cost-cutting efforts are colliding with decades of strong job protections for professors.
By Elizabeth G. Olson
FORTUNE -- It runs like clockwork: When businesses run into trouble, managers move to reduce salaries and expenditures. If only it were that simple for the multimillion-dollar law school industry, which is up against the wall trying to balance plummeting budgets while maintaining employees' academic freedom.
Law school deans' cost-cutting efforts are MOREMar 27, 2014 12:14 PM ET
With the growth of freelancers and contract workers, the government needs to de-emphasize its focus on full-time jobs.
By Sophie Wade
FORTUNE -- Are you an independent contractor, a new entrepreneur, or doing consulting work as you re-enter the labor force after a hiatus or having been laid off? The reality is, unless you have a "traditional" career with a standard 40-hour workweek, or work consistent and continuous weekly hours, MOREMar 26, 2014 3:22 PM ET
Secondhand stores are among the very few businesses that have grown during Spain's long economic crisis.
By Ian Mount
FORTUNE -- The display window at the Cash Converters branch on Barcelona's toniest shopping street, the Passeig de Gràcia, features everything from a child's guitar to bolt cutters, and on a recent Monday afternoon, the secondhand store was filled with browsers.
Jaime Antonijuan was looking at a bike, but he often shopped at MOREMar 26, 2014 12:24 PM ET
To build organizations that are adaptable at their core, we will need to rework every management process so it enables, rather than frustrates, breakthrough thinking and relentless experimentation.
By Gary Hamel
(TheMIX) -- The organizations that survive in the coming decades will be those that are capable of change as fast as change itself.
Today, few organizations seem to be able to out-run change for more than a few years at a time. MOREMar 26, 2014 10:26 AM ET
Despite the rising cost of raw materials and a deluge of low-cost competitors, C.F. Martin & Company has managed to retain a reputation as the BMW of the guitar world.
By Peter Gerstenzang
FORTUNE -- Even with consumer spending on the uptick, you might not think buyers would be spending their dollars on guitars. But think again. Business at the legendary guitar manufacturer C.F. Martin & Company has never been better. MOREMar 25, 2014 1:25 PM ET
About 95% of Stanford's Graduate School of Business's 809 students opt to take at least one entrepreneurship class. A look at how the school teaches students to start their own businesses.
By Kim Girard
(Poets&Quants) -- T.J. Duane began the Startup Garage course at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business last September planning to build a closed online network for lawyers.
About eight weeks into the 24-week class, he and his team MOREMar 25, 2014 10:56 AM ET
The school made its first move into the digital educational realm with a $1,500 online program of three fundamental business courses for undergraduates and recent graduates.
By John A. Byrne
(Poets&Quants) -- Harvard Business School on Friday made its first move into the digital educational realm with a $1,500 online program of three fundamental business courses for undergraduates and recent graduates of liberal arts programs. The school expects 500 to 1,000 MOREMar 21, 2014 11:39 AM ET
So far so good. She's following many of the right principles of crisis management, and there's more work to be done.
By Fraser Seitel
FORTUNE -- Mary Barra is the incoming CEO of General Motors, whose two-month-old "honeymoon" was stopped in its tracks by the most damaging safety/cover-up scandal in the company's 106-year-old history. Today, she finds herself squarely in the crisis management crucible, presiding over a tragedy, where 12 drivers died, reportedly MOREMar 21, 2014 7:00 AM ET
China wants to increase its urban population by 91 million people in just seven years. It's an ambitious goal, but it's unclear if the nation is up to the task.
By Minxin Pei
FORTUNE -- For the last two decades, fixed-asset investment (infrastructure, real estate, and plants) and exports have powered China's massive economic growth. As these engines of expansion lose steam, though, the Chinese government has been searching for a MOREMar 18, 2014 12:45 PM ET
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