We've all heard the stories of prosecutors who break the law and spiritual leaders who preach modest living while amassing fortunes, but there's more to take away from this tendency than just irony.Nov 4, 2013 11:10 AM ET
In what seems like an effort to purge itself from former CEO Ron Johnson's strategy, virtually everything at J.C. Penney is being discounted, sometimes more than once.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- Retailer in trouble? There is often a silver lining -- if you¹re a shopper, that is. And so it has been at J.C. Penney (JCP), the $13 billion company that first gave up on sales and then returned to them -- in force -- MORENov 4, 2013 10:17 AM ET
Successful leaders are, over time, susceptible to hubris, arrogance, even psychopathy. One solution? Give their jobs an expiration date.Nov 1, 2013 11:34 AM ET
Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons' banjo retailer of choice did not always have it easy. But Deering has been selling banjos like crazy over the past years. A look at the impressive growth.Oct 31, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Two very important factions of the Republican Party -- the business lobby and the Tea Party -- have never been farther apart.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- Last week I offered a new piece of information suggesting why business leaders and the Tea Party are having so much trouble getting along: They're coming from different places, literally. Only one Fortune 100 company is headquartered in a Congressional district represented by MOREOct 30, 2013 2:27 PM ET
Most organizations operate according to industrial-era practices that were designed to maximize standardization and top-down authority. All of that has to change.Oct 30, 2013 10:31 AM ET
While it is understandable that investors around the world are rooting for political resolve and policy clarity from Beijing, we should also be realistic about what Chinese leaders can actually deliver.Oct 29, 2013 10:44 AM ET
The latest disappointing data about America's skill shortage underline the need for more American companies to provide on-the-job training and education.Oct 25, 2013 10:36 AM ET
Facebook's design chief on empathy, complexity, leadership, and her new book.
By Jessi Hempel
FORTUNE -- Facebook's (FB) director of product design, Maria Giudice, believes executives can benefit by applying principles of good design to business. In Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, Giudice, along with co-author and designer Christopher Ireland, offers up a workbook for the modern manager. Fortune recently caught up with Giudice for a download on design, MOREOct 24, 2013 5:01 PM ET
Creative companies do stand a healthy chance against the online retail behemoth. A few strategies worth considering.
By Jeff Jordan
FORTUNE -- I've had Amazon on my mind lately, partly because I'm reading Brad Stone's interesting book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
I've described in earlier blog posts how Amazon (AMZN) is a brutal competitor for brick and mortar merchants due to their large and growing cost MOREOct 24, 2013 11:30 AM ET
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