He watched as his friend Jeff Zucker catapulted up the ranks of NBC -- then took the heat for NBC's decline. Now Ben Sherwood has done the same, taking charge at Disney/ABC. Will his tenure be different?
By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor
FORTUNE -- They worked together at the Harvard Crimson, then made their careers in the rough and tumble world of morning talk shows, followed by news. Now, like his friend and MOREMar 28, 2014 10:29 AM ET
Northwestern's football players won the right to form a union. This could be a watershed moment for labor and college sports.
By Claire Zillman, reporter
FORTUNE -- The stunning decision Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University have the right to form a union raised a lot of questions about the future of college athletics, but one of the biggest is what it means for the future of the college athletic MOREMar 27, 2014 3:44 PM 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
Mark Zuckerberg feels all too comfortable clamoring for transparency from the federal government. But when it comes to his own company, well, that's a very different story.
FORTUNE -- Instead of focusing on virtual reality, Facebook ought to be taking a long, hard look at its own reality.
The social media firm has built its business and its brand by extolling the virtues of transparency and open sharing of information. MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Mar 27, 2014 9:10 AM ET
Big, transformative strategies create buzz, but a new book contends the real money is in the everyday stuff that most companies overlook.
FORTUNE -- Early on in Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits, co-authors Jeremy Eden and Terri Long quote Warren Buffett: "I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over."
Those small steps to greater efficiency, and fatter MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 27, 2014 5:00 AM ET
As the drugstore chain plans to shutter 76 locations, some of which are very close to other Walgreens locations, it's worth asking, why were these stores opened in the first place?
FORTUNE -- In retail, being your own worst enemy isn't always a bad thing.
On Tuesday, Walgreen Co. announced plans to close 76 unprofitable drugstores by August.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based company, which reported that its second-quarter net income inched down from $756 MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 26, 2014 5:58 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
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