Stanley Bing

  • B-School confidential

    Will the next generation of MBAs be up to the task of running our great commercial enterprises?

    By Stanley Bing

    FORTUNE -- I dropped by a famous business school the other day to do what death eaters do when we go to feast on the souls of the young. We talk to them about our industry. We tell them how we got where we are today. Where am I today? At my desk, MORE

    Mar 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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  • Poached eggs

    What happened when the farmers tried to protect their chickens: a fable.

    By Stanley Bing

    FORTUNE -- Once upon a time there was a farm that produced high-grade eggs for the entire world. This farm, nestled in the hills on the southern end of the very western coast, was small considering the quantity of eggs it produced, but it was successful and proud of its output. The proprietors had grown fat and prosperous, MORE

    Feb 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Best Companies: The quiz

    Does your employer belong in the pantheon? Could it be that the answer depends on where you stand?

    By Stanley Bing

    FORTUNE -- We've done our best to identify corporations that are a pleasure to work for. But we couldn't possibly list them all. Maybe your company, too, is a party on a half shell! Take this quiz and find out.

    When I go to work in the morning, I ...

    A. Smile MORE

    Feb 8, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Class struggle

    Writing a check for a soccer uniform, I thought, Gee, when I was a kid, my school had money for that.

    Most of the time I feel okay with the way things are going. I'm not part of the half of our nation that seems to think everything is heading to hell in a handcart. But sometimes I get grossed out by wild discrepancies. A sense of dislocation overwhelms me, and MORE

    - Nov 12, 2010 11:44 AM ET
  • Why your stock just tanked

    In the market, as in baseball, sometimes all it takes is one bad call.

    - Jul 21, 2010 2:41 PM ET
  • Is Bing good for Bing?

    I'll be honest with you. I have mixed feelings now about this whole Bing thing. David Pogue in the New York Times gives Bing The Search Engine a nice little writeup in the paper today, saying that "in many ways, Bing is better."

    A few months ago, that would have been about me. Now it's not. It's about this other guy. I'm happy for him and all that. But what good MORE

    - Jul 9, 2009 2:51 PM ET
  • A response from Microsoft

    Yesterday I offered what I believe was a surprisingly mature, incredibly modulated response to the Microsoft (MSFT) announcement that it was appropriating my brand with its new search engine: Bing.  In response to my moderate outrage, the internet lit up like a roman candle. Quite a few fine outlets either simply re-ran my news release or had their own thoughts on the subject. Here are some of my favorites: 

    The Big MORE

    - May 29, 2009 1:09 PM ET
  • Bing vs. Bing!

    Today Microsoft announced it would be launching a new search engine that will compete with Yahoo and Google in the vast hunt for search bucks. In an incredible act of branding sagacity, they announced that the name of the new search engine will be: Bing. 

    In response to this, today I have issued the following news release:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    BING VS. BING

    LONG-TIME FORTUNE COLUMNIST AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR STANLEY BING CONDEMNS "BRAND INTRUSION" MORE

    - May 28, 2009 12:26 PM ET
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  • Things to watch out for this year

    The storm clouds have gathered. Hell, it's raining. But that doesn't mean we have to be stupid. So I've decided to avoid, deride and abjure the following group of bad actors that right now are circling in the mist: 

    First, the Executioners. There are those, mostly from Wharton, for some reason, who believe that every problem in the business universe can be solved by firing people. While this does solve some problems MORE

    - Jan 12, 2009 12:47 PM ET
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  • Goodbye to all that

    It's the last day I'll be spending at the office this year. Always a funny feeling. Another year is gone. A new calendar must be cracked open. I feel like I should clean up, but there's really nothing to get rid of. One day I guess I'll leave this place for real, and perhaps it will feel a little bit like this, only moreso. This time around, I'm luckier than MORE

    - Dec 30, 2008 4:00 PM ET
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