There are several underlying issues that make growing your company completely different from everything else you do in your business. But there's hope.
By Jeff DeGraff
(TheMIX) -- The sole purpose of a business is to grow. This can take on many dimensions -- profits, revenues, market share, brand or community influence, just to name a few. The road to growth is very simple. Innovation is required to drive growth. You MORESep 5, 2012 11:22 AM ET
We're not living in ordinary economic times. Every company needs to determine if its strategy requires an overhaul or just thoughtful tweaks. Here's how to start.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Remember when Motorola (MMI) ruled the mobile phone business worldwide? And then Nokia (NOK) did? And then BlackBerry (RIMM) did? And now none of them do? As Fortune headlined a recent BlackBerry article, "What the Hell Happened?"
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How VW shucked off its provincial ways and became a global powerhouse.
By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Every three months a team of top executives from Volkswagen Group boards a plane at headquarters in northern Germany and flies 1,000 miles southeast to a secret location near Barcelona to review the design of proposed new models under the shimmering Mediterranean light. Although the break from Wolfsburg's climate is welcome, MOREJul 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The tech giant was a no-name startup when it launched its MSDOS operating system in the 1980s. But the open environment it created with developers fueled its explosive growth. By John Hagel and John Seely Brown,Apr 13, 2012 12:04 PM ET
As plenty of budding entrepreneurs have learned at Rice University's Business Plan Competition, a solid idea alone will not win you much in praise, prizes, or, most importantly, investment.
By Scott Olster, editor
FORTUNE -- Sure, you may have a brilliant business idea that could very well change your industry, maybe even the world some day. But, as plenty of budding entrepreneurs learned Thursday at Rice University's Business Plan Competition, a solid MOREApr 13, 2012 10:53 AM ET
The fine print of Goldman's agreement with shareholder AFSCME places weak independent board members even more under the thumb of CEO Lloyd Blankfein. By Eleanor BloxhamMar 29, 2012 11:39 AM ET
Whether it's trying to be great at everything or giving great service away for free, there are plenty of ways in which the best intentions spell business failure. By Frances Frei and Anne MorrissMar 28, 2012 11:31 AM ET
It's hard to teach an old industry new tricks, but utilities in the U.S. need a change. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Mar 21, 2012 12:02 PM ET
Professional Bull Riders CEO Jim Haworth aims to turn what most people think of as one event at the rodeo into a modern, mainstream sport. Interview by Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Jan 27, 2012 12:33 PM ET
Some companies that are too busy for face-to-face recognition of their employees' efforts are turning to recognition software. But will it make a difference to a star staffer with options? By Gary M. SternJan 26, 2012 11:09 AM ET
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