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Is Your Company’s IT a Strategic Asset?

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What kind of IT strategy does it take to prosper in today's increasingly digital economy? Peter Weill, chairman of the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research, explored this question in a recent interview.

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The Dangers of Untested Assumptions

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Why do established corporations' new ventures often fail? The new issue of Business Insight, MIT Sloan Management Review's collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, includes an interview with Rita Gunther McGrath about problems traditional business planning processes encounter when dealing with uncertain new ventures.

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Seeking innovation? Look in new places.

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To generate innovative ideas, companies need to look in areas beyond the familiar -- and often slightly beyond their core, day-to-day businesses. That's one of the messages of "In Search of Innovation," an  article that is part of this week's edition of Business Insight.

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The kind of innovation to pursue now

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Innovation strategy expert Vijay Govindarajan thinks that businesses should be careful not to abandon innovation in their quest for efficiency and cost control during a recession — but they may need to reduce their focus on risky breakthrough innovation plans.

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Learning from emerging markets

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Looking for new strategies for doing business in the recession? Consider strategies employed by companies from emerging markets — where economic volatility and constraints on consumer disposable income are commonplace.

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Managing from a distance

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In an era of widespread telecommuting and geographically dispersed teams, more and more business leaders need to know how best to manage employees who are seldom in the company offices.

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Why Christensen thinks it’s a good time for innovation

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Sure, the economy’s bad. But it’s a good time to innovate, according to Clayton M. Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor who focuses on innovation. Our interview with Christensen is featured in the new edition of Business Insight.

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The controversial performance review

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Are performance reviews passé? At the very least, they are a hot discussion topic  --  judging from reactions to the lead story in this week's edition of Business Insight, which we at SMR produce in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

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Managing in the skies

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Mixed news this week from American Airlines: On the plus side for most people, American plans to respond to flight attendants' concerns and ban porn on its in-flight Wi-Fi system.

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