Fall 2008
Volume 50, Issue # 1

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The Oh-So-Practical Magic of Open-Source Innovation

  • Interview
  • Read Time: 14 min 

A conversation with MySQL chief Marten Mickos about the day-to-day realities of making open source work, the new outcomes of enlightened self-interest, and why there’s no risk that you could rip off MySQL no matter how much they let you see.


How to Retain Talent in India

  • Opinion & Analysis
  • Read Time: 5 min 

Research shows that attention to pay and benefits is necessary but not sufficient to retain talent. So why do so many corporate leaders continue to use compensation as their primary retention tool? And what should they do instead to keep their best people, particularly in emerging markets such as India, where both local and global employers are clawing for talent?


An Inside View of IBM's 'Innovation Jam'

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 30 min 

IBM brought 150,000 employees and stakeholders together to help move its latest technologies to market. Both the difficulties it faced and the successes it achieved provide important lessons.


Can You Measure Leadership?

  • Research Highlight
  • Read Time: 17 min 

Companies today live under the relentless glare of metrics, but few measures directly answer a key question on the minds of the senior team: Do we have enough leaders, and the right leaders, to run our business both today and in the future?

How to Have Influence

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 19 min 

The difference between effective and ineffective change makers is that the effective ones don’t rely on a single source of influence. They marshal several sources at once to get superior results.