Found 7 article(s) for author 'James Heskett'

Can Innovation Save Us From Ourselves?

Can Innovation Save Us From Ourselves? James Heskett, July 5, 2017, Opinion, “Every year about this time McKinsey Quarterly publishes a list of books being read by select CEOs. If a book comes up frequently on the list, it may serve as the subject of this column—last year, Joshua Cooper Ramo’s book The Seventh Sense was the centerpiece of the August column. While we can’t assume that CEOs endorse what they read, it’s nevertheless interesting to know what they are thinking about.Link

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Should Management Be Primarily Responsible to Shareholders?

Should Management Be Primarily Responsible to Shareholders? james Heskett, May 9, 2017, Opinion, “One of the most controversial theories in business management is again boiling over. Should management put the shorter-term interests of shareholders over the longer-term needs of the company? What do YOU think? asks James Heskett.Link

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Can a Laissez-Faire Approach Fix Labor Market Inequality?

Can a Laissez-Faire Approach Fix Labor Market Inequality? James Heskett, March 4, 2015, Opinion. “A laissez-faire approach to fixing labor market inequality has widespread appeal, judging by responses to this month’s column. For some it is an ideal, whether or not it can be achieved. As Vishwanath Pujar said, “Instead of an outside regulation, an internal governance on salary structure, which is based on a value that ‘Every employee should go home with a smile on his face’ will create win-win situations for employees and organizations” Allen added: “We need to get out of the ‘shareholder value’ mentality and get back to the ‘stakeholder…” Link

 

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How Should Wealth Be Redistributed?

How Should Wealth Be Redistributed? James Heskett, May 7, 2014, Opinion. “Is Wealth Distribution a Problem Cause or Symptom? The passion and thought that went into this month’s questions about wealth redistribution suggest that the topic is of more than passing interest. Some cautioned against hasty changes. Many used the questions as a platform for their own diagnoses. Others advocated tax and non-tax solutions…” Link

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When Will The Next Dot.com Bubble Burst?

When Will The Next Dot.com Bubble Burst? James Heskett, March 5, 2014, Opinion. “The recent purchase of WhatsApp by Facebook for a reported price equaling $345 million per employee prompts me to ask the question above. It also brings back vivid memories of the last bubble, seen from the inside…” Link

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Do Productivity Increases Contribute to Social Inequality?

Do Productivity Increases Contribute to Social Inequality?. James Heskett, January 8, 2014, Opinion. “Inequality in our society is an important and growing issue. It prompted a debate among respondents to this month’s column about the causes, specifically the role played by innovation leading to increased productivity without attendant economic growth. One respondent turned the topic on its head, posing a more interesting question of whether equality fosters productivity. Several felt that innovation and productivity increases are leading to inequality. As Donald Shaw put it, “Technology development has always displaced some workers while creating new jobs more or less …” Link verified April 3, 2014

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