Polyglot Management Teams Learn Best, and it Shows in Their Acquisitions

Polyglot Management Teams Learn Best, and it Shows in Their Acquisitions

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in General, Organizational Learning | No Comments

Big news today on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) front: Hudson’s Bay Co. announced it was acquiring the U.S. luxury retailer Saks for $2.9-billion. This got me thinking about how some companies, like Amazon, General Electric, and Proctor & Gamble, … Continue reading »

Deconstructing the Gay Consumer

Deconstructing the Gay Consumer

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Communications, General | No Comments

You could make the argument, at least in the Western world, that corporations have been ahead of public policy in recognizing equal rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBT). In jurisdictions where governments have been timid, a great many … Continue reading »

Does the Web Build Bridges or Fortresses?

Does the Web Build Bridges or Fortresses?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Communications, General | No Comments

One of the hot debates in communication studies relates to the power of the internet to shape and change attitudes. Does the web broaden peoples’ views or make them more polarized? There are two dominant schools of thought: selective exposure … Continue reading »

Truth and Reconciliation, Corporate-Style

Truth and Reconciliation, Corporate-Style

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Communications, General | No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not everyone’s cup of tea but there’s no denying the concept is catching on. From Molson Coors Canada’s “responsible drinking” campaign to Ben and Jerry’s Caring Dairy program, CSR adherents are trying to tie good … Continue reading »