Interpol is on the hunt for fugitives accused of such crimes as ivory smuggling. illegal logging, and trafficking live animals
The cosmetics retailer is facing a lawsuit
The oil market has moved beyond the Keystone XL pipeline
A new tool detects computer malware that’s watching your every move
The provider of high-interest business loans nears an IPO, on the strength of its data-powered credit analysis—and a network of shady brokers
Nike expects revenue from women to outpace its men's business.
Twist, stretch, twirl: a day in the life of a candy cane
Educational Credit Management, a guarantor and collector of student loans, wants to buy 56 campuses from Corinthian Colleges
The novelty items are hot for retailers large and small
By Jeanne Liedtka, Robert Rosen, and Robert Wiltbank
Crown Business; 272 pages; $27.50
This book was written not for those in the C-suite, but for middle managers who have to carry out the often-thankless work of running a business. Acknowledging the tension between innovation (important but uncertain) and stability (important but ultimately stifling), the authors persuasively describe the need for businesses to nurture internal catalysts—folks who can overcome internal gridlock to promote sustainable growth. With smart tips, solid advice, and useful examples, this book feels particularly timely, given the sorry state of the economy.
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