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Four Lessons from Top Tech Companies

Some little-known facts about some of the world's most successful technology companies could give you ideas for your own business. These are companies that have...

Graduating Into War

The U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2002 was just beginning its senior year on September 11, 2001. Thirty-three of its 965 members this week will be publishing In...

The Qualities of Outperforming Companies

Companies are changing dramatically – and so are the skills and focus needed for success. That was the message of a recent IBM survey of CEOs and other...

These Schools Mean Business

National competitiveness is the topic of the moment, but so much of the debate about it is conducted at 35,000 feet, the policy level. In late March I visited a...

Schools That Mean Business

A startlingly low percentage of U.S. college students—30% at four-year colleges and only about 25% at two-year colleges—finish their degrees. Some of that...

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Warren Buffett Is on a Radical Track

Warren Buffett believes in making money. He believes in fairness. He believes in the ability of government to make people's lives better. But most of all, he...

So, What Would Warren Do?

This week Marks Warren Buffett's first appearance on the cover of TIME. I'm not sure how he's avoided it until now, but he's using this moment in his long and...

Surprise! Warren Buffett Owns Tech Stocks

Warren Buffett is just full of surprises. A week after disclosing that he had dived headlong into stocks dependent on a strong economy, he fesses up to buying...

Virginia Rometty

In 2002, Virginia Rometty, then IBM's head of business consulting, championed the risky acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. Rometty led PWC's...

Buy American

Most Americans may feel down about the economy. But not Warren Buffett. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, invested nearly $24 billion in U.S. firms in the third...