Written by Lucy Soto Monday, October 28 2013
Alissa Quart’s powerful new book – “Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels” – shows how rebels with a cause can now skip the media middlemen and use all manner of cutting edge-platforms, social networks and world-shrinking technology to tug and transform the mainstream center. It’s a new kind of entrepreneurship based on quirks, DNA and culture. It’s the genius thinking behind Whole Foods and iTunes. Find out how this trend is broadening the definition of “normal” and fueling economic opportunities along the way.
Written by Sue Wasserman Monday, July 29 2013
In an effort to reinvigorate the image and offerings of Holiday Inn – the first hotel company to sell a franchise – the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) launched a three-year, $1 billion overhaul of the aging brand. Francie Schulwolf, VP of corporate communications at IHG, gives the inside scoop on the chain's innovative makeover from rethinking the customer experience, hotel design and the brand itself.
Written by Patty Rasmussen Monday, July 01 2013
When I say, “Clean it up” (with the appropriate British accent), Shari Matras hopes you’ll think Orbit gum. This Chicago-based consumer packaged goods guru, who was VP of innovation at Wrigley at the time of the Orbit launch and is now senior director of innovation at Kraft Foods, gives a behind the scenes look at innovation in action and the importance of listening to customers.
Written by Monique Honaman Tuesday, April 23 2013
Monique Honaman, founding partner of ISHR Group, thinks employers are missing a huge opportunity to stay connected with female employees who are leaving the workforce to care for children or aging parents. Honaman’s list of creative ways to stay engaged may potentially reduce hiring costs, training and on-boarding expenditures while increasing employee loyalty.
Written by Lucy Soto Tuesday, December 11 2012
When Peyton Nunez came to interview with Atlanta law firm Taylor English Duma, she suddenly found herself in a room full of men explaining her choice to leave her law firm eight years earlier to raise her two children. Expecting to be judged harshly, instead Nunez was met with a chorus of “We get it.” Two years later and thanks to a policy of flexibility, Nunez is back at work, making it work.