Five things to know about Alibaba’s leadership

Despite its massive size, the company has several quirks that make its leadership structure unique among tech giants.

    News

    Wal-Mart spokesperson resigns over falsehood in resume

    Wal-Mart spokesperson resigns over falsehood in resume

    David Tovar is hardly the only high-ranking corporate manager who has lost his job for this reason.

    What if Ray Rice worked in an average company?

    What if Ray Rice worked in an average company?

    Are NFL players in fact held to a “higher standard“?

    Minecraft creator’s blunt goodbye note

    Minecraft creator’s blunt goodbye note

    “I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand“

    Analysis, Arguments & Advice

    Indra Nooyi, the NFL and the ‘responsibility’ of female CEOs

    Indra Nooyi, the NFL and the ‘responsibility’ of female CEOs

    Is it the job of women who are public company CEOs to make statements about women’s issues?

    Treating citizens like customers

    Treating citizens like customers

    Federal government ranks lower than cable companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

    When really bad ideas go to market

    Urban Outfitters is hardly the only company to leave customers asking, “How could that get through quality control?“

    Research

    The neuroscience of getting organized

    The neuroscience of getting organized

    An interview with Daniel Levitin about multi-tasking, time management and the role of dopamine.

    The average work week is now 47 hours long

    The average work week is now 47 hours long

    In new Gallup research, less than half of full-time employees say they work a standard 40-hour week.

    Dan Ariely wants to help manage your time

    Dan Ariely wants to help manage your time

    “We’re each basically running a small business called our lives.“

    Leadership conversations

    A little morality tale from David Sedaris

    In this animated video, the humorist and author talks about (not) doing the right thing.

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    Profiles

    Resigned.

    The fast fall of a Washington career.