Making Yourself a High-ROI Investment for Advocates

Renee Dye, PhD, Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School, Emory University In my previous blog post, I made the case that your odds for career success are dramatically increased if you cultivate one or more advocates.  This post will focus on how you can prevail in your efforts to attract effective advocates.  Perhaps you’ve had theContinue reading “Making Yourself a High-ROI Investment for Advocates”

An Organization Is Not a Meritocracy

Renee Dye, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School This blog post is the first in a three-part series that summarizes the key messages I deliver to my students, in the hopes that it can catalyze and support the career success of a broader group of ambitious employees who aspire to make it toContinue reading “An Organization Is Not a Meritocracy”

The New ESG…P?

Nature abhors a vacuum.  So, apparently does civil society.  With our political leadership increasingly MIA – Missing in Action or MIsAligned—when it comes to fundamental governance issues about which our populace cares deeply, the private sector is stepping in to enforce common sense and the rule of law.  Of course, that star has been risingContinue reading “The New ESG…P?”

Retail: A mass extinction event?

And the other winners are the ever-proliferating digitally native retailers who have never had to invest in expensive stores and continue to spring up like mushrooms after a good rain. MeUndies, anyone? The barriers to entry to boutiquey digital brands and storefronts are negligible: you can outsource site creation, product design and manufacturing, logistics, and fulfillment, leaving the founders in charge mostly of digital marketing. Granted, there has been an interesting trend of “pop-ups,” where digital retailers like The Real Real and Glossier are crossing over into the physical store space, but it remains to be seen whether this is a novelty trend or one with staying power. Amazon, of course, is investing meaningfully in building out its own stores, as well as leveraging its Whole Foods and other pick-up locations to augment its digital footprint.