• Things the iPhone Destroyed

    It seems hard to believe that the iPhone was introduced just ten years ago. Since then, a lot has changed. Many people do not carry a camera, wear a watch, or use a paper map to travel. Most never leave home without their phone. The New York Times video...
  • Warren Buffett on Hurricane Harvey and the U.S. Economy

    On his 87th birthday, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, spoke with CNBC's Becky Quick in the video above. He discusses Hurricane Harvey, 2% GDP economy, Interest rates, North Korea, Apple, IBM, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Amazon, Whole Foods,...
  • Natural Disasters In The U.S.

    Weather affects the environment of management. Even though business continues, managers must make many decisions for business to continue. For example, this week, Houston has been paralyzed by Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest storm in the history of...
  • The world of work is changing

    Using the infographic above, outline the shifts in work throughout the years. How has the social/cultural environment changed? What will the world of work look like for future generations?
  • Steve Forbes and T. Boone Pickens Talk Politics and Energy

    Environmental scanning is the process of collecting information about the external environment to identify and analyze trends. The purpose of assessing the external environment is to identify both opportunities that could benefit the company and threats...
  • Dell Technology Outlook 2015

    Managers must scan the external environment as part of the planning process. Technology is an important element in the external environment. In the attached report, Dell Research predicts that ten technological events will take place in the next five...
  • Think Like a Tech Company

    In this interview, Evan Smith, Texas Tribune CEO, cofounder and editor-in-chief says it is impossible to speak about the future of news without discussing technology. Why does Smith say that the news and technology "are inextricably intertwined"...
  • Emerging (in)security

    It seems like every day we hear about another company's digital records being compromised. Privacy and security are important to all of us. The above infographic is from HP Technology at Work. What are the top five emerging trends? Explain how...
  • Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

    In the video above, Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern, Founder & CEO of L2, business intelligence firm serving prestige brands presents in Munich about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. What are “trainspotters”...
  • A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relevant

    A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relevant from sparks & honey is a slide presentation. (See attached file.) Managers scan the environment to make decisions. They want to keep their products and services relevant....
  • Happy Holidays from T-Mobile CEO John Legere

    In this video , T-Mobile CEO John Legere, wishes everyone "Happy Holidays." The music, " The Night Before Christmas," plays in the background. He talks about T-Mobile' s strengths. Then, he insults the competition . What do...
  • Global Chocolate Shortage

    Mike Janela, in the video above, reports that the world could face a 2.2-billion pound chocolate shortage within the next five years. It seems that chocolate is being consumed (demanded) faster than it can be grown (supplied). Bloomberg reports, "Because...
  • 10 Trends for 2014

    Managers scan the environment to anticipate changes. Identified forces in the environment shape managers' decision making and the company's ability to reach its goals. One of the forces in the environment is social/cultural. JWT Intelligence forecast...
  • New York Court Rules Large Sugary Drinks Ban Illegal

    Managers scan the internal and external environments as part of the strategic planning process. The legal environment is one element in the external environment and consists of the laws and regulations that have been passed to prevent unethical business...
  • Work and Play

    Wouldn't it be great if you could go to work, take guitar lessons, get a massage, and watch a movie all in one place? Well, if you work for Dealer.com in Burlington, VT, you can! The company is a leader in automotive internet marketing solutions...
  • Elements of Disruptive Innovation

    Entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft, have brought us products that reduce costs and improve quality. Yet, even though the United States leads the world in health care innovation, no entrepreneur has appeared. Why not? ...
  • Upward Leadership

    Michael Useem is director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, and William and Jacalyn Egan professor of management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both...
  • Crowdsourcing as Management Strategy

    In the external environment of fast-paced technological change, nimble competitors, and demanding customers, world-class firms have adopted an integrated product development (IPD) process to provide best-in-class new products. IPD is a management strategy...
  • Internet Trends 2013

    Managers scan the external environment to find opportunities and threats. One way to scan the environment is to look for trends. Mary Meeker has uploaded her latest report on Internet trends, which can be viewed below. KPCB Internet Trends 2013...
  • Consumer Confidence

    Managers study the external environment or outside factors that may affect an organization. One of the directly interactive forces in the external environment that managers study is customers. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index is a...
  • Technology in 2014

    15 Tech Companies That Will Define 2014 from The Motley Fool Managers don't control the external environment, but elements in the external environment influence the decisions of managers. An easy way to remember the external environmental elements...
  • Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries

    The National Employment Law Project released a report, " Tracking the Recovery after the Great Recession ." It found that lower wage occupations are growing faster than higher wage occupations and middle wage occupations are decreasing. During...
  • The Ideal Organization

    Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones identified the six most essential imperatives for creating an ideal work environment. Let people be themselves. Unleash the flow of information. Magnify people's strengths. Stand for more than shareholder...
  • Newspapers Search for a New Business Model

    Environmental forces create challenges and opportunities for a business. For example, new technologies arrive, which create new product and market opportunities. An important technology, the Internet has changed the way people get their news. Instead...
  • CEOs Foresee Technological Changes

    Top managers use conceptual skills to scan the external environment. They think about how the political, economic, social, and technilogical elements that might affect their businesses. A December 2013 survey of US CEOs conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers...