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The Case For Trian’s Nelson Peltz Joining P&G’s Board

Trian’s Nelson Peltz invested about $3.5 billion in Procter & Gamble (P&G) shares, making Trian’s ownership 1.5%. He has been, so far, unsuccessful at gaining a seat on P&G’s board of directors. He has stated that adding him would help increase P&G’s market valuation. So now, P&G is now the largest company ever to engage in a proxy battle between the existing board and an outside investor. Why does Peltz want in and why does P&G want to keep him out?

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Apple Partners With Accenture To Build Enterprise Apps: 5 Reasons Apple Is Winning The Developer War

Apple’s iOS has far less market share than Google’s Android. But, tech services giant Accenture recently announced it was partnering with Apple to build enterprise apps for its customers, in financial services and retail. Apple is maintaining its technology leadership by capturing the enterprise app developer community. Five reasons why enterprise capability is important for your business.

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Starbucks Closing Teavana Is A Long-Term Troubling Sign For Investors

In 2013, Starbucks claimed that teas drinks were among the fastest-growing drinks at Starbucks cafes. They expected to open more Teavana stores. On July 27 Starbucks announced that it was closing all 379 of its Teavana stores. While almost immaterial to the bottom line, this is the second time Starbucks closed an acquired company. Can Starbucks do anything well other than open new stores?

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President Trump: The 5 Reasons You Are Not A Disruptive Leader And Instead Create Chaos

There are times for disruptive leadership. Status quo models become outdated, and outcomes decline as a result. Improvements can be the result of change. But if the change process is bungled and best practices of disruptive leadership are not followed, chaos will ensue. Here are five ways Trump fails as a disruptive leader contributing to chaos.

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Why Amazon Echo Is Killing It While Windows Phone Is Dead — Developers Are What Matters

Amazon is working toward dominance in the voice-activated assistant market by stimulating app development through lower prices and wide distribution. Apple has a huge base of smartphones on which to build. Google is on almost every device. Have you heard of “Viv”? Here are the major strategic issues of this dynamic and disruptive industry as the players navigate “The Rapids” of growth.

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The Trend To Facebook Referrals Is A Risk To Google Search

Friday night, on the way home from work, you could type a search: “Restaurants nearby.” But, what about your friends- where might they want to eat? It’s the traditional face-to-face relationship process but via digital. So you type, “Hey, any ideas on where we should eat?” Because they know us, and where we are, they fire back specific answers like: “the Mexican place on Main.” They answers much faster and more collaboratively than Google.

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