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Interview: The 6 pillars of business agile Special

The shift of business agile will force products over projects, people over resources, and customer needs over internal benchmarks. How businesses undertake this requires smart strategy, as Rachel Burger tells Digital Journal.

Rick Kline opens up about Spotify's direct listing strategy Special

Rick Kline, partner and co-chair of Goodwin's Capital Markets Practice and a member of its Technology Practice, chatted with Digital Journal about Spotify's direct listing strategy.

Russian FM calls US defense strategy 'confrontational'

New York - Russia's foreign minister on Friday described a new US national defense strategy as "confrontational" after Washington singled out China and Russia as growing threats.

Mattis warns of 'growing threats' from Russia, China

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing "growing threats" from China and Russia, and warned that the US military's advantages have eroded in recent years.

Going digital: Six step process for business

There are different strategies appropriate for different business undergoing digital transformation. A review by IT Portal outlines six steps that businesses can consider for the transformative process.

Manufacturing needs new operational models

With global manufacturing growth expected to remain slow, companies need to consider new ways of working. This includes forging strategic partnerships.

Old playbook behind North Korea's new nuclear test

Seoul - The path to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test followed a textbook North Korean strategy: escalating provocations accompanied by furious denunciations of annual South Korea-US military exercises.

Trump strategy won't solve Afghan problems, say analysts

Kabul - Donald Trump has vowed success in Afghanistan, but analysts say his strategy contains nothing new against enemies which his predecessors could not defeat -- a sobering assessment that points to endless war for weary civilians.

U.S. general: More troops may be needed in Afghanistan

Washington - The top US and NATO military commander in Afghanistan may seek additional American troops to help local forces as they struggle to contain the Taliban insurgency, USA Today reported.

U.S. strategy in Syria has not changed: White House

Washington - The White House on Friday said that the deployment of US special forces to Syria does not represent a shift in strategy.

Russia carving out a fortress for Assad, say experts

Paris - The contours of Russia's strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar al-Assad's regime and shut out Western forces from his air space.

Google announces massive restructuring, 'Alphabet' parent company

Google has surprised the world by announcing a large-scale restructuring of its entire business that will result in the formation of a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain the search giant itself and the various other companies it has acquired.

Ukraine has options left — all bad

Kiev - Ukraine's government still has options after separatist elections showed its helplessness against a Russian-backed rebellion. The problem: they're all bad.

Coining an investment strategy helps companies grow their brand

In financial circles, asset managers and investment agencies ascribe to a particular tried-and-true investment strategy. Whether it be buy-and-hold, contrarian, top-down or bottom-up, most agencies gravitate towards one philosophy and become tied to it.

Op-Ed: Sayonara SEO firms, hello content relations

Oh search engines; you glorious portals to millions of tidbits of information that have made settling arguments over useless facts painless.

Does culture influence strategy?

People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behavior of those from different cultures. This is the outcome of a new study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

BNP Paribas says to cut 1,600 jobs in Ukraine

BNP Paribas <BNPP.PA>, France's biggest listed bank, said it would reduce Ukraine staff by 1,600 by 2015 as part of a restructuring of its local unit in the face of a tough eco...

Shell cuts spending in U.S. to lower shale exposure

Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> will cut spending by a fifth and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, the company said on Thursday, in another sign t...

In nosedive, Qantas CEO Joyce may find path to safety

Whether through error or circumstance, Qantas Airways Ltd's <QAN.AX> spectacular fall from grace is giving chief executive Alan Joyce his best chance of steering the airline toward long-term salvati...

Tim Hortons aims to improve returns, add 800 Canada, U.S. stores

Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc <THI.TO> said on Tuesday that it will open at least 800 new restaurants over the next five years under a strategic plan to secure its dominance in...

Tesco pins UK turnaround on price cuts and store revamps

Britain's Tesco <TSCO.L>, the world's third-largest retailer, is to cut prices as it relaxes its view on operating margins and steps up its store revamp program and investment in on...

Tim Hortons to open 800 restaurants under new strategy

Tim Hortons Inc <THI.TO>, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, said on Tuesday it will open at least 800 restaurants over the next five years under a new strategic plan to extend its dominance in Canada and boost returns in...

Uniqlo tweaks 'Made for All' to give U.S. shoppers a '3-D' fit

Fast Retailing Co's <9983.T> casual clothing brand Uniqlo is rethinking its "Made for All" strategy, looking to offer lower priced lines in smaller Asian cities and more generous...

Chastened HTC turns to cheaper smartphones in search for profit

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones.

Nintendo defiant as mobile games leave Mario lagging

Tokyo - There was a time when wherever Super Mario Brothers went, the gaming world followed, but an industry that has moved on in leaps and bounds since then just shrugged at the latest re-set by Nintendo on Thursday.

Nintendo shares fall as hard-hit firm sticks with consoles

Tokyo - Nintendo shares fell more than three percent on Thursday morning as the struggling Japanese videogames giant said it would stick to its hard-hit console business despite slumping Wii U sales.

California's Gallo Wines grabs an opportunity to expand

Seattle - E&J Gallo, the largest family-owned wine producer in the world, as reported in Washington State's 'Yakima Herald,' July 9, reports Gallo has purchased, not one, but two wineries in the second largest wine producing state. California being first.

Op-Ed: On entertaining clients in the era of interpretive chefs

Why not doing your homework when entertaining clients at a 'fusion' restaurant can lead to a series of mistakes for the table.

Public health groups urge Obama to form cancer prevention policy

Washington - A coalition of public health groups met with White House officials on Thursday and are urging President Obama to use his leadership position for creating a National Cancer Prevention Plan to rid Americans’ daily exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

Iraq’s Maliki opens door to continued US troop presence

Washington - Amid growing pressure from US politicians, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has opened the door for talks with rival political leaders in his country concerned over a US troop presence in the country past the 2011 deadline, with repercussions likely.
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