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AT #1: The essentials of successful leadership



Top 10 from the Quarterly | 2015










1. Decoding leadership: What really matters
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. more
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2. The eight essentials of innovation
Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field. more
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3. The dawn of marketing’s new golden age
Marketers are boosting their precision, broadening their scope, moving more quickly, and telling better stories. more
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4. Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation
In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them. more
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5. Raising your Digital Quotient
Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you. more
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6. An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things
The rate of adoption is accelerating. Here are six things you need to know. more
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7. Are you ready to decide?
Before doing so, executives should ask themselves two sets of questions. more
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8. An executive’s guide to machine learning
It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix. more
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9. How Google breaks through
Lorraine Twohill, Google’s senior vice president of global marketing, describes what has and hasn’t changed for marketers trying to connect with customers. more
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10. How to separate learning myths from reality
Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate them in light of the latest scientific insights. more
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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.


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