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The National Center for the Middle Market ensures the vital middle market receives the attention it deserves. The Center provides a voice and point-of-view for this critical yet understudied segment of the economy, driving national dialogue about its importance and impact.

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What’s Your Company’s ‘Big Idea’? Author and Strategy Expert Todd Zenger On Sustaining Business Growth

Todd Zenger’s new book, Beyond Competitive Advantage, isn’t just about identifying and leveraging a single competitive advantage, but explains how companies can create big ideas, long-term theories of value that sustain business growth and generate multiple competitive advantages over time. Examples of these big, organizing “corporate theories,” as Zenger describes them, in… Read More >

When Behavior Trumps Performance

The truth is, when troubling behavior is not addressed, it eats at the organization like a cancer. Teamwork, the “esprit de corps,” and the cultural health of the organization are sacrificed at the altar of productivity. “Oh that’s just Susan!” one of my former peers used to say of a colleague who alienated everyone in her wake. “She ruffles a lot of feathers, b… Read More >

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4Wall Lighting

4Wall Lighting ( https://www.4wall.com/ ), a full-service lighting company serving the entertainment…

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