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Marketing Strategies for a Digital World

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New

By Eric Greenberg and Alexander Kates
In an increasingly digital age, organizations are being rapidly educated about the importance and scale of digital channels, and the colossal impact these platforms have on the modern consumer. Below, Eric Greenberg and Alexander Kates discuss a framework for strategic digital marking success.
Enter the digital age. The new digital consumers [...]



What It Takes to Succeed with Big Data

By editor2 • Mar 18th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New, Operation

By Tom Davenport

Big data is something that everyone in business needs to know about. Below, Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, author of Big Data at Work, discusses how organisations can harness the power of big data and suggests that the stand-alone era for big data and analytics is approaching the end of its useful life.



The Solution Economy: A New Way to Solve Social Problems

By admin • Jan 20th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New, Operation, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan
In recent years an entire economy of societal problem solvers have emerged to tackle old problems in new ways. Below, William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan discuss a rapidly growing and evolving solution economy in which social impact has become a form of currency with real value to millions.



The End of Competitive Advantage

By admin • Nov 19th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, New

By Rita McGrath
Businesses are competing in increasingly volatile and uncertain global situations. Below, Rita McGrath suggests that stability, not change, is the state that is most dangerous in dynamic competitive environments, and argues that the end of competitive advantage means that the assumptions that underpin much of what we used to believe about running organisations [...]



The Well-Focused Leader

By admin • Nov 18th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Leadership, Management, New

By Daniel Goleman
Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. In this article, Daniel Goleman, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence, considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business as usual to a fresh focus. [...]



The Real-World Use of Big Data: How innovative enterprises extract value from uncertain data

By admin • Nov 18th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New, Operation

By Rich Hume, General Manager, IBM Europe
In industries throughout the world, executives are recognising the opportunities associated with Big Data. Despite what seems like unrelenting media attention, it can be hard to find in-depth information on what organisations are really doing. (…)



The Blue Line Imperative: A Radical New Approach to Value-Based Leadership

By admin • Sep 17th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability

By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young
“A blue-line company never tries to ‘manage’ its share price. Instead, it considers a higher share price the reward for good management.” In this article the authors introduce a concept called ‘blue-line management’, an approach in which all decisions of consequence in an organisation are made with one aim: to create value.



How Enterprises Exploit Five Digital Capabilities to Globalise

By admin • Sep 17th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, New, Operation, Regulation & Ethics

By Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill & Christina Soh
Some of the most successful enterprises have embraced global diversity and operate nimbly in multiple countries by digitising key aspects of their businesses. Below, Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill and Christina Soh describe insights from a study of enterprises that have successfully managed global complexity using five [...]



Overcoming Our Obsession With Technology While Getting The Best It Has To Offer

By admin • Jul 18th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics

By Larry D. Rosen
We are all showing signs of obsession, accessing our smartphones all day (and all night) due to a need to reduce our anxiety by constantly checking in with social media and electronic communications. This article examines how we relate to technology through consideration of nearly 30 years of research on the ‘psychology [...]



Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse

By admin • May 20th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Lead Story, Management, New

By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, & Mark P. McDonald
Today’s technologically savvy firms have created an internal digital reuse culture that significantly reduces time-to-market without any extra costs. However, reuse remains an underutilized strategy in most companies because it requires a high level of organization, discipline and enterprise-wide exchange. This article explores how you can [...]