By José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein
Figures from classical literature are used in psychology to name behaviours, and it is also helpful to use this technique to describe the world of human behaviour in business. Below, José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein use Shakespeare’s Othello to address jealousy resulting from the success of others, such [...]
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By José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein
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.
By Yossi Sheffi
Governments around the world are investing in logistics clusters to encourage economic growth and create jobs. While the advantages of high-technology, knowledge-based clusters have been analyzed extensively, logistics cluster have not. A new book: Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (MIT Press, Cambridge MA, September 2012) fills the gap. This article looks [...]
By Jaume Llopis & Joan E. Ricart
Over many years Jaume Llopis and Joan E. Ricart have interviewed more than 200 managers that have attended their classroom to explain to MBA students what the priorities for top managers in organisations are. Below, the authors discuss how they have identified four fundamental priorities that explain what good [...]
By David Sandin
David Sandin, product manager of Clavister shows how new approaches to delivering next-generation security can benefit your business.
The firewall has been the first line of cyber defence for companies for the past 20 years. Firewalls used to be relatively simple devices – in effect, a border control on your network that allows [...]
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.
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 [...]
By Steven P. MacGregor & Tamara Carleton
Sustainability remains the key term for our future world. As Steven P. MacGregor and Tamara Carleton embark on a major new research work which aims to gain insight into sustainable living in 2050, the authors distill key lessons from their recent treatise on sustainable innovation: lessons that can be [...]
By Lakshmi Ramarajan & Erin M. Reid
Diverse workplaces are challenging the boundaries between workers’ personal and professional lives, as workers today navigate employer pressures regarding who they are and who they can be outside of work. Below, Lakshmi Ramarajan and Erin M. Reid consider how the attunement to power dynamics affects organisational effectiveness and organisational [...]
By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Cukier
In Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier consider the benefits and threats of a big data world. In the excerpt below, the authors outline the privacy risks of big data, revealing how the value of information no longer [...]