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Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: What Will It Take to Create Your Digital 2.0 Business Model?

May 23, 2015 • Global Business, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Todd Fisher and Richard Lynch A Strategy to Execution planning process focused on Technology Strategy, will raise the TQ (Technology Quotient) of ...

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Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

May 23, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, Global Business, INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of adaptive learning an organisational strategic imperative. That will require most organisations to use the


Aargau – The Swiss High-Tech Canton in Hot Pursuit of Silicon Valley

May 22, 2015 • Entrepreneurship, Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

“Hightech Aargau” is a program of the Aargau government to encourage innovation and growth. With that, the canton of Aargau aims to become the leading hub and role model for high-tech innovation and development in Switzerland. In short: the canton


Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

May 22, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts, emails, digital audio or video, – even bio-sensor gathered data – customers are


Leadership Development: One Size Does Not Fit All Growing Leaders in Africa and Across the World

May 22, 2015 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr Vanessa Iwowo Despite the diversity of business and social cultures around the world, we continue to teach and take part in a “one size fits all” approach to leadership development. The author here discusses why this approach is fundamentally


Keys to Manage Human Resources – Rules of Thumb: Part 1

May 22, 2015 • Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Guido Stein, Ángel Cervantes and Marta Cuadrado This article, which is in two parts, aims to acquaint readers with the main personnel management policies found in enterprises. It is intended not to be exhaustive but to serve as a reference for managers in


Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

May 22, 2015 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get there. Management used this plan to set priorities, allocate resources, assess operations, align employees, and satisfy


Coaching for the Future

May 22, 2015 • Coaching, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Using the example of the Indian company J.K. Organisation, this article shows how the adoption of a coaching culture has transformed the organization, setting up each employee for success.   Founded more than a century ago, J.K. Organisation is one of


How the Industrial Internet of Things Can Add to the Wealth of Nations

May 22, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Internet of Things, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Mark Purdy and Ladan Davarzani To capture the benefits of Internet-connected machines, national leaders must nurture the conditions that are needed to translate technological change into economic growth.   Call it the multi-trillion-dollar question:


Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

March 12, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Lloyd E. Shefsky Strategic reinvention is a powerful engine for value creation, but business leaders sometimes miss opportunities to harness it. Lloyd Shefsky uses examples from across sectors to help executives understand how to better identify and