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Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

September 17, 2015 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation. This challenge for sustainable development is not new for Jonas Berggren, CEO of Standard Solutions

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A Transformation Manifesto

September 17, 2015 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Richard Lynch and Jack Calhoun Transformation is not about external forces, they are inevitable. It’s not about reorganisations, they don’t work. There are more profound issues with the very nature of business models and design of work. Misaligned


Strategising to Win On the Global Playing Field: Making Real Strategic Choices in People Operations

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Bart Tkaczyk Attract the best people. Own shares either in good ships, or in none at all. Make your ship attractive, then good people will join it and it will be well manned.– from The Vikings’ Guide to Good Business: On How to Do Business Overseas and


The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

September 17, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards absolute risk avoidance and recognise that risk is, necessarily, part of the value

Senior Team Development for the Unwilling

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional team work over-emphasises the whole team approach far more than is needed for most practical purposes. In this article, John Sutherland discusses developing effective team work for senior teams.   Clare had an issue. Senior


5 Myths about Employee Learning

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, MBAs & Executive Education, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

Here are some common misperceptions about corporate education— and how to get beyond them. Under what circumstances do organizations embrace a learning culture? Often, it’s when they go through dramatic change, prompting leaders to take the time to


Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has, and will continue to change. The old career contract with the organisation is less relevant, the new contract is

Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Finance & Economics, Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella How did LinkedIn achieved a 35% revenue growth in 20151, after suffering media earthquakes in the previous months? Some of the principles they followed: maximise the learning speed, minimise the testing cost, combine

Solving Marketing’s Inventory Crisis

September 17, 2015 • Business Process, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua Bellin Just-in-time manufacturing was adopted shortly after World War II to save companies from drowning in excess inventory as they attempted to capture the benefits of scale while serving too few customers. Marketing

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For Whom the Bell Tolls, Really. The Impact of the Sanctions Against Russia

September 17, 2015 • Global Economy, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The sanctions against Russia are working; but not for Russia, Ukraine, the EU, or even the US.   In the 2nd quarter, Russia’s GDP contracted 4.6 percent from a year earlier, following a 2.2 percent contraction in the 1st quarter. A severe