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The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance techniques that business people use to try to generate business returns without accepting any risk.   Welcome to the second installment of this discussion on the Rationality of Risk. In …

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Impact of Digital on How We Implement Change

November 20, 2015 • Global Business, Internet of Things, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Audra Proctor No one doubts the effectiveness of face-to-face workshops for organisational change implementation. But the practicality of things, such as, availability, time, expense and choice of venue, to name a few, makes running training workshops a

Sharing Business Ownership to Execute Your Strategy

November 20, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, Global Business, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Felix Barber and Michael Goold Co-owners sharing business rewards do not need to take on the same mix of responsibilities; instead, to create more value, all can focus just on those responsibilities they are best able to discharge. In this article, Felix


Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

November 20, 2015 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao The CEO of an organisation is where the buck stops, and to whom all credit is due for success. But is this idea of the CEO as a “heroic leader” out-dated? Organisations need to implement leadership innovation to secure a

Mobile Customer App Engagement Pays Off

November 20, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Marketing & Consumers, Social Media, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner The popularity of the smartphone has exploded, and continues to do so. The ever-growing usage of the latest mobile technology across all demographics provides businesses in any type of industry with unique opportunities

Brilliant Senior Team Work

November 20, 2015 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so that it even has its own phrase in the consultancy world – “the rift between the rhetoric and the reality”. In this

Why The Circular Economy Matters

November 20, 2015 • Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Khaled Soufani A Circular Economy represents not just a paradigm shift that waste is reconstructed to resources through reuse and recreation; it is also about getting more economic boost by resource efficiency and industrial

The Tears in the Deep Tiers

November 20, 2015 • Business Process, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Yossi Sheffi Many leading companies have well-developed risk management and crisis management systems for their own operations. Yet for all their prowess of risk management of their own facilities and Tier 1 suppliers, the companies can miss significant

Whither Talent?

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham To what end can talent be defined, sought out and developed? In this article Andrew Furnham discusses the different ideas of what makes a talented individual in the world of business, and how to “manage talent” within an organisation.  


What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

November 20, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents time to respond. Today’s disruptors are not just cheaper – they’re better. And not