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Are High Growth Firms Really About Profit, or Just Greed?

July 17, 2014 • Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud Successful and profitable growth firms come from a variety of industries, but many viable business ideas are overlooked by investors and policy makers, because they do not fit the assumed mold of technology entrepreneurship. Below, Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud argue that it has been decades since the creation

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Multipolar Innovation – and Europe

July 17, 2014 • Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Emerging markets are no longer just “world factories.” Led by China, several are turning into global innovation hubs. Below, Dan Steinbock discusses how Europe can sustain innovation in the nascent multipolar world. For a century, the

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From Great to Gone

July 17, 2014 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Peter Lorange and Jimmi Rembiszewski New consumers demand a new breed of innovations in the products and services they are using. Below, Peter Lorange and Jimmi Rembiszewski discuss growth and profitability, and argue that firms and societies must be

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Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

July 17, 2014 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, SPECIAL FEATURES, 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

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A New Synthesis for Business Decision Making: Left Brain, Right Stuff

July 17, 2014 • Emerging Ideas, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Phil Rosenzweig Business executives do not seem to heed the lessons of decision research, and continue to make strategic decisions without considering common errors. Below, Phil Rosenzweig argues that the problem is not that executives do not wish to make

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The Personal Wealth Revolution – Time to Formalise Your Family Office

July 17, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano For the entrepreneur and closely- held family business owner, a family office, set up with the proper foundation, can be a huge help in the succession processes and beyond. Below, Sherilyn Casiano argues that having a formal family office

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Transforming Procurement to Achieve Competitive Advantage in the Coming Decade

July 17, 2014 • Business Process, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By P. Spiller, N. Reinecke, D. Ungerman & H. Teixeira In this article, the authors argue that procurement must be transformed to meet the challenges that lay ahead for all businesses. After outlining five megatrends that will impact your business in the

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Landing in a New Executive Position: Keys for Taking Charge

July 17, 2014 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

 By Guido Stein Martínez “Unless a decision has degenerated into work,it is not a decision; it is at best a good intention.” Peter Drucker1 In this article, Professor G. Stein Martínez describes some of the basic factors involved in the process of

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The Well-Focused Leader

June 30, 2014 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Daniel Goleman Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. Below, Daniel Goleman considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business

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The Gospel of Information Management

May 22, 2014 • Business Process, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano Information management is not the most fashionable of subjects. Yet as Sherilyn Casiano puts forth in her article, it is the key component to any organized thinking – and is especially valuable in personal wealth management.   “If you