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The Internet of Thingies

July 17, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, SPECIAL FEATURES, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Dr. John Bates Dr. John Bates describes how the concept of The Internet of Things has come into being and how exactly technology has managed to get to this stage, and explores the future possibilities this could bring.   What on earth is the Internet of things/thingies? People often come up to me in …

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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


The Spreadsheet Sabotage and its Impact on Supply Chains

July 17, 2014 • Business Process, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Karin L. Bursa Although many employees are not properly trained to use them, spreadsheets are used by the a huge number of businesses worldwide to manage data. In this article, Bursa explores the difficulties and issues with companies exclusively relying


Developing Leaders with Practical Mastery

July 17, 2014 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By John Sutherland You may know about leadership but can you lead? One you learn from a book or a course, the other through repeated trial and error in the real world of work. The difference is critical when you need to ensure you get a healthy return on


Embedding Security in the Internet of Things

July 17, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, SPECIAL FEATURES, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Jim Carlsson The Internet of Things will mean a better-connected world, with huge possibilities for positive change – and big opportunities for cyber-criminals. Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister says security must be placed at the heart of the next

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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


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


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


Enter the Age of Intelligent Business Operations

June 30, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, SPECIAL FEATURES, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By John Bates Is your firm stuck in the Customer Service Dark Ages? Or have you entered the Age of Customer Experience Management?...


Success Strategies in the Journey of Succession

June 30, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Dr. Richard Shrapnel Many owners and families have discovered the pitfalls and potholes of business succession. Below, Dr. Richard Shrapnel explores the success strategies for anyone venturing into succession.   Many owners and families have trodden