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Will Europe’s Leading Companies Survive the ‘Lost Decade’?

November 18, 2014 • Finance & Economics, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Growth in the Euro area continues to stagnate as Europe’s “lost decade” progresses slowly. Dan Steinbock discusses where Brussels and the European Central Bank went wrong, why the business environment is likely to remain dire, and what Europe’s leading companies can do to survive what the coming years hold in store. European

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What Could Be a Hidden Key for a Successful Merger and Acquisition Project?

November 18, 2014 • Editors' Pick, Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Mark Goyens and David De Cremer The way we engage, communicate and deal with people involved in each phase of a merger and acquisition project is key to positive business results. This article discusses five crucial factors that will determine if your

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Aargau, Switzerland: Home of Innovation

November 18, 2014 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

Welcome to Aargau – the Swiss high-tech canton with a Triple A rating. In Aargau, where the number of people working in R&D is twice the Swiss average, you will find the best environment for your company to succeed: new technologies and a highly

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The Ingenuity Challenge: What Big Data Really Means for Big Business

November 18, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Finance & Economics, Global Business, Internet of Things, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents a unique challenge to big business, one that intelligence as we now think of it cannot solve alone. Big Data generates Mega-Problems – problems whose complexity rises far more quickly than the size of the data set.

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Technology Innovation the New Currency of the Digital Age

November 18, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Editors' Pick, Finance & Economics, Global Business, Internet of Things, Marketing & Consumers, OPERATION, Social Media, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply Chain, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By David Stokes The advent of the internet changed modern day lives irreversibly but the new game-changer is already here: mobile digital technology is changing the way we buy, learn and interact with each other. Below David Stokes explains why data is key

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Swarm Economics: How 3D Manufacturing Will Change the Shape of the Global Economy

September 19, 2014 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse The collaborative economy and commons are challenging the way

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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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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

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Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

March 6, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession Planning, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said about the impact of such a transition in human terms. Below, Sherilyn Casiano examines this

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Future Proofing the Capital Value of Your Business

March 3, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel explores the journey of succession. Succession is a journey that preferably commences the