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The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We analysed more than 80,000 Kickstarter projects and found surprising success factors for raising

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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

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 (1)

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


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 (1)

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


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

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


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

July 20, 2015 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (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


How the Industrial Internet of Things Can Add to the Wealth of Nations

May 22, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Internet of Things, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Mark Purdy and Ladan Davarzani To capture the benefits of Internet-connected machines, national leaders must nurture the conditions that are needed to translate technological change into economic growth.   Call it the multi-trillion-dollar question:


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

November 18, 2014 • David De Cremer on Management, 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