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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 generation equation. In this article, the first in a three part series of essays on business risk …

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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 • 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


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.


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


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