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Happy New Year: MacGregor on Executive Health

September 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor For most of Europe, especially those engaged in academic pursuits, September marks the beginning of a new year. After the traditional August downtime, during which business leaders too may have had time to read, reflect, write, or simply “beach”, this month marks a return to full speed. As we also begin …

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) In China: Huawei as a Case Study

August 24, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By David De Cremer Adopting CSR as a company philosophy in China seems to be more challenging than could be expected. In this article, David De Cremer looks into an example of a Chinese company that has over the years grown into a major global player and in

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Dubai: A City of Jerks

August 11, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak Chris Surdak shares the lessons he has learnt from Dubai’s strategies to “Jerk” or disrupt the way that information is created, stored and utilised around the globe, and to do so in a way that simultaneously emphasises speed,

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Captain Dunsail to the Rescue! As Technology Advances We May Finally Be Forced to Deal with Our Biggest Business Challenge: Us

July 1, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (2)

By Christopher Surdak Christopher Surdak argues that in order for businesses to earn the highest returns on information technology, they must focus their investments on where technology is needed most: understanding humans. You might also like: The Building

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Why Focus-Based Leadership is Important to Huawei’s Business Strategy

May 22, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive

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Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same

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Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

March 17, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus on the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, this relationship is likely to

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Why Focus Matters to Your Leadership: Understanding Huawei’s Business Strategy

February 9, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (8)

By David De Cremer Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive and build a

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The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

January 20, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss, failure and disappointment are a fundamental part of risk, and they are the part that most of us don’t

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The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

January 20, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, BLOGS, Corporate Governance, David De Cremer on Management, Internet of Things, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals and society too. However the question is, are businesses behaving ethically when