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FED Up With Big Data Hype? How Central Banks Struggle with Digital Disruption

November 24, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak Since releasing his latest book, “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World,” Christopher Surdak has spoken with thousands of business and governmental leaders about Big Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation. With this experience, he tries to answer in this article, all the important questions revolving how central banks struggle

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Leo Messi and Larry Ellison have more in common than you think

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

By Steven P. MacGregor I was watching through a crack in my fingers. And there it was, inevitable really. Number seven. My football team, Glasgow Celtic was getting a thrashing in the opening Champions League match of the 2016-17 season at the Camp Nou in

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Creating Effective Organisational Systems through Experimenting with Human Nature

October 18, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao If organisations are serious in building cultures that can translate the desire to create joint value into a competitive advantage, it is needed that they become architects of systems that account for the human nature of its

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We Are All Executives Now

October 4, 2016 • Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Last week I was teaching on a new “Executive Program” for Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica at their Corporate University north of Barcelona. A large multinational aiming to reinvent their business in the face of massive

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Happy New Year: MacGregor on Executive Health

September 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (1)

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

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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 (3)

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: How to Stand

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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