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Four Toxic Symptoms of Success

February 8, 2019 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Business Model, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Risto Siilasmaa All companies make mistakes but success – especially huge success – can blind companies to their mistakes until it’s too late to recover. Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia, shares hard-earned lessons from Nokia’s near-death experience in 2012: How to recognise and prevent the toxicity of success.   When I joined Nokia’s

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Corporate Venturing: How Much to Wait Before Killing an Opportunity? (Breaking Up with a Start-up)

February 5, 2019 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mª Julia Prats, Josemaria Siota, Isabel Martinez-Monche, Yair Martinez, and Celeste Saccomano   Corporate venturing – the collaborative framework between established corporations and innovative start-ups – continues emerging at speed (a recent

Rethinking Future Higher Education

January 31, 2019 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Paweł Rowinski, Claudio Cisullo, Courtney Abraham and Jan Klimek “Education is a sustainable way for cultural change and transformation.”   The world around us has already changed dramatically, and the pace is

Using Technology To Turn The Dial On Inclusion: The Mental Health Opportunity

January 25, 2019 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Coaching, People Management, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Barbara Harvey The stigma long associated with mental health challenges is fading. Companies should turn that to their advantage. Technology can help.   Companies increasingly understand the value of having an inclusive culture at work. When a culture

Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid

January 21, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Thomas Klueter When properly implemented, design thinking can result in higher success rate for innovation. However, one of our studies states that 63% of those involved in innovation processes said design thinking initiatives had not

How Banks Grow Now

November 20, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Piercarlo Gera, Alessandro Secchi and Luca Gagliardi Spending on customer loyalty keeps going up, but returns are diminishing. This article will tackle how banks manage and integrate new techniques in keeping up with their customers’ needs and demands in

Building Sustainability into Real Estate

November 20, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Joanna Radeke, Alexander Boether, and Alexandre Bezzera Both residents and shareholders enjoy the right returns when real estate companies collaborate and innovate for environmental solutions, according to a research project done by the Center for

Second-hand Luxury: Should Personal Luxury Brands Sell Pre-owned Products?

November 19, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Business Model, Editors' Pick, Luxury StrategyComments (0)

By Jean-Noël Kapferer As luxury brands seek to protect their symbolic capital and prestige, entering resale markets is a strategy to be carefully considered before diving into, JN Kapferer examines the challenges and opportunities for luxury brands to enter

Corporate Venturing: Challenges and best practices of large firms innovating with start-ups

October 18, 2018 • INNOVATION, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mª Julia Prats, Josemaria Siota, Celeste Saccomano Tommaso Canonici  and Xavier Contijoch Innovation in large corporations, particularly the practice of corporate venturing to innovate with start-ups, is emerging at great speed, increasing the

NOTHING IS FREE: Data-driven optimisation unlocks freemium business models’ real potential

September 18, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Business ModelComments (0)

By Stefan Wagner and Julian Runge In today’s digital era when the marginal cost of (re)production and distribution of products and services tend to be close to zero, freemium strategy is becoming more appealing among companies as going freemium can be an