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Extrapreneurs: A More Sensible Form of Entrepreneurship?

June 19, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Maurits van Rooijen Being an entrepreneur is exciting with greater control over one’s destiny and a more direct link between work and rewards. But with start-up failure rates of up to 90 percent, both the economic and personal price is high. The alternative is to become an “extrapreneur”, a blend of intrapreneur and entrepreneur. …

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What A Leader Should Know About Sleep

May 25, 2017 • Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By John Axelsson & Tina Sundelin In this article, the authors lift the lid on the pitfalls of a lack of adequate sleep – in terms of both quality and quantity, and how leaders are hindering their productivity when sleep deprived.   Sleep is a

Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

May 22, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TransformationComments (0)

By Braden Kelley Building a company is not as simple as having the right amount of money. More than having a business plan, creating a powerful company culture is very important. Braden Kelley shares to us secrets of building an effective culture of

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

May 21, 2017 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Magne Angelshaug and Tina Saebi Without argue, digitalisation has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. With these changes come different challenges and one of the most challenged industries is banking – particularly retail banking. Magne

Deming, Darwin and Mrs. Doubtfire: How the Seven Deadly Disruptors are Changing Manufacturing

May 5, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In this age of disruptive change, technological innovations can either ease all your worries or bring you the greatest discomforts you’ve ever known. Christopher Surdak elaborates on the Seven Deadly Disruptors that are changing

Beyond the Hateful 8

April 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Emerging Ideas, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor  Steven MacGregor elaborates on how today’s world has turned Robert Owen’s “Triple 8” to the “Hateful 8”. How should business leaders address this seemingly inevitable phenomenon brought by the contemporary world? 

Space, but not as we know it: Notes on the future workplace

March 14, 2017 • INNOVATION, MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Apple Park opens in a few weeks time. The new headquarters of one of the world’s most innovative companies, referred to by many as “spaceship campus” due to its flying saucer-like design, was one of the final acts from Steve Jobs

Smart Manufacturing

March 10, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Chen-Khong Tham and Teo Kie Leong   Manufacturing is vital to a country’s economic growth and ability to innovate. Manufacturing is changing from large monolithic production floors to geographically distributed, internet-connected,

Minding the Gap: Women and Angel Investing

March 9, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb In spite of the impressive growth of women-owned firms in the United States in the recent years, they are still considered in the minority. In this article, the authors explore the opportunity, challenges, and a solution on

How High-End Disruption Completes the Disruptive Innovation Model

March 7, 2017 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere Why don’t we have an integrated mechanism of entrepreneurship to consistently make new companies successful? Turns out that the Disruption experienced in the 20th century (cars, planes, …) was fundamentally different from