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Fun & Games: Business Models for Innovation

November 10, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Gregory Gimpel While many brilliant ideas come from start-ups with unsustainable business models, well-established firms suffer from an inability to innovate, especially in regulated industries. The innovation paradox can be overcome by applying the right business model: 1) Fun & Games, which ignores regulations; 2) Hide & Seek, which exploits

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A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

October 6, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance. Will we survive as we are or is there a need for a new Magna Carta?   We stand at a

Digitalisation: The Pharmakon of Open Organisations

August 22, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Albert Meige The first industrial revolution saw the birth of the idea of an enterprise – the same entity we are familiar with today.1 The creative crucible of the third industrial revolution is in the process of giving rise to a new form of companies.

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

August 10, 2017 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Siva Devireddy, G. Sabarinathan, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and Janine Coughlin In India’s rural areas live handloom weavers and artisans who have been doing their craft for generations. In this article, the authors elaborate how the company GoCoop has

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

August 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen scenarios are always on the picture especially in the aspect of work. In this article, the authors

Will The Robots Save Company Culture?

July 3, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (1)

By Simone Sneed-McGurl Over the past 25 years we have seen a rapid proliferation of workplace technology, automation and artificial intelligence. The evolution of the fourth industrial revolution has dramatically impacted how we live and how we work. With

Extrapreneurs: A More Sensible Form of Entrepreneurship?

June 19, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (4)

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

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

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

May 21, 2017 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (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

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?