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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 curious phenomenon. Despite more than 50 years of research, its …

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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? 

Smart Manufacturing

March 10, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, 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,

How High-End Disruption Completes the Disruptive Innovation Model

March 7, 2017 • INNOVATION, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (3)

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

Is Your Innovation Strategy Ready to Meet the 21st Century?

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Tamara Bekefi and Marc J. Epstein We are living in the midst of great change. The impacts of climate change, social issues, and technology are altering the way we live and work. Water scarcity, greater competition for basic inputs resulting from shifting

Beyond Markets: Entrepreneurship in the Civil Society

February 7, 2017 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Pablo Munoz Entrepreneurship, as a societal phenomenon, is not embedded in those abstractions we call markets, but rather in what we do daily, oftentimes unintentionally and even accidentally, simply as a result of just doing stuff.   In recent years, we

The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

January 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (2)

By Albert Meige An analysis with Google Trends on “Chief Innovation Officer” shows an increasing interest starting in 2010. The term was actually coined and described by Miller and Morris in 1998, but it seems to have only received interest in the past

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

December 31, 2016 • INNOVATION, Videos, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

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Have We Lost the Ability to Listen to Bad News?

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Kim E. van Oorschot, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Kishore Sengupta & Henk Akkermans Research shows that project managers continuously prioritised good vibes (positive, but subjective signals) over bad news (negative, but objective signals), which resulted in