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Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has, and will continue to change. The old career contract with the organisation is less relevant, the new contract is with oneself – individuals will need to take an active role …

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Mobile Technology Meets Social Innovation: Reflections on progress and challenges

September 17, 2015 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Ken Banks Talk is good, or so they say. But too much talk and not enough action isn’t. After working for the past twelve years in the technology-for-development (ICT4D) field, I’m beginning to feel that talking is pretty much all it does, and that

How an Accelerator can Catalyse your Ecosystem

September 17, 2015 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Pekka Sivonen, Paolo Borella, Llewellyn D W Thomas and Dmitry Sharapov Many industries from IT to car manufacturing, robotic and biotechnology, competition is moving from the product level to the ecosystem level. The creation of an ecosystem by a rival and

Your Seventh Sense: Beyond Mindfulness

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By William Duggan In this article, Willian Duggan explores the practice of Free Your Mind, a way to turn stress into strategy and to turn negative thoughts into strategic thinking. This article shows how to cultivate rational thoughts and positive energy by

Behavioral Strategy: Thoughts and Feelings in the Decision-making Process, the Unconscious and the Company’s Success

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Claudia Nagel It is evident that the psychology of the decision-making person – to a certain extent the human factor – plays an important role in the finding and determination of strategies.  Bearing in mind that strategic decisions are never made as

Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

May 23, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, TransformationComments (1)

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of adaptive learning an organisational strategic imperative. That will require most organisations to use the

Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Why Adaptive Non-Verbal Communication is a Key Leadership Tool

May 22, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr Connson Locke Non-verbal communication is extremely influential in interpersonal encounters, and knowing how to leverage non-verbal signals effectively can be a key leadership tool. In this article, Dr. Locke from LSE demonstrates the falsity behind the

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

May 22, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Herminia Ibarra In this excerpt from her book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader Herminia Ibarra discusses what she describes as the ‘Outsight’ Principle: the cycle of acting like a leader and then thinking like a leader; change from the outside

The Dawn of a New Era in Business Computing

March 12, 2015 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By David Stokes In 2013 it was estimated that 90% of all of the data in the world had been generated in the preceding two years. The vast majority of digital information (about 80%) is generated in an unstructured form – articles, blogs, posts on social

Sustainable Business Model Innovation to Create Value in a World of Finite Resources

March 12, 2015 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Christophe Sempels and Jonas Hoffmann We have jumped into an era of scarce resources. The related impacts will crescendo in the coming decades but this already raises a clear issue: how to operate in a world where Earth’s resources will have to supply