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Turning Talent Data into Talent Intelligence

May 9, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Nik Kinley & Shlomo Ben-Hur Talent management is built upon talent intelligence—the understanding that businesses have of the skills, expertise and qualities of their people. It is the basis of every people decision that companies make and without it, they would be reduced to just randomly hiring and promoting people. It is the fundamental …

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Design vs. Discovery: Which Way to Innovation?

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By William Duggan “Design thinking” is slowly but surely taking over the field of innovation. The result is terrific design.  But that’s not the same as innovation. Below, William Duggan argues the importance of “discovery”, a method that combines

Fast-Expanding Markets: Where New Growth Can Be Found!

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (3)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito & Khaled Soufani This article is dedicated to provide a working definition of these markets, which we call “Fast-Expanding Markets” (FEMs). The need to coin a new term for such markets is increasingly urgent, as commonly

Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How to Get Back on Track

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Francesca Gino The Ducati motorcycle racing team, Ducati Corse, decided to compete in a motorcycle racing circuit, the MotoGP, for the first time in 2003. The team had accumulated years of experience and success in other motorcycle racing circuits, but the

Unlocking Innovation Through Business Experimentation

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (4)

By Stefan Thomke There is a downside to businesses that focus heavily on standardization, optimization, and driving out variability: Such organizations leave themselves vulnerable to underinvesting in experimentation and variation, which are the lifeblood of

‘Big Data’ vs. Quality Information: The Peculiarities of Information Markets

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Miklos Sarvary Big data versus quality information ‘Big Data’ is the new buzzword of today’s business world. Management consultants, corporate strategists and IT executives all ask the question: what to do differently in this new era of data

Reclaiming the Battlefield of Consumer Influence

September 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua B. Bellin Companies are increasingly finding their marketing messages contradicted – or worse, turned against them – by a new set of “advisers.” These online channels, including TripAdvisor, Amazon.com and many more,

Neuroeconomics. An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

By James Giordano, Roland Benedikter and Nadia Flores This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as a contemporary approach to economic theory and practice. In many ways, neuroeconomics can be

When Spending Hurts

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1 Back then, large estates, vintage silverware, and expensive clothes were the typical

Developing Trust and Relationships in the Supply Chain using Social Media

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Social MediaComments (1)

By Daniel E. O’Leary Social media facilitates gathering information and knowledge from disparate sources, which in turn allows sharing of information, knowledge and plans, all of which facilitate development of supply chain relationships and greater trust.