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On The Trail with the Idea Hunters

November 24, 2011 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer, with William Bole High-value ideas are not necessarily created. More often than not, they are already out there, waiting to be spotted and then shaped into an innovation. Business ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for such ideas—all around them, all the time. You might …

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Managing Paradox: the discipline of strategic execution

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TransformationComments (0)

By Andrew Binns and Wendy Smith When a business faces the paradox between transforming for the future and securing its current market position, leading change requires a new toolkit. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not

Getting a Job In 2025

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, People Management, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Lynda Gratton Lynda Gratton’s new research identifies the careers and skills likely to be valued in the next decade. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

Capturing the Growth Opportunity in Emerging Markets

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Henry Egan and Armen Ovanessoff Over the next five years, emerging markets will account for much of the globe’s economic growth. To compete on this terrain, companies in both emerging and developed markets must first grasp the true size of the

Why Europe’s head belongs in the Cloud

September 28, 2011 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

By Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe Only four hundred years ago, life and work in my home country, The Netherlands, like much of Europe, was governed by the ringing of the local church bell. With its daily toll, hordes of workers would be summoned

Brain Science and the Tasks of the Manager

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Robert Chapman Wood, Gerald A. Cory Jr., and Osvald M. Bjelland Ego and empathy—the two great drivers of business—come from distinct sets of elements in our brains. Excellent business performance requires using the two sets effectively together. And a

Invisible Capital and Why We Need to Democratize Entrepreneurial Opportunity

July 20, 2011 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Chris Rabb Invisible capital is the toolkit of our skills, knowledge, networks, experiences and other resources, along with the set of assets we were born with. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

Getting Face Time

July 20, 2011 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Andreas Wienold, EMEA VP at LifeSize At a time when we’re overwhelmed by information via email, social media and other communication, face time still leads to the fastest decisions and closer and more productive business relationships. You might also

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early