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Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Supply ChainComments (4)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes how the company is using its massive R&D fund to create a virtuous cycle of …

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Mastering Innovation in Family Firms: How to Resolve the Ability vs. Willingness Paradox

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Succession PlanningComments (1)

By Alfredo De Massis and Federico Frattini Family firms represent a highly ubiquitous form of business organisation globally and are the backbone of many industrialised and developing world economies. This article discusses how can family firm managers use

Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Why does management development focus almost solely on the neck up, when the demands placed on managers and executives touch every facet of their lives? In this article the author discusses a design-thinking approach to sustainable

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We

The Odds of Successful Entrepreneurship: How to Overcome the Holy Grail Syndrome

May 23, 2016 • INNOVATION, Coaching, EntrepreneurshipComments (2)

By Tijs Besieux In this article, Tijs Besieux discusses the four steps to overcoming the Holy Grail Syndrome, which could hinder an entrepreneur’s road to success. Because what makes entrepreneurs successful is their ability to combine several talents and

Entrepreneurial Risks and the Joys that Come with Them

May 21, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in Leadership, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Myra Strober Sometimes it is only with hindsight that one understands the benefits that come from taking an entrepreneurial risk. In 1974, Myra Strober helped to establish the center for research on women at Stanford, one of the first to be established in

Market Makers… Innovate your market, then innovate your business.

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Peter Fisk Peter Fisk explores how the next generation of businesses innovate from the future back, and outside in. They start by finding the best opportunities for future growth, then shaping these markets in their own vision, defining the space and

Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same

Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to constantly optimise their business processes. The fourth industrial revolution presents an

Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in the next 10 years

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (4)

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how organisation and workers can tap into the benefits of automation. You might also