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Who Needs Silicon Valley? Made in Digital Germany is Europe’s Big Hope

March 15, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

The industrial and manufacturing landscape of 2025 will be massively different from today and every single “traditional” company has to digitally innovate if it is to survive. German and European manufacturing must co-innovate with the German software industry to preserve its place in the world, says Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG.   Is

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Space, but not as we know it: Notes on the future workplace

March 14, 2017 • INNOVATION, MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Apple Park opens in a few weeks time. The new headquarters of one of the world’s most innovative companies, referred to by many as “spaceship campus” due to its flying saucer-like design, was one of the final acts from Steve Jobs

Crossing Cultural Barriers to Achieve Superior Team Results

March 10, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Team ManagmentComments (0)

Interview with Bhaskar Pant Executive Director, MIT Professional Education   Culturally diverse teams produce more creative, innovative group results, compared to those in more culturally homogenous groups. In this interview with Bhaskar Pant, the Executive

Minding the Gap: Women and Angel Investing

March 9, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb In spite of the impressive growth of women-owned firms in the United States in the recent years, they are still considered in the minority. In this article, the authors explore the opportunity, challenges, and a solution on

The Three Traits that are A Magic Formula for Workplace Success

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By James A. Runde   The Magic Formula of Ability, Opportunity, and Courage result in countless examples of successful careers. These three attributes can make such a big difference in the performance of employees. Why are Ability, Opportunity and Courage the

Strategising for the Future

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Joan E. Ricart and Carlos Rey   In this article the authors discuss how organisations can better strategise for the future by integrating and balancing the three logical approaches to strategy: analytical, institutional and systemic. In the current

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

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging IdeasComments (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

IT Negotiators: What’s Your Approach?

February 28, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Will Baber and Arto Ojala IT and software industries appear to be collaborative in projects in house and among organisations as they plan and negotiate for mutual benefit. How can skilled, aware negotiators better match up their thinking to avoid

At Your Service: Management with HEART

February 8, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Interview with Rommel Gonzales The Bellevue Resort, Bohol, Philippines   “In the hospitality and airline industry, you are not selling rooms, nor selling airline seats. You are selling service.” A man with decades worth of experience in the

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap

February 1, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Harbir Singh and Michael Useem Based on the authors’ new book, The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, this article stresses that strategic leadership constitutes a skillset that can be learned and mastered across a career. Becoming a strategic leader oneself