MENU

Finance & Economics
Category Archive

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

October 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Social ImpactComments (0)

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to future market opportunities. In this article, we outline three imperatives for leaders who want to thrive in tomorrow’s markets: think

Read More

Why Reward for Performance Fails to Deliver

September 13, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Jonathan Trevor Blind conformity can be very dangerous especially when it comes to managing your company’s talent. In this article, the author elaborates on why and how reward for performance fails to deliver its objectives, how there is no one size fits

From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

August 30, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them: new requirements for incentivising sales teams.   In 2016, the world’s second

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

May 21, 2017 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Magne Angelshaug and Tina Saebi Without argue, digitalisation has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. With these changes come different challenges and one of the most challenged industries is banking – particularly retail banking. Magne

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

Your Customer is Not Just King. He or She Can Be Your VC, Too!

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By John Mullins Are you looking for a venture capitalist to finance or grow your startup but you’re struggling in doing so? Surprisingly, perhaps, the vast majority of fast-growing companies get the funds they need from a much more hospitable and agreeable

The Quest for Operational Efficiency: The Story of DWIMBS

September 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano To operate a successful business effectively and efficiently, you need to have relevant and accurate information regarding the performance of the business. In this article, Founder and CEO of S.I. Williams Wealth Management, LLC, Sherilyn

Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn?

July 4, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Social Media, Strategic SpotlightComments (2)

By Mark Skilton The Microsoft move to acquire LinkedIn is a better move than past buyouts, the infamous failure of the Microsoft purchase of Nokia mobile phone business in 2013 at $7.2 Billion is a fraction of the $26 Billion for LinkedIn. But this is a

Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

May 31, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the communities around it are mutually dependent, connecting the two ideas and showing how to make them

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