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The Quest for Operational Efficiency: The Story of DWIMBS

September 25, 2016 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (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 Casiano, discusses how the Dynamic Wealth Information Management Business Solution – DWIMBS –

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

July 4, 2016 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

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 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, 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 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (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 Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance techniques that business people use to try to generate business returns without accepting any risk.   You might also

Why The Circular Economy Matters

November 20, 2015 • Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (1)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Khaled Soufani A Circular Economy represents not just a paradigm shift that waste is reconstructed to resources through reuse and recreation; it is also about getting more economic boost by resource efficiency and industrial


What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

November 20, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents time to respond. Today’s disruptors are not just cheaper – they’re better. And not


The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

September 17, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards absolute risk avoidance and recognise that risk is, necessarily, part of the value

Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Finance & Economics, Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella How did LinkedIn achieved a 35% revenue growth in 20151, after suffering media earthquakes in the previous months? Some of the principles they followed: maximise the learning speed, minimise the testing cost, combine


For Whom the Bell Tolls, Really – The Impact of the Sanctions Against Russia

July 20, 2015 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The sanctions against Russia are working; but not for Russia, Ukraine, the EU, or even the US. You might also like: What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales The 4 D’s of Successful Business Transformation Aargau – Scope for Life