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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 Angelshaug and Tina Saebi discuss how retail banking, through open innovation, could possibly cope with the

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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

The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (2)

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 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, Social ImpactComments (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 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Ideas Centre, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (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