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Aargau, Switzerland: Home of Innovation

November 18, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Special Report - Innovating the Way You Lead - World Business Forum 2014Comments (0)

Welcome to Aargau – the Swiss high-tech canton with a Triple A rating. In Aargau, where the number of people working in R&D is twice the Swiss average, you will find the best environment for your company to succeed: new technologies and a highly qualified and motivated workforce. You might also like: Speaking Truth to …

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The Ingenuity Challenge: What Big Data Really Means for Big Business

November 18, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents a unique challenge to big business, one that intelligence as we now think of it cannot solve alone. Big Data generates Mega-Problems – problems whose complexity rises far more quickly than the size of the data set.

Swarm Economics: How 3D Manufacturing Will Change the Shape of the Global Economy

September 19, 2014 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (1)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse The collaborative economy and commons are challenging the way

The Personal Wealth Revolution – Time to Formalise Your Family Office

July 17, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano For the entrepreneur and closely- held family business owner, a family office, set up with the proper foundation, can be a huge help in the succession processes and beyond. Below, Sherilyn Casiano argues that having a formal family office

Are High Growth Firms Really About Profit, or Just Greed?

July 17, 2014 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud Successful and profitable growth firms come from a variety of industries, but many viable business ideas are overlooked by investors and policy makers, because they do not fit the assumed mold of technology

Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

March 6, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (1)

By Sherilyn Casiano In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said about the impact of such a transition in human terms. Below, Sherilyn Casiano examines this

Future Proofing the Capital Value of Your Business

March 3, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel explores the journey of succession. You might also like: Insights into the Transformation

Eight Types of Corporate Crisis and the Role of National Culture

November 7, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider eight of the most typical sources of an existential corporate crisis to better understand root causes and

The Blue Line Imperative: A Radical New Approach to Value-Based Leadership

September 8, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young In The Blue Line Imperative: What Managing for Value Really Means, Kevin Kaiser and S. David Young introduce a concept called ‘blue-line management’, an approach in which all decisions of consequence in an organisation

6 Keys to Inventory Optimisation

August 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Finance & Economics, Business Process, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Many companies around the world have adopted inventory optimisation and those without a formal process are falling behind their competition. Effective companies must factor in the global nature of their business when thinking about reducing