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Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

November 20, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' PickComments (1)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao The CEO of an organisation is where the buck stops, and to whom all credit is due for success. But is this idea of the CEO as a “heroic leader” out-dated? Organisations need to implement leadership innovation to secure a successful and profitable future, as Ren Zhengfei has …

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The Tears in the Deep Tiers

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (1)

By Yossi Sheffi Many leading companies have well-developed risk management and crisis management systems for their own operations. Yet for all their prowess of risk management of their own facilities and Tier 1 suppliers, the companies can miss significant

Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Leadership Development, Social ImpactComments (0)

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation.

Strategising to Win On the Global Playing Field: Making Real Strategic Choices in People Operations

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Bart Tkaczyk Attract the best people. Own shares either in good ships, or in none at all. Make your ship attractive, then good people will join it and it will be well manned.– from The Vikings’ Guide to Good Business: On How to Do Business Overseas and

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

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, 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

Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has, and will continue to change. The old career contract with the organisation is less relevant, the new contract is

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

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (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

Solving Marketing’s Inventory Crisis

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua Bellin Just-in-time manufacturing was adopted shortly after World War II to save companies from drowning in excess inventory as they attempted to capture the benefits of scale while serving too few customers. Marketing

India’s Lessons for Creating a Digital Business

July 20, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Social MediaComments (0)

By Raghav Narsalay and Avnish Sabharwal As India rapidly moves into the digital era, leading Indian businesses are changing their business models to capture the opportunity. You might also like: 5G is Coming… But What is it? How Will 5G Internet Change the

The Practice Of Strategy

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Carlos Rey Peña and Joan E. Ricart What is strategy? In this article, the authors view strategy as a discipline that harmonizes business model innovation with company principles and simultaneously meets the requirements of market demands. Their aim is to