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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 closing the gender gap in angel investing.   The Opportunity Women-owned firms …

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The Three Traits that are A Magic Formula for Workplace Success

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By James A. Runde  The Magic Formula of Ability, Opportunity, and Courage result in countless examples of successful careers. These three attributes can make such a big difference in the performance of employees. Why are Ability, Opportunity and Courage the

Strategising for the Future

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Joan E. Ricart and Carlos Rey In this article the authors discuss how organisations can better strategise for the future by integrating and balancing the three logical approaches to strategy: analytical, institutional and systemic.   In the current

Is Your Innovation Strategy Ready to Meet the 21st Century?

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Tamara Bekefi and Marc J. Epstein We are living in the midst of great change. The impacts of climate change, social issues, and technology are altering the way we live and work. Water scarcity, greater competition for basic inputs resulting from shifting

IT Negotiators: What’s Your Approach?

February 28, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Will Baber and Arto Ojala IT and software industries appear to be collaborative in projects in house and among organisations as they plan and negotiate for mutual benefit. How can skilled, aware negotiators better match up their thinking to avoid

At Your Service: Management with HEART

February 8, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Interview with Rommel Gonzales The Bellevue Resort, Bohol, Philippines   “In the hospitality and airline industry, you are not selling rooms, nor selling airline seats. You are selling service.” A man with decades worth of experience in the

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap

February 1, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Harbir Singh and Michael Useem Based on the authors’ new book, The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, this article stresses that strategic leadership constitutes a skillset that can be learned and mastered across a career. Becoming a strategic leader oneself

After After-Sales: New Business Models Tempt, Fail Industry

January 27, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business ModelComments (0)

By Olaf Plötner The after-sales-based business models of industrial enterprises are endangered. Simultaneously, modern data-based technologies enable the development of complex service solutions – so called business models 4.0. Olaf Plötner, Dean of

Managing Difficult Personalities

January 24, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Zahir Irani and Amir Sharif Taking a lead in handling difficult situations and difficult people can be the hardest part of any management role. In this article, the authors outline ways in which to handle such people and situations to ensure a better

Must-Have Technology Capabilities for Digital Transformation Mastering the Magnificent 15

January 23, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Future of Business, TransformationComments (2)

By Stephen J. Andriole Digital transformation is about efficiency and competitiveness. It requires a deep understanding of current and emerging business processes and models and a similar understanding of current, emerging and disruptive digital technology.