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Disrupting the disruption: 10 Principles for Digital Success

July 20, 2016 • Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (0)

By Chris Outram These ten principles for success will steer the most digitally ambitious organisations (pure-play or hybrid) safely along on the road to digital success.   In the world of digital business, the line between strategy and tactics is blurring. Traditionally, large companies would adopt strategic frameworks with three to five-year

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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

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Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

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Managing Customer Satisfaction Better

May 26, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Marketing & Consumers, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Johannes Habel Many companies draw the wrong conclusions from their customer surveys. There is a simple method that can provide a remedy, leading to better decisions.   You might also like: Successful Digital Transformation Starts with the Customer

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The Key Levers for Sales Transformation Success

May 24, 2016 • Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TransformationComments (1)

By Warren Shiver and Michael Perla For a sales organisation to reach its “ideal transformational advantage” it needs to pull the right levers in the sales force and across the entire organisation to drive meaningful and significant improvement. In this

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The Missing Puzzle Piece? How Action Learning Can Help Solve the Dual Challenge of Talent Development and Talent Sourcing

May 23, 2016 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Alex Makarevich, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Simon L. Dolan To win in the “war for talent”, companies can no longer rely on conventional recruitment methods that put emphasis on formal credentials. Action Learning, seems to be a rising trend that

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Why Focus-Based Leadership is Important to Huawei’s Business Strategy

May 22, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive

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Market Makers… Innovate your market, then innovate your business.

March 25, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Peter Fisk Peter Fisk explores how the next generation of businesses innovate from the future back, and outside in. They start by finding the best opportunities for future growth, then shaping these markets in their own vision, defining the space and

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Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to constantly optimise their business processes. The fourth industrial revolution presents an

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Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in the next 10 years

March 25, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (1)

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how organisation and workers can tap into the benefits of automation. You might also