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Future Work: Changes, Choices & Consequences

December 1, 2016 • Editors' Pick, TransformationComments (2)

By Jonathan Trevor Despite enabling widespread automation of routine tasks, mechanical technologies have created many more job opportunities than they have replaced in our Industrial Age past. How will the rapid progress of digital technologies affect work in our Information Age future?   It is axiomatic to say that everything is changing in the world

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A New Model for the Future of Customer Relationships

December 1, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

 By Yoram (Jerry) Wind and Catharine Hays, with Alexa de los Reyes The fundamental relationships among brands, media, and people are being transformed at an unprecedented rate, necessitating a new definition of customer relationships. This article offers

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Passports for Sale

December 1, 2016 • Global Business, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Interview with Till Neumann, IMCM, founder and managing partner of Citizen Lane The luxury of a global lifestyle and world travel can be achieved through acquiring a second passport. Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) programs are a respectable way to acquire

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Is it really so bad to have a business mogul as president?

November 12, 2016 • Commentary, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Stephen Gibbs Donald Trump’s image as a street fighter offering a voice to the disenfranchised propelled him to victory in the US election. But beyond the artifice of political stage management, it just might be possible that an executive business brain

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Election Postmortem – The Leadership System

November 11, 2016 • Commentary, LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By Barbara Kellerman Impossible to make much sense of what happened – President-elect Donald Trump – so soon after the fact. But when the history of this moment is written, it will have to presume a systemic perspective. It will have to account not only

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5 Ways Trump or Clinton Could Make Government Run More Like a Business

November 10, 2016 • Commentary, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Howard Schweitzer Applying business concepts to government is not a fantasy. With the right leader, a heavy dose of patience and good ideas, government can become more efficient delivering more value at decreased burden to taxpayers.   Throughout the

How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed

October 10, 2016 • VideosComments (0)

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What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales

September 30, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Frank Cespedes Business is more complex, data more abundant, and more specialists are needed to stay up-to-date with functional best practices. As a senior executive, you can worry all you want about disruption, but you need a salesforce aligned with

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The 4 D’s of Successful Business Transformation

September 27, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, TransformationComments (1)

By John Sutherland You cannot build successful transformation in a hurry. The best transformation projects are slow-cooked, not microwaved. In this article, John Sutherland introduces the 4D’s of successful business transformation.   Let me introduce

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Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • Global Business, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

For many years, Switzerland has been one of the most innovative and competitive business locations in Europe, as demonstrated by various rankings such as the Global Innovation Index and the Innovation Union Scoreboard. The canton of Aargau, in particular, has