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Four Toxic Symptoms of Success

February 8, 2019 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Business Model, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Risto Siilasmaa All companies make mistakes but success – especially huge success – can blind companies to their mistakes until it’s too late to recover. Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia, shares hard-earned lessons from Nokia’s near-death experience in 2012: How to recognise and prevent the toxicity of success.   When I joined Nokia’s

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Craftsmanship Meets Technology: A Conversation with Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

February 2, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Luxury Strategy, Strategic Spotlight, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

In the new IWC Manufacturing Center, IWC Schaffhausen combines traditional craftsmanship with sophisticated technology to produce high-quality timepieces like the iconic Pilot’s Watches or the Portugieser. The building was designed by the brand’s CEO, who

Rethinking Future Higher Education

January 31, 2019 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Paweł Rowinski, Claudio Cisullo, Courtney Abraham and Jan Klimek “Education is a sustainable way for cultural change and transformation.”   The world around us has already changed dramatically, and the pace is

“Electric Has Gone Audi”: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Bram Schot

January 25, 2019 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Future of Business, Luxury Strategy, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

In recent years, interest in electric cars has increased sharply which has led to a greater disruption and democratisation of the entire automotive value chain from bottom to top. Audi, one of the most valuable brands in premium automotive manufacturing, has

The Five Paradoxes of Brexit

December 16, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Commentary, David De Cremer on ManagementComments (0)

By David De Cremer Brexit – despite all the promises made – is not necessarily about creating a better economic future for the country but rather reflects a type of identity negotiation; this article discusses UK’s decision to turn away from the EU and

Driving Success Through Agile Banking: An Exclusive Interview with Sergey Khotimskiy

November 23, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

Started out as a local bank catering to a niche market, Sovcombank became one of the largest in terms of assets and most profitable banking groups in Russian Federation. Sergey Khotimskiy, First Deputy Chairman and co-owner of Sovcombank PJSC, shared with us

Connected Cities: Driving Digital Transformation in Complex Ecosystems

November 23, 2018 • Digital Transformation, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Mike Cooray, Rikke Duus, and Lasse Bundgaard Digital technologies are fuelling the evolution of connected cities of the future. Our research in Copenhagen with organisations that are leading the digital transformation agenda, reveals that there are four

Berkeley Executive Education: Creating A “New Thinking For The New Economy”

November 20, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, MBA & Executive Education, Female Leadership In Our TimeComments (0)

Interview with Laura Tyson, Interim Dean, Haas School of Business Located in the heart of the world’s innovation center, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business aims to address the need for lifelong learning by creating a “new thinking for a new

How Banks Grow Now

November 20, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Piercarlo Gera, Alessandro Secchi and Luca Gagliardi Spending on customer loyalty keeps going up, but returns are diminishing. This article will tackle how banks manage and integrate new techniques in keeping up with their customers’ needs and demands in

Smile, Smile and Be A Leader? Differences in male and female leaders’ use of humour

November 19, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, People Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Vanessa Marcié and Sucheta Nadkarni While humour can serve as a key to improve work culture and leadership effectiveness, there is a good chance that you are not cracking jokes properly or in a strategic manner, which can be damaging on many levels.