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Extrapreneurs: A More Sensible Form of Entrepreneurship?

June 19, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (4)

By Maurits van Rooijen Being an entrepreneur is exciting with greater control over one’s destiny and a more direct link between work and rewards. But with start-up failure rates of up to 90 percent, both the economic and personal price is high. The alternative is to become an “extrapreneur”, a blend of intrapreneur and entrepreneur. …

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United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake Service, Fake Reality, and Fake News

June 13, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Social Impact, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes and advances of the modern world. The authors elaborately sketch the current state of values particularly in our professional lives. The

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation: Safer and Securer Business Travel

May 30, 2017 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Sophie Harwood When travelling for business, we most often focus on our trip’s objective while inadvertently taking many other factors for granted. Sophie Harwood reminds us that preparing for the worst, and most importantly for the little things, is

The Burning Platform of Retail Banking

May 21, 2017 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Magne Angelshaug and Tina Saebi Without argue, digitalisation has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. With these changes come different challenges and one of the most challenged industries is banking – particularly retail banking. Magne

People and the Planet – CSR Initiatives Sweeten Ferrero’s Success

May 12, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, MBA & Executive Education, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Tammi L. Coles For global businesses to thrive, “doing sustainability” is no longer an option. Tammi L. Coles spoke with recognised CSR researcher and author CB Bhattacharya about how this is revealed in the “People and the Planet” philosophy of

Deming, Darwin and Mrs. Doubtfire: How the Seven Deadly Disruptors are Changing Manufacturing

May 5, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Future of Business, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In this age of disruptive change, technological innovations can either ease all your worries or bring you the greatest discomforts you’ve ever known. Christopher Surdak elaborates on the Seven Deadly Disruptors that are changing

Who Needs Silicon Valley? Made in Digital Germany is Europe’s Big Hope

March 15, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (2)

The industrial and manufacturing landscape of 2025 will be massively different from today and every single “traditional” company has to digitally innovate if it is to survive. German and European manufacturing must co-innovate with the German software

Space, But Not as We Know It: Notes on the Future Workplace

March 14, 2017 • INNOVATION, Future of Business, MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Apple Park opens in a few weeks time. The new headquarters of one of the world’s most innovative companies, referred to by many as “spaceship campus” due to its flying saucer-like design, was one of the final acts from Steve Jobs

Smart Manufacturing

March 10, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Chen-Khong Tham and Teo Kie Leong Manufacturing is vital to a country’s economic growth and ability to innovate. Manufacturing is changing from large monolithic production floors to geographically distributed, internet-connected,

The EU Now Regulates Internet Services. But What Does that Mean, Exactly?

March 8, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (1)

By Martin Schallbruch Internet access has become crucial to the functioning of our most important systems. The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) is the first EU-level effort to enhance cybersecurity measures. What are