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What Companies Must Do Now That Better Is Also Cheaper

By Paul F. Nunes and Larry Downes Industry-disrupting products used to enter the market as inferior but more affordable versions of existing offerings, giving incumbents...

It Pays to be Nice

From the Editors Ryanair’s 32% jump in their first-half year profits for this year is said to be down to Ryanair being nice to its...

Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal,...

A Transformation Manifesto

By Richard Lynch and Jack Calhoun Transformation is not about external forces, they are inevitable. It’s not about reorganisations, they don’t work. There are more...

Strategising to Win On the Global Playing Field: Making Real Strategic Choices in...

By Bart Tkaczyk Attract the best people. Own shares either in good ships, or in none at all. Make your ship attractive, then good people...

The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards...

Senior Team Development for the Unwilling

By John Sutherland Traditional team work over-emphasises the whole team approach far more than is needed for most practical purposes. In this article, John Sutherland...

5 Myths about Employee Learning

Here are some common misperceptions about corporate education— and how to get beyond them. Under what circumstances do organizations embrace a learning culture? Often, it’s when...

Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has,...

Growth Principles from a Decade of Billion-Dollar ‘Startups’

By Josemaria Siota and Luiz Zorzella How did LinkedIn achieved a 35% revenue growth in 20151, after suffering media earthquakes in the previous months? Some...

Solving Marketing’s Inventory Crisis

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua Bellin Just-in-time manufacturing was adopted shortly after World War II to save companies from drowning in excess inventory as...

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Really. The Impact of the Sanctions Against Russia

By Dan Steinbock The sanctions against Russia are working; but not for Russia, Ukraine, the EU, or even the US.   In the 2nd quarter, Russia’s GDP...

Talent Management 2.0: Transformation Powered By People

By Amber Román and Richard Lynch In “Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: What Will It Take To Create Your Digital 2.0 Business Model,” we discussed our...

Are You – And Your Company – Prepared For The Future Of Work In...

Assessing Your Level Of Preparedness In 10 Key Domains1 By Simon L. Dolan, Alex Makarevich and Kristine Marin Kawamura This article describes 10 key dimensions that...

Leadership Dispatches: Business Lessons From A President Taking Charge

By Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan This article discusses the leadership of President Sebastián Piñera following the Chilean earthquake of 2010. The authors...

The 4 P’s: Saving 25% of Meeting Time

By John Sutherland Ineffective meetings are the bugbear of many organisations. In this article, John Sutherland, Director of Strategic resource introduces and discusses the 4...

India’s Lessons for Creating a Digital Business

By Raghav Narsalay and Avnish Sabharwal As India rapidly moves into the digital era, leading Indian businesses are changing their business models to capture the...

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Really – The Impact of the Sanctions Against Russia

By Dan Steinbock The sanctions against Russia are working; but not for Russia, Ukraine, the EU, or even the US. In the 2nd quarter, Russia’s GDP...

Your Seventh Sense: Beyond Mindfulness

By William Duggan In this article, Willian Duggan explores the practice of Free Your Mind, a way to turn stress into strategy and to turn...

The Practice Of Strategy

By Carlos Rey Peña and Joan E. Ricart What is strategy? In this article, the authors view strategy as a discipline that harmonizes business model...

Aargau, Switzerland – The Centre for High-Tech Industries

Welcome to Aargau – the Swiss high-tech canton with a Triple A rating. In Aargau, where the number of people working in R&D is...

Unlocking Leaders’ Potential

CareSource, one of the largest public sector managed care companies in the United States partners with ICF (International Coaching Federation) to deliver Leadership Transition...

Fads and Fashions in Management

By Adrian Furnham In this article, the author shows that many fads and fashions in management are short lived and based upon flimsy evidence, yet...

Brand Insights 4.0: An Effective Tool in the Hands of Brand Managers

By Steffen Schmidt, Frank Buckler, Nadine Hennigs, Matthias Rothensee, Levke Albertsen A sophisticated Brand Insights 4.0 approach incorporating all elements of the analytical power of...

Keys to Manage Human Resources – Rules of Thumb: Part 2

By Guido Stein, Ángel Cervantes and Marta Cuadrado This article, which is in two parts, aims to acquaint readers with the main personnel management policies...

Behavioral Strategy: Thoughts and Feelings in the Decision-making Process, the Unconscious and the Company’s...

By Claudia Nagel It is evident that the psychology of the decision-making person – to a certain extent the human factor – plays an important...

Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: What Will It Take to Create Your Digital 2.0 Business...

By Todd Fisher and Richard Lynch A Strategy to Execution planning process focused on Technology Strategy, will raise the TQ (Technology Quotient) of ...

Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of...

Aargau – The Swiss High-Tech Canton in Hot Pursuit of Silicon Valley

"Hightech Aargau" is a program of the Aargau government to encourage innovation and growth. With that, the canton of Aargau aims to become the...

Big Data: Big Deal or Big Hype?

By Sunil Gupta Google Flu Trends article of November 2008 heralded in a new age for big data where where it is possible to leverage...

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts,...

Leadership Development: One Size Does Not Fit All Growing Leaders in Africa and Across...

By Dr Vanessa Iwowo Despite the diversity of business and social cultures around the world, we continue to teach and take part in a “one...
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Keys to Manage Human Resources – Rules of Thumb: Part 1

By Guido Stein, Ángel Cervantes and Marta Cuadrado This article, which is in two parts, aims to acquaint readers with the main personnel management...

Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get...

Coaching for the Future

Using the example of the Indian company J.K. Organisation, this article shows how the adoption of a coaching culture has transformed the organization, setting...

How the Industrial Internet of Things Can Add to the Wealth of Nations

By Mark Purdy and Ladan Davarzani To capture the benefits of Internet-connected machines, national leaders must nurture the conditions that are needed to translate technological...

Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

By Lloyd E. Shefsky Strategic reinvention is a powerful engine for value creation, but business leaders sometimes miss opportunities to harness it. Lloyd Shefsky uses...

Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

By Karsten Jonsen, Karen A. Jehn, Sonja Rispens and Lindred L. Greer Conflicts are daily realities of organisational teams, and most people are aware of...

The Psychology of Disenchantment

By Adrian Furnham Justice has always been a major issue among people. Especially in an organisational context, where many employees with different values, interests, and...

Strategic Transformation at Tennis Canada

By Roger Martin Aside from the small percentage of hugely successful game-changing start-ups like Apple, Microsoft and Google it can be hard for a small...
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Marketing Lessons Luxury Wine Brands Teach us About Authenticity and Prestige

By Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen Luxury brands have spent decades, and sometimes centuries, cultivating the perfect mix of authenticity and prestige to remain...

Creating Collaborative Advantage

By John Sutherland Successful collaboration between businesses can have myriad advantages. In this article, John Sutherland talks us through four key aspects for successful collaboration...

Innovation Strategy

By Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias Many top level executives are still hopelessly behind when it comes to designing an effective innovation strategy in the...

Opening the Eyes of the Digitally Myopic!

By Eric Duffaut There are none so blind as those who will not see. They’ll probably go bankrupt too. It has never been easier to...

Unpacking the ‘Big Data’ Skill Set: It’s not Just – or Even Mostly –...

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents challenges and opportunities that need a new set of skills. Current formulations of the Big Data skill set are...

“I Can’t Help You:” The Dangers of Employees Disablement in the Social/Media Era

By Christopher Surdak The quality of customer service has been steadily declining in recent years, but now that increasing digitisation has shifted more power to...

Preparing for Uncertainty: How to use Creaction at Work

By Len Schlesinger and Charles Kiefer In an excerpt from their book, Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future, the authors Len Schlesinger...

The Innovator’s Method

By Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer Innovation is about uncertainty and nonstandard processes, so why is it that management literature and advice still deals...

Making Capabilities Explicit is The Work of Leadership

By Richard Lynch, Amber Román And Derval Kennedy In “Clarifying Strategy Is Simple. Aligning Your Organisation Is Not.” (The European Business Review, Sept/Oct 2014) the...

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