strategy and business6 min. leídos
What Avengers: Infinity War Can Teach Us About Business
What does a movie about a team of superheroes — scientists, soldiers, magicians, monsters, androids, and aliens — who collaborate to try to stop the destruction of half of all life in the universe have to do with business? I didn’t expect to see a co
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Can You Be A Shaper Of Great Institutions?
As a business strategist and writer, R. Gopalakrishnan has devoted his work to studying ethics, leadership, and human capital. He began his 31-year-long career at Unilever’s massive, idealistic India business, and then became a board director at the
strategy and business12 min. leídosLeadership
Thawing The Frozen Middle
Close to US$3.8 trillion was expected to be invested by businesses in digital transformations in 2019, up 3.2 percent on the previous year, as companies try to transform the way they work in the face of technological change, market disruption, and un
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Business Could Steer India And The World Out Of Troubled Waters
Having grown up in India, I remember how monsoons brought relief from scorching heat and produced lush greenery and lots of bugs. But as a visitor to India last August, I saw water scarcity woven into the fabric of day-to-day life and puzzled over th
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Niche Work If You Can Get It
Whatever you’re going to do, do it well. Sounds obvious. But deciding precisely what to do — or whether to keep doing it — is often hard for leaders as they look to distinguish their companies, stay competitive, and adapt to changing market forces. N
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ROX3: Boosting Returns On Leadership, Customer, And Employee Experience
At one of the world’s most respected manufacturers — a company known for innovation and employee engagement — the CEO was asked recently about his greatest concerns about the enterprise. “We lack leadership capacity,” he said. The company was enterin
strategy and business18 min. leídosPsychology
10 Principles For Leadership Presence
THINK BACK to the last conference you attended. How many presentations do you remember? Probably not too many. As a leader or aspiring leader at any level, one of the biggest challenges you face is to inspire and motivate other people so that they ca
strategy and business14 min. leídosLeadership
Leaders In Waiting
Jakarta, Indonesia, is a sprawling city of more than 30 million people. Like many other burgeoning capitals, it has a housing problem. Rents downtown are high, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of properties are unoccupied. This forces peop
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The Thought Leader Interview: John Hennessy
It would be difficult to imagine someone more wired into the culture at the nexus of technology and higher education than John Hennessy. A computer scientist who joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1977, he started a highly successful compan
strategy and business5 min. leídos
What’s Your Story?
If you’re in business, perhaps the most important question you can ask yourself is, “What’s your story?” Stories are how we make sense of the world and understand one another, and asking questions is how we begin to construct our stories. It’s hard t
strategy and business4 min. leídos
A Brave New Workless World
How would you feel if you no longer had to work? Ecstatic? Empty? Relieved? Anxious? All of the above? Economists and other thinkers have long debated the function of work in shaping human identity. Sigmund Freud considered work “indispensable,” and
strategy and business5 min. leídos
A Disappointing Progress Report On Diversity And Inclusion
Racial and ethnic minorities make up 38.8 percent of the population of the U.S. and a nearly equivalent share of its workforce. But minorities represent only 17 percent of full-time university professors and 16.6 percent of newsroom journalists. They
strategy and business2 min. leídosPsychology
Many Facets Of Leadership
The most popular topic in business writing is leadership. Perhaps that’s because wisdom on the subject is so elusive. To be a great (or even good) leader, there is no easy formula to follow, and much of the guidance you’ll find is clichéd or, worse,
strategy and business2 min. leídos
The Three Ts Of Handling Consumer Data
When consumers get to the cash register or checkout screen, they are increasingly asked to disclose personal information. Studies show that even people who harbor privacy concerns are willing to provide personal details to a company. Indeed, most con
strategy and business4 min. leídosLeadership
How To Think Like A CEO
The list of qualities and habits of mind required to succeed in the role of CEO is long; it includes resilience, stamina, high IQ and EQ, confidence, ambition, humility, vision, trustworthiness, and presence. It would be easy to come up with a hundre
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Creating An Agile Mind-set At PepsiCo
It appeared to be a routine day at the cookie factory in Mar del Plata, Argentina — a facility operated by PepsiCo Central and South America (CASA). Freshly baked treats were continually transferred from an enormous industrial oven onto an assembly l
strategy and business8 min. leídos
The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Agriculture
Do all cows’ faces look the same to you? They don’t to systems powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Bovine facial recognition technology, developed through a strategic partnership between Cargill and an Irish technology company called Cainthus, e
strategy and business6 min. leídos
How Cities Can Stay Cool On A Warming Earth
Air conditioning, a necessity of modern life, is unique because it perpetuates the very problem it solves. As the planet warms and as it prospers, more people demand air conditioning. Traditional systems consume a lot of energy, which requires burnin
strategy and business9 min. leídos
Make Economics Germane Again
Raghuram Rajan, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind (Penguin Press, 2019) Victoria Bateman, The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich (Polity, 2019) Binyamin Appelbaum, The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free
strategy and business9 min. leídosIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
The Catalytic Co-investor: How Siemens US Keeps R&D Alive
Siemens has been in the industrial technology business since it was founded as a telegraph company in Berlin in 1847. Its U.S. businesses began soon afterward, and evolved over years of cross-Atlantic collaboration into a US$90 billion industrial con
strategy and business10 min. leídosLeadership
Strategy Matters
Gary P. Pisano, Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation (PublicAffairs, 2019) Rita McGrath, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019) A TOP SHELF PICK Nicolaj
strategy and business2 min. leídos
How To Identify Gaps In Your Distribution Model
It’s estimated that somewhere around 65% of all small businesses in the U.S. close within their first ten years of operation. Of course, there are thousands of companies across the county that remain stable and profitable well beyond the ten-year mar
strategy and business8 min. leídos
Get Real, Be Heard, Grease The Skids
Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019) A TOP SHELF PICK Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks, Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why (P
strategy and business5 min. leídos
Why CEOs Should Watch The Man In The White Suit
Imagine someone invented a new kind of fabric that never gets dirty and lasts forever. It’s so durable that you have to cut it with a blowtorch and so stain-resistant that you can’t even dye it. Would that represent a giant leap forward for humankind
strategy and business9 min. leídosPopular Culture & Media Studies
Speaking Of Code
Safi Bahcall, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries (St. Martin’s Press, 2019) Kartik Hosanagar, A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can S
strategy and business10 min. leídos
The Wisdom Of Charles Handy
In 21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges, Charles Handy, 87, is talking to his four grandchildren. His goal is to help them as they are “contemplating life’s rich choices.” In a life that he acknowledges has seen technology transform lives in unpredi
strategy and business9 min. leídos
Thriving In A Complex And Expanding Ecosystem
Thales S. Teixeira, Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption (with Greg Piechota; Currency, 2019) A TOP SHELF PICK P.V. Kannan, The Age of Intent: Using Artificial Intelligence to Deliver a Superior Customer Exper
strategy and business9 min. leídos
How To Stand Out In A Crowded Marketplace
Competition for brand recognition has never been more fierce. Digital-native newcomers are using tech-savvy, direct-to-consumer approaches to enjoy unprecedented ease of entry. They’re weaving compelling, socially conscious brand stories on social me
strategy and business15 min. leídosPersonal Growth
The Thought Leader Interview: Laurie Santos
Two years ago, Yale University psychologist Laurie Santos began to wonder why students seemed so detached from their classmates. Like a good academic, she connected her observations to data — and found it troubling. The National College Health Assess
strategy and business10 min. leídosComputers
Jabil’s Manufacturing Leap
To understand the future of manufacturing, you have to look at the past. Until the early 20th century, most factories were powered by steam. Enormous central steam engines drove massive shafts, which in turn sent power to individual cutting and shapi
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