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Quantitative Intuition: Effectively Using Information to Make Smarter Decisions

July 16, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Christopher J. Frank and Paul Magnone How do you find the truly essential nuggets of information and use them with confidence to effectively grow your business and distinguish yourself in your company? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer From Hubris to Disgrace: The End of Finance as we Know it… …

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Reinventing Management for the Facebook Generation

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Gary Hamel The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of Generation F. The author has compiled a list of twelve work-relevant characteristics of the social Web that tomorrow’s employees will use as yardsticks in

Category Killers

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, AmericasComments (0)

By Rajiv Lal & Jose Alvarez “Category killers” – those highly focused retailers that specialize in a category of goods including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and Staples, were once the bane of mass-market retailers’ existence. Their

What Does It Mean for an Executive to “Make” $1 Million?

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By David F. Larcker, Allan McCall, & Brian Tayan Compensation figures commingle forward and backward, which makes it difficult for investors to understand what compensation has been promised to executives and what they eventually earn. You might also

The Green Paradox

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Hans-Werner Sinn Despite policymakers’ efforts to promote alternative energy, impose emission controls on cars, and enforce tough energy efficiency standards for buildings, the relentlessly rising curve of CO2 output does not show the slightest downward

The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars

May 26, 2012 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Michael E. Mann In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prominently featured the “Hockey Stick,” a chart showing global temperature data over the past one thousand years and how worldwide human activity since the industrial age had

Will China Inevitably Develop Powerful Global Brands? Three Possible Scenarios

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Howard Yu Given China’s rapid economic development, what sort of global impact will Chinese brands have? This article identifies three scenarios, depending mainly on which sector is being discussed, and offers comparisons with other emerging Asian

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the first thirteen months of the Great Depression) comparing it to the interval from 2007 to 2009 (the thirteen first

Exercise 24: Using Social Media for Crisis Response

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By George H. Bressler, Murray E. Jennex & Eric G. Frost Can populations self-organize a crisis response? This is a field report on the first two efforts in a continuing series of exercises termed Exercise 24 or X24. These exercises attempted to