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Salespeople: A Canary in the Economic Coal Mine


By Ben Laker and Nicholas Read Since 2008, sales performance was restored to a modicum of health. But the metrics are starting to backtrack again. Solving the problem requires a reboot of interdependencies across a wide gamut of sales, marketing, support, technology and compensation issues – a field rarely owned by a single executive and …

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Expatriates Changing Societies: The Case of Russia

February 14, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By V. Karacharovskiy, O. Shkaratan and G. Yastrebov Expatriates are admitted to analytics, decision making or strategic control in foreign (or partially foreign) companies. In Russia, such companies account for roughly one third of domestic turnover. The

China’s Emerging Silicon Valley: How and Why Has Shenzhen Become a Global Innovation Centre

January 19, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By Xiangming Chen and Taylor Lynch Ogan Shenzhen is China’s very own Silicon Valley. Find out how it has become innovative by tracing its rapid growth and strategic transition; what are the four of its most innovative companies, and what are the key factors

World War 3.0 is Here

December 1, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital TransformationComments (1)

A new world of opportunity and convenience has opened up. But that said, so has the need for security over that greatly expanded surface. With Clavister underpinning their operations as the security choice, they feel confident that they’re helping their

The Business of People: Effective Strategies to Drive Success in Global Business

October 11, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By Sharon Schweitzer In this article, Sharon M. Schweitzer delves into the intricacies of the global marketplace. She shares an eight-point introduction in cultivating communication skills and developing self-awareness to gain the cultural intelligence to

Sharing Strikes Back: A New Era of Urban Commoning

October 5, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Duncan Mclaren And Julian Agyeman In this article, the authors offer three visions of modern sharing beyond that of the “sharing economy”: as a challenge to consumerism, as a revival of the ethos of the public sector, and as an inspiration for a

The Rise of Uber and the Sharing Economy

September 13, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Jared Meyer The sharing economy clearly benefits workers and consumers. So why does opposition to innovative business models persist? The answer: entrenched interests continue to use government to suppress competition. You might also like: Salespeople: A

The Brand Trump

April 25, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson Donald Trump is one of the most divisive and polarising political figures in modern history, seemingly set to win the Republican nomination, and with it, a very real potential of occupying the highest office in the land. The

The Strategic Role of Marketing-Related Technology in Politics and What Business can Learn from It

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, On US Election 2016Comments (1)

By Bruce Newman All organizations today need to use a wide array of databases available to learn everything they can about their target audience in an effort to make wise marketing decisions. The Obama Model has introduced the business world to a

From Hyper-Finance to Secular Stagnation & Mass Unemployment

March 25, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet and Robert Isaak In this article, the authors advocate policies to counter the decoupling of finance from the real economy of productive job-creation resulting from short-term global hyperfinance and misguided government regulations: