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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 customers understand how critical it is to have great cyber security.   The new battlefield

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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: World War 3.0 is

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:

Through the Ceiling and Over the Cliff? Catch-22 for Women Executives

March 25, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

This program for women executives combines business acumen with leadership development and career reflection. It’s an approach designed to strengthen the key skills needed for navigating the road ahead. You might also like: Life After Trump An Unsettling

Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

February 4, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how ‘design’ evolved from a marginal service to a strategic imperative. Drawing upon a vast array of original, primary-source

The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across the World

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map, a first step into understanding a wider and richer array of work styles and how culture