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Managing Business Risks from HR Sourcing

July 16, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Peter Cappelli Offshoring and outsourcing practices remind us that organizations often make “sourcing” decisions – where to do what work – that help to define their supply chain. These decisions raise concerns about reliability (will they deliver) and responsiveness (can they meet changing needs). Those risks, in turn, require risk management

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The Truth of Negotiation


By Alexios Arvanitis & Antonis Karampatzos The authors suggest that negotiation is guided by the truth, rather than interests alone, and present to us the basic principles of ‘true’ negotiation. However utopian this idea may prima facie sound, the

The Big Data Tidal Wave

July 16, 2012 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Tony Agresta Technology to store, manage, search and analyze Big Data leaps to the top of the agenda for Financial Institutions as enterprise NoSQL databases come of age.

Repeatability: How Companies Create Enduring Businesses in a World of Constant Change

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Chris Zook & James Allen Contrary to today’s common wisdom, the key to success in a dynamic world is a simple business model that can be applied and reapplied in market after market—a Great Repeatable Model®. The most effective models are built on

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?

Tides and Ebbs in Idea Generation in Teams: Why Some Teams Lose Creative Steam over Time?

May 27, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Kandarp Mehta With the rise of new organisational forms with flat structures and invisible boundaries, teams have gained tremendous importance as an organisational apparatus for execution of innovations. Organisations not only rely on teams for

Reinventing Management for the Facebook Generation


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

A Golden Opportunity?

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Andy Simpson Since 2009, there has been a 192.6% increase in volumes of Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SMSW) sold at auction in the UK, a testament to the increasing popularity of SMSW, not just as a drink, but a valued collectable and an increasingly viable

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.