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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 demonstrate that self-organizing groups can form and respond to a crisis using low-cost …

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Brilliant Mistakes: Creating Portals of Discovery

March 3, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Paul J. H. Schoemaker “Mistakes are our portals of discovery.” James Joyce You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer From Hubris to Disgrace: The End of Finance as we Know it… “The Still Running Red Queen” – China

African Lions in the Making

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment Destinations, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Nicolas Depetris Chauvin Growth without structural transformation has proved to be unsustainable. Africa needs to diversify their economies if they want to become authentic economic lions. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (4)

By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire

GLOBAL TRENDS: Facing Up to a Changing World

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adrian Done How much time do you dedicate to thinking about the REALLY BIG issues that are likely to affect your personal and professional life in the next 20 years? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and Fuel

How Green is the Cloud?

January 4, 2012 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Kfir Godrich, VP & Managing Principal for HP Technology Services While many industry researchers present wildly differing ROI metrics for how a move to cloud computing will result in savings of anywhere from 30 to 50% into the 2020 timeframe, you need

Elevating board performance: The significance of director mindset, operating context, and other behavioral and functional considerations

January 3, 2012 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon C.Y. Wong The global financial crisis has prompted debate once again on how to improve the effectiveness of the board of directors at listed companies. What went wrong despite the reforms pursued over the past two decades? You might also like: From

Manage Third Parties and Manage Your Risks

January 3, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adam Turteltaub Few, if any companies, can avoid using third parties when entering new markets. But the financial and legal risks involved can be incredibly high. How to understand the risks and assess these relationships appropriately and in an organised

Restoring Executive Authenticity

January 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Roger L. Martin The illegal and unethical behaviour of some business executives over the past few decades suggests something is seriously out of whack in the corporate world. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and

European Jobs in 2040: Thinking ahead in the Netherlands

December 28, 2010 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EuropeComments (0)

By George M M Gelauff, Bas ter Weel and Albert van der Horst How will we earn our money in 2040? This article develops four scenarios for how the Dutch economy may evolve. It argues that the future depends on the development of technology – the fundamental