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Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

By Janet Sernack / August 18, 2020 /

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective. It reaffirms the importance…

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2084

By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

100 years from Orwell’s 1984. The world will have solved the dilemmas that are killing us. How do we get there? The century of new tech Step-change technology (AI, Blockchain, IOT, bio-tech) is not just an engine of growth. It is the only bridge to get to the future. Dilemma. 1. Those who ignore New…

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Seeing The Future

By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

Marketing. We will see a decline of traditional media, and a concentration and digitization of advertising. Consumers will be sourcing their info and ‘cool’ online, via very few, integrated and global platforms. Marketing needs to adjust to this behavioral shift. All of this needs to be orchestrated centrally, with a strong set of corporate positions and a…

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Get Your Team Focused on Results With This KPI Template

By Soren Kaplan / August 18, 2020 /

Management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What’s measured improves.” So true. You get what you measure when it comes to business performance. The problem is that most teams don’t have clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of their strategies and projects. Sure, they may have goals, but without clear KPIs, they don’t have a way to know quantitatively that they’re…

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Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa

By Nicolas Bry / August 18, 2020 /

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa twice a year: that’s the process we describe in this compelling interview with David L. Ross, Innovation teacher at Carnegie Mellon University, about corporate open innovation in Africa, initially published in Disrupt Africa. David Ross teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, and…

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Centvingsept by Pixelis: a place for creativity, and branding for good

By Nicolas Bry / August 18, 2020 /

Fanny Desbois is Communication Director, and Madame l’Ambassadeur of le centvingsept by Pixelis, an organic and open place to the world: it hosts strong projects within Pixelis eco-system. It is a place of sharing, openness, learning and curiosity. Change-makers for good (aiming at positive impact) from all over the world are invited to shake up practices,…

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Retail Innovation: A Collision Conference Interview with Doug Stephens

By Jason Williams / August 18, 2020 /

Collision Conference has quickly become one of the world’s largest tech and innovation gatherings. This year’s event, Collision From Home, took place online from June 23-25. Over 32,000 startups, investors, industry leaders, and innovators from across the globe came together virtually to explore, discover, learn and connect. Doug Stephens, best-selling author and founder of Retail…

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Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side

By Jesse Nieminen / August 18, 2020 /

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at…

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investing in resiliency

We Need To Start Investing In Resilience

By Greg Satell / June 15, 2020 /

In 1964, as the financial revolution was gathering steam, an MIT economist named Paul Cootner published a collection of essays called The Random Character of Stock Market Prices. Based largely on an obscure dissertation by a forgotten frenchman, it laid the foundations for a new era of financial engineering. Yet among the papers included was…

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We Need To Prepare For Future Crises Like We Prepare For War

By Greg Satell / June 15, 2020 /

In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.” He went on to point out that we have invested enormous amounts of money in nuclear deterrents, but relatively…

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