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Benjamin Kessler

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Benjamin Kessler was the Managing Editor of INSEAD Knowledge.

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Leadership & Organisations

The Nuts and Bolts of Working for an All-Remote Company

Benjamin Kessler

Conventional companies new to remote working can learn from the successful start-up GitLab, which has never had an office since its inception in 2014.
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Economics & Finance

Private Equity’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Benjamin Kessler

Board members and senior managers can learn from the “structured crisis management” techniques PE firms are employing with their portfolio companies.

Leadership & Organisations

Why the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ Looks Much Like the First

The tyranny of automation is less scary than the automation of tyranny.
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Leadership & Organisations

How Discomfort Makes Us More Creative

Benjamin Kessler

Minor disruptions to the status quo, against a background of psychological safety, may be the best formula for creative cultures.
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Economics & Finance

COVID-19: A Turning Point for Inequality?

Benjamin Kessler

The pandemic calls into question the economic trends of the last four decades.

Leadership & Organisations

Are Offices Obsolete?

Benjamin Kessler

The COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of the traditional physically co-located office, forcing many Asian companies to work remotely. However, a small but growing number of tech companies are intendedly going “all-remote”. They may well be harbingers of the future of work.
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