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When Strategy Becomes Fantasy

Ironically, when managers think they have all the answers, strategy can turn into fantasy.

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The Unrecognised Impact of Merit-Based Incentives

Olivier Chatain & Philipp Meyer-Doyle

Changing the way executives in professional service firms are compensated can help organisations address some tough organisational dilemmas.

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The “Africa” Framework for Start-ups in Tough Places

After an 11-year career at GE, Swaady Martin adopted many of the strategies and tactics instrumental to its successful African expansion to launch YSWARA, an African, global luxury brand.
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Turning Products into Valuable Platforms

Paying attention to the management of your company and nurturing customers is the key to transitioning a successful product into a robust digital platform.

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The Heavy Burden of Forceful Negotiating

It takes several good interactions to counteract the effects of one negative one. Spare yourself the cost and approach your negotiating partners with care.
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Factoring Synergies into Resource Allocation Decisions

Pigeonholing business units into categories like “dogs” and “stars” gives short shrift to the most important elements of corporate strategy.

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Embracing Uncertainty for Innovation

It has been said that the purpose of organisation is to eliminate uncertainty. Is this stifling the ability to innovate?
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Negotiating a Win-Win for Brexit

Now that the UK has exercised its democratic right to follow its own path, the future will depend on how both sides enter a challenging and tricky negotiation.

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Why Corporate Social Media Platforms Fail

Many managers approach enterprise social media networks as technology deployments and expect them to automatically buzz with activity. Many fail to realise that emotional capital is key to the success of such platforms.

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How All-Star Employees Affect Firm Behaviour

The status-seeking moves of ambitious employees can alter the fate of a company.

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ZEE Entertainment’s Three Step Process for Worldwide Growth

Successful globalisation requires the flexibility to adapt products and think beyond established boundaries.

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How the Smallest Choices Matter

The Kingdom of Bhutan applies choice architectures to improve decisions and well-being.

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Four Signs That Your Industry is Ripe for Digital Disruption

If there are ways for your firm to improve the customer experience with digitisation or use technology to reduce costs, you should move quickly or risk being disrupted by an outsider.
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Are Brands Losing Their Magic?

In the digital world, a product’s substance is more highly valued than the stories woven around it.
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Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified

For leaders of multi-business firms, the best decisions aren’t necessarily those that produce the best immediate outcomes.