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Should You Preannounce Your Innovation?

Before telling the world about their innovation-in-progress, companies should carefully weigh the costs and benefits.
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Monetising Others’ Success

Success in the twenty first century will depend on many things, including how well your organisation empowers others to make money.

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Making Customers Compete for Your Firm

Innovation contests can yield highly valuable ideas when designed in a way that stimulates customer creativity.

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Three Steps for Successful Digital Integration

The “uberisation” of the economy is making companies rush into digital integration, but they need to build some critical capabilities before investing.
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Transforming Organisations for Sustained Innovation

“Market-oriented” firms are better able to innovate consistently, but getting there requires complex and demanding organisational change.

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“Doing Good” Is a Source of Growth

Firms must develop a higher social purpose to achieve growth and longevity.
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How Innovation Is Helping Emerging Multinationals to Race Ahead

Emerging market multinationals are strong market-driven innovators. But to go truly global, they would do well to shift their focus to technological innovation.

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Leveraging Communities to Create Social Media Momentum

As social networks become increasingly ingrained into brands’ communication strategies, organisations need to take a more global and creative approach to understanding the dynamics and cultural fabric of their target communities

Strategy

Are You Making Your Employees Attractive to Competitors?

Trumpeting your firm’s achievements makes your top managers more attractive to competitors and gives them a leg up in the labor market. Greater care should be taken with media splashes to hold on to your talent.

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Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did

Q. Huy, T. Vuori

Despite being an exemplar of strategic agility, the fearful emotional climate prevailing at Nokia during the rise of the iPhone froze coordination between top and middle managers terrified of losing status and resources from management. The company was wounded before the battle began.
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Eight Ways the Military Manages Uncertainty

From managing and structuring information to fostering internal learning and smooth communication, the military holds lessons for businesses operating in uncertain environments.

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Why Your Company Needs a Resident Futurist

Being far-sighted about your strategy can help you prepare for the big global changes already unfolding.
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Expanding Through Uncertainty, the Carrefour Way

Any good strategy is based on a risk-reward analysis but what happens when the environment is particularly uncertain and the threats difficult to understand?
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How to Build a Sustainable Blue Ocean

W. C. Kim, R. Mauborgne

High performing and sustainable market-creating strategies align value, profit and people.
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The Three Steps of Successful Turnarounds

Claudia Zeisberger

When companies find themselves in distress, turnarounds are one way to set them back on track. But turnarounds are messy and getting them right is no easy task.