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Thought Leaders Archive

December 13, 2010

Helping the CIO Lead

Charlie Feld, the former CIO of Frito-Lay and a pioneer in his field, explains how IT can play a key role in developing corporate strategy.
November 15, 2010

Getting Big by Going Small

Francois Nader, CEO of NPS Pharmaceuticals, describes how a new model for biotech brought his company back from the brink.
October 18, 2010

The Thought Leader Interview: Vineet Nayar

The CEO of HCL Technologies describes how he focused his company on growth by engaging staff in unprecedented ways.
September 13, 2010

A Family-owned Business Goes Global

As director of human resources (and CEO of a prominent subsidiary), Santrupt Misra oversees the Aditya Birla Group’s strategy for cultural change as it steps out onto the world stage.
August 24, 2010

A Gandhian Approach to R&D

Scientist and scholar Raghunath Mashelkar explains a new model of innovation from India that benefits the world’s poor.
August 24, 2010

The Thought Leader Interview: Lawrence Burns

GM’s former head of R&D has a bold vision of how the automobile will evolve in the cities of the 21st century.
August 9, 2010

Navigating Turmoil in the Global Technology-services Sector

For Girish Paranjpe, co-CEO of India’s Wipro Technologies, the best response to economic crisis was reinvestment: in people, green technology, and expansion.
August 9, 2010

The Life’s Work of a Thought Leader

In interviews conducted before his untimely death, C.K. Prahalad — the sage of core competencies and the bottom of the pyramid — looked back on his career and talked about the way ideas evolve.
July 26, 2010

A Return, Not to Normal, but to Reality

Mark Anderson, the high-tech industry’s most accurate prognosticator, foresees an economic landscape still under the stress of too much liquidity — and decision makers still in denial.
July 12, 2010

China’s Clean Tech Boom

Bruce Usher, the former CEO of EcoSecurities, describes China’s path to leadership in renewable energy.
May 10, 2010

The Thought Leader Interview: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

INSEAD’s expert on leadership development clarifies how self-awareness can break the destructive pattern of corporate narcissism.
March 15, 2010

Management by Reflection

Managing author Henry Mintzberg believes that to improve business schools, we must first understand the essence of what managers do.
March 1, 2010

When Disruptive Integration Comes to Health Care

For The Innovator’s Prescription coauthor Jason Hwang, the real solution to health-care costs lies in the business models that incumbent companies have not yet embraced — but can no longer ignore.
February 23, 2010

The Thought Leader Interview: Erik Brynjolfsson

MIT’s theorist of productivity draws a link between innovation in management practice and ongoing prosperity.
February 3, 2010

The Supply Chain Is Flat

William Fung, the head of an old and very large Hong Kong trading company, on making and selling products in a vastly altered global landscape.
January 4, 2010

The Evolution of Technology

To economist W. Brian Arthur, the value of innovation depends on harnessing the natural progression of shared knowledge.