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Thought Leaders Archive

November 27, 2012

The Thought Leader Interview: William J. O’Rourke

The former head of Alcoa Russia teaches executives that in international business practice, ethics and competitive advantage go hand in hand.
September 10, 2012

An Optimist’s Case for Climate Policy

Gernot Wagner, an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund, believes business will push for policy change.
August 28, 2012

Lessons from the E-Commerce Wars

Entrepreneur Jim McCarthy on why online innovations succeed — or fail.
August 28, 2012

The Thought Leader Interview: Douglas Conant

The coauthor of TouchPoints and former CEO of Campbell Soup Company explains how executives build their company’s capabilities by connecting with people more effectively.
August 6, 2012

IT and Healthcare: Evolving Together at the Cleveland Clinic

Martin Harris, MD, chief information officer of one of the world’s most innovative hospital systems, describes how medical IT helps providers engage consumers and cut costs.
June 25, 2012

Brand Transformation on the Internet

To Aaron Shapiro, CEO of the digital agency Huge, online marketing means creating immersive environments where people go to get their problems solved.
May 29, 2012

The Thought Leader Interview: Dov Seidman

The influential business author and CEO explains why the practice of enlightened self-governance gives companies an edge.
May 29, 2012

Solar Comes of Age

A leading solar energy policy advocate explains how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.
May 7, 2012

How Ikea Reassembled Its Growth Strategy

During the Great Recession, this iconic Swedish furniture company developed a new way to expand: cutting costs while increasing customer loyalty.
April 9, 2012

A Talent Strategy for Emerging Economies

Two top leaders of the Middle East telecom company Etisalat explain how they recruit and retain people in frontier markets — the most challenging business environments in the world.
February 28, 2012

The Innovativeness of Nations

INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta’s Global Innovation Index helps show which nations are on the rise and which are not.
February 13, 2012

The Thought Leader Interview: Bob Carrigan

Media pioneer Bob Carrigan, of IDG Communications and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, explains why new media is the most optimistic part of the economy.