Issue 59, Summer 2010
In this issue
- Integrating formal metrics and informal communication can lead to new levels of performance.
- The role of the chief executive is evolving. CEOs from around the world discuss the game-changing practices that lead to success.
- As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
- Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
- Business transformation is now a continuous process that most companies haven’t mastered. Here’s a formula for managing ongoing change.
- Freelancers are turning to “co-working” environments for better workplace interaction. Companies could use them to boost productivity.
- Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
- How intelligent forecasting can lead to better decision making.
- To develop new executive talent in the Middle East, regional leaders are examining the roots of their own success.
- INSEAD’s expert on leadership development clarifies how self-awareness can break the destructive pattern of corporate narcissism.
- Much-needed guidance on making companies more employee-centered, adaptive, and capable.
- A review of The Quants, by Scott Patterson.
- A review of Gods at War, by Steven M. Davidoff.
- A review of The Curse of the Mogul, by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, and Ava Seave.
- Powerful people often hold others to high standards, but break the rules themselves.
- Strategies for effectively responding to negative evaluations by influential outsiders.
- Executives can promote innovative thinking in their managers by holding them accountable for more than what they directly control.
- For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance long-term financial prospects. This research suggests otherwise.
- Understanding how money makes its way from institutional investors to venture capitalists to entrepreneurs.
- Keith Ferrazzi introduces a passage on the influential power of smaller social networks.