Issue 66, Spring 2012
In this issue
- Every industry faces its own challenges in 2012’s turbulent economic environment. These capabilities systems could pave the way for business growth in a dozen key sectors: chemicals, industrials, aerospace, technology, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, telecom, retail, retail banking, wealth & asset management.
- Regulatory reform and IT advances are accelerating the “clockspeed” in healthcare. To compete, insurers will need to focus on three key areas.
- By using data to target inefficiencies, leading healthcare systems are proving technology’s potential to revolutionize care delivery.
- INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta’s Global Innovation Index helps show which nations are on the rise and which are not.
- Forget what you think you know about your Gen Y employees.
- How conjoint analysis, a tried-and-true market research tool, can be used to support organic growth.
- To foster economic growth, innovation clusters need to draw on the power of an interrelated “quad” of sectors: public, private, civil, and academic.
- Global drug companies are facing disruption. One powerful strategic response is to rethink their manufacturing and operations footprints.
Books in Brief
- A review of The Innovator’s DNA, by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen.
- A review of The Innovator’s Manifesto, by Michael E. Raynor.
- A review of Once upon a Car, by Bill Vlasic.
- A review of Masters of Management, by Adrian Wooldridge.
- A new way to assess the pluses.