Issue 78, Spring 2015
In this issue
- For today’s financial leader, decisions are based on strategy, not spreadsheets.
- Preparing for the inevitable interactions between global forces can help you stay ahead of the competition.
- A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context. And watch the video “Mindfulness for Senior Executives.”
- A new approach can help CPG companies introduce products with the right features, price, and packaging.
- The Stanford professor explains how social distance affects the way people respond to feedback.
- New entrants and established players are racing to create the next generation of medical products and services.
- The DHL Global Connectedness Index, now in its third edition, shows that not all flows of trade, capital, information, and people are alike.
- As more products and their parts can be made locally, the need to ship them to market will be reduced.
Books in Brief
- Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, plumbs the history of digitization to get to the roots of successful innovation.
- In Leading with Sense, Professor Valérie Gauthier defines leaders as genuine, generous, generative — even poetic.
- Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, describes how to build the capacity to survive disastrous events.
- In Citizen Coke, Bartow Elmore serves up a snarky environmental history of Coca-Cola Company.