Issue 89, Winter 2017
In this issue
- InnovationThe flow of talent, investment, and ideas that has boosted companies’ global R&D efforts may soon be impeded by the rise of economic nationalism.
- TechnologyLarry Smarr has become a vital conductor of innovation by insisting that scientists and researchers at the incubators he runs collaborate across the lines that separate disciplines.
- Strategy & LeadershipThe disciplines that enable restructuring of established companies are also essential levers for helping deals succeed.
- Organizations & PeopleA few companies in Tokyo are using U.S. management methods to resolve the trade-off between long employee tenures and global competitiveness.
- Thought LeadersRotman School assistant professor Laura Doering explores the intersection of economic development and human nature.
- HealthcarePayors, providers, medtech companies, and pharmaceutical firms need to get better at working with one another.
- Organizations & PeopleWhen talented people from diverse backgrounds fail to rise in a company, there are three powerful solutions: having more inclusive team leaders, more diversity among the top leadership, and better sponsorship practices.
- Strategy & LeadershipMake a commitment to the function that knows your company best.
Best Business Books 2017
- Business LiteratureThe Platform Competition
- Business LiteratureAnimal Spirits
- Business LiteratureCrimes, Not Misdemeanors
- Business LiteratureCaptains Courageous and Agile
- Business LiteratureNot-So-Great Expectations
- Business LiteratureSteady Progress
- Business LiteratureMind Over Matter
The Thought Leader Interview
- The influential economic theorist looks ahead to a world of virtually free energy and zero marginal cost production, and to a desperate race against climate change.
- s+b BlogsA subtle suggestion from management can positively influence employee behavior, but a heavy-handed approach is likely to backfire.