Issue 90, Spring 2018
In this issue
- TechnologyIt’s time to take today’s technological threats seriously and change the way you do business. See also “A Guide to Winning the Digital Disruption Game.”
- Global PerspectiveGMOA new global megaproject, unparalleled in scope and ambition, presents vast opportunities and risks for multinationals.
- Strategy & LeadershipAchieve breakthroughs by bringing together experts who love challenges.
- Organizations & PeopleCompanies can’t expect to compete if they’re not open about how and why people are compensated.
- Organizations & PeopleThree guardrails must be in place to allow these groups to perform well within an organization.
- Thought LeadersAccording to Adam Smith scholar Ryan Patrick Hanley, executives can navigate today’s turbulence only by learning to see themselves as others might see them.
- Global PerspectiveMultinationals need to prepare for a range of contingencies to protect their Chinese interests and operations.
- Strategy & LeadershipLessons from the Chilean government’s response to crisis.
- FinanceFocus on intrinsic value, not share price, to surpass investor expectations.
- Organizations & PeopleBuilding a culture of critical thinking and humility can spare companies from the ravages of excessive CEO confidence.
- TechnologyTechnological changes foreshadow a dramatic — but manageable — shift in business logic everywhere.
- Strategy & LeadershipPaul Leinwand, coauthor of Strategy That Works, introduces a counterintuitive lesson in how to achieve breakthrough performance in your organization from Olympic medalist John K. Coyle.
The Thought Leader Interview
- Freek Vermeulen explains why unhelpful practices go unnoticed and suggests how rooting them out can help innovation.
Books in Brief
- In her new book, Harvard Business School Professor Tsedal Neeley examines the challenge of establishing a lingua franca in global companies.
- In her new book, Leslie Berlin offers a group portrait of the unsung heroes who forged iconic companies — and a new industry — in the 1970s.
- s+b BlogsFor people who put in long hours but love their jobs, a sense of fulfillment seems to offset unhealthy stress.