Issue 95, Summer 2019
In this issue
- To thrive in a world of apps, platforms, and privacy concerns, marketers have to become multitaskers.
- GMOAccording to the 19th annual CEO Success study by PwC’s Strategy&, boards and new CEOs can reduce the risk associated with handing off the baton after a long tenure. See also “How new leaders can step out of the shadow of a legendary CEO.”
- GMOToday’s technology platforms are not just new versions of legacy systems. They allow you to design a completely new digital enterprise — as long as you follow these guidelines. See also “A Guide to Modernizing Your Company’s Technology.”
- Global PerspectiveA practical discussion of how we might turn a massive social liability into a common good.
- Paying attention to your values and persuasion style can help you avoid getting beheaded or stabbed to death.
- Tech & innovationVoice-activated technology and devices are creating new media, entertainment, and marketing businesses built on the age-old power of simply listening.
- Tech & innovationDylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, describes how his six-year-old company is hitting a growth spurt by leading the charge on digital privacy for children.
- Consumer & retailMake sure you understand “return on experience” — the new way of tracking the results of your investments in customer and employee experiences — and how to implement it.
- Tech & innovationTo make artificial intelligence live up to its promise, we need to understand and reframe the values implicit in the technology.
- LeadershipIn PwC’s annual global survey of chief executives, CEOs’ optimism about their own company’s prospects is a leading indicator of broader economic prosperity. How, then, can we best foster confident CEOs?
- LeadershipThe midsized companies in the U.S. that grow the fastest understand their strong suits and play their hands accordingly.
Books in Brief
- Business booksIn her new book, psychology professor Michele Gelfand explains some of the differences between social groups, and the conflicts that erupt among them.
- Business booksIn his new book, The Future of Capitalism, Oxford economist Paul Collier lays out a path to restore the ethical foundations of the free-market system in the U.S. and Europe.
- Business booksIn his new book, Globotics Upheaval, economist Richard Baldwin wrestles with the opportunities and perils brought about by globalization and robotics.
- Business booksIn his new book, Range, David Epstein argues that although specialization has its virtues, businesses need people with wide horizons and ranges of interests in order to succeed.
The Thought Leader Interview
- Economist Mariana Mazzucato explains how solving society’s toughest problems starts with rethinking how value is created and innovation is incentivized.
- s+b BlogsIn the gig economy, more companies are employing temporary workers for greater flexibility. But that strategy comes at a cost.