Smart cities are already with us. We have already brought huge advances to the way we manage our civic utilities with software-based intelligence to control civil engineering infrastructures. This insight allows workers in white shirts and ties across operations...
According to Gary Baker, to be a market leader and a company with a bright future, you need an organisational overarching purpose. Deloitte’s Core Beliefs and Culture Survey and HBR’s The Business Case for Purpose Report are just two of the many...
The battle for digital disruption: startups vs incumbents Which do executives perceive as their main threats? By Professor Michael R. Wade and Jialu Shan The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, surveyed nearly 1000 executives across 15...
  Shared purpose is an unseen-yet-ever-present differentiator that drives sustainable growth. We’re not conscious of it. How can it be invisible if it’s so powerful? Companies that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit of purpose, alongside the pursuit of profit....
PERSPECTIVES FOR MANAGERS APRIL 2014 Digital Business Transformation: Where is your company on the journey By Emeritus Professor Donald A. Marchand and Professor Michael R. Wade Digital business transformation (DBT) is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find...
Professor Salvatore Cantale on the active role of the finance function in generating value "How business should talk to finance," interviewed by Paul Hunter, Finance for Non-finance People By Professor Salvatore Cantale and Karine Avagyan with Susan Stehli   In January 2016, 26 executives...
The Competitiveness Challenge By Professor Arturo Bris and Michael Sorell with Susan Stehli Contributors: José Caballero and Christos Cabolis   In June 2015, 25 participants gathered in Lausanne for a Discovery Event about the difference between country and business competitiveness and how together...
Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company, details how executives should cut costs--but often dont. In times of uncertainty, organizations irrespective of size, are faced with the challenge to improve or maintain their margins, by focusing on operational cost...
The Sharing Economy: “Upending Business as Usual” By Professor Albrecht Enders and Anouk Lavoie Orlick with Michelle Perrinjaquet Contributors: Andreas König and Christian Grobe   Over 50 participants from all over the world gathered at IMD in September 2015 to hear how the...
Global Leadership and Global Teams By Professor Martha L. Maznevski, Professor Charles Dhanaraj and Christopher Zintel with Lindsay McTeague   In May 2014, almost 100 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event that explored the topic of global leadership. In a highly interactive...
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