Strong value creation in the TMT sector benefits the overall economy, as technology and digitization pervade even the most basic industries. Digitization is creating the same sort of fundamental shift that occurred a century ago with electrification, only exponentially faster.
Essential reading to keep you informed
In the library you will find news, information and guides from Spectrum. Also our Board Chair Report, based on Spectrum’s research of the views and experiences of board chairs, investors and CEOs in fast growth, privately held businesses.
We have also included published information from other organisations which we found to be particularly interesting and relevant, and that we hope you enjoy reading.
The transition from executive to non-executive is a particularly interesting one – one which requires an evolution from a leadership role to one requiring stewardship, guidance and, perhaps most important, mediation – aligning the interests of key stakeholders.
Companies increasingly rely on diverse, multidisciplinary teams that combine the collective capabilities of women and men, people of different cultural heritage, and younger and older workers. But simply throwing a mix of people together doesn’t guarantee high performance; it requires inclusive leadership — leadership that assures that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued and sense that they belong, and are confident and inspired.
Welcome to the Spring 2019 issue of the Spectrum Quarterly.
Stay up-to-date with Spectrum’s latest news and views, plus details of current executive searches.
In this second and concluding part Talis Capital reveal some of the companies who are redefining the sector and what tools they’ve brought to market to transform the digital patient journey.
In January of 2019, The Predictive Index™ surveyed 156 CEOs, presidents, and chairpeople. They asked a slew of questions that cut to the heart of what drives them, what their challenges are, and what keeps them up at night. Their answers revealed the patterns of high-performing CEOs and allowed us to explore the executives’ inner thoughts and biggest weaknesses.
The global healthcare sector is notorious for being expensive and inefficient with traditional providers struggling to cope with modern day industry dynamics.
It is no surprise that more than one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will change five years from now.
By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.
Technologies – from smartphones to cloud to video to the internet – usually arrive in pairs: a “strong” form and a “weak” form. Strong technologies adapt the world to themselves, building from first principles; weak technologies, on the other hand, adapt to the world as it currently exists.
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The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy in March 2017.
The initiative was established to encourage organisations to deliver greater parity amongst their technical staff. The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking.
Bibblio, with Media Voices, What’s New In Publishing and Sovrn Holdings put on ‘The Present & Future of Publishing’, an event exploring key industry developments in 2018, and a look forward to what will be making headlines in 2019.
Head of investments at London’s BGF Ventures, former LOVEFiLM and Mothercare CEO, and ex-chair of Moo.com, Simon Calver, on how tech founders should manage boards.
Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon’s shareholders. Over the last two decades, these letters have become an unparalleled source of insight into how the world’s richest man — and his company — think about customers, innovation, building products, and more.
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It’s widely believed that the most successful entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early twenties when they launched what would become world-changing companies.
When it comes to leadership succession planning in our own organisations, there are some valuable lessons we can learn from Jack Ma.
Practices can change, business models are disrupted, technology evolves, but principles do not change. They are the soul of strategy design and delivery.
As technology becomes ever more the vital linchpin of business strategy and operations, many boards still do not have the know-how to oversee critical technology-driven initiatives, opportunities, and threats.
Much has been written about the role of the Board chair within publicly listed (PLC) organisations, but much less so in the context in which we primarily work: i.e. with fast growth, privately held businesses.
Spectrum’s report: ‘The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses’ is research based.
Its purpose is to facilitate a greater understanding of the role and contribution of the Board Chair amongst key stakeholders, and to optimise the contribution of the Chair to the private, growth company.