How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

“Hire a chief innovation officer.” “Change the culture.” “Look outside your industry.” There’s no shortage of advice about how companies can become more innovative. The catch is that most of that advice is based on anecdotal evidence. But there’s one step companies can take that does have some data behind it. 

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AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?

The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence concludes that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the 21st Century.

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Linking talent to value

Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes.

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Intelligent London: inside the AI revolution taking over the city

Every few decades a new technology emerges that really does have the potential to reshape the world around us — like the combustion engine, the computer or the internet. 

When it looks like one of those paradigm shifts is on the verge of happening, it’s definitely worth taking a closer look — because the real-world consequences could affect all of us. Today, we do seem to be on the verge of a paradigm shift — and it’s all to do with a branch of computer science known as artificial intelligence.

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The journey to an agile organisation at Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform. It is one of the platforms around which the online fashion sector has coalesced. Part of the Zalando strategy is to digitize fashion, moving the organization from a digital store to an online platform. 

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Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted

Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded age.

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The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the fish tank’s sensors and then to the computer used to control them, and from there to other parts of the casino’s network. The intruders were able to copy 10 gigabytes of data to somewhere in Finland.

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The critical importance of the HR business partner

Nearly a decade ago, CEOs surveyed by McKinsey stressed the importance of talent strategy to their organizations. But they also voiced misgivings about HR’s ability to manage the talent process strategically and deliver maximum value to the business.

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An executive’s guide to AI

Staying ahead in the accelerating artificial intelligence race require executives to make nimble, informed decisions about where and how to employ AI in their business.

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PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO Survey (2018)

Despite highly publicised handwringing over geopolitical uncertainty, corporate misbehaviour, and the job-killing potential of artificial intelligence, PwC’s 21st CEO Survey reveals surprising faith and optimism among chief executives in the economic and business environment worldwide, at least over the next 12 months.

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How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

“Hire a chief innovation officer.” “Change the culture.” “Look outside your industry.” There’s no shortage of advice about how companies can become more innovative. The catch is that most of that advice is based on anecdotal evidence. But there’s one step companies can take that does have some data behind it. 

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The brands redefining meanings with a return on innovation

In business, some categories rumble along for years, with everybody playing the same game, driving down costs, responding to customer needs and making the numbers. And then something changes. A market epiphany happens. And all the rules go out the window as new meanings arrive.

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Delivering through diversity

Awareness of the business case for inclusion and diversity is on the rise. McKinsey’s latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organisations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.

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