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Why do innovation outposts fail?

1 June 2021, European Business Review, UK, Felipe Monteiro. The steps multinationals can take to create a brokerage environment that fosters innovation. "Unable to act on novel ideas themselves, executives at an innovation outpost may feel like hunting dogs because...

Three ways digitalisation changes corporate responsibility

28 May 2021, Forbes India, N. Craig Smith and Leena Lankoski. The fourth industrial revolution changes the 'who', 'whom' and 'what' of corporate responsibility. When a virus brought the world to its knees, the digital economy got a shot of adrenaline. Remote working,...

How SoftBank taught the market to love lossmaking startups

26 May 2021, Nikkei Asia, Japan, Claudia Zeisberger. A slew of IPOs may vindicate Masayoshi Son's growth-at-all-costs view. TOKYO -- A few years after Bom Suk Kim dropped out of Harvard Business School to launch what would eventually become Coupang, South Korea's...

All hands on deck for the circular economy

25 May 2021, Quality Digest, US, Luk Van Wassenhove & Benjamin Kessler. The key to achieving zero waste is a systems approach where all stakeholders work together toward the same ends. Suddenly, supply chains are in the spotlight. The practical details of how...

The 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50: How we chose the list of companies

25 May 2021, CNBC, David Spiegel. With 12 public exits and four pending SPAC mergers, competition for the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 was as wide open as ever. For the fifth straight year, a record number of nominations were submitted:1,565 start-ups aiming to make the...

How to tell the age of an innovation

24 May 2021, Business A.M. Live, Nigeria, Henrich Greve. All innovations make the journey from “eureka” to “meh”. But they don’t do so according to fixed rules. Innovation never sleeps. It’s a relentless pursuit of the new and different, spurred by the awareness that...

Hybrid working: Fomo and the danger of office cliques

21 May 2021, The Irish Times, Ireland. Mark Mortensen. Dropbox has dropped the hybrid model over issues with inclusion and career progress. As offices open, there are fears that if hybrid is mismanaged, organisational power will revert to the workplace. Photograph:...

Regulating the ‘Wild West’ of token-based business

21 May 2021, The Korea Times, South Korea, Massimo Massa. Evolving standards of crypto regulation may actually result in sharper oversight than is common in the non-token world. The rise of initial coin offerings (ICOs), initial exchange offerings (IEOs) and token...

Fintech – Can there be too much of a good thing?

14 May 2021, Yahoo! Finance, Singapore, Lily Fang. One of the greatest promises of fintech is to enable more people to have access to a broader set of financial services with increasing convenience at lower costs. In short – Financial inclusion. Indeed, this is the...