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How Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Compete in the Cloud

How Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Compete in the Cloud

Jason Davis, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise | November 26, 2018 Foreign companies can use emerging tech to build a reputation as a strategic partner in solving local problems. There is a lot of excitement about big Chinese tech...

Decision Makers Should Rely on Hybrid Forecasting Models

Decision Makers Should Rely on Hybrid Forecasting Models

Spyros Makridakis, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Decision Sciences and University of Nicosia Professor, and Slawek Smyl, Uber Technologies Data Scientist | November 22, 2018 Machine learning may be hyped as the way of the future, but as a forecasting method, it works...

Managing the Paradoxes of Coopetition

Managing the Paradoxes of Coopetition

Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD Professor of Strategy; Werner Hoffmann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business; Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University; and Jeffrey J. Reuer, University of Colorado | November 21, 2018 The challenging tensions of coopetition require leaders...

Seeing Your Firm Through a Hacker’s Eyes

Seeing Your Firm Through a Hacker’s Eyes

Mikko Niemelä, IDP-C, CEO, Cyber Intelligence House | November 19, 2018 Cyber-exposure is the best predictor of future hacking activity. We normally think of hackers as isolated and anti-social – like the hypothetical “genius sitting in bed and playing with his...

(Re)-Designing Organisations in the Age of Algorithms

(Re)-Designing Organisations in the Age of Algorithms

Phanish Puranam, Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD | November 12, 2018 Strategy execution still requires organisation design and development skills. But here’s what it may look like in a world of big data and AI. The skills...

Two Characteristics of Digital World Conquerors

Two Characteristics of Digital World Conquerors

Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD Professor of Strategy | October 22, 2018 Why some digital businesses easily take the world by storm, and others get lost in translation. Many digital products seem destined to achieve global success. WhatsApp was started in 2009 on the basic...

How Speech Recognition Is Set to Disrupt

How Speech Recognition Is Set to Disrupt

Annet Aris, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy | October 19, 2018 In the digital age, nothing stays the same for very long. Back in 2012, only 10 percent of web pages were accessed via mobile devices. Who would have thought that less than six years later,...

Crafting Your Own Leadership Signature

Crafting Your Own Leadership Signature

Henrik Bresman, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Deborah Ancona, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management | October 17, 2018 How well can you adapt in an exponentially changing world? In an age where even...

How the Board Can Make the Most of Blockchain

How the Board Can Make the Most of Blockchain

Hagen Schweinitz, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International (INSEAD IDP 25.2 cohort) | October 15, 2018 The boardroom will never be the same after the rise of blockchain, nor should it. Blockchain is a technology that enables secure transactions without the need...

How Brands Can Stay Relevant in the Digital Age

How Brands Can Stay Relevant in the Digital Age

Joerg Niessing, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Marketing, and Tosson El Noshokaty, Partner & EMEA Regional Lead, Prophet | October 11, 2018 The brands that mean the most to consumers aren’t always the ones you’d expect. Branding has become an almost mystical...