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What China’s Cyber-Cash Advantage Means for the Global Economy

What China’s Cyber-Cash Advantage Means for the Global Economy

Aly Madhavji, (INSEAD MBA'16D) Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund, and Mansoor Madhavji, Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund | March 23, 2020 The rise of cryptocurrency could threaten the dominance of the US dollar and cost the United States trillions in increased...

Disruption and Anti-disruption in the Streaming Economy

Disruption and Anti-disruption in the Streaming Economy

Noah Askin, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Benjamin Kessler, Managing Editor |February 4, 2020 For established industry players in entertainment and elsewhere, the ascent of blockchain is a double-edged sword. Blockchain’s promise is to be...

How Many Bad Customer Reviews Is Too Many? One

How Many Bad Customer Reviews Is Too Many? One

Paulo Albuquerque, INSEAD Associate Professor of Marketing, and Marton Varga, INSEAD PhD candidate | January 31, 2020 Sellers should focus less on cultivating a forest of positive reviews, and more on the state of each tree. Online shopping has worked huge changes in...

Is Your Innovation Process a Corporate Illusion?

Is Your Innovation Process a Corporate Illusion?

Vip Vyas, CEO of Distinctive Performance, and Diego Nannicini (INSEAD MBA ‘14J), Associate Consultant at Distinctive Performance | January 24, 2020 The six common blind spots that severely constrain the performance of innovation labs. The term “innovation lab” evokes...

Turn the Office Into a Lab

Turn the Office Into a Lab

Maria Guadalupe, Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Controlled Trials Lab | January 24, 2020 Using randomized controlled trials, firms can find out what is really going wrong (and right) in their organisations. When the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics was...

The World’s Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2020

The World’s Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2020

Felipe Monteiro, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, and Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD Executive Director of Global Indices | January 22, 2020 How artificial intelligence is shaping talent competitiveness around the world. Dystopian science fiction, as well as...

Firms Favour Academic Insights That Come From Hubs

Firms Favour Academic Insights That Come From Hubs

Michaël Bikard, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy | January 20, 2020 Innovators can improve their performance by paying attention to academic science. In 1981, in the far outskirts of Los Angeles, a start-up made a bet that would change the lives of millions....

Start-ups: The Founding Team Is a Real Magic Bullet

Start-ups: The Founding Team Is a Real Magic Bullet

Moran Lazar, PhD candidate at Technion, and Ella Miron-Spektor, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour | January 13, 2020 Studies show that the entrepreneurial team may impact a start-up’s long-term success more than its product. When we consider great...

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

Benjamin Kessler, Managing Editor | December 18, 2019 Learning to innovate requires diligence, patience and (most of all) direct access to skilful role models. It’s generally accepted that large organisations, for a host of structural and cultural reasons, are at a...

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

Pavel Kireyev, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing | November 27, 2019 For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its...