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The worth of academic research for business

The value of research is best realised when academics are prepared to descend from their rarefied elevations and recognise that practitioners have an important role to play in knowledge production.

Published on : 08 Aug 2014

Customer Centric Metrics rescue retailer from Strategic Eccentrics: Customers take care of The Profits

Tom Peters has long argued the case for Customer Centricity. At the 2011 Progress Conference he said; “The magic formula that business has revealed is to treat their customers like guests and their employees like people.” So what is his 2013 take on strategy and leadership? Think of this as “Tom Peter’s Balanced Scorecard”.

Published on : 08 Aug 2014

La semaine de trois jours prônée par Carlos Slim

La proposition de Carlos Slim d’une semaine de travail de trois jours semble folle. Mais beaucoup, en 1922, pensaient Henry Ford fou quand il a annoncé que son personnel travaillerait cinq jours par semaine.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

World’s second richest man calls for three-day working week

Carlos Slim’s proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he announced that his staff would work a five-day week.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Combine hard and soft data

We tend to admire leaders who proclaim, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” But what if that’s not necessarily true? ... — Adapted from Simply Managing, Henry Mintzberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.Read full aticle: Business Management

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

The End of Thinking?

Francis Fukuyama revisited his influential "End of History?" article recently and told readers of the Wall Street Journal (on June 6) that he was right after all.

Published on : 15 Jul 2014

Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are so successful, in one word

When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through life. Gates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.”

Published on : 15 Jul 2014

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Canada’s partnership opportunity

Canada has excellent universities: for example, our share of highly cited publications is nearly 10 times our share of the world population. We also have great companies, and according to a 2014 Bloomberg ranking, Canada is the second-best country in the world in which to do business. Over the last 15 years, our governments have put in place many new investments in research and development, as well as innovation-friendly policies.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Pour un management dynamique des finances publiques

Invité dernièrement à la Chambre Française de Commerce et d’Industrie du Maroc (CFCIM) pour débattre du thème pluridisciplinaire : « Pour un management dynamique des finances publiques », M. Noureddine Bensouda, Trésorier général du Royaume a présenté un exposé explquant son parti pris ce type de management. 

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Is Strategic Philanthropy Yesterday’s News?

As I read the lead article in the latest issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World,” by John Kania, Mark Kramer, and Patty Russell, I tried to imagine what it would feel like to do so from the vantage point of the director of a small nonprofit.

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

El fenómeno de las estrategias emergentes

Por Jerko Juretic. Si usted le pregunta a cualquier persona de su empresa qué es una estrategia, la mayoría le respondería que es un plan de acción elaborado por la alta dirección. ... En 1978, el experto en management, Henry Mintzberg, propuso que la estrategia también podía ser entendida como un patrón consistente de acciones en el tiempo, desarrollada de manera intencional -o no- por una compañía. 

Published on : 10 Jun 2014

06-04-14 Say it Again and Again

Your strategy to accomplish great results personally, at home and at work has the best chance of success if you invest in it, live it out, and communicate it widely. How often do you hear of plans that are promised but never even attempted? Those are strategies with no life; they are not authentic. Remember, all those implicated in a strategic plan and its actions ought to know it, have the opportunity to embrace it, and promote it.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

The psychology of strategy

The psychology of strategy is all about achieving desired objectives, according to business strategy experts. Inherent in this definition is a process of prioritising and focus.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

Il lavoro manageriale in pratica

Il lavoro manageriale, di Henry Mintzberg, è considerato uno dei più importanti e influenti testi di management degli ultimi anni. Un vero e proprio must per ogni manager. In questo nuovo volume “Il lavoro manageriale in pratica. Quello che i manager fanno e quello che possono fare meglio”, edito da Franco Angeli, l’autore ha voluto aggiornare e distillare l'essenza del suo pensiero in un libro più snello, operativo, orientato all'azione.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014