Enterprise values

It’s been 10 years since Tom Friedman’s The World Is Flat introduced us to a globalizing world in which geographical boundaries are increasingly irrelevant to doing business. It was a time when goods, services, capital, people, communications, culture and just about everything in between were seen as inevitably flowing more easily over permeable borders. But a funny thing happened on the way to a flat world. 

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Environment

Insurance companies have a conservative reputation, one that you wouldn’t typically associate as forward-thinkers on global issues. But they speak softly and carry big sticks infused with actuarial data and an unrelenting focus on risk. So they have real influence with companies across sectors and borders. 

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Environment

What marketers have learned is that when it comes to buying sustainable products from responsible companies, consumers say one thing to a pollster, and something entirely different with their wallets. Or so goes the conventional wisdom...

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Enterprise values

Talent management is an evergreen challenge for all organizations. And so the minds of Millennials have been under the microscope over the past few years, just as Generation X was two decades ago. That generation’s slackers have entered mid-life differently from the Baby Boomers who proceeded them so it’s worth paying attention to what makes Millennials tick today. 

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People principles

Last year was a turbulent year for business. Even those who expect the unexpected probably weren’t planning for oil at $50 a barrel, sanctions against Russia or a sovereign cyber-attack on a major motion picture studio. But the biggest risk, according to the recently released World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014, is more of a slow burn. 

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Digital LifePeople principles

The tech sector is revered as a font of innovation, making economies more productive, injecting civic life into cities and generally making lives better for those who can afford tech’s rich pageant.  

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