Ask anyone in your organization to outline their responsibilities, and you'll generally get the usual list—sales, marketing, employee benefits and other similar tasks. Innovation? Sorry, not on the docket. That's somebody else's concern. This can be a dangerous mind-set. We are living in a time of transformational innovation—not mere change, [...]
Gender is only one factor in determining how each of us responds to feedback, observations, suggestions, or critiques. That said, women face various external barriers as they seek to advance in their careers, which shape their experience of work. And their responses to these experiences, over time, become [...]
Warburtons, a British family-owned bakery business, believes that the next generation of family members interested in joining the company first need to get experience in business, and not expect to inherit an automatic role in the company. External talent also needs to be shown that it will be given [...]
Being anticipatory can mean many things. In some cases, it's about identifying opportunities for major digital disruption that you yourself can introduce (think Uber, Kickstarter and other innovations that set entire industries on their ear.)
But being anticipatory also means being aware of outside disruptions that may impact you—and how to [...]
Yasuyuki Nambu, founder and CEO of Pasona Group, has spent his life advocating the idea that a more independent and flexible workforce benefits businesses and the economy. His views on fair pay and benefits for all workers, including women and older employees, represent the leading edge of Japanese thinking [...]
No matter the industry or particular field, competition is the business of the day. Regardless of what you and your organization do in terms of products or services, there's inevitably someone else offering a competitive alternative. Your goal is to “beat” those competitors, however that might be measured—greater sales, more [...]
Valentin Stalf, chief executive of German financial-services startup N26, wants personal banking to be as easy as downloading music. In this interview, part of s+b's "Inside the Mind of the CEO" series, he explains the philosophy behind the fast-growing online bank he co-founded. N26 is expanding from Europe [...]
Imagine if you could establish your bona fides, for credit or rental or admission to a country, without revealing private information. The chair of a foundation dedicated to digital identity protection says distributed ledgers (such as blockchain) can create this type of privacy, but only if they're designed to [...]
Consider these interesting statistics when it comes to privacy:
Google commands 77 percent of search advertising revenue in the United States.
Between them, Google and Facebook control 56 percent of the mobile advertising market.
At first glance, they sound like monopolies, don't they? And, if that's the case, why hasn't the government pursued [...]