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How to Profit From Open Innovation

Any conversation on business competitiveness begins and ends with a discussion on innovation, a practice defined as “the fusion of invention and commercialization” by Ken Morse, founder of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center and a leader of ESADE’s Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship programme.  There are three general types of innovation – incremental, radical and open. Of the […]

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Executives Becoming Better Leaders Through Mindfulness

Think of qualities and behaviours popularly used to describe effective, authentic leaders: focus, observation, objectivity, balanced decision-making. These are precisely the characteristics cultivated through mindfulness meditation. And today, even the most profit-driven companies and c-suiters are turning to mindfulness techniques to help them manage stress, control their attention, and make better decisions in the workplace. […]

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Why is “Design Thinking” on the Lips of so Many Business Leaders?

These days there’s a lot of talk – and a lot of executive education – revolving around “design thinking.” Companies like Apple, Netflix, Facebook and others are disrupting industries and business models left and right. And with these developments comes the realization that traditional approaches to problem-solving are no longer enough. So, across industries around the world, […]

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5 Steps to Leading on Cybersecurity

Organisational leaders have a growing stack of priorities on their desks. Now among them is information security, which until relatively recently, was a responsibility delegated to IT departments. That began to change in May 2014 when Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel resigned in the aftermath of a data breach that exposed the credit card and personal […]

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