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Happy 50th birthday Intel, you look a lot like the next Kodak

Silicon Valley's chip supplier de choix scored a massive own goal with smartphones. If it has got driverless cars wrong too, it could be goodnight …

Legacy thinking is transforming us into can't do guys

Legacy thinking is easier than thinking about the unknown<p>After more than 150 years of creating electric light, heavier-than-air, flying machines, …

Digital disruption and transformation: What executives need to know

Three IMD Professors and digital experts answer executives’ most pressing questions about digital<p>IMD recently interviewed professors Amit Joshi …

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What makes a successful, innovative team?

Professor Cyril Bouquet on innovative teams on the occasion of IMD MBA Innovation Week<p>What makes a successful, innovative team? This is a fundamental …

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Why we can't innovate

Bill Fischer on the six reasons why companies are not doing enough for their futures<p><b>“</b>Ad Hoc, slow, short-term, insular.” That’s the overall …

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Will Uber ever be profitable?

Professor Howard Yu on how today’s biggest companies survive without profits<p>Professor Howard Yu was recently interviewed by the leading …

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars

Professor Michael Wade in The Conversation<p>Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies …

Apple HomePod is already losing the smart speaker battle

Professor Bettina Büchel in The Conversation<p>The war for your digital home is waging. Apple has finally followed Amazon, Google and Microsoft by …

Why business ideas are not the same as business opportunities

How entrepreneurs can turn an idea into a breakthrough business opportunity<p>We have all heard a lot about business models and most entrepreneurs have, …

Omni channel launching pad

On-shelf availability<p>The term omni-channel is omnipresent in retail supply chain circles these days. It promises an exciting array of consumer …

Innovation & sustainability: Become the change you wish to see

Lessons from the family-run firm Widex<p>Innovation is not just for start-up firms. We often hear about the need for executives to ensure the business …

The great Indian leapfrog

The digital economy provides India a way to start off the journey toward becoming a developed nation without waiting for costly and time-consuming …

The IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

How does your country rank?<p>Knowledge refers to the necessary infrastructure, which underlies the process of digital transformation through the …

Apple Watch: the ‘toy’ that could destroy an industry

Bravado in the face of market disruption won’t necessarily halt it<p>“Swiss watchmakers are f**ked,” said Apple’s design chief, Jony Ive, around the …

Europe’s innovation, America’s boon

US technology giants are profiting from other countries’ investments in innovation<p>Personal assistant applications and their soothing voices have …

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Is your innovation team too fast? Too slow? Not fresh enough?

Two fundamental tensions of high-performing innovation teams<p>During the course of my intensive work with companies – including, most recently, a …

Making the case for a new Olympic sporting category

Why eSports should zap into the arena<p>You are probably watching the Olympics this week, supporting your home country and cheering on your favorite …

eSports

What is a Smart City anyways?

Smart cities are ill-defined and misunderstood but their place in the future is certain<p>The term “Smart City” has lately become a buzzword for anyone …

Beyond the beautiful

How design thinking shaped P&G’s strategy<p>In June 2000 Procter & Gamble was in free fall. It had long suffered lackluster performance during the …

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Top leadership qualities in today’s unpredictable world

Question for today’s leaders: how can I lead in a world like this?<p>For the foreseeable future, the world won’t be a stable or predictable place like …

Leadership

Supply Chain 4.0

Companies such as Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules on supply chain management<p>In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of …

It’s time for Apple to buy these tech giants

Apple should use its massive wealth strategically<p>As Apple’s stock climbed to its fifth record in March on Tuesday, and it’s 11th record this year, …

Financial Services

We are failing at failing

Let’s stop worrying about our inadequacies as failers and stress our aspirations as learners<p>We don’t fail enough; we need to fail faster, fail …

Schadenfreude

The red envelope war

Hongbao have become the latest battleground between China’s two digital behemoths<p>In a tradition spanning more than 500 years, Chinese people have …

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China’s “new normal”

Why investors are too pessimistic on the country’s economic health<p>With more news from markets in China, the world seems to be waiting for doom and …

Innovation lessons from Coca Cola

For Guy Wollaert, innovation means 'permission to experiment'<p>In the popular imagination, the phrase “disruptive innovation” is so closely linked with …

What tech’s survivalist billionaires should be doing instead

Could Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the world's second richest man, be humanity's last hope?<p>Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, recently passed Warren Buffett to become …

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How disruption is redefining leadership

New IMD study looks at “must HAVE” qualities to lead in the digital age<p>Imagine that you are an executive overseeing retail banking at a large …

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Strategy is dead? Long live strategic thinking!

Diagnostics, alternatives and choice<p>Strategy is a dead concept say Bill Fischer and Michael Wade, two of my colleagues at IMD. The world is moving …

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