Prof. Dr. A. Heene

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The Best Way To Remember Something? Take Notes By Hand

Headed into an important meeting? Grab a pen. Taking notes longhand will help you remember information better than typing them out, according to new research from a pair of psychologists from Princeton University and UCLA.<p>Taking notes with a laptop can be detrimental to learning.<p>The study, …

Productivity

Why big data will have a big impact on sustainability

Gathering and analysing millions of data points can be difficult, but big data can tell business where to focus its efforts<p>Advances in data gathering, computing power and connectivity mean that we have more information than ever before at our fingertips. IBM estimates that by 2020 there will be 300 …

Sustainability

Strategisch management (Sebastian Desmidt) eBook | e

Business Model Innovation (PowerPoint)

<b>VIEW</b> BY<p><b>Are you a business professional?</b><br>Join Flevy and sell your business documents.<p>Just as the mobile apps market has helped software developers earn …

A New Alliance Will Let “Internet Of Things” Devices Talk To Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more “smart” devices make their way into our homes, pockets, cars, and workplaces, what good are they if they can’t talk to one another?<p>The AllSeen Alliance is a new effort led by The Linux Foundation to bring about a …

Internet of Things

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Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

Grafrede business/IT-alignment

The Problem with Linear Thinking

I recently read a very interesting story in a US newspaper that exemplifies better than any other story the problem with linear thinking. This is our …

See Darkly Funny Artifacts From The Internet Town That Never Left the 1970s

A lot has happened since the 1970s, but you wouldn’t know it from spending any time in Scarfolk. This fictional town, thriving on the Internet, operates in a vacuum wherein the world never advanced beyond the Carter presidency.<p>The brainchild of screenwriter Richard Littler, Scarfolk is a visual …

L.L.Bean

7 Better Ways to Promote Online | Inc.com

I was just at Sunday brunch with someone I consider to be one of the best at online promotion. At 28 years old, this amazing entrepreneur has built a profitable $30 million+ business from ground up, without the help of venture capital, advertising agencies, SEO firms, or PR firms.<p>Michele Romanow, …

Marketing
CEOs

Is Strategy Fixed or Variable?

The short answer to the question above is <i>yes</i>. The challenge is how to make strategy both fixed and variable at the same time, which will increase the …

The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Enterprise IT is in crisis — no doubt about it. Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

How Non-Profits and Foundations Support Evidence-Based Government

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - 17:02<p>Some non-profits and foundations are advocates for the use of evidence-based decision-making in different policy …

Nonprofits

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

Framing

Are You Data Driven? Take a Hard Look in the Mirror.

The term “data driven” is penetrating the lexicon ever more deeply these days. Data Driven was the title of my latest book, and recent academic work shows that companies that regard themselves as “data driven,” are measurably more profitable than those that aren’t. So becoming data-driven is …

The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing

Executives at Robert Bosch and McKinsey experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution.<p><b>In what's</b> …

MBA teaching urged to move away from focus on shareholder primacy model

While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not only bad for society but also leads to poor business results, …

Education

How Drucker Thought About Complexity

Throughout his life, Peter Drucker strived to understand the increasing complexity of business and society and, most importantly, the implications for how we can continue to create and deliver value in the face of complexity. I have long been influenced by Drucker’s work. In the 1960s and 1970s, he …