Wed.Oct 16, 2019

Women in the Workplace 2019


Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress. Gender Equality

How To Cascade Your Strategic Plan Throughout Your Organization

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Once a strategic plan is created at the highest level of an organization, there is a great need to cascade the strategic plan throughout all areas of the business.

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Managing your external supply system for innovation


To accelerate innovation, more companies are turning to outsiders for help—especially their suppliers. Getting supplier innovation to work means rethinking incentives, relationships, and management. Insights on Operations

Blink And The Future Is Here. Are You Ready?

Simon Associates

Our weekly podcast, On The Brink , was recently ranked among the top 10 futurist podcasts by TAFFD , an organization focused on "providing a transdisciplinary awareness about the future." This made us wonder, what is futurism? What are we doing at SAMC to share with others what’s coming next?

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Has Southeast Asia taken a firm grip on the nickel value chain?


A closer look at the future of the nickel market considers the role of ore exports from Southeast Asia. Metals & Mining Insights

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Diversifying where you get business from will make you less dependent on attorneys

Rod Burkert

In case you missed last week: Finding the time to write a book (or any activity that will build your authority in our BVFLS profession) shows that know matter how busy you think you are, the “time math” reveals we do, in fact, have the time.

Five Fifty: Fast and modular


Want to move faster, fly higher, and generally perform like a top technology company? Try the modular approach to platforms. Digital Insights

Singapore: Using Organization Design to Shape a Nation

Kates Kesler

Your customers are pushing you to deliver complex solutions of products and services in innovative ways. Sounds like the challenge … Blog

The Best Lessons are From Dogs

Martinka Consulting

I recently read Dave Barry’s latest book, Lessons From Lucy; The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. It’s funny, as one would expect from Dave Barry, insightful, poignant, and not exactly what I expected from him. I’m not going to “steal his thunder” and give away all his lessons. Read the book (it’s a fast read and extremely entertaining). I will share one lesson, because it’s one of the few mantras I have in my business. Don’t stop having fun. And if you have stopped, start having fun again.).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Climate Change Is Going to Transform Where and How We Build

Harvard Business

Will we reinforce, rebuild, rebound, restrict, or retreat? Economics & Society Digital Article


Hope for the best

Seth Godin Blog

Better, I think, to spec for the best instead. It’s comforting to hire a contractor, give them a rough spec and hope for the best. Wish to be positively surprised. Leave room for lots of unexpected magic. But if it matters, write a really good spec instead


Research: How Virtual Reality Can Help Train Surgeons

Harvard Business

A UCLA study yielded promising results. Talent management Technology Healthcare Digital Article

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Bubbles, Golden Ages, and Tech Revolutions

Harvard Business

Economist Carlota Perez joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the life cycle of technology revolutions and how they ultimately change every aspect of society. Perez is optimistic about the future — she explains how we can harness technology to foster green growth and global development. Technology Innovation Economics & Society Audio

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

5 Simple Rules for Strategy Execution

Harvard Business

The more you try to achieve, the less you’ll accomplish. Strategy Strategy execution Digital Article

Amazon Under Attack, and Household Financial Stress

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the problem of household financial stress. They also debate whether current criticisms of Amazon are justified. Economy Stress Economics & Society Audio

Facebook’s Oversight Board Is Not Enough

Harvard Business

The problems with the company are ingrained in its business model. Social platforms Internet Corporate governance Business models Digital Article