Features

Eve Chiapello, co-creator of the specialised ‘Alternative Management’ programme, has analysed a large body of literature on the criticisms of capitalism dating back over 150 years. Here, she cites the lessons history has taught us in the face of its newest critic—ecology.

When business performance is under pressure, the working day can often become more draining than motivating. Kate Lanz outlines how senior executives can lead their battle-weary teams to a place of renewed resilience and vigour.

Ewen Anderson at Centralis explains how organisations can manage IT consumerisation in an efficient and secure manner, boosting productivity and employee satisfaction.

While security of supply is important, there are many more factors involved in selecting strategic suppliers, says George F. Brown, Jr.

The much talked-about ‘paperless office’ remains more of a myth than reality—but businesses can still continue to take steps towards it, says Simon Shorthose.

George F. Brown, Jr. and Atlee Valentine Pope discuss issues that can arise in manufacturer-distributor relationships.

When you learn to know when you’re done with everything the work day throws at you, you’ll free up a lot more time to focus on the things that truly matter, says Jason Womack.

Taxes are the logical outcome of a profitable business. Greg Crabtree challenges conventional thought on cash and taxes.

Dennis Stearns identifies issues that will have an enormous impact on how we live, work and invest in the next ten years.

Ewen Anderson at Centralis explains how organisations can manage IT consumerisation in an efficient and secure manner, boosting productivity and employee satisfaction while delivering on longer-term strategic objectives.

Statistics show that companies that export tend to do better at home. Sheila Khatri has some valuable advice for companies thinking of exporting services to India.

Zhike Lei, assistant professor at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, explains why corporate tree-hugging is no longer enough in the battle to tackle the sustainability challenge.

Social business will make a transformational impact on the way we work in the 21st century, even more than email and the internet did 20 years ago.

LOC Consulting’s Richard Savery discusses how mobile technologies and a combination of data from internal and external sources can free current BI initiatives from conventional constraints.

Which category do you fall into? More importantly, which category do your employees fall into? Does the answer really matter? David Dumeresque thinks so—and here he explains why.

Failure to keep and maintain accurate supply chain data can spell disaster in the event of an emergency—or even contribute towards one, as Anurag Dixit explains.

How do leading companies sustain their leadership position? They get their standards right, says George F. Brown, Jr.

Will 2012 be the year when brands deliver more value and less hype? Ayesha Mathews-Wadhwa looks at digital design trends through the consumer behavior lens.

Core values shape the culture and business strategies of a company. They also play a crucial role in driving performance, says John Treace.

Gamification is a rapidly growing hard trend that will accelerate learning for both business and education, says Daniel Burrus.

The Mayans predicted that 2012 would bring the end of days. Let’s hope it doesn’t, but it’s sure to be a turbulent year, says Peter Leeds.

George F. Brown, Jr. identifies four themes for business growth in 2012, and offers his unique insight into implementing your New Year resolutions.

 

Thomas R. Cutler describes the advantages of the omniwheel, the revolutionary alternative to the swivel caster, and heralds the entry of Rotacaster into the next dictionary.

Phil Lewis examines the evolution of enterprise software integration and suggests how a business can strike the balance between ensuring integration without becoming a slave to it.