Finding Your Space on the Entrepreneurial Map (Inglese – link esterno)
Autori: Nathan Furr
In: Insead Knowledge, September 8/2016
“When pushing ideas forward into the unknown make sure you know where you are playing.
The rise of the “lean start-up” in the late 2000s revolutionised the way entrepreneurs developed their businesses. By highlighting the importance of experimentation and customer feedback it identified a means of effectively and efficiently creating and capturing value in the search process. Much has been written about the need for various experimental mechanisms and different designs in this process. What is often overlooked, however, is how the different challenges and biases entrepreneurs face have the potential to limit their chance of success.

Self-Driving Vehicles, Robo-Taxis and the Urban Mobility Revolution (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: by Nikolaus Lang
In: bcg.perspectives, July 21/2016
“It promises to be the most far-reaching advance in mobility since the invention of the automobile itself, but its biggest impact won’t be felt on the highway. Cities are where self-driving vehicles (SDVs, which are also known as autonomous vehicles) are most likely to fundamentally change—for the better—how people live, work, and, of course, get around.”

Mistakes Happen – So Manage Them (Inglese – link esterno)
Autori: Bin Zhao, Brenda Lautsch, Todd Boyle
In: Ivey Business Journal, May/June 2016
“There is typically a paradox whenever an organization deals with errors. On the one hand, because mistakes are bound to happen, senior management needs to encourage error reporting and related learnings by cultivating a constructive perspective. On the other hand, it is equally important for an organization — especially a high-reliability one such as a nuclear power plant or airline — to attempt to avoid mistakes by calling for responsible conduct and reminding employees of the importance of minimizing or eliminating errors in task execution.”

“Flawed at Birth”: Why the Eurozone Faces Endless Divisionns from the Strategy Crisis at Netflix (Inglese – link esterno)
Interview with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz
In: Knowledge@Wharton, August 24/2016
“The eurozone project was “flawed at birth” notes a new book by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Bill Clinton who teaches at Columbia University and is a columnist for  The New York Times. He also was former chief economist for the World Bank. In The Euro, How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, Stiglitz outlines the key problems in how the eurozone was structured, and how the politics of yesterday — and today – are smothering economic growth and causing deep social problems and steep unemployment, eight years after the financial crisis. He also offers some ideas for making improvements.”

Why GDP? (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Philipp Lepenies
In: Project-Syndicate, August 16/2016
“Gross domestic product is the most powerful metric in history. The US Commerce Department calls it “one of the great inventions of the twentieth century.” But its utility and persistence reflect political realities, not economic considerations. Most of us understand GDP as the measure of a country’s economic output, expressed as a single monetary value. But it’s more than that. GDP, and how fast it is growing, is the universal indicator of development, wellbeing, and geopolitical strength. Positive GDP growth is every government’s goal.”

The Importance of Continuing Education for Digital Leaders (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Chris Curran
In: Strategy+Business, August 30/2016
“Whether you’re a newly minted MBA or an experienced leader, you’re always honing your skills and navigating change. And technology is one discipline in which you really can’t afford to stagnate.”

Lessons from the Strategy Crisis at Netflix (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Ken Favaro
In: Strategy+Business, September 6/2016
“Netflix would seem to be on a roll. The world’s largest online entertainment distribution business has seen its streaming revenues grow from US$1.2 billion in 2007 to $6.8 billion today. In 2015, its stock price increased more than 130 percent. More than 80 million people worldwide subscribe to its service. And in January 2016, the company announced that it had expanded to provide service in more than 130 countries.”


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