Can New Economic Models Improve Public Policy? (external link)

Knowledge@Wharton – June 26, 2018

“Last summer, the Roosevelt Institute released a study on the economic impact of a universal basic income program that would give all U.S. adults an unconditional cash grant every month to cover basic expenses. Using a Keynesian model, the left-leaning think tank said such a giveaway would boost the economy in part because lower-income households would spend what they received.”

From Walmart to Disney: Building Companies That Last (external link)
Interview to Derek Lidow
Knowledge@Wharton – June 20, 2018

“It’s common practice today for entrepreneurs, especially those in Silicon Valley, to start a business, reach a certain level of success and then sell their project to the highest bidder. But Princeton University professor and entrepreneur Derek Lidow believes the trend isn’t always helpful to the broader economy.”

Why Companies Need a New Playbook to Succeed in the Digital Age (external link)
Author: Peter Weill, Stephanie Woerner
MIT Sloan Management Review  – June 28, 2018

“With the trend for individual and business customers to prefer just one or two powerful ecosystems in each industry, leaders need to understand their options and clarify their own game plans”

The Cultural Attrbutes of the Most Innovative Companies (external link)
Authors: Quy Huy, Zhixing Xiao
Insead Knowledge – June 23, 2018

“Innovation is the number-one priority of today’s CEOs. They correctly perceive that the fast-turning treadmill of disruption topple organisations that stand still. The only sure-fire way to stay on top is to consistently introduce products and services that provide unique superior value and defy expectations”

The Key to Cultivating Agility in Decision Making (external link)
Author: Marc Le Menestrel
Insead Knowledge – June 26, 2018

“Decision-making excellence requires self-awareness and the ability to choose how to think in different situations”

Are You Following the Right Digital Receipe? (external link)
Authors: Tracey Countryman, David Abood, Aidan Quilligan,Raghav Narsalay, Aarohi Sen

European Business Review – June 9, 2018

“Digital technologies have been feeding executives’ appetite for growth, cost savings, and innovation for years. Each one promises nourishment and sometimes brings delight. But how many business leaders are considering the value of combining technologies to create one gourmet meal?”

The Holy Trinity of Customer Experience (external link)
Author: Martin Powton
MyCustomer.com – June 21, 2018

“There has been a growing trend over recent years of experts declaring that the ‘customer comes first’ days are over and that actually employee experience is more important than customer experience. Richard Branson is quoted as saying “Put your staff first, customers second, and shareholders third”.”

Technical Debt Might Be Hindering Your Digital Transformation (external link)
Authors: Adam Burden, Edwin Van der Ouderaa, Ramnath Venkataraman, Tomas Nyström, Prashant P. Shukla
MIT Sloan Management Review  – June 19, 2018

“Organizations face intense pressure to keep themselves at the leading edge of IT capabilities. Sometimes, however, the need for fast technology solutions forces them to make short-term programming and systems-architecture decisions. In doing so, they accrue and compound an invisible technical debt — the price they will one day need to pay to make it right.”



David Graeber on the Value of Work. Does the world really need neuroadvertisers, PR researchers and branding consultants? Renowned academic and coiner of the ‘we are the 99%’ slogan, David Graeber is a passionate advocate for meaningful work. After famously condemning the 21st century phenomenon of ‘bullsh*t jobs’, in this short animation he investigates the philosophical underpinnings of employment, and calls for a reformulation of what work should be.

(The RSA Shorts animation series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA Public Events Programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world)