Scientists’ warning on affluence

Authors: Thomas Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen, Lorenz T. Keyßer, Julia K. Steinberger
Nature, June 19, 2020

“The affluent citizens of the world are responsible for most environmental impacts and are central to any future prospect of retreating to safer environmental conditions. We summarise the evidence and present possible solution approaches.”

Global cooperation is more vital than ever. This is why

Authors: Børge Brende
World Economic Forum, July 23, 2020

“The great global misalignment is that at the very moment cooperation is more vital than ever to address urgent challenges, it is in decline”

What new normal should we create?

Authors: Morela Hernandez
MITSloan Management Review, July 22, 2020

“We currently exist within a world that is unfrozen from the constraints of routine, habits, and norms. By leveraging this moment to explore, experiment, and learn, organizations and their community stakeholders have a unique opportunity to redefine the scope of their priorities and collective actions.”

The great innovation deceleration

Authors: Carl Benedikt Frey
MITSloan Management Review, July 08, 2020

“In modern economies, the larger, more diverse, and interconnected a population is, the more ideas and wealth it is capable of generating. Large, interconnected societies allow more people to participate in innovation, which adds to collective knowledge and gives others in the society better tools and instruments to make further discoveries.”

Data Science, Quarantined

Authors: Jeffrey D. Camm, Thomas H. Davenport
MITSloan Management Review, July 15, 2020

“Companies are beginning to reboot their machine learning and analytics, which have been disrupted by the global pandemic.”

The Digital Path to Business Resilience

Authors: Karalee Close, Michael Grebe, Phillip Andersen, Varun Khurana, Marc Roman Franke, and Roelant Kalthof
Boston Consulting Group, July 06, 2020

“Resilience is top of mind for executives today, and it will prove to be a key factor for winning in the 2020s. As the world of business grows increasingly uncertain and volatile, companies that have purposefully developed capabilities to tackle ambiguity and unpredictability—in a word, resilience—are most likely to thrive.”

A Vaccine Reality Check

Authors: Sarah Zhang
The Atlantic, July 24, 2020

“So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end.”

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

Authors: Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, Kevin Sneader, Kurt Strovink
McKinsey&Company, July 21, 2020

“Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?”

Thriving in the era of pervasive AI Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise, 3rd Edition

Authors: Beena Ammanath, David Jarvis, Susanne Hupfer
Deloitte, July 14, 2020

“As AI adoption grows, how are companies working to manage risk and stay ahead of the pack? Deloitte’s third annual survey suggests how leaders’ thinking is changing as applications become pervasive throughout the organization.”

In-Depth Guide to Machine Learning in the Enterprise

Authors: Ed Burns
TechTarget, July 22, 2020

“Enterprises are adopting machine learning technologies at rapid rates. In this machine learning guide, we break down what you need to know about this transformative technology.”

Work is something you achieve, not somewhere you go

Authors: Josh Levs
Strategy+Business, July 20, 2020

“The use of surveillance software to track remote employees’ activities reflects outdated thinking about productivity.”

Global Strategy for a De-globalising World

Authors: Benjamin Kessler
Insead Knowledge, July 22, 2020

“The world may not be as flat as it once was, but global business strategy is, if anything, a more urgent priority than before.”

7 questions companies schould ask before using a new technology

Authors: David Ullman
Machine Design, July 16, 2020

“Here’s how to use Design Technology Readiness Levels to see if a technology is mature enough to use in a new product.”

How crisis gave us an opportunity to change

Authors: Christopher Kenna
Raconteur, July 13, 2020

“Now is the time to look at our companies and ask ourselves, do we truly represent the communities we serve?”