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Strategy & Governance

The coming era of ‘on-demand’ marketing

Emerging technologies are poised to personalize the consumer experience radically—in real time and almost everywhere. It’s not too early to prepare, say Peter Dahlström and David Edelman in the McKinsey Quarterly of April 2013. Dahlström and […]

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How in Hell do You Value a Brand?

Despite a lack of consensus on how to calculate the value of a brand, Charles Orton-Jones (in the Financial Management Magazine on 18 March 2013) highlights how they are increasingly making their way on to […]

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Private Equity’s new Asian Strength

While the private-equity business remains in the doldrums in much of the world, the Asia–Pacific region stands out as an exception. A recent McKinsey report, Private equity Asia–Pacific: Is the boom back?, shows that in 2011, Asia […]

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Global Business Speaks English

Ready or not, English is now the global language of business, says Tsedal Neeley in the Harvard Business Review. More multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, […]

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Building Structures to Innovate

by Leon Duval The message is clear. Firms competing in dynamic environments must embrace processes for a re-engineering and innovation of their products and markets plus the capability by which these are identified, created and delivered. Such […]