Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective: How we see the world—our leadership perspective—shapes our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Senior managers at Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, attended a workshop called Dialogue in the Dark, led by visually impaired trainers who conducted the entire workshop in total darkness. Kaipa is a CEO advisor and coach and a senior fellow at the Indian School of Business.

How To Start Your Own Online Business?

Strategy Driven

Either being adhered to a 9 to 5 job that you detest or maybe being worried about job security are valid justifications for intuition on how to begin your own online business for nothing. Choose a business thought. Approve your business thought. Start your business plan.


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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

Workers and employees have more opportunities today than ever before to become capitalists and invest in the businesses that employ them. Baby Boomers at or near retirement age own nearly half of the privately held businesses in the United States. More than half of these owners expect to retire in the next 10 years, and one-quarter wish to transfer ownership of their companies to a business partner or their employees. And companion bills developed to enable the U.S.


How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

These were among the questions addressed at a luncheon in New York convened by CFA Institute President John Rogers with financial industry leaders that included representatives from private and not-for-profit asset managers, public pension funds, insurance companies, and diversified financial services firms. Restoring trust and confidence requires commitment to and investment in professional and business ethics. Strive for a conflict-free business model.

Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Harvard Business

The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful competitors with deep industry knowledge, assets, and channels who’ve been around for a hundred years or more. The technology-driven disruption model that brought us computing, the internet, and mobile apps is no longer sufficient. Scotiabank is also a leader in adopting this type of new model.

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Harvard Business Review

One outside manager of many endowments I spoke to confirmed to me that there has been “no mandate” from clients to be investing in the future of higher education. “I The business models of universities are being challenged, and it looks like the universities are out to lunch. The transformation in education technology and markets is happening with the business leaders and money-men of higher education barely present.

Stop Assuming Your Data Will Bring You Riches

Harvard Business Review

These are just a sample of thoughts from clients in recent months who were excited about the prospect of creating new businesses and new sources of revenue in what seems to be a lucrative new area. For example, a product evaluating nonprofit organizations may be highly useful to a wealth manager seeking to help his client to select a charity as part of a value-added tax efficiency service. They need to be addressed, and solved before launching a business in earnest!

Sustainability in Financial Services Is Not About Being Green

Harvard Business Review

As a result, institutions in the financial services sector risk losing their license to operate — the permission to conduct business granted by customers, partners, and government. Examples of governance performance include management of the legal and regulatory environment, systemic risk management, and managing conflicts.