What If Google Had a Hedge Fund?

Harvard Business Review

Acutely aware of the competitive edges timely data offers sophisticated investors, the company's ever-entrepreneurial cofounder once proposed that Google launch a hedge fund. Google may not have a hedge fund, but it's unlikely that high IQ hedge funds aren't using Google's data to better manage their own situational awareness and risk. What kind of hedge funds might an Amazon set up (remember, Jeff Bezos actually came from a New York hedge fund)?

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Sustainable Leadership and Organizations: The Ideas of Martin Seligman

Michael Lee Stallard

2 Comments so far william czander on May 31st, 2010 Happiness coaches are part of the great conspiracy that began some 20 years ago when CEO’s , hedge fund managers and bankers discovered if they outsourced jobs to China and India it would increase the bottom line and they would all get rich.

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Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Walt Disney, one of the greatest creative talents and true innovators of our time realized the value of action when he said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.&# It was Andy Grove the former Chairman and CEO of Intel and Time Magazine’s 1997 Man of the Year who said “You have to take action; you can’t hesitate or hedge your bets.

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Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business

That is like setting up a finance organization to do exotic risk hedging before putting in place basic reporting and compliance. No board would allow a finance function to focus exclusively on investor reporting or risk hedging, but this type of mistake is all too common when it comes to HR. Research by i4cp suggests that in higher-performing organizations, leaders more often see diversity and inclusion strategically, as supporting organizational culture and innovation.

Monitor, Libya, and the Perils of a Blurred-Line World

Harvard Business Review

In times of change, businesses have to adapt and innovate. But businesses and professions that have been around for years tend to develop codes or ethics or at least norms of acceptable behavior. hedge funds? Disruptive innovation Ethics Public relationsThe headline in the Guardian last week read: The Monitor Group: Gaddafi's PR firm used academics. I think it's safe to say that the Monitor Group would prefer not to be known as "Gaddafi's PR firm." (And

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7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Harvard Business

This problem of extending the automatic reasoning of AI systems to understand the context of their decisions is highly complex, and creative innovation, like the one at Google, is usually needed to push the effort forward. An ethical compass. As computers become more capable, executives are realizing just how important ethics and the capacity for moral judgement are in the field of applied AI. John Fedele/Getty Images.

Why Bankers Need to Be Put Into Little Boxes

Harvard Business Review

There's a beguiling little moment in the financial-crisis documentary Inside Job where hedge fund billionaire George Soros describes the principles of oil tanker design. To mainstream economists the Glass-Steagall Act that separated the banking and securities industries looked like a competition-restricting, innovation-damping anachronism. And in an era when innovation is (rightly) celebrated , it is a sector where traditions — and compartments — serve a clear purpose.

Reimagining Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

This isn't a new challenge, but it's more urgent than ever, not just as an effort to escape reform and regulation from the outside, but to restore the public trust, to repair the moral fabric of the system, and to unleash the innovation required to tackle the world's most pressing and important challenges. That's why the MIX is eager to announce the third leg of the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Innovation — the Long-Term Capitalism Challenge.

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“Trust Me, I’m a Leader”: Why Building a Culture of Trust Will Boost Employee Performance – and Maybe Even Save Your Company

Strategy Driven

And when they don’t feel safe, they don’t take risks – and where there is no risk taken, there is less innovation, less ‘going the extra mile,’ and therefore, very little unexpected upside. And that response is hidden inside ‘business’ behaviors – sandbagging quotas, hedging on stretch goals, and avoiding accountability or commitment. Do your employees trust you? The brutal truth is probably not.

When Success is Born Out of Serendipity

Harvard Business Review

The book did quite well — it has been translated into 18 languages at this point, become part of the ongoing innovation dialogue, allowed me to present ideas to executives across the world, and to build a unique consulting firm with clients on six continents. The obvious targets were people in the field of innovation — those working in strategy, R&D, business development, and entrepreneurship.

Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

To gain more insights into a specific firm, investors have shown more interest in intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, systems integration, collaboration, and so on. intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and ethical behaviors)? In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances.