3 Emerging Market Risks Companies Should Watch for in 2018

Harvard Business

They devote far more time to internal execution and competitive risks than to external risks that can change the playing field. This means that many emerging market risks get cut from the senior leadership agenda. At Frontier Strategy Group, we observed that in 2017, executives and boards paid the most attention to risks that dominated global headlines: Brexit, the Trump administration’s trade policy, cybersecurity, and, more recently, North Korea.

Venture Capitalists Are Looking for Failures

Women on Business

Let me first state that there are two types of failures, the first are those that do nothing and fail, the second are those that take a risk and end up failing. The fact is that businesses will not assume the risks necessary for innovation and development if they’re not ok with the idea of failing on some level. The problem with fearing failure is that you ultimately avoid risk, don’t bet on yourself or your business, and stunt your richest experiences.

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8 Leading Areas for Change In Risk Management/Analysis In The Coming Years

Strategy Driven

Managers and people in higher positions, in general, are always looking for ways to improve bottom-line operations and minimize the risks. Risk management helps them stay on top of the market challenges and trends in the relevant industry. However, markets and industries are dynamic concepts. To answer the latest challenges, risk analysis has to be active as well. More Precise Risk Models. Interconnectedness and Collective Risk Management.

How CMOs and CROs Can Be Allies

Harvard Business Review

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) may seem to have little in common. But in the aftermath of the financial crisis, risk managers have become increasingly involved in business strategy and decisions. That has coincided with marketing’s increased influence on strategy, driven by the unprecedented level of insights into customer behavior and trends that are now possible through analytics. Use risk data as an avenue for innovation.

Reinvigorate Your Career by Taking the Right Kind of Risk

Harvard Business

Curry’s game is an example of taking on competitive risk. ” Embracing market risk in our careers is a high-percentage move. We are increasingly aware of the importance of assuming market risk when it comes to starting or growing a business, but assuming market risk is also a critical accelerant of the personal disruption that fuels individual career growth. That is your market risk opportunity.

Decide, Change: The Two Essential Risks for Ultimate Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tom Panaggio : Risk is everywhere, and while common sense and consultants tell you to minimize risk, I suggest the opposite. I maintain that embracing what I call the "two essential risks" is necessary to achieve your ultimate success in business. Sure, you hope to avoid liability, investment, and market risks as you pursue your entrepreneurial dream, so you take steps to mitigate exposure. change risk success Tom Panaggio

Benefits of Debriefing

Strategy Driven

market) risk obsolescence or irrelevance. Information overload is the management crisis of the 21stcentury. Keep your company fighter-pilot agile in any turbulent or changing market. In a complex world where predictability is impossible and innovation and risk are necessary to survive and thrive, mistakes are not only acceptable, but welcome. It helps us to continually revise our assumptions about the market, economy, and world.

The Status Quo Is Risky, Too

Harvard Business Review

If your ideas are met with choruses of “that will never work,” “we can’t take that risk,” “let’s just stick with the plan,” your teammates are likely falling prey to a common decision making bias that former Rotman dean Roger Martin refers to as Underestimating the Risk of the Status Quo. Martin describes how executive teams carefully explore the risk of different courses of action, but neglect to make a similar assessment of the risk of staying the course.

Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model

Harvard Business

The myth of Silicon Valley is that venture-funded entrepreneurship is a generalizable model that can be applied to every problem, when in actuality it is a model that was built to commercialize mature technologies for certain markets. At first, Opus 12 targeted the largest addressable market it could find: ethanol, an additive of gasoline. Alas, it soon became clear that, because of the large scale of the plants, the market was a nonstarter for a small, bootstrapping company.

Can Your C-Suite Handle Big Data?

Harvard Business Review

The chief financial officer (CFO) role rose to prominence in the mid -1980’s as pressures for value management and more transparent investor relations gained traction. Adding a chief marketing officer (CMO) became crucial as new channels and media raised the complexity of brand building, while Chief strategy officers (CSOs) joined top teams to help grapple with complex and fast-changing global markets.

VC Funding Can Be Bad For Your Start Up

Harvard Business Review

Investors don’t like risk any better than you do. If you’re raising money before traction is in hand, so-called “market risk” is higher than if demand has already been proven. Claus Moseholm and his partners, who managed to go the distance at GoViral without ever raising outside investment, retained their stakes in the business (bar one co-founder, who sold his stake to a growth capital investor) until they eventually sold.

Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition

Harvard Business Review

Because they are pursuing a novel opportunity while lacking access to required resources, entrepreneurs face considerable risk, which comes in four main types. Demand risk relates to prospective customers' willingness to adopt the solution envisioned by the entrepreneur. Technology risk is high when engineering or scientific breakthroughs are required to bring a solution to fruition. Financing risk relates to whether external capital will be available on reasonable terms.

Still Many Ways to Skin a Capital Cost

Harvard Business Review

When executives evaluate a potential investment, whether it's to build a new plant, enter a new market, or acquire a company, they weigh its cost against the future cash flows they expect will spring from it. The motivation behind it, as with many, many articles published over HBR's nearly 90-year history, was to take an effective practice developed in one corner of industry and spread it to managers everywhere.

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Why Sit on All that Cash? Firms Uncertain on Cost of Capital

Harvard Business Review

In estimating the cost of equity, nearly nine out of ten organizations use the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which calculates the cost of equity using a risk-free rate, beta factor, and a market risk premium, each of which introduces significant variability. Book vs. Market Weighting Factors Used for Debt and Equity in Calculation of WACC. . Current market debt/equity ratio. Current book debt/current market equity ratio. Country risk rating model.