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. Risk Management in Real-Time.

Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

Harvard Business Review

Sure, these technological improvements help in many ways. Our fast moving, globally networked economy simply was not possible a few years ago. But more often than not, the problem we’re facing isn’t a technological one, but a social one. Teaching, consulting, and working with executives across industries and geographies has provided me with lots of evidence of a simple truth: it’s not what technology you’ve got, but how you use it.

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What Uber’s China Deal Says About the Limits of Platforms

Harvard Business

Are there really global network economies? While network economies generally are regarded as critical to winning with platforms, they, like economies of scale, often seem to be overestimated by executives. From the perspective of globalization through platforms, it is essential to ask yourself whether network economies operate at the global, national, or local level. Do switching costs help sustain network advantages?

Profit Is Less About Good Management than You Think

Harvard Business Review

Benjamin Graham , the father of value investing, seldom met the managers of the companies he invested in because he felt they would tell him only what they wished him to hear and because he didn’t want to be influenced by impressions of personality. Revenue moats are usually linked to intangible assets (including brands and patents), high switching costs, and network economies. So is there something different about the managers who do succeed?

Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors

Harvard Business Review

Among the professions that were said to be safe from automation (for the moment) are those that require human interaction and emotive and social competencies, such as management; those that rely on craft mastery, such as recreational therapists and actors; and those that involve understanding complex systems of human and institutional interaction, such as economists. Luckily, b-school professors seem to be hybrids of economist, therapist, actor, and manager.