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.

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.

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How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data

Harvard Business

” Survey respondents included Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and Chief Data Officers representing 50 industry giants, including American Express, Capital One, Disney, Ford Motors, General Electric, JP Morgan, MetLife, Nielsen, Turner Broadcasting, United Parcel Service, and USAA. Companies that fail to adapt do so at their own competitive and market risk. Laura Schneider for HBR.

Benefits of Debriefing

Strategy Driven

Organizations that fail to continuously revise assumptions about their operating environment (i.e. market) risk obsolescence or irrelevance. Fighter Pilots and Special Operations teams have discovered and used a secret to continuous improvement – a tool every enterprise can benefit from. Keep your company fighter-pilot agile in any turbulent or changing market. It helps us to continually revise our assumptions about the market, economy, and world.

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

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. Because the new data analytics horizons typically span a range of functions, including marketing, risk, and operations, the C-suite evolution may take a variety of paths.

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.