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

Strategy Driven

Risk management helps them stay on top of the market challenges and trends in the relevant industry. However, markets and industries are dynamic concepts. Businesses across the world have become an integral part of the networked economy. Interconnectedness comes with a great many benefits – quickly penetrating new markets and growing customer base, being just a few of them. All of this, at the same time, creates a network of risks.

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

Harvard Business

On August 1 Uber announced that it is selling its Chinese brand and operations to Didi Chuxing for $1 billion, its annual burn rate in that market, in exchange for a 20% stake in the local competitor. At the company level there is general agreement that the merger for (near) monopoly will benefit both Uber and Didi Chuxing by increasing the profit pool in the Chinese ride-hailing market, but there’s some disagreement on whether this was Uber’s plan from the beginning.


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The Serendipity Machine

Mills Scofield

Sebastian, an organization hacker, is the author of The Serendipity Machine - the inspiring story of the highly innovative, international coworking network Seats2meet.com. ” By opening its lounge to the growing network of independent professionals, Seats2meet.com began to build an interface between its business and the wealth of social networks. In return, they were able to get rid of their marketing department.

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

Harvard Business

In every aspect of business, we are operating with mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete, from strategy to marketing to organization to leadership. ” But in a networked economy, the nature of strategy, value creation, and competitive advantage change from incremental to exponential. They look to create network effects through ecosystems of customers, suppliers, and partners.

Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors

Harvard Business Review

Professors must think of themselves as experiential movie directors for a production of Global Business in the Networked Economy , orchestrating and coaching a multinational cast of actors through experiments – and stepping off of the stage for a broader purview. The classroom should be more akin to one big reality game that simulates a market or industry. As business school professors, we always ask ourselves why we are needed.

You Need a Community, Not a Network

Harvard Business Review

To get serious results from a network, you need commitment and a continuity of relationships among the participants. To borrow language from the philosopher Avishai Margalit , the web is a “ thin we ” type of network. They have little in common with other members, and they’re reluctant to do much for the network. When networks develop into communities, the results can be powerful. What can leaders do to turn a network into a community?