Category: culture

Leverage & strategic creativity in tough times

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth”, said Archimedes. He was of course illustrating the principle of leverage, a …
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Unanswered questions: The manager in the firing line

Pink slip or P-45. Redundancy. Job loss. Head-count reduction. Downsizing. Right-sizing. Many words, the same meaning.  While much attention is paid to the laid-off, …
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How Kevin Bacon can help your business

Or “how to use Network Science to advance strategic goals”. Sorry, but that wouldn’t make as catchy a title as the mention of Kevin …
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"I'm just a dumb pipe": Two strategy lessons from the PirateBay saga

Years ago, when I was a Research Fellow in MIT, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued MIT asking to identify the student …
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Admirable women-in-technology: Ada Lovelace Day 2009

Today is Ada Lovelace Day 2009, an international day to celebrate women excelling in technology. “Who was Ada?”, you may well ask. The answer …
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Learning to love - and solve - multivariate problems

When I was 5 or 6 years old, I did not understand what ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ meant. One day, my …
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Healthcare Services Outsourcing to India?

This post emerged from a question asked by a friend on LinkedIn. The question was: Are (sic) Healthcare services outsourcing from India the next …
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Trust as 'social currency'

Working on the cusp of regulation, investment and strategy, I often think about the role of trust in the information flows that inform investment …
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En cas d'emergence ...

… head for Twitter. As Mumbai saw an unprecedented instance of what can only be described as ‘distributed terrorism’, Twitter sprang into action. Twelve …
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The social media opportunity in India (1)

My investor and business clients are increasingly interested in investing in India. While many of the conversations are about the less glamorous sectors, the …
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