Look outward, not upward to grow mighty oaks from acorns

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Growing your company in the 21st century requires you to look outward, not upward The growth of established companies has slowed. Like old oak trees reaching their maximum height, large organizations struggle to expand, losing ground to the competition as they grapple with changes in user behaviour and watch their … Read more

This is a moment for personal and organizational reinvention

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Innovation must have purpose, writes Sanyin Siang Google the words ‘innovation and business’ and you’ll get nearly a billion results, showing just how far innovation occupies the minds of business leaders today. And why not? In a volatile, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous (VUCA) world, the rules that our predecessors operated … Read more

Breakthrough innovation demands a shift in culture

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Take a leap Too much so-called innovation is dressed-up incrementalism: a series of entirely predictable changes that are minimalist, gradualist and build on what is already there. I prefer to use a word beloved of Charles Darwin. When discussing trends in biological evolution, he talked about the opposite of incrementalism … Read more

Upgrading our humanity

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION AI and automation may hold the key to a human future, write Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington Exponential change is the new reality. Our analogue, physical-world perspective is constantly being challenged by an emerging digital-world mindset. But while dystopian perspectives often dominate discourse around the potential impacts of … Read more

Executive education fit for digital disruption

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Innovation is essential if leadership development is to keep pace with the needs of business Never has it been more important for leaders to be learners. The challenges presented by today’s fast-moving environment mean that organizations must have agile leaders at all levels, or they face significant strategic and operational … Read more