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Grandeza versus mediocridad 

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): Álvarez de Mon, Santiago Document type: Opinion ¿Cuánta agua tiene el vaso? La que cada uno decida. Si queremos verlo medio vacío, así será, igual que si optamos por verlo medio lleno. ¿Cuántas veces reparamos en nuestras carencias y cuántas en lo que tenemos? Sobre estos dilemas que nos llevan a pensar en términos de abundancia o de escasez, la semana pasada ha sido pródiga en ejemplos. Mientras ... More information  

IESE Insight. Issue 33. Second Quarter 2016  Premium

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review From infrastructure changes to emerging business models to cybersecurity, this dossier is your survival guide. Marc Sachon explains Industry 4.0 and its implications, so that companies can move to protect their value chains and find new opportunities for growth. Javier Zamora presents a framework to help businesses tap connected data and pinpoint the ... More information  

The Only Way Is Up  Premium

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Never has the phrase "blue-sky thinking" been more apt than for the design and construction of the Burj Khalifa, which, seven years since its opening, still holds the title as the world's tallest building. Besides the lessons for innovation and collaboration on a project of this scale, the Burj Khalifa must also be viewed as part of a bigger trend ... More information  

Objectives Are SMART, Missions Are WISE  Premium

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): Rey, Carlos; Chinchilla, Nuria; Pitta, Nuno Document type: Non-refereed article Far from staying at the corporate level, missions are increasingly playing a cross-organizational role in companies. Entire divisions, teams and individual workers are setting their own missions across a growing number of firms. Welcome to management by missions (MBM), in which objectives stop being an end in and of themselves and are put to the service ... More information   Read related article

Rainy With a Chance of Sales 

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: 10 decision-making mistakes; how OECD countries score on RDI; Europe and the U.S. dominate the world's "smartest" cities; a redesign for banking; internal promotions pay off for women; a prescription for marketing pharmaceuticals. More information  

Andrew Lack: Team-building, Coaching & Communicating 

Date: 14/06/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Lack, Andrew; Interviewer(s): Baker, Bill; Sponsor(s): IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) "I love walking the halls and wandering the corridors," says Andrew Lack of his typical day as Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. He is team-building, coaching and communicating every day, constantly on the hunt for the best and brightest people. "That work with colleagues is critical to the lifeblood of the organization." More information  

Andrew Lack: Skills That Never Go Out of Style 

Date: 14/06/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Lack, Andrew; Interviewer(s): Baker, Bill; Sponsor(s): IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) The skills required to run a serious news business today may be different from when Andrew Lack started out, but some things never change. Even in a digital world, technology is no substitute for great storytellers able to engage an audience. As the Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC tells IESE's Bill Baker, you don't get people looking at your product ... More information  

Andrew Lack: Searching for Truth in an Age of Fake News 

Date: 14/06/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Lack, Andrew; Interviewer(s): Baker, Bill; Sponsor(s): IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) Fake news is a serious issue, says Andrew Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. In this post-truth world, Lack suggests how audiences can find their way through the thicket of what they are reading -- because, as the saying goes, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." More information  

Andrew Lack: Tuned In to Credibility 

Date: 14/06/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Lack, Andrew; Interviewer(s): Baker, Bill; Sponsor(s): IESE Insight Document type: Interview (Video) Over the course of his career, Andrew Lack has gone from the TV screen to the portable screens of iPads and smartphones. "We've got our work cut out for us to figure out how to make our content relevant on those kinds of platforms," the Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC tells IESE's Bill Baker in this interview. "It's a great challenge, but I'm up for ... More information  

How To Get Staff To Actually Use That Expensive New Tech System 

Date: 13/06/2017 Author(s): Gregory, Robert Wayne; Káganer, Evgeny Document type: Opinion Sluggish take-up of technological "solutions" in the workplace results in wasted money, inefficiency and even sometimes security threats for companies. Here's what to do about it. More information  
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