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  Unlock the potential of new technologies amid high uncertainty

Thomas Klueter When will self-driving cars really roll out? With emerging technologies, managers face many "unknown unknowns" developing novel products. IESE's Thomas Klueter recommends a structured approach to unbundling and managing uncertainty. Read article

  How to leverage scientific advances in your company

Jonathan Wareham, Laia Pujol, Angelo Kenneth Romasanta, Thomas Wareham Mathiassen, Markus Nordberg, Pablo Garcia Tello Publicly funded research laboratories are where innovations as disruptive as the World Wide Web continue to be born. But the process of getting scientific discoveries out of the lab and into the market hasn't been smooth. How might it be systematized? Read article

  Patently underrepresented: Why humankind needs more female inventors

Rembrand Koning; Sampsa Samila; John-Paul Ferguson New research in Science finds that patents filed by female inventors are more likely to focus on women's health, but that relatively few women are filing patents. The paper points to untapped opportunities for innovation. Read article

  Corporate venturing with deep-tech start-ups: Lessons learned from Asia

Josemaria Siota; Mª Julia Prats; Vittoria Emanuela Bria In just five years, investment in deep-tech start-ups has quadrupled to reach more than $60 billion in 2020. A new study offers advice to help larger companies team up with deep-tech start-ups, gleaned from cases in East and Southeast Asia. Read article

  Porsche CEO Oliver Blume: Half its cars all-electric or hybrid by 2025

IESE Insight Porsche's strategy to become carbon neutral is challenging yet achievable. Green energy is key, using e-fuels combined with electromobility to run not just the cars but the plants. While AI is also valuable, it won't replace the human element on which the brand depends. Read article

  5 characteristics of the new ideal worker

Mireia Las Heras; Nuria Chinchilla; Grau, Marc For organizations to thrive in the 21st century, the needs of the new ideal worker must be understood. That means grappling with questions of work-life balance, as well as gender and leadership, in a meaningful way. Read article

  Sabine Mueller: "Diversity and inclusion must be organizational cornerstones"

The CEO of DHL Consulting discusses digital readiness, resilience and agility, and says establishing a truly diverse and inclusive workplace will require a complete overhaul of how we currently do things. Read article

  Mix novelty and familiarity to move from niche to mainstream

Diego Zunino; Stine Grodal; José Luis Suárez Help your new product to "cross the chasm" and reach the "zone of adoption" with these practical tips. Read article

  Resilience, a key concept for the world's smartest cities

Pascual Berrone; Joan Enric Ricart London once again tops IESE's annual ranking of the smartest cities in the world. As COVID-19 forces a rethink of urban strategies everywhere, resilience emerges as tomorrow's leading concern. Read article

  Life after lockdown: tracking apps, more virtualization and new priorities

IESE Insight Ready for coronavirus contact-tracing apps and virtual healthcare? A pivot away from excess consumption and materialism? Living in China and working in telemedicine, Myra Yu shares her perspective on what the road ahead might offer as lockdowns are lifted. Read article
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