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  Six Innovation Pain Points and How to Overcome Them

Tietz, Matthias A.; Wong, Matthew A.; Rao, Jay; Chuán, Fran; Weintraub, Joseph Innovation can be a painful process, as the authors discovered from their survey of more than 20,000 employees in 140 firms. In asking what they did well and what needed to be improved, they identified six key pain points that often get in the way of innovation, and they propose remedies to build a strong, flourishing organizational culture of innovation. Read article

  How AI Will -- and Won't -- Change the Way You Manage

Canals, Jordi; Cassiman, Bruno; Elvira, Marta; Sieber, Sandra; Raes, Anneloes IESE professors Bruno Cassiman, Marta Elvira, Sandra Sieber and Anneloes Raes discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on strategy, talent management, corporate governance, IT management and organizational culture, respectively. Then, Jordi Canals wraps up the discussion by reiterating the enduring role of general managers in this new paradigm. Read article

  In Search of the Virtuous Banker

Cowton, Christopher Despite some progress over the past 10 years, the controls put in place to prevent another global financial crisis fail to address two key concerns: corporate culture and individual character. Christopher Cowton proposes a virtue framework, so that those in the profession can start to define and agree what makes a good bank as well as a good banker. Read article

  Could Crowdfunding Be Right for Your Business?

Eufinger, Christian Crowdfunding is among the fastest growing segments in the financial industry. This article, based on research and teaching by IESE's Christian Eufinger in this emerging area, outlines the various options currently on the market, highlighting their strengths over traditional forms of financing. Read article

  How Big Data, AI and Blockchain Are Changing Finance

Giné, Mireia; Antón, Miguel The marriage of finance and technology has given rise to new players that are transforming the financial industry. IESE's Mireia Giné and Miguel Antón show how pioneering fintech business models can afford greater speed and efficiency, personalization, automation and easier access, while reducing many of the problems that have long plagued traditional financial exchanges. Read article

  How prepared is your business to make the most of AI?

Zamora, Javier; Herrera, Pedro To make the most of AI, you need to know the basics: what data do you need, and do you have the right people in place? Read article

  Unleashing the Power of Purpose Premium

Almandoz, John; Lee, Yih-Teen; Ribera, Alberto This article reveals five practical steps for putting purpose into practice, achieving higher levels of motivation, commitment, engagement and fulfillment in your company in the process. Drawing on case studies and research, IESE's John Almandoz, Yih-Teen Lee and Alberto Ribera describe the qualities that characterize purpose-driven leadership. Read article

  Got an Idea for Your Business? Test Your Assumptions! Premium

Liedtka, Jeanne M. Using the example of a U.S. hospital, Jeanne M. Liedtka of Darden highlights three common challenges that arise when companies jump to solutions before they have thoroughly explored the current reality of the user experience. She shows how to leverage the design-thinking model to test assumptions and get back on track. Read article

  How Design Can Boost Social Impact and Business Results Premium

Sosa, Manuel E. Many managers approach problems with an engineering mindset: build it the right way and make sure it works. Designers, on the other hand, approach problems with the question: are we building the right thing in the first place? In this article, Manuel E. Sosa of INSEAD discusses how companies can build a design culture to boost business results while solving complex social challenges. Read article

  From Identifying Needs to Generating Opportunities Premium

Vilà, Joaquim; Camps, Xavier IESE's Joaquim Vilà and Xavier Camps outline the initial phase of design thinking, related to discovering customer needs and generating new opportunities. In addition, they describe under what conditions problems are best suited for design thinking, presenting real-life situations in which it can be applied, and suggesting some considerations for managers to help ensure effective implementation. Read article
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