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  How rankings shape your growth story

Dávila, Antonio; Foster, George; He, Xiaobin; Shimizu, Carlos High-growth rankings can give small companies a quick reputational boost. But unless you understand the metrics involved, your time on the list could be very short indeed. Read article

  Leading with compassion

Passmore, Jonathan Compassionate leadership has multiple benefits: less stress, happier emotional states, healthier workplace environments and improved morale. Here's how to cultivate compassion in your company, so that you transform yourself, your teams and the world. Read article

  The recipe for success of El Celler de Can Roca

IESE Insight Joan Roca, the celebrated chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, reveals the ingredients necessary for achieving world-class innovation. Read article

  Corporate governance for company continuity

Tàpies, Josep A good corporate governance system should make sure a company remains competitive going forward. In the case of family businesses, that may mean asking: Under what circumstances are we willing to bring in a partner to our company or even sell some shares? Read article

  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
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