For most of the 20th century the corporate lab dominated technological innovation. Then it lost its position to venture capital-funded startups. But now the idea of corporate labs being central to innovation is back.
The economics of personal data is extremely promising. To explore the new space, your company must cultivate and adopt a new mindset that puts clients and their daily lives at the epicenter.
The economies of Latin America (LatAm) have fallen on hard times. After almost a decade of positive growth, the favorable external conditions are disappearing and prospects for growth seem grim. The IMF projection for 2015 is just 0.9%, the lowest growth rate since 2002, with the exception of 2009, the year of the Great Recession.
Pope Francis’ Encliclycal Laudato Si has had a world impact that extends to the global business community. Professors Domènec Melé (Business Ethics) and Mike Rosenberg (Strategy) share their personal opinions about the Pope’s vision.
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I'm afraid the "coffee for all" approach often imposed in some countries, involving a mandatory percentage applicable to all companies in all sectors, tends to produce a boomerang effect that prevents the spread and effective development of what we need: a culture of diversity.
It is certainly a challenge to find the right measures for stimulating employment, although efforts should be made to take steps down the pathways that will lead us to them. And there are very tangible examples of such measures that countries with high unemployment ought to learn from.
According to some of the presented statistics, already over 1600 migrants have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean sea in search of asylum in 2015. Moreover, worldwide 75% of migrant deaths occur in the Mediterranean sea, and the numbers are expected to grow further.