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More and more women are taking their careers into their own hands – 40% of US businesses are women-owned and the number of female entrepreneurs has skyrocketed by 114% in the last two decades.

5 ways companies can progress more women into leadership roles

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gender equality and getting more women into leadership roles are trending topics

The introduction of ATMs surprisingly increased employment, but the traditional job changed and new roles evolved, which were customer-facing and involved skills as sales and customer service representatives.

How to accelerate digital literacy in the enterprise world

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

The impact of automation on the workforce is stark: 59% of Germans will see their employment affected and 47% of current employment in the US is at high risk of computerization through the emergence of artificial intelligence

Succession is only one facet of a much broader slate of policies and practices that promote longevity in family business. The term for this brand of business discipline is institutionalisation.

What Distinguishes Europe’s Family Business Champions from the Rest

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

Where do Europe’s family firms stand globally, in terms of creating sustainable, long-term value?

Banks that refuse to back controversial companies create space for less fastidious lenders to step in – and to gain advantage.

The Problem With Politically Motivated Funding Boycotts

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

United States presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, like many of her Democratic colleagues, dislikes private prison companies such as CoreCivic

The DoC drafted rules to lower the 25 per cent to 10 per cent and include more non- technical goods to give it more authority.

US bid to toughen sales ban to Huawei stalled

By: N. Peter Kramer | Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has been looking at ways to further restrict Huawei since November 2019

Corporate executives and entrepreneurs have radically different orientations. While the former are taught and trained to identify and manage risks, the latter thrive on limitless thinking and the excitement of a high-reward, high-risk paradigm. In other words, the two groups perceive, think, act and speak differently. Executives’ and entrepreneurs’ words and actions can soon become “lost in translation”.

Is Your Innovation Process a Corporate Illusion?

By: EBR | Monday, January 27, 2020

The six common blind spots that severely constrain the performance of innovation labs

The laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer are known for their work in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which develop evidence-based recommendations for public policy and organisations in the fight against global poverty.

Turn the Office Into a Lab

By: EBR | Monday, January 27, 2020

Using randomized controlled trials, firms can find out what is really going wrong (and right) in their organisations

’The British public deserve to have access to the best possible technology. We want to put in gigabit broadband for everybody. Now, with one brand opposed, let them tell us what’s the alternative’

Removing installed Huawei 5G tech in UK would cost billions

By: N. Peter Kramer | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

UK PM Boris Johnson and the National Security Council are expected to give soon Huawei the go-ahead to build ‘non-core’ parts of the 5G network

The reality in most organisations is that data may be captured but it is stored haphazardly. Its quality is uneven, and integrating it is problematic as it sits in disparate locations and jurisdictions. But even when data is cleaned up and stored properly, it’s not always appropriate for the questions or decisions that management has in mind.

Where AI Can Help Your Business (and Where It Can’t)

By: EBR | Monday, January 20, 2020

Your firm produces data, so surely it can benefit from applying AI, right? Wrong. Here are five questions to ask yourself about whether a business problem is “AI-solvable”

Cross-market arbitrage that connects one marketplace to another should be watched more closely than it is.

Warning Tremors Before a Flash Crash

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When an earthquake strikes, its relatively mild P-waves travel faster than the subsequent S-waves that cause severe damage. Earthquake early warning systems protect us by tracking the fast P-waves. It is those few seconds between the P-waves and the S-waves that give us precious time to take shelter

Heading in the right direction? Corporate citizenship must be a core activity this decade.

Businesses are thriving, societies are not. Time for urgent change

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

It’s the end of an era for corporations. For 50 years, companies focused on delivering shareholder value above all else – but a rapidly changing world is undercutting the shareholder primacy paradigm

’’It is a cause for celebration that big, publicly owned companies (and well-funded start-ups) are seeking to address the big societal challenges.’’

Why Social Enterprises Still Matter in an Age of “Win-Win”

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

Mainstream companies often fail to serve critical societal needs when profits and impact do not align. The answer? Employ business just as a tool, without taking profit maximisation as a constraint

Leading through power can sometimes create a false sense of being apart and disconnect leaders from the people they lead.

Five Qualities for Leading Business in the 21st Century

By: EBR | Friday, December 27, 2019

The 21st century has given us great access to information and a heightened awareness of human impact on the planet

«It’s generally accepted that large organisations, for a host of structural and cultural reasons, are at a disadvantage when it comes to innovation.»

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

By: EBR | Friday, December 20, 2019

Learning to innovate requires diligence, patience and (most of all) direct access to skilful role models

Historical evidence shows that labor-replacing technological innovation does not lead to long-term changes in employment and unemployment rates in industrial countries.

Should you be concerned about automation in the workplace?

By: EBR | Monday, December 16, 2019

From the Luddite movement in the early nineteenth century to the writings of prominent economists like John Maynard Keynes and Wassily Leontief generations later, the prospect of automation has always raised serious concerns about jobs

Progressive governments are pushing public agencies to be more tech-savvy and data-thirsty, willing to take risks and learning to adapt faster.

Here’s how tech can help governments fight corruption

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public services, get better value-for-money, and curb corruption

Huawei does not receive favorable subsidies from any government. Certainly Huawei is not particularly favored by the Chinese government. And certainly there is no “massive state support”.

’’Huawei is a trusted ally of Europe’’

By: EBR | Monday, December 2, 2019

In response to the opinion piece by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo published today in Politico Europe Huawei issues the following statement

One of the biggest challenges and opportunities for research and talent-heavy start-ups is to formulate a strategy that will help the company reach the maturity stage.

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 27, 2019

For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its technology

B Corporations, or B Corps, are “businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”

4 ways to build businesses that work for good, right now

By: EBR | Monday, November 25, 2019

Breaking news from the CEO Roundtable this fall sent a combination of shockwaves, enthusiasm and relief throughout the business world

A recent Environmental Defense Fund study of 600 executives at companies with $500 million or more in earnings shows that the belief in balancing profits with environmental stewardship is strong.

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

By: EBR | Monday, November 11, 2019

With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting

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