Archive for June, 2015

Bias in the spotlight: framing | Comment | Research

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Our decisions and preferences are affected by how information is presented to us. How something is framed can make different features more or less front of mind and alter decision-making and behaviour. By Crawford Hollingworth.

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Another reminder of how question framing can influence responses here. The video clip of ‘Yes Minister’ is very good. 

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The hidden world of logos

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Those brand idents you’ve seen a thousand times may be concealing more than you think… by Ellie Pearson, designer and studio manager, MobasMuse

In the design and advertising world, logo design a…

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Great article by Ellie Pearson on logo design. I particularly like the FedEx and LSO ones!

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How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?

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Well worth reading.

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Marketing skills gap among acquired companies | News | Research

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Newly acquired firms have the largest skills gap in marketing and IT management according to a survey of UK-based private equity houses.

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As Paul Lindsell states here, it is not surprising but it does highlight the importance of addressing these gaps as firms grow. 

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Navigating the Dozens of Different Strategy Options

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win — or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether?

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Very topical article here. Fascinating to see the strategic frameworks listed by year. Ansoff is still in much use today which is the start point in this list. 

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The Power Of Leadership Mindsets

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

In the new world of work, the high-performing organizations will be those who can continually transform from within. Start with leadership mindsets.

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A thought provoking article. Two elements are particularly notable: A quote from Tim Cook, CEO of Apple …: “We change every day. We changed every day when he (Steve Jobs) was here, and we’ve been changing every day since he’s not been here. But the core and the values in the core remain the same as they were in ’98, as they were in ’05, as they were in ’10. I don’t think the values should change. But everything else can change.” and within the article…

 

What we typically don’t consider however, is it’s not the overt messages that make or break us, it’s the covert ones, the ones we are not thinking about or aware of. Thus, most times when we find our teams and organizations resisting change, our answer as to why is staring right back at us in the mirror.

 

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Five frightening facts about employee engagement

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

How can you convert employee engagement into competitive advantage and what trends will we see in the future? Here are five key takeaways from our sneak preview at the inaugural EdelmanENGAGE survey into engagement.

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Google looking at dunnhumby | News | Research

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Google has been reported to be exploring a joint takeover bid with private equity firm Permira, to buy dunnhumby from Tesco.

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Google looking at dunnhumby | News | Research

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Google has been reported to be exploring a joint takeover bid with private equity firm Permira, to buy dunnhumby from Tesco.

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Interesting but perhaps not surprising?

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Record labels attack Apple deals that would leave them ‘completely screwed’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Independents claim they could be forced out of business by free trial of new streaming service and withold popular artists such as Adele

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Interesting strategy. What approach would you take to launch Apple Music?

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