My main interest in this post is in part to just to spread the word further about examples of bad practice in visualisation/infographic design. Whether intentional or otherwise, a demonstration of appalling standards like this in such a public arena is irresponsible - it has a powerfully deceptive influence. Regardless of the contention of your message, integrity and accuracy should never be compromised either in the visual or beneath the surface in the subject's data and statistics.
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Much more than in any other quarter, CFOs voiced strong concerns about the impact of slowing Chinese growth on North America. Consequently, their growth expectations, which hit several lows last quarter, have not significantly rebounded and have worsened in some cases
The phenomenon of emerging multinationals expanding into other emerging markets, as well as wealthier markets, is likely to continue and accelerate, predicts Ann Harrison, a Wharton management professor. She notes that the trend is reflected in today’s foreign investment patterns. “What you saw in the past was 80% of foreign firms were rich, and they were going to other rich countries. Now you’re seeing a lot more investment moving to poorer countries, from the rich countries as well as from emerging multinationals. So it’s a really different composition of foreign flows.”
Many Gen Z-ers are still just kids — the oldest members of this demographic are graduating from college now — but since today’s teenagers are the workers and consumers of tomorrow, marketers and employers are eager to get a handle on them. They want to know how this generation differs from others, its values, how it interacts with brands, and what its members want to spend money on — or perhaps, more accurately, how the parents of Gen Z-ers are spending money on their behalf.
Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer. While all types of inequality have economic consequences, in our new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, we focus on the economic implications of lack of parity between men and women.
Many US pundits are too anxious about recent news pertaining to the European and Chinese economies. But economic conditions abroad would need to deteriorate significantly before they would compromise growth in the United States.
There is no international legal norm against economic cyber espionage if confined to the collection of information. In reporting on the recent agreement between China and the United States not to undertake commercial espionage against each other, many leading commentators, such as those at the Washington Post and in Council on Foreign Relations blog, have referred to this as an agreement not to undertake economic intelligence collection. It is not.The CFR blog went so far as to claim imminent global application of a norm against economic espionage. There is no international legal norm of any kind against economic cyber espionage if the act is confined to merely collecting of information. There are international legal agreements that apply penalties or redress options for unauthorized commercial applications of intellectual property (often called industrial espionage).
Analysts often discourage risky expansions into developing markets, but three distinct strategies have been associated with success. Emerging markets have become a vital and competitive sector of the global economy in recent years, increasingly exploited by companies through either organic expansion or joint ventures. Yet conventional wisdom holds that developing markets still represent a risky bet, and that firms should wait for ideal conditions — in both their corporate setup and the sociopolitical evolution of the local market — before taking the plunge. However, according to a new study, companies don’t have to rely on perfect timing — provided they carefully leverage the strengths of their internal resources against the local advantages of the target market. In this way, less-than-favorable contexts can still breed successful ventures into emerging markets.
Some of the Eurasian economies have improved their ranking in this year’s Global Competitiveness Index: the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan climbing eight places, and Tajikistan gaining 11. While improvements in some aspects of competitiveness have been achieved, a more detailed analysis of the the results – combined with the latest developments in the global economic outlook – finds that the region’s future competitiveness may still be at risk. After having grown significantly in the past, Eurasian countries’ future growth is forecasted to remain below 4%, which falls short of the performance needed to attain sustained prosperity.
Everyone wants to work for a great boss, but which chief executive officers are rated most highly by their company’s employees? Recruitment site Glassdoor has attempted to answer this question with its Highest Rated CEOs in 2015 list, compiled using Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards. Included below are the rankings for top-rated CEOs of large companies (more than 1,000 employees) according to the opinion of staff based in the United States and Germany.
Faced with external pressures, US companies often cut costs to remain competitive. True to form, many have focused their Internet of Things strategies on how the technology can cut costs and improve efficiency. But the IoT can also serve as a foundation for greater differentiation and innovation.
Among other tangible benefits, CSR initiatives when done properly can help companies solidify relationships with key stakeholders, creating moral and emotional capital that can be cashed in later. For example, a company that has helped build a school in an impoverished community may meet less resistance if it attempts to place a potentially noisy factory in that community later on. Consequently, the depth of a firm’s commitment to CSR largely depends on management’s ability to foresee situations down the line where stakeholder cooperation might be necessary, regardless of the firm’s short-term prospects. This particular competency has more to do with personality than with core business skills. Research shows that this is one of the blind spots common to hubristic or overconfident personalities. As a result, firms led by overconfident CEOs tend to shortchange CSR participation.
In multinational businesses, team members often have to communicate information to colleagues based across the globe. But for a host of reasons, that information sharing often doesn’t happen as effectively as it should. Wharton management professor Martine Haas was curious about precisely which issues were most responsible for impairing that vital communication, and what could be done to improve it. She and Jonathon Cummings of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business revealed what they learned in their paper, “Barriers to Knowledge Seeking within MNC Teams: Which Differences Matter Most?”, published in the Journal of International Business Studies. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Haas details their findings, and talks about what they mean for managers in the global economy.
The urgency for viable IoT security solutions grows by the day. At front-of-mind for many business and government leaders lies the same, nagging question: What do we need to do to secure the IoT? Our research illustrates how business must adapt to this new reality by creating an agile, resilient and vigilant security apparatus embedded into products and services, prepared to fight off cyber-attacks before its too late. Read on as we detail our vision.
Inventory and assortment strategies must be continuously optimized in order for a retailer to succeed online. As the holiday season quickly approaches, now is the best time for retailers to get the ball rolling on their inventory planning processes. Wiser's new infographic explains how competitive intelligence can help.
Secrets may be an unexpected casualty of increasing analytical prowess. .Three recent changes have led to the difficulty in keeping secrets. First, increasing digitization of processes generates unprecedented data “exhaust.” Second, advances in systems, tools, and techniques make storing, processing, and analyzing the data easier and cheaper than ever before. Third, every discovery adds to the bank of knowledge about the potential uses (and, yes, abuses). The same changes that enabled the application of analytics to discover business insights also enable the application of analytics to discover secrets — the unknown information is agnostic and doesn’t know if it is an insight waiting to add business value or a secret waiting to harm..
One of the most common questions I am asked in the Win/Loss analysis process is, “How do we create a value proposition to get our customers or non-customers to participate in a Win/loss conversation?” Include the value proposition as to why you are reaching out to interview each customer and prospect. The value proposition will vary depending whether the company chose your product or a competitor’s.
Members of the Intelligence Community, academia and industry are making use of social media and other open source intelligence.The democratization of technology has been both a benefit and a bother to the intelligence community. Outlets such as social media have provided intelligence officials with a readily available database to analyze – even adopting the wider use of open source intelligence – but it also has proved to be a handy tool for terrorists.
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