Strategy & Govern...
Follow
Find
3.7K views | +0 today
 

From around the web

Strategy & Governance
Take a seat in the marvellous world of Strategy and understand the complex Governance around it !
Curated by Fouad Bendris
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Wall Street for Dummies !

Wall Street for Dummies ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:
You Love Finance but never obtained MBA !

... It's time to play Gymnastics instead ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Finland: The world's next datacentre powerhouse?

Finland: The world's next datacentre powerhouse? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

As the amount of data grows exponentially, so does the need for new digital infrastructure. Boston Consulting expects over 60 new large datacentres to be built in Europe by 2020 and Finland hopes it has enough aces up its sleeve to win a significant number of them.

The country is already off to a good start with Google, Yandex, and Microsoft building datacentres in Finland. Google itself recently commissioned the report Finland's Giant Data Center Opportunity, which values these investments at an impressive €1.3bn (although some have yet to be realised).

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Google, Yandex, and Microsoft have already all set up datacentres in Nokia's homeland. With natural advantages in energy, climate, and tax, could Finland be the promised land for datacentres?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Translate Across Borders

Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Translate Across Borders | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Sometimes “not bad” means “really great.

One of the greatest assets we have as natives of a culture is our ability to quickly “read” another person’s emotions. Over time we learn how to understand whether our colleagues are truly interested in a project or just giving it lip service by noticing the expression on their faces. We can tell when someone really likes something we’ve proposed by the way they react ... ”

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Emotions are tricky business when crossing cultures, but by paying attention to and understanding the language of emotions, you’ll feel fulfilled and proud of yourself — even if you don’t necessarily show it !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

LinkedIn love: The 17 countries with the most users

LinkedIn love: The 17 countries with the most users | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

LinkedIn has around 347 million registered users, and more than 75 percent of its new members come from outside the United States. The professional social network reported a 25 percent year-over-year increase in membership during the final quarter of 2014. While some countries — including LinkedIn's home market, the United States — are saturated with users, others — such as China — represent a massive growth opportunity for the company. The following slides list the top 17 countries in the world with the most registered LinkedIn members ... 

Fouad Bendris's insight:
France: 9 million LinkedIn users

LinkedIn's sixth largest country by users is the fifth-largest economy in the world. France boasts a population of 66.6 million people, and roughly 14 percent of them (9 million people) use LinkedIn !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Still Digital Slave ?

Still Digital Slave ? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Get rid of checking E-mail - Use "Cool Night as a Service" ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Comment entrer dans l'économie des plates-formes ?

Comment entrer dans l'économie des plates-formes ? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Après les big data en 2013 et l’internet des objets en 2014, la société de services numériques Sogeti complète son enquête sur les phénomènes de rupture du numérique avec une série de rapports sur l’économie des plates-formes. Jacques Mezhrahid, directeur de l’innovation chez Sogeti France en commente quelques éléments pour L’Usine Digitale.
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Le phénomène de plate-forme numérique crée la rupture.

Mais pourquoi ? Comment ... 

AGISSEZ, ET EXCUSEZ-VOUS PLUS TARD !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Speed Selling & Ad Retargeting Toolkit !

Speed Selling & Ad Retargeting Toolkit ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Social Media - The Boomerang effect in the world of Advertising ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Promoting from Within !

Promoting from Within ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Round-Robin Promotion - The new Swiss knife of HR ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

New Style of Management !

New Style of Management ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Equity as a Service -  A kind of Disruptive Innovation Management within the Enterprise ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

The Most Obnoxious And Overused Startup Jargon

The Most Obnoxious And Overused Startup Jargon | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, mind-numbing startup jargon is stopping for no one. It winds up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist’s inbox in between. At Forbes we’re obsessed with all things entrepreneurial. So, for our third annual Jargon Madness — an NCAA tournament-style bracket — we found the 32 terms most abused by startup founders, developers, marketers and the VCs who fund it all !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

If you really want to cut through the clutter and land that VC funding, launch a perfect product or secure that sometimes-elusive media placement, maybe it's time to try something new: plain English ... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Should we need Quality of Service ?

Should we need Quality of Service ? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

No matter the Service - We need Quality on top ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Can we learn from our successes? Researchers say yes!

Can we learn from our successes? Researchers say yes! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
A recent review in the journal Psychology, which reviewed results from behavioral economics, social psychology and neuroscience, points out how important success can be to your learning. We'll look at some of its most important conclusions here and find out what we can learn from it.
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Despite the potential for failures to help us find totally new ideas, there is still much to be gained from learning from our successes !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

The art of asking for Decision !

The art of asking for Decision ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

The Loneliness of Leadership ...

Leadership is lonely because decreasing is lonely ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching !

Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

It’s time to turn GPS back on. Your location has become one of the best things about your phone, your smartwatch, and every other connected device you carry. Our tech is learning to adapt to us, nestling into every aspect of our lives so it is more responsive, more useful, and more intuitive. This is awesome, and it’s happening because of three things: location, location, location !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Your phone's ability to pin-point your exact location gives us plenty to be excited about. But this world of always-on GPS raises new questions about what happens to our data ... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence !

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average visit to the ER, there are certain clinical areas where this technology has indeed become routine: cancer, pediatric care, the diagnosis and treatment of ultra rare diseases, and a few others.
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Back in the days of the Human Genome Project, talking about a future where every baby’s genome would be sequenced was the hallmark of a visionary, or a crackpot. (Or both.) With technology moving faster and faster in this field, that vision is becoming very close to reality ... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Investing is easy ....

Investing is easy .... | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

... If you know what you"re doing !   Financial for Dummies ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Google Celebrates The Pony Express With A Fun Doodle Game ...

Google Celebrates The Pony Express With A Fun Doodle Game ... | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Google celebrates the Wild West in its latest Google Doodle.

Every now and then Google will come up with something particularly clever—like its transformation of Google Maps into a global game of Pac-Man.

The Pony Express game has you riding on a horse collecting letters as you gallop across an obstacle-filled desert landscape, moving up and down on the screen to avoid cacti and fences.

The Pony Express’s first letter was delivered on April 14th, 1860, in a time long before email and texts. Back then, the Pony Express was the fastest game in town, with a letter traveling 1800 miles in just ten days !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

The Pony Express may have been fast, but it was also short-lived. The mail service lasted for just 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861 !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover !

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without burning important bridges?

Fouad Bendris's insight:

1° Stress “we” over “I.” 

2° Ask questions…and listen 

3° Walk in the other person’s shoes ...


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Borrowing nice idea from Outside !

Borrowing nice idea from Outside ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Fouad Bendris's insight:

Could generate the Chaos from Inside ;() 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital !

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Digital capabilities are now a prerequisite to compete in the long term. Yet many companies seeking to go digital are still unclear about the best way to set up their IT organizations and develop the tools and talent required to manage digital information and establish and maintain online services and automated processes. What most don’t properly acknowledge at the outset is that many of the critical resources required to facilitate this transition will not be available in-house ... 

Fouad Bendris's insight:

The sourcing journey won’t be easy; looking outside for digital capabilities likely will involve a number of starts and stops. Over the long term, however, this approach can help companies meet the challenges of innovating and competing more effectively online !

  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting !

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Happiness matters a lot at work — how could it not, when many of us spend most of our waking hours there. The alternatives — chronic frustration, discontent, and outright hatred of our jobs — are simply not acceptable. Negative feelings interferewith creativity and innovation, not to mention collaboration. And let’s face it — meetings are, for the most part, still where lots of collaboration, creativity, and innovation happen. If meetings aren’t working, then chances are we’re not able to do what we need to do ... 

Fouad Bendris's insight:

It’s one of two necessary emotional competencies !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Agility Is Within Reach !

Agility Is Within Reach ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Agile companies have both high strategic responsiveness and high organizational flexibility. Their leaders accept the inevitability of change. They have mechanisms in place for sensing potentially disruptive forces and taking advantage of them before the competition. The rest of the organization understands the value of rapid action; people are practiced and confident, with the skills and infrastructure support they need. Although the company encourages experimentation, it also resists unnecessary complexity: At any time, there are just a few new initiatives, backed by everyone in the company !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

With strategic responsiveness and organizational flexibility, you can move quickly when your industry changes ... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

A Promising Future for Government-Driven Innovation

A Promising Future for Government-Driven Innovation | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

During the 20th century Governments and public agencies such as NASA played a major role in the innovation chain. The Internet itself was born through public programs, just as GPS and many other game-changing technologies. 

But in recent years, questions arose over the efficiency of public efforts, challenged by smart, dynamic, powerful corporations such as Google, on the one hand, or bottom-up and open source models, on the other hand ! 

Fouad Bendris's insight:

The existence of an existing (strong) platform for government driven innovation remains a must. But it is not enough. I think the future winner will originate from a country that has the some fundamental elements in place (said Stefan Lindegaard) ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy !

Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

The White House recently released a report about the danger of big data in our lives. Its main focus was the same old topic of how it can hurt customer privacy. The Federal Trade Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration have also expressed concerns about consumer privacy, as have PwC and the Wall Street Journal ... 

Fouad Bendris's insight:

To keep competition alive, we need new anti-trust laws !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Fouad Bendris
Scoop.it!

If You Want to Be the Boss, Say “We” Not “I”

If You Want to Be the Boss, Say “We” Not “I” | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

The royal “we” has a long and interesting history. Many attribute its first usage to King Henry II, who in 1169 used it to imply he was speaking for both himself, and for God. Over time, leaders began to use it to imply them and their constituents (a distinction that got a little blurry when Margaret Thatcher proclaimed “we have become a grandmother” and got a significant amount of chastisement). But beyond using the plural pronoun to indicate that you speak on behalf of a others (or deity), it turns out that using “we” could also mean you’re more considerate of others and possibly even a better leader !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

A new study shows that pronouns are small, but potent, signals.

While switching from singular “I” to the plural “we” may not make you a king or win you a premiership, it might help shift your perspective from self-focused to others-focused, make you more aware of the needs of others and, as you work to meet those needs, might just make you a better leader ... 

more...
No comment yet.