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Despite The Headlines, The Future Has Never Been Brighter | Digital Tonto

Despite The Headlines, The Future Has Never Been Brighter | Digital Tonto | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
The mark of an age is not the problems it faces, but the solutions it creates.
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Why do we love Picasso? A ‘creativity algorithm’ explains.

Why do we love Picasso? A ‘creativity algorithm’ explains. | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence developed at Rutgers has deemed "Mona Lisa" not so great after all.
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Why your C-Suite needs a chief entrepreneur, whether the CEO likes it or not

Why your C-Suite needs a chief entrepreneur, whether the CEO likes it or not | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
One business-model specialist thinks every company should be led by a CEO who focuses solely on execution, and by a chief entrepreneur whose job is to re-imagine the organization’s future
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Unintended Consequences: Minimizing The 'Oops Factor' In Decision Making

Unintended Consequences: Minimizing The 'Oops Factor' In Decision Making | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
In politics and business, “unintended consequences” is the handy term for outcomes that are not the ones foreseen by a purposeful act. When Nancy Pelosi famously said of ObamaCare “We have to pass this bill so you can find out what’s in it,” she likely did not foresee the coming firestorm [...]
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How Numbers Lie | Digital Tonto

How Numbers Lie | Digital Tonto | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
While the idea of “scientifically engineered” solutions sounds attractive, there is never a magic formula that can solve all our problems.
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How to Lead in Ambiguous Times

How to Lead in Ambiguous Times | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it

A glance at today’s headlines leaves little doubt that we have entered a new era of geopolitical turbulence. Acts of terror and violence, humanitarian crises, and public health emergencies are rarely localized events. Instead, these shocks transcend borders, presenting global challenges. Just as one crisis fades, another rises to take its place.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 6, 2015 9:49 PM

Stability, resilience, and relationships are the keys to thriving amid geopolitical crises.


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 8, 2015 1:39 PM

Claves para la dirección...How to Lead in Ambiguous Times | @scoopit via @LeadershipABC http://sco.lt/...

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The CEO Report | Saïd Business School

How do senior executives develop the skills they need to lead in a changing world?
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How to Write a Good Vision Statement

How to Write a Good Vision Statement | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it

Strategic planning is much easier than many people realise.  If you have an intimate knowledge of your business and are able to think pragmatically about your strengths and weaknesses, you should be able to create a strategic plan fairly easily.

 

Take a deep-dive into each of the components and giving some tips on how to actually create them effectively.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 15, 2015 1:48 AM

Strategic planning is of great importance in the classroom too. Both teachers and students need to plan their work. With the teacher it is about planning for the whole year, and for the student it could be about planning for his or her research paper for the term. In all cases, planning continues to be a factor that can spell success or failure! While, no doubt this article is aimed at the business world, I see its relevance in Education too!

Darilyn Evans's curator insight, January 15, 2015 3:24 AM

A first step in benefits realisation is being sure of what we are trying to achieve.  This article is useful in giving a step-by-step process for creating a strategic vision that doesn't end up as some generic, jargon-filled statement that is uninspiring to staff and clients alike.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 15, 2015 3:40 PM

Strategic planning must give three products:
1. Address: Define which should be directed towards the organization (Vision, Vision and Values).
2. Focus: In what ways the organization (objectives and goals) will concentrate.
3. Alignment: Align all resources (financial, material and human) of the company.

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Aligning Finance, Strategy and Innovation - Part 1 | ValuePoint Jan 2015 - www.smartorg.com

Aligning Finance, Strategy and Innovation - Part 1 | ValuePoint Jan 2015 - www.smartorg.com | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
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David Matheson, President and CEO of SmartOrg, was recently joined by Arpit Dwivedi of 3M, Jeff Pierce from Pitney Bowes, Aleksandro Grabulov from Philips and Rich Duncombe formerly of HP and now
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The retail market as a complex system

Aim of this paper is to introduce the complex system perspective into retail market analysis. Currently, to understand the retail market means to search for local patterns at the micro level, involving the segmentation, separation and profiling of diverse groups of consumers. In other contexts, however, markets are modelled as complex systems. Such strategy is able to uncover emerging regularities and patterns that make markets more predictable, e.g. enabling to predict how much a country’s GDP will grow. Rather than isolate actors in homogeneous groups, this strategy requires to consider the system as a whole, as the emerging pattern can be detected only as a result of the interaction between its self-organizing parts. This assumption holds also in the retail market: each customer can be seen as an independent unit maximizing its own utility function. As a consequence, the global behaviour of the retail market naturally emerges, enabling a novel description of its properties, complementary to the local pattern approach. Such task demands for a data-driven empirical framework. In this paper, we analyse a unique transaction database, recording the micro-purchases of a million customers observed for several years in the stores of a national supermarket chain. We show the emergence of the fundamental pattern of this complex system, connecting the products’ volumes of sales with the customers’ volumes of purchases. This pattern has a number of applications. We provide three of them. By enabling us to evaluate the sophistication of needs that a customer has and a product satisfies, this pattern has been applied to the task of uncovering the hierarchy of needs of the customers, providing a hint about what is the next product a customer could be interested in buying and predicting in which shop she is likely to go to buy it.

 

The retail market as a complex system
Pennacchioli D, Coscia M, Rinzivillo S, Giannotti F, Pedreschi D
EPJ Data Science 2014, 3 :33 (11 December 2014)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjds/s13688-014-0033-x ;


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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 13, 2014 10:43 PM

With this knowledge and insight into the world that's dawning.  One world must be destroyed in order for the new world to come forth; one segment of society must give way to the new in order to facilitate and ease this transition.

 

The top of society is where and what determines the ease or the possibility of this transition.  That is the point that needs to be altered in order to bring about this new dawn.  

 

Unfortunately, it is the point in society that is least willing, although most capable of change.  They'll cling to illusions and delusions of relative power over people and unsustainable material wealth than allow for everyone, including themselves, to realize something that could truly be wonderful for our lives, our well-being, and our health as living organisms.  This is before we talk about the bottom-up resistance that will be experienced as well, especially if the transition is done badly by the people who are at the top of the given social unit.  A shame that something so relatively simple can be so completely complicated and complex to carry out.

 

Silly world.

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4 Things No One Tells You About 'Entrepreneur-ing' From Home

4 Things No One Tells You About 'Entrepreneur-ing' From Home | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
No matter how successful you are, people will wonder if you're really working.
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77 Business Improvement Ideas

77 Business Improvement Ideas | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, December 4, 2014 3:46 PM

Continuous improvement is the way. Here we go for 77 ideas to improve your business.

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Everyday business improvements are the lifeblood of the success of your company. Because of that I think that you need to take all necessary steps in order to work on many business improvements as quickly as possible...

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Innovation and the Unknown

Innovation and the Unknown | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
It seems that companies are tossing around the innovative word like it's a piece of candy to be chewed on and enjoyed because it tastes so sweet. Maybe some companies can innovate that way and actually benefit from the process. However, I am not quit...
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Technology and people: The great job-creating machine | Deloitte UK

Technology and people: The great job-creating machine | Deloitte UK | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Deloitte economists Ian Stewart, Debapratim De and Alex Cole study employment data from the last 140 years to assess how technological change has affected employment in England and Wales.
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12 tips for young Greeks—from a successful Greek entrepreneur

12 tips for young Greeks—from a successful Greek entrepreneur | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Listen to your elders but don't be afraid to be critical.
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Words of wisdom, words of hope ... Not only for young Greeks ...

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Decision–Making under Radical Uncertainty: An Interpretation of Keynes’ Treatise — Economics E-Journal

Decision–Making under Radical Uncertainty: An Interpretation of Keynes’ Treatise — Economics E-Journal | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
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Onboard Executives With the Business Model Canvas

Onboard Executives With the Business Model Canvas | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
It's exciting to introduce new executives into the leadership team, but it
can also be a challenge to bring them up to speed with the moving parts of
your organization's strategy and operations. In this post we share how
three organizations used the Business Model Canvas to make the task of
onboarding new executives quick, easy, and painless for everybody
involved. 
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Pivoting our idea using the Business Model Canvas

Pivoting our idea using the Business Model Canvas | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Akshay and his colleagues at Amrutdhara shifted their approach and used the Business Model Canvas to structure new thinking
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The Access Economy

The Access Economy | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
The last century was driven by mass production and increasing efficiency. This one will be a semantic century, in which how you connect will determine how you perform.
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Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions

Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
The billionaire chairman of the Virgin Group has used these basic principles throughout his 40-year career.
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More Business Models, Less Business Plans | Kristine Dickson | LinkedIn

More Business Models, Less Business Plans | Kristine Dickson | LinkedIn | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
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Six Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management - Part 7: Clear Communication and Learning | ValuePoint Dec 2014 - www.smartorg.com

Six Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management - Part 7: Clear Communication and Learning | ValuePoint Dec 2014 - www.smartorg.com | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
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During the last six months we have discussed five of the the Six Principles
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Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy

Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy - Foundations & Frontiers - Medium

By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center. 

Economics is a stately subject, one that has altered little since its modern foundations were laid in Victorian times. Now it is changing radically. Standard economics is suddenly being challenged by a number of new approaches: behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, new institutional economics. One of the new approaches came to life at the Santa Fe Institute: complexity economics.

Complexity economics got its start in 1987 when a now-famous conference of scientists and economists convened by physicist Philip Anderson and economist Kenneth Arrow met to discuss the economy as an evolving complex system. That conference gave birth a year later to the Institute’s first research program – the Economy as an Evolving Complex System – and I was asked to lead this. That program in turn has gone on to lay down a new and different way to look at the economy.


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:43 AM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 2, 2015 11:34 PM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

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How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation

How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Almost every large company understands that it needs to deal with ever-increasing external threats by continually innovating. To ensure their survival and growth, corporations need to keep inventing new business models. This challenge requires new or...
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Problem solving should be a priority for the NHS – not innovation

Problem solving should be a priority for the NHS – not innovation | Strategic Project and Progamme Portfolio Management | Scoop.it
Calls for innovation can distract from fixing issues faced by NHS staff and patients, writes Guy Bridgewater
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