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Strategy

Strategic Planning in Volatile Markets


What do falling energy prices mean to your company? How do you plan your investments and capital spending when commodity prices vary so much? Volatility is not necessarily a bad thing, says Continental Grain Company Chairman and CEO Paul Fribourg. "We like a lot of highs and lows -- you've just got to make sure you're properly financed and positioned to survive during the lows."

Finance

Everything You Need to Know About Your Company's Numbers

Aguirreamalloa, Javier; Larios, Pedro

From the basics, like interpreting income statements and balance sheets, to more complex issues, like assessing a company's worth or if it should go public: A finance manual by Javier Aguirreamalloa and Pedro Larios serves to clarify and develop financial concepts for general use.

 

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Information Technologies

London Tops the Ranking of the World's "Smartest" Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric

One European, one North American and one Asian city claim the top three spots as the world's smartest cities, while a resounding 15 of the top-25 list hail from Europe. The latest edition of IESE's Cities in Motion Index also reveals that rapid progress by the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore, Boston and San Francisco threatens the old world rule.

 

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Innovation and Change

Who Are the Catalysts of Innovation at Your Firm?

Tortoriello, Marco; McEvily, William J.; Krackhardt, David

Leadership and People Management

Spain's Labor Market Grows More Dynamic

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta

Leadership and People Management

Beyond Money: Developing Multiple Paths to Career Success

Las Heras, Mireia; et al.

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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Responsible Revolution

IESE Insight

What is responsible business? This was the question asked by the 2015 Doing Good and Doing Well Conference, celebrated on IESE's Barcelona campus. Now in its 14th year, Doing Good and Doing Well covers many aspects of responsible business and social entrepreneurship, with an optimistic eye on the future.

 

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Economics

Recovery in Real Terms

IESE

The U.S. economy shows signs of recovery, but don’t pop the champagne just yet. Experts from IESE’s U.S. Advisory Council speak to MBAs about the troubling factors behind the growth: wage stagnation, labor market desertion and the pitfalls of technology are creating “three cities” of spenders.

 

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