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Information Technologies

Harnessing the Crowd in the Age of the Machine Premium

IESE Insight In this interview, MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee unpacks six core principles for harnessing crowd-based co-creation. Amid growing fears of machines' vastly superior computing power, it's worth bearing in mind that human abilities, excellent goods and services, and strong organizational capabilities will likely remain essential to business success. Read article
Strategy

Why Execution Is No Longer the Key to Competitive Advantage

IESE Every Wednesday, Amazon's top executives reportedly meet for hours to ponder the future. Why? Because looking to the future has become more important than execution for business success in VUCA times. Antonio Davila (briefly) explains his 70/30 recommendation. Read article
Knowledge and Communication

Crisis Communication: How to Manage Social Media as an Emergency Unfolds

In our always-on, hyper-connected world, companies cannot afford to wait to react to crises affecting their brand or reputation. Yago de la Cierva offers the keys to managing a crisis as it unfolds, where it unfolds first: on social media. Read article
Information Technologies

Connected Robots: Industry 4.0, Automation, and Why We Need to Let the Robots Communicate

Lampa, Stefan; Sachon, Marc Robotics is an industry game-changer, but what implications does this have in practice, from staffing to performance metrics? IESE's Marc Sachon speaks to Stefan Lampa, Chief Executive Officer of Kuka Robotics, about today's robots and how they're going to change the future for all of us tomorrow. Read article
Corporate Governance

Research Insights to Help Promote Women in Management

IESE Insight Are we making progress on the path to gender equality, in terms of lowering barriers to opportunities and ensuring just treatment? Yes, says recent research by IESE faculty, which tackles the gender pay gap, women in leadership, and work-family conciliation -- although there still is much work to be done. Read article