Category: Book Reviews

I’ll take the golden handset, please

I’ll take the golden handset, please

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Smartphones are the key pieces of hardware in the hard-fought battle for Chinese consumers. How do the local-grown manufacturers compete against foreign stalwarts? What competitive advantages can they develop? In this second instalment of our three-part series on China’s Mobile Economy, ...
Shifting Internet tectonics in China

Shifting Internet tectonics in China

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Will China gain technological leadership via the mobile Internet wave? In his book “China’s Mobile Economy”, Winston Ma explains the phenomenal take-off of mobile Internet in China as of 2014, and what implications and opportunities it provides. With a 2017 population of 1.4 billion peo ...
AHEAD: A five-step tango with machines which do everything

AHEAD: A five-step tango with machines which do everything

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With the five recommendations of their AHEAD model, the authors (Cognizant’s Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring in their new book: What to do When Machines Do Everything) lay down a path for companies to harness the power of machines and gain competitive advantage, or just pl ...
Artificial Intelligence: Living and working with bots

Artificial Intelligence: Living and working with bots

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How to get ahead in a world of artificial intelligence, algorithms, bots and big data. Cognizant’s Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring provide a field guide for companies Book Data Title: What to do When Machines Do Everything Author: Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pr ...
Fewer degrees of separation – Collaboration Part4

Fewer degrees of separation – Collaboration Part4

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In this final part of our five-part series based on Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration, we look at some aspects of online collaboration. When can online do the job? When is face-to-face required? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Book data Title: Collaboration Sub-title: How leaders avo ...
Leading to collaboration – Collaboration Part3

Leading to collaboration – Collaboration Part3

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How can you become a collaborative leader? In this fourth part of our five-part series on Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration, three key ingredients for the right collaborative stuff are exposed: vision for goals, inclusiveness, and accountability. Book data Title: Collaboration Sub-ti ...
Time for T –  Collaboration Part2

Time for T – Collaboration Part2

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How can you construct creative collaborative teams? In this third part of our five-part series on Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration, we look at three strategic levers: setting common goals, coaching T-shaped managers, and building nimble networks. Book data Title: Collaboration Sub-t ...
Call in the collaboration therapist! – Collaboration Part1

Call in the collaboration therapist! – Collaboration Part1

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In this second part of our five-part series on Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration, we look at the barriers to collaboration that may arise within companies. Identifying which hurdle is blocking productive teamwork can help boost the efficiency of your operations. Book data Title: Colla ...