Business

Business Lessons from How Marvel Makes Movies

Spencer Harrison, an associate professor at INSEAD, says that managers in any industry can learn from the success of the Marvel movie franchise. While some sequels lack creativity, Marvel manages to make each of its new releases just different enough, so consumers are not just satisfied but also surprised. Research …

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How Businesses Should Prepare for Global Internet Access

Arthur Debat/Getty Images In May of this year, a rocket launched by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, carried aloft a payload that heralds great opportunities for global business. Atop the rocket were 60 internet satellites, stacked like pancakes, representing the start of an ambitious network called Starlink. SpaceX …

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India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain, and IoT platforms

  India’s richest man’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone markets in less than three years of its existence, is ready to foray into many more businesses. In a series of announcements Monday, that included a long-term partnership with global giant Microsoft, Reliance Jio said it …

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How Blockchain Will Change Construction

Jorg Greuel/Getty Images Blockchain technology is among the most disruptive forces of the past decade. Blockchain’s power to record, enable, and secure huge numbers and varieties of transactions raises an intriguing question: can the same distributed ledger technology that powers bitcoin also enable better execution of strategic projects in a …

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How to Do Strategic Planning Like a Futurist

MirageC/Getty Images I recently helped a large industrial manufacturing company with its strategic planning process. With so much uncertainty surrounding autonomous vehicles, 5G, robotics, global trade, and the oil markets, the company’s senior leaders needed a set of guiding objectives and strategies linking the company’s future to the present day. …

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