Archive for October, 2006

Global mindset


Global mindset = a way of thinking that shapes action. p.10 Each person is challenged to develop a more global mindset, but the nature of this challenge varies according to the values instilled by distinctive domestic traditions. p.12 Ways to develop a more global mindset by Gupta and Govindarajan (2002):– Curiosity about the world and […]

the French fry


“One thing almost never changes: the French fry. Consumers love them, and so do restaurant owners because they are the second-biggest profit maker in fast-foods.” “The French fry is but one indicator of economic prosperity. The more a country develops economically, the more French fries people consume.” Introduction to Globalization & Business – Barbara Parker

“STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — American Edmund S. Phelps won the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for furthering the understanding of the trade-offs between inflation and its effects on unemployment.” read more

“All the same, structural changes are making talent ever more important. The deepest such change is the rise of intangible but talent-intensive assets.(…)Accenture, a management consultancy, calculates that intangible assets have shot up from 20% of the value of companies in the S&P 500 in 1980 to around 70% today.” The battle for brainpower, Oct […]

As the computer scientist Alan Kay put it so memorably, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” And that is what design-centric organizations do: They peer into the needs and desires of their customers, identify patterns of behavior, refine ideas that tap into those behaviors, then push into the unknown–or at […]

“So do blogs hold the key to seamless sharing of collective corporate intelligence, the holy grail of knowledge management?” Fast Company