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The need for remote work solutions prioritized a shift to the cloud – and for some organizations, that meant choosing short-term or patchwork solutions jerry-rigged out of existing legacy technologies just to get through the crisis. However, IT professionals recognize that application effectiveness in this new multi-cloud environment requires a redesign of their enterprise applications
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What’s with the rising tide of surprise third-party online introductions? Most CEOs are very social, friendly people interested in hearing from genuine friends and wide-ranging constituents. As achievement-oriented people, they’re eager to learn how they’re doing and how they can learn to do better. But there are limits.  Frequently, I hear from CEOs complaining about
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Image: Bell & Ross Since it began in 2005, Only Watch has been a properly unique proposition in the world of fine watchmaking. Aside from an alarming abundance of alliteration, the previous sentence is notable for the relationship between the word unique and the auction known as Only Watch. No other auction offers unique pieces,
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Unsurprisingly, the COVID pandemic has created a flexible workplace that most management — as well as their teams — never thought possible. With better work-life balance, a less stressful and money-saving commute, and improved inclusivity — not to mention the positive environmental impact — the benefits of location independence are almost countless. I can attest
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Image: Mattel Gucci has teamed up with Hot Wheels to turn the Cadillac Seville into a 1:64 scale model as part of the fashion house’s 100th birthday. While you’ll be hard-pressed to find the original luxury sedan these days, this miniature version will be available for purchase online starting later this month. The model is
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Editor’s Note: Prof. Medvec will be one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming CEO Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Nov. 4 & 5. Please join us.  Leaving yourself room to concede is a great way to alleviate your fear in negotiating. The very act of conceding makes you look flexible and cooperative, and it increases
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Bill Gates famously said, “How you gather and manage information will determine whether you win or lose.” He was right. Periods of rapid change demand rapid, intelligent decision-making. That is only possible if an organization can gather and share all pertinent information. The easiest way to do that is to make information-sharing uninhibited, which means
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Effective organisations need a clear mission, a strong culture, the right organisational design and, of course, great leadership. Leadership doesn’t just mean the CEO. Successful CEOs assemble a team around them to help in all these areas. A priority when taking on a leadership role is to ask yourself – what kind of team do
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We have heard it a hundred times or more, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” that matters, but how true is it? Surely career advancement or success in business comes down to credibility and authenticity, not simply the power of our professional network. The reality is that whilst credibility and authenticity are
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Image: Monaco Yacht Show This year’s Monaco Yacht Show saw 19,000 visitors, a significant drop from the last edition of over 31,000 two years ago in 2019. The four-day event in September also saw a drop in yachts featured. There were 101 yachts compared to 125 in 2019. Yachts shown ranged from Bluegame’s new BG72
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With logistics spending reported to have hit $10.6 trillion last year alone, it’s surprising that some executives still focus attention on manufacturing processes, and not the supply chain as a whole to benchmark productivity. When doing so, organizations miss out on staggering cost-reduction opportunities. It’s common for financial teams to look at logistics only as a hefty,
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Amid one of the toughest talent markets in history, Bristol Myers Squibb, USAA, Greencastle Associates Consulting and Principle Services were honored today as the winners of the 4th annual Patriots in Business Award. Presented each year by Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leadership, the award is part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of
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Nearly every conversation I find myself in recently involves picking sides.  It is as if I am plummeting toward a huge crevasse and I need to decide instantly – do I jump left or right?  Liberal or conservative?  Community wellness or personal rights?  Should my kid play soccer or baseball?  Everything is an either-or choice
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The Autumn issue of World of Watches (WOW) Singapore leans heavily into the issue of sustainability as it relates to watchmaking. This is hardly our first foray into this subject, but it is our most extensive ever, with the majority of the issue given over to it. We have covered sustainability in watchmaking since the
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