Martin Reeves is a corporate strategy specialist at BCG Boston Consulting Group, and director of the Group’s think tank the BCG Bruce Henderson Institute. He talks about applying ideas from biology to corporate thinking, and using artificial intelligence to explore the way companies really work. The Institute is pioneering ways of measuring the “vitality” of corporations, and predicting their potential..but it also uses the ideas of ancient Greek philosophers (and science fiction) to...
People born between 1980 and 2000--called Millennials--make up the largest living generation. Even so, they are still not being taken seriously by businesses. That’s the view of Joan Kuhl, founder of the New York-based consultancy Why Millennials Matter. She tells Peter Day why they matter..and what to do about it.
Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He says that leaders have to learn how to ask the right questions..and so do the organisations they lead. He tells Peter Day why this is so important..and how people at the top of organisations need to avoid getting “super isolated”.
Tammy Erickson is an author, expert on leadership and work, and an Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour, at London Business School. She is the founder and CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping clients build intelligent organizations. She tells Peter Day what’ss wrong with the traditional idea of leadership, and how leadership is about asking the right questions, rather than command and control. And she talks about the need for “spontaneous coordination”.
Richard Straub worked for IBM for much of his life. He is now director of the Drucker Forum. He tells Peter Day how the Forum began, and how Professor Drucker’s ideas maintain their relevance in a much-changed business world.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a Californian who now lives and works in London where she is the founder and chief executive of a consultancy called International Marketing Partners. She a specialist in globalisation and its impacts, and author of the book Working with Americans. She tells Peter Day about the snags and possibilities companies may encounter in the global world.
Mariana Mazzucato of the University of Sussex sets out the vital role she thinks the State plays in driving innovation as she described in her book "The Entrepreneurial State" and why it is so little understood in many parts of the world.
John Hagel is cofounder of the Deloitte Centre for the Edge. He explores how to think about the future when there are “at least one million people round the world who can do your job”, and what companies and other organisations need to do about it.
Roger Martin is the director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. He tells Peter Day why there’s an urgent need to discover new ways of funding business innovation..and why business schools are going to find themselves under disruptive pressure in the coming years.
Jeffrey Pfeffer is professor of organisational behaviour at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in California. He’s an expert on power and leadership. He explains that (whatever people say) command and control still makes the business world go round. And he’s got one or two tips for organisational success: one of them is flattery.
Curt Carlson was president of the research group SRI International from 1998 to 2014 and then founded a company called Practice of Innovation, teaching companies, countries and individuals how to innovate productively: “It’s about learning fast,” he says. In this Forum podcast he explains how almost anyone can be innovative..if they know how. And why Singapore is now the only learning country in the world.