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Small The Next Big Thing in Retailing
Small The Next Big Thing in Retailing

More than 5,000 retail stores closed this year. This figure might be an all-time high. During the worst year on record (2008), there were about 6,000 stores that closed. In contrast, forward-thinking retailers opened about the same numbers of stores that others closed. One winning example is Aldi – the German grocery chain – which […]

“Black Friday Trends Around The World 2017 Infographic”
“Black Friday Trends Around The World 2017 Infographic”

“Black Friday Trends Around The World 2017 Infographic” “It’s no surprise that everyone likes a bargain, the opportunity to save significant amounts of money is definitely an appealing prospect. With that in mind, it’s no wonder Black Friday and Cyber Monday have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. What started out in 1950’s […]

“Winning Strategies and Retail Transformation”
“Winning Strategies and Retail Transformation”

“To survive, even winning retailers must stay ahead of the curve by making sure they deliver a strategy that will help them build lasting relationships with their customers. The pace of change in retail is accelerating. Many established retailers are struggling with declining sales, rising costs, disgruntled customers and employees, and upstart competitors that are […]

“Is Latin America ready for a creative economy?”
“Is Latin America ready for a creative economy?”

“The creative economy offers an interesting perspective for Latin America, providing the opportunity to create new jobs, improve our region’s educational system and build a more sustainable way towards development. The creative economy -usually referred to economic sectors that are based on talent and creativity- has proved to be resilient during testing times, growing at […]

“Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap”
“Bridging the boardroom’s technology gap”

“As businesses increasingly become digital, corporate boards are beginning to realize that technology expertise is a powerful asset. Tech-savvy directors can help corporate boards understand and oversee tech-driven initiatives and opportunities. In their quest to enhance long-term business growth, corporate boards of directors juggle a number of responsibilities, including technology oversight. Yet even as technology cements […]

“Asian and American Leadership Styles: How Are They Unique?”
“Asian and American Leadership Styles: How Are They Unique?”

“Business leadership is at the core of Asian economic development, says HBS professor D. Quinn Mills. As he explained recently in Kuala Lumpur, the American and Asian leadership styles, while very different, also share important similarities. by D. Quinn Mills Political connections and family control are more common in Asian businesses than in the United […]

“PwC Directors Survey: 90% Say Age is Important to Diversity of Thought”
“PwC Directors Survey: 90% Say Age is Important to Diversity of Thought”

“Each year, PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey offers a glimpse into the minds of nearly 900 corporate directors as they weigh in on key governance topics—from shareholder activism and engagement to board composition and strategy oversight. For several years now, the survey’s Board Diversity section has asked directors to consider various elements of diversity (e.g., gender, race, […]

“How to move from sales enablement to sales excellence?”
“How to move from sales enablement to sales excellence?”

“In recent years, lots of attention and resources have gone to CRM systems to build effective sales organizations. These investments create efficiencies in the back-office, but also lead to an administrative burden on the sales people. With the data systems in place, it is time to move the focus from sales effectiveness to sales excellence: […]

Trillions for the Taking
Trillions for the Taking

“Listening to the campaign promises of Donald Trump, the CEO of a global company may be forgiven if she believes that an emerging-market strategy can be put on pause right now. It would be perfectly reasonable to expect corporate tax cuts, reduced regulation, a fiscal stimulus on infrastructure, and increased tariffs on imports. Such a […]

Global Board Leaders Summit
Global Board Leaders Summit

“This October, 1.600 board members from the Americas, Asia, and other European Associations met in Washington for the “Global Board Leaders Summit.” Gustavo Oviedo GG Chairman was part of this event; Within this summit, the evolution of markets, industries, and society as a whole were discussed because of increasing risks in cyber technology and altering […]

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