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How to embed sustainability into the innovation funnel

How to embed sustainability into the innovation funnel

Precisely ten years ago, in January 2011, Michael Porter published his pivotal article on Creating Shared Value (CSV). CSV is about ensuring long-term, sustainable value creation for shareholders while simultaneously tackling societal and environmental issues....

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A step-by-step approach to experiment with ecosystems

A step-by-step approach to experiment with ecosystems

In the earlier blog post, “Ecosystems: the how factor,” we shared concrete, how-to guidelines to help executives design an ecosystem strategy that can be summarized in a simple one-page tool, the Ecosystem Canvas. Why a one-page tool? Because too often, in our...

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Ecosystems: the how factor

Ecosystems: the how factor

Ecosystems are the flavour of the organizational month. But, amid the hype and hyperbole, there is often a dearth of real-life organizational experience and wisdom. In the end, all that matters to executives is whether ecosystems could benefit their organization and,...

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Freelancing Platforms: Where Agile Meets Remote

Freelancing Platforms: Where Agile Meets Remote

Over the last decade we have seen the birth of an entirely new industry of freelancing platforms – such as Upwork, Freelancer or Gigster -- that match the talent available in both domestic and global markets with the pressing demand for digital skills. Compared to...

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Insight-driven transformation of a clothing retailer

Insight-driven transformation of a clothing retailer

There is no shortage of articles to illustrate how valuable employees are in sensing customer insights, and even more ink has been spilled describing the dangers of relying only on outside market research agencies. But how can companies actually transform into an...

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How AI will impact your leadership style?

How AI will impact your leadership style?

What an intellectual power duo! ECSI recently sat down in Munich to discuss AI and leadership with two of Germany’s leading advisors for international top managers: Dorothea Assig and Dorothee Echter. In addition to being influential CEO coaches for many DAX firms in...

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Agile in the Age of A.I.

Agile in the Age of A.I.

Our founder and CEO Alessandro Di Fiore recently published a widely acclaimed article in Harvard Business Review, called “Why AI Will Shift Decision Making from the C-Suite to the Front Line” In his article, Alessandro discusses how decision making and agile working...

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