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What Tech Pioneers Can Learn From Emerging Markets

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Developing-world entrepreneurs need to build networks that compensate for weak public institutions.

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Where China Is Leading the Mobility Revolution

China is taking the lead on developing new technology focused on mobility.

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The Plight of the Graying Tech Worker

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Tech CEOs claim few job losses when hiring from the H-1B visa pool. That’s not the whole story.

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The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Nine fast-moving megatrends are shaping where our world will be in 11 years. From demographics to urbanization to the big one — climate change — and more, the directions we’re heading and choices we make in the next decade will have enormous impacts on our careers, businesses, and lives.

Navigating Emerging Markets

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An Agile Global Business

Consider Culture When Implementing Agile Practices

October 3, 2018 | Balasubramaniam Ramesh, Lan Cao, Jongwoo Kim, Kannan Mohan, Tabitha L. James

Adopting agile development practices helps organizations bring their products and services to market quickly and respond nimbly to market changes. In an increasingly global business landscape, taking the time to address cultural differences when implementing agile is crucial for project success.

The Evolution of China’s Tech Economy

Artificial Intelligence, Global Technology Development

Global Competition With AI in Business: How China Differs

AI’s largest and most enduring contributions will be in non-technology sectors, and many of them will come from China.

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Understanding China’s Next Wave of Innovation

Thousands of emerging innovators in China pose a threat to established multinationals.

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Learning From China’s Digital Disrupters

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Chinese digital banking newcomers who understood their consumers changed the economic status quo.

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Leading Global Companies

The Unique Challenges of Cross-Boundary Collaboration

Technology has made business more globally connected than ever before. This is especially true for innovation projects, where diverse experts bring their specialized knowledge to play. But there’s a hitch: Many of today’s team projects have built-in hurdles because of differing communication styles, cultures, and professional norms. Leading this kind of “extreme teaming,” which often involves complicated hierarchies of power, demands both curiosity and humility.

The Ability to Navigate the In-Between Spaces

Efforts to effectively connect decision-makers in large organizations across functions, divisions, and business units — not to mention with other companies, governments, and other external stakeholders — usually require organizational innovations. Several key leadership attributes are necessary for this to work. They include the ability to navigate the gaps not covered by specialists, a record of following through and getting things done, and knowledge of other cultures, including the ability to speak multiple languages.

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