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In this section, our international executives, interim managers, and executive investors publish their insight papers to share their expert business knowledge with you.

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CEO Insight Papers

Essence of Innovation in Supply Chain Management

Author : , CEO, India based, iCEO #71691

Interim manager 71691I keep going back to innovation…and I am sure you’ll be wondering, WHY?? It is simply so, because if it wasn’t for innovation, we wouldn’t have progressed thus far,…..for innovation keeps coming back,…..each time in a new avatar, hence for me to talk about innovation is neither stale,…..nor a stale-mate,…..instead it’s a state we are in,……a state of evolution and progress,…. Read more...

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HR Insight Papers

HR: Useless people and pain in your neck? Prompt the change!

Author : VPHR, France based, iCEO #48299

Executive 48299In your company, HR people are (almost) useless! It is true! HR are a cost center: you have to pay the members of the team and to allocate them offices and equipment. HR are a pain in your neck!There too, it is true! HR think of applying the law and the best practice and they ask you to fill in dozens of formal documents. The survey named “Radioscopie of HR” led in 2016 by Cegos, the international leader in training, underlines the growing weight of the administrative and law constraints. HR, one doesn’t know what that is used for!

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Sales & Marketing Insight Papers

The “Non Sales” Sales Person

Author : VPSM, India based, iCEO #65923

Marketing manager 65923According to Shantanu Sen Sharma, the role of non-sales - Project Managers, Delivery Managers, Production and Quality folks, Domain and Functional experts, increases exponentially. New sales models like "Challenger Selling" etc. (see also 'Selling through Insight' by Nitin Kumar) are making this need felt even more - the ability to PREDICT the customer’s pain as opposed to JUST UNDERSTANDING it.

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White Papers

LOBBYING - Strategies and techniques of intervention

Author : France based, iCEO #61916

Lobbying is the activity which consists in influencing directly or indirectly any government action or decision. This profession has not yet been regulated in France, and it is desirable that legislators address this issue. Lobbying is indeed a very powerful weapon, which, if it is well used and performed in a professional manner, can provide the French and European enterprises with competitive advantages, both on the domestic and international markets. The subject of this convenient and accessible book aims to present lobbying in a new light, to show that it should be a profession practiced by professional specialists, such as, for example, those who are responsible for the marketing and financial issues in any sort of organisation.

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The security challenges of the Industrial IOT Wireless Networks

Author : France based, iCEO #68831

This paper will illustrate how important it is to ensure a very high level of security within all the upcoming Industrial IOT Wireless networks. It represents an absolute necessity that requires to be shared and understood at the highest executive levels of the Solution Providers and of all the Industrial Users.

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Turnaround of a derailed M&A Integration Effort

Author : USA based, iCEO #44080

M&A transactions come with high expectations from shareholders, employees, customers and associated communities. However meeting the expectations depends on how well the target has been integrated to realize the value and harness the potential of the acquisition. It is very often observed that a poor M&A integration derails after a reasonable time period has passed from the date of the deal announcement. The problem tends to be a covert issue that acts like slow poison while executives are caught unaware. Such poor integration efforts require a structured turnaround.

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Disruptive Innovation Absorption Methodology: K³.P.I

Author : France based, iCEO #62158

In this White Paper, Alex Chenevier goes indepth into the mechanics of disruptive innovation. In this article he offers a consolidated view of his previous publication, (before introducing his disruptive innovation methodology) by recording his research itinerary and extracting three intertwined progresses (the knowledge space, the path dependency and knowledge fusion), ultimately surfacing a unified model. The scientific equation of K3ey Performance IndicatorSM is perhaps the first definite, quantifiable and measurable model, and therefore applicable in business terms.

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Wargaming for CIOs

Author : USA based, iCEO #44080

Business Wargaming is an adaptation of the art of simulating moves and counter-moves in a commercial setting. Unlike military war games, or fantasy war games which go back hundreds of years to the days of Prussia and H.G. Wells, business war games are a relatively recent development, but they are growing rapidly. The time has come for CIO organizations to adopt this technique in order to stay ahead of their challenges.

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Divestitures - Value Capture through IT Disentanglement

Author : USA based, iCEO #44080

Divestitures are an integral part of the organizational strategy for value creation; however, the very word divestment conveys a meaning opposite to “investment” giving it a negative connotation

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The Fog of Forecasting for Top Executive Recruiters

Author : UK based, iCEO #13965

According to CSO Insights recent survey of more than 1500 sales leaders from around the world, less than half of all forecasted deals result in a sale. It’s no wonder that over 70% of the organisations surveyed admitted that their ability to close deals in the timeframe originally forecasted “needed improvement”. The challenge in recently funded start-ups is even worse - in fact one frustrated VC was recently heard to observe that a monkey throwing darts could probably forecast more accurately than many of their portfolio companies’ sales teams!

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Innovation Insights - 5 Frequent Pitfalls

Author : France based, iCEO #848

The "5 common pitfalls to avoid in change leadership" white paper has been written by C. Gillet and Denis Rieu, one of our certified iCEOs. Denis was previously Marketing Manager of Sony France, entrepreneur in the field of consumer electronics, country manager of a Nasdaq listed B-to-C company and virtual mediation consultant. Denis Rieu has throughout his career fought against many forms of resistance to change and innovated permanently. He has always worked to support innovation and communication in multinational and multicultural environments.

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Fixed Mobile Convergence

Author : Germany based, iCEO #30209

The purpose of this document is to provide market participants and experts with insight into SPEECH DESIGN´s product strategy and market approach to satisfying emerging Fixed- Mobile-Convergence (FMC) demand, with an emphasis on serving the business customer.

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Collaboration vs consolidation

Author : Switzerland based, iCEO #17577

The recent meeting of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) brought together some famous faces from the trading world to discuss what comes next following a particularly volatile six months. In early 2005, with news of Deutsche Borse’s proposed bid for the LSE and the possibility of Euronext also entering the battle, many in the industry thought the years of talk about European exchange consolidation would finally result in some action. Much time has been devoted to discussion of the ‘inevitable’ consolidation of European exchanges, yet now we are facing an interesting future.

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Case Studies


What would you do, when you have an ambitious growth plan that you must meet and at the same time your revenue is declining? Would you increase the pressure? Or get external help? This might just be the best solution, as these case studies show.

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