Category Archives: The Big Picture

Arks, sharks and whales

Arks, Sharks and Whales: Navigating a world in flux, by Jonathan Wood. Global politics is entering uncharted waters. The post-Cold War liberal world order crafted by the US, Europe and their allies, which provides the framework for multinational enterprise, is increasingly threatened by both external and internal challengers. Externally, major powers are promoting alternate visions…
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Regulation’s multilingual morass

Global regulation: A multilingual morass, by Robert Boyd. Trains running late? Blame a company. Prices creeping upward? Blame a company. Hotel wifi crashing? Blame a company. Populism isn’t just a force at the ballot box. What’s more, it’s not just coming from voters. For 2017 and beyond, a wrathful combination of public outcry and regulatory zeal…
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Data trap 2.0

Data trap 2.0: A double-bind of threats and laws, by Rose Bernard. The global cyber security landscape will become more fractured in 2017. Companies will face legislative demands that are both increasingly restrictive and increasingly divergent – even conflicting – across different geographies. Add in rising threats from nation states, cybercriminals and cyber activists, and…
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Responding to strategic uncertainty

Responding to strategic uncertainty: arks, sharks and whales, by Jonathan Wood. Success in 2017 means recognising and adapting to a prolonged period of strategic uncertainty. Most companies will seek to account for strategic uncertainty by reconfiguring their businesses in one of three ways: limiting risk, seizing opportunity or positioning for future growth. Arks Arks pursue a…
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