Author Archives: GIBS Blog

Beyond growth: Towards economic approach (OECD)

The OECD has just published: Beyond Growth – Towards a New Economic Approach. We are facing a series of converging planetary emergencies linked to the environment, the economy, and our social and political systems, but we will not meet these challenges using the tools of the last century. We need to rethink the role of the […]
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Forging new pathways: The next evolution of financial services (WEF)

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloitte, has just published the report: Forging New Pathways: The next evolution of innovation in Financial Services.  Emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, DLT, and quantum are increasingly being used by financial services firms and are forming clusters that are driving innovation throughout the sector. These advances can offer […]
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Digital transformation: Powering the great reset (WEF)

COVID-19 is a watershed moment for the digital transformation of business. The rules for success have changed and are ever more reliant on harnessing the power of digital models to create new value and experiences. Accelerating digital transformation, with purpose, is essential for companies to survive and thrive in the new normal. Successful leaders will […]
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Housing and inclusive growth (OECD)

The OECD has just published the report: “Housing and Inclusive Growth.”  Housing is key to inclusive growth. It is the biggest spending item of household budgets, the main driver of wealth accumulation and biggest source of debt for most households. Housing and the neighbourhood in which people live also have important implications for individual health, employment and […]
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Education at a glance 2020 (OECD)

The OECD has just released “Education at a Glance”, that is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies. More than 100 charts and tables in this publication – as well […]
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Women and trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality (World Bank)

The World Bank has recently published “Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality”.  Trade can dramatically improve women’s lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choices, and increasing women’s bargaining power in society. It can also lead to job losses and a concentration of work in low-skilled employment. Given the complexity and […]
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The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. Providing 80 detailed metrics for 129 economies, the GII has become one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance.  The GII 2020’s theme asks “Who Will Finance Innovation?” A key question is how the economic fallout from […]
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Why every leader has to allow teams to fail (Inc)

By Robert Glazer We all need room to make mistakes. The goal should be to learn from them and move forward, without repeating them. A company whose employees are constantly afraid of failing will only create subpar performance and significant problems in the future.  For an example of what happens when employees aren’t free to fail, […]
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Igniting individual purpose in times of crisis (McKinsey)

By Naina Dhingra, Jonathan Emmett, Andrew Samo, and  Bill Schaniger In these stressful, surreal times, it’s understandable for CEOs to fixate on urgent corporate priorities at the expense of more intangible, personal considerations. How important is getting your people to think about their “purpose in life” right now when you’re worried about their well-being—not to mention […]
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How to avoid the top mistakes that startups make (Inc)

By Annis Uzzaman  Building a startup is a tough but rewarding journey. At each step, the startup founder needs to be careful about what he or she decides to do. Every stage of the startup journey is likely to hinge on several important decisions. These are some of the typical mistakes that entrepreneurs should be careful to […]
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