Tomorrow's Challenges

FUELING TOMORROW'S POOL OF TALENT

IMD Professor Margaret Cording speaks at the 38th Indonesian Petroleum Association Convention and Exhibition

When it comes to acquiring talent, one trend is clear - demand is going to increase and supply is going to decrease. Given the inevitable, the issue of talent gaps will make for a special session at the 38th IPA Convention and Exhibition taking place May 21-23 in Jakarta.

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Tomorrow's Challenges

KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE ON THE FUTURE

Exploring the path of Singapore-based The Hour Glass

At the start of 2014 The Hour Glass has much to be pleased about. The luxury watch retailer survived the Asian financial crisis of the 1990s with its brand intact and 29 boutiques in six countries. Its most recent results showed annual revenues of S$602 million - a far cry from the one family-owned shop that began THG's journey in 1979 and nearly twice that of its major rival in its home market, Singapore.

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Tomorrow's Challenges

3 THINGS YOUR C-SUITE CAN LEARN FROM FAMILY BUSINESSES

"Happy families are all alike," Leo Tolstoy wrote at the start of his novel Anna Karenina.
His observation applies to good family-controlled businesses too. They come in all shapes and sizes-from small enterprises to global companies such as Maersk, Cargill and Samsung-but the best are very similar in some ways.

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Tormorrow's Challenges

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT APPLE IN EMERGING MARKETS

Five Tips for Building a Global Brand by President Dominique Turpin

It's official: emerging-market brands are going global. This is especially the case in fashion and technology, where consumer tastes and lifestyles change all the time.

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Tomorrow's Challenges

PREY TURNS PREDATOR

Emerging-market firms go global

Most Western executives acknowledge the threats that emerging-market firms are posing to traditional multinationals. Emerging markets no longer merely represent additional market opportunities. They are now home to a new breed of competitor. Latecomer companies that originate in these emerging markets are increasingly competing head-on with traditional multinationals in the global market, vying for the same customer segment.

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