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20 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell and globalization entered into a new phase. In this edition of the Webletter, IMD Faculty look back at this historic event.

Professor Stewart Hamilton’s article reminds capitalism’s critics not to ignore the symbolism of the Berlin Wall’s fall and the progress it helped create. Meanwhile, Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann laments the fact that many new walls have popped up around the world in his Tomorrow’s Challenges article Post-Berlin aftermath. And Professor Bettina Büchel looks at how individuals can lead transformation in companies and countries in her piece entitled The power of the people.

Happy reading.

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IMD Webletter Team

Don’t forget capitalism’s triumphs
What we learned from the fall of the Berlin Wall
The post-Berlin aftermath
Many walls still need to be brought down
The power of the people
How they can transform countries and companies
INNOVATION See all of this category
Supply chain finance
What is it worth?
GROWTH See all of this category
Anything can be branded
It takes stamina and renewal
CHANGE See all of this category
Relationship change in the supply chain
Should your company become a banker to your suppliers? Or customers?
GLOBALIZATION See all of this category
How Japan can improve its competitiveness
The urgent need for more global leaders
Global trends reversal
Lessons to be learned
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RESEARCH THEMES See all of this category
"Supply chain finance – what’s it Worth?"
By Professor Ralf Seifert and Research Assistant Daniel Seifert

In this article, our authors underline the three factors which differentiate successful implementations of Supply Chain Finance from less successful ones: Choosing the right banking partner, ensuring CEO sponsorship and involving at least 60% of the supply-base.
"Using information to create value efficiently"
By Professor Donald A. Marchand and Research Associate Amy Hykes

How is it that some companies can deal with complexity better than others, and thereby outperform the competition? Professor Donald A. Marchand and Research Associate Amy Hykes provide an answer.
NEWS See all of this category
Professor Lehmann urges business leaders to take action on climate change in lead up to Copenhagen meeting
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Highlights from the Usain Bolt event at IMD
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