Every week we collect links that are worthy of your attention. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think others should see?
– Banking vs. Fintech: A business case for coopetition. “New business models need to be developed that leverage the advantages of digital and mobile technology and these models need to be repositioned for success. This will require a change in culture and the ability to understand that to improve the consumer experience may require building partnerships with ‘the enemy’ and bringing the best of both worlds to the marketplace.”
– The merging of cause and business – And why it’s key to understanding young consumers: “Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter put it best, “The future of marketing is philanthropy, because young people buy meaning.” This will involve dramatic changes for big corporations that have gotten comfortable with the old “two-pocket” model of running business as usual and donating to charity on the site. If their brand don’ start placing cause at the center of everything they do, they can expect to cut young people out of their target.”
– Is the pace of business really getting quicker? We all think so, right? “Forget frantic acceleration. Mastering the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow.”
– Is there a collaborative overload? Only a few carry the load and mostly women. “Leaders must learn to recognize, promote, and efficiently distribute the right kinds of collaborative work, or their teams and top talent will bear the costs of too much demand for too little supply. In fact, we believe that the time may have come for organizations to hire chief collaboration officers.”
– The founder of TOM’s on reimagining the company’s mission. “It took going on a sabbatical to realize the power of what we’ve created – and the best way for me to move it forward.”
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