Being a freelancer after the political and economic instability that Brexit has brought has really had an impact on the freelancer market. Companies are playing it safe and steering away from the costs that freelancers bring, and operating within such a saturated market can make everyday a competition to be considered for a position. Getting your name out there is more important than ever, and learning how to budget is essential, as unless you have a steady stream of work,…Continue
Added by Alice Porter on August 16, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments
For many years, my work in the intellectual/intangible capital field focused on the kinds of capitals that are considered intangible from an accounting perspective: human, relationship and structural capital. But the integrated reporting movement has challenged me to see things more broadly. That movement combines three perspectives (click to view full size):…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on July 24, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments
It’s 2017, and finally the darkest days of the recession are over. However, while some customers are loosening up their wallets a little, it is clear purchasing habits have changed. People are undoubtedly more careful with their cash than they once were.
With this said, are people now less likely to start their own business? There are a number of thing you have to think about when you’re starting up, and if you want to be successful, you need to have a…Continue
Added by Alice Porter on July 10, 2017 at 6:26am — No Comments
The healthcare industry has already had a rocky start in the US and UK in 2017, with political uncertainties and conflicting ideologies about privatisation and national healthcare. On top of this, there is a shortage of health and social care professionals who are currently in training or on the market for different jobs. Because of these shortages, potential funding cuts and the ongoing political uncertainty, the advancement of healthcare technology is becoming increasingly important. There…Continue
Added by Alice Porter on June 29, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments
As a business owner, the key to success is prioritising your employee's happiness. Your employees hold the power to make or break your business, and if they are happy, healthy and motivated, then this will certainly have a positive impact upon your business. Finding the right work-life balance will help with employee retention, will increase productivity within the workspace and will assist with the collaborative efforts. As a business owner, you have to understand that the people…Continue
Added by Alice Porter on June 28, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments
To date, a lot of the focus in practice (and theory) has been on identifying the key capitals that drive this value creation. But the question about how value and the capitals change over time, and…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on June 26, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Today 100% of U.S. public companies provide accounting information publicly. It’s a requirement and an accepted practice. At the same time, over 80% of those…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on June 22, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I have been challenging myself to find ways to bring the richness of the intellectual/intangible capital field to the integrated thinking and reporting movement.
The three papers shared here are the product of that thinking. We're on a journey together. I hope to hear your feedback and…
Our paper "Bridging the gap in competitiveness of Russian companies with intangible bricks" is already available in Measuring Business Excellence.
In this paper, we analyse the difference of competitiveness between European and Russian companies considering the role of intangibles. We have found a significant difference in the means of competitiveness between European and Russian enterprises. Moreover, we have found a robust negative trend in the global competitiveness of…Continue
Added by Angel Barajas on February 18, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Foreign trade driven by offshoring has caused a large loss in manufacturing jobs. A change in trade policy can return many manufacturing jobs to the USA and stop many additional losses.
The right legal argument recognizes that trade policy and economics don’t account for THE THEFT OF PUBLIC INTANGIBLE CAPITAL (PIC) IN OFFSHORING where the PIC was financed with…Continue
Added by William Miller on February 16, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments
New paper about the strategy on intangibles. Changing to a more intangible-intensive strategy can have benefits but it has costs so it is important to understand whether there is a threshold for the change. This is analyzed in "Status-quo vs new strategy in intangibles" (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JES-07-2015-0132). To get the conclusions there are some mathematical procedures that can appear as…Continue
Added by Angel Barajas on January 11, 2017 at 4:35am — No Comments
Added by marco malagoli on June 20, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments
David Oberhettinger, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory delivers a half day workshop where participants will learn:
• How key knowledge is worth retaining and reusing
• The Deliberate Approach vs the Emergent Approach to KM Strategic Planning
• KM practices, tools and methods in retaining knowledge
• An Agile KM emergent approach: an enterprise’s KM strategy is not completely planned and deliberated in advance
• How to adopt methods and…
Added by Steven Oesterreich on May 20, 2016 at 12:35am — No Comments
In this link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/SD-12-2015-0186, you can find a comment on our paper on intangible-intensive profiles in JIC.
This is a comment in the journal Strategic Direction.
(2016) "Measuring the unmeasurables: Comparing corporate performance through intangibles", Strategic Direction, Vol. 32 Iss: 3, pp.28 - 30.
I hope that you…Continue
Added by Angel Barajas on March 7, 2016 at 4:24am — No Comments
Blackstone is the world’s largest investor. So it’s news when its CEO, Larry Fink, sends a letter to the CEO’s of the S&P 500. He sent one last year and just sent a new one this month that is printed in full at Business Insider in which he calls for longer-term thinking in American companies. It’s an exciting read for those of us who believe that longer-term thinking will…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on February 10, 2016 at 4:32pm — No Comments
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is one of the best think tanks in Washington because they study how innovation drives economic growth. However, the ITIF largely ignores how intangible capital drives innovation and economic growth. In their recent report,
Contributors and Detractors:Ranking Countries’ Impact on Global Innovation,…Continue
Added by William Miller on January 26, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments
Recently, I had a great conversation with two people in the corporate sustainability office of a NY-based company. They have been on a journey toward changing their actions and their communications to become more sustainable from an environmental and social perspective. They were talking to me because they…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 21, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments
New Year’s resolutions are just like a lot of corporate goals. They start out sounding great but don’t end up happening as planned. That’s because the primary focus is on the KPI’s, not on building the system to deliver on the KPI’s.
Here's a simple (hopefully not simplistic) analogy: A person has a…
Added by Mary Adams on January 5, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
In recent weeks, Chipotle has been through a number of crises where customers have grown ill. The first involved e coli-infected in Washington and Oregon. This week, 80 students fell sick with the in Massachusetts. Because I like to use Chipotle to explain integrated thinking, I’ve been paying special attention to this news.
Integrated thinking can be a powerful way of understanding what drives a company’s success. I often use Chipotle and Taco Bell as an illustration of how to…
Added by Mary Adams on December 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The model of integrated thinking that combines three frameworks – Integrated Reporting, Sustainability, and Intangible Capital is excellent, but the framework for innovation is missing. In the framework for innovation there is a debate over a traditional vs. a new framework. In the traditional framework, investment in R&D is considered the primary driver of value creation. But the debate is also about process. In the traditional framework, the process is linear with stage gates in a…Continue
Added by William Miller on December 15, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments