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Part 4 of 6: Blog Series on What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World – “You Got Us Wrong”

This is the fourth of a six-part blog series posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace — a joint study by the Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation, and UNIVERSUM. We’re all familiar with the stereotype: Millennials think they should win leadership positions long before they’ve earned it. “They haven’t paid their dues like we did,” is […]




Ways to Rebalancing the World

Article by Paddy Padmanabhan, Unilever chaired professor of international management at Insead and Vinika Devasar Rao, Executive director of Insead’s Emerging Markets Institute http://centres.insead.edu/emerging-markets-institute/news/documents/Waytorebalancingtheworld6Dec2014.pdf As growth economies continue their dominance and the global market faces a geo-economic realignment, companies are being forced to rethink every aspect of the way they do business. The future of […]


How “ India Inc. ” Can Own Frugal Innovation

Phanish Puranam The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design, INSEAD and Nirmalya Kumar A Member, Group Executive Council, Tata Sons and Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-india-inc-can-own-frugal-innovation-4101 India’s homegrown innovation culture has the potential to become a globally relevant business methodology. In our previous post, we discussed how Elon Musk’s approach to product design embodies classic frugal […]


Elon Musk, Frugal Engineer

Phanish Puranam The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design, INSEAD and Nirmalya Kumar A Member, Group Executive Council, Tata Sons and Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/elon-musk-frugal-engineer-4085 Tesla’s game-changing batteries for the home are a page straight out of India’s frugal engineering playbook. Elon Musk is out to change the world, again. At a recent press conference, […]


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Part 1 of 6: What Millennials Want from Work

  This is the first of a six-part blog series to be posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace — a joint study by the Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation, and UNIVERSUM. Whether or not you feel you understand Millennials currently, your long-term viability as a business likely depends on it. According to the 2014 […]


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Introducing a Six-Part Blog Series on What Millennials Want from Work

This is an introduction to a six-part blog series starting June 1, 2015, to be posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace.  To understand millennials is to understand the future of work and innovation. Universum joined forces with the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute and the HEAD Foundation to conduct the largest independent Millennial study to […]


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The T-R-A-V-E-L equation: In luxury, look at Chinese, not China

Luxury groups should be disclosing their sales by nationality, not by region. I know, it sounds a bit counter-intuitive but when you’re trying to gauge the scale of emerging markets, don’t look at those markets, look at their citizens because increasingly, luxury consumers, especially the Chinese, are purchasing the goods outside of their domestic market. […]


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