Are you addicted to power?
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge

Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change, writes that the design of firms fosters power intoxication in their leaders, but power is corrosive. History is full of power addicts who ultimately destroyed themselves. Management Issues
UK – 9 May

As Cryptocurrencies Rise, Who Needs Banks?
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, and Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, discuss the risks of introducing central bank digital currency.
Other  coverage:
Europe – VOX (CEPR’s Policy Portal)
China – Sohu Harvard Business Review
USA – 14 May 

ThreeMark Carney faces ‘two sources of uncertainty’
Professor Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is faced by uncertainty around the future of the global economy and Brexit. CNBC Asia
Singapore – 11 May

The food you buy really is shrinking
According to Pierre Chandon, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, long before products hit shelves, there are usually costs incurred to re-tool manufacturing facilities to accommodate an altered package; and yet, the shrinkage continues. He adds that secretly substituting sub-par or artificial ingredients can result in a much more serious backlash against a company than even downsizing.
Additional coverage:
USA – Mundi News  BBC
UK – 10 May


Three ways to make your organisation agile
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge
Maria Guadalupe, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, says that being agile means that firms are created around flexible, customer-focused and often self-managed teams, empowering employees to make decisions. Forbes India 
India – 11 May