For companies that have not done so earlier, now is the time to adopt agile management practices, upgrade the digital infrastructure and put solid risk management measures in place so that the next crisis or disruption won’t catch them off-guard.

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The New New
What's New in "New Work"
The New New

In the last 100 years, the world has become increasingly complex. Now, more than ever, organizations must grasp this complexity and respond to it quickly and appropriately. This new column explains how it works.

Summaries on Agility
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Stephen Denning

The Age of Agile

Businesses using agile management practices can flourish in times of tumultuous change.

AMACOM
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Jeanne Ross

Architect Your Company for Agility

Empowered teams anchor agile business architecture.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Edward Morrison, Scott Hutcheson, Elizabeth Nilsen, Janyce Fadden and Nancy Franklin

Strategic Doing

It’s time to stop strategic planning and start doing – strategically.

Wiley
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Jean-Christophe Ravaux, Jake Schwartz, Ranjit DeSousa, Judith Wallenstein, Andreas Liedtke, Theodore Roos and Agathe Renard

Future-Proofing the Workforce

Speedy skill acquisition is vital for the future of work.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Sounderrajan Seshadri

Budget Management with Agile Projects

Budget management for agile projects depends on impeccable planning.

PM Times
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Summaries on Digital Transformation
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Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus

The Technology Fallacy

Technology alone doesn’t drive digitalization. A firm’s talent, culture, adaptability and leadership matter most.

MIT Press
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Douglas A. Ready, Carol Cohen, David Kiron and Benjamin Pring

The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age

The digital economy demands new kinds of leadership – but most leaders are falling behind.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Salesforce

Getting Started with Digital Transformation

Digital transformation changes the way businesses operate, interact with customers and create value.

Salesforce
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Pawan Kumar, Ramy Sedra and Javier Barguñó Casanova

Winning with a Data-Driven Strategy

Ensure your employees have the data they need to make informed decisions.

Strategy+business
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Alex Gray

7 Amazing Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Used in Healthcare

Will your future doctor be a machine?

World Economic Forum
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Summaries on Risk Management and Preparedness
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John J. Hampton

Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management

Beyond insurance alone: why smart companies fully embrace enterprise risk management

AMACOM
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Laurence Barton

Crisis Leadership Now

In our dangerous world, a disaster can strike at any time, from bank failures to bombings. Is your organization prepared?

McGraw-Hill Education
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Francis Fukuyama

Blindside

How to prepare for those nasty surprises that fortune loves to deliver

Brookings Institution Press
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Amy Webb

The 11 Sources of Disruption Every Company Must Monitor

Disruption can come from unexpected quarters. Learn which areas to monitor to avoid unpleasant surprises.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Ken Lynch

Using Risk Management in Your Projects

You can’t avoid project risk. Here’s how to manage it.

PM Times
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getAbstract Journal Articles

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The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real
The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real

Anger, misdirected, can wreak all kinds of havoc on others and ourselves. It also primes a person for misinformation. Here is how to lower the temperature.

Companies and Vaccination
Companies and Vaccination

The question of the vaccination status of colleagues receives ever greater attention and importance. How do companies deal with the new situation?

Saving the World Through Business
Saving the World Through Business

Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard led his company down the road less traveled and became a model for businesses to do well while doing good. 

The Future of Decision Making?
The Future of Decision Making?

AI and the Limits of Common Sense

What’s Important in 2021
What’s Important in 2021

2020 will go down in history as a lost cause. What can you do to prevent yourself and your organization from meeting the same fate in 2021?

Persistence Is Key
Persistence Is Key

In my recent columns, we have seen how to nurture the creativity we all have and kindle the innovation flame with inspiration. But there is also a less fun part of the innovative and creative…

“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”
“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”

Companies are living systems, says management expert Michele Holliday. Cultivate the right conditions for growth and the whole will be more capable than the sum of the parts.

A Year in Interviews: Part II
A Year in Interviews: Part II

getAbstract was honored to speak to a number of renowned authors and thought leaders this year. Here are some of the insights we gleaned from a year in author interviews.

Most Useful Summaries 2020
Most Useful Summaries 2020

What has been the most useful summary this year, and why?

Declaring Human Rights
Declaring Human Rights

Though far from universally achieved, the affirmation of human rights represents the noblest aspirations of humanity.

Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action
Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action

Pandemic burnout is real – including for those with cushy work-at-home jobs.