Do You Have What — and Whom — It Takes to Compete in a Digital World?

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We live in a world that’s increasingly connected, digital and mobile, and influenced by social networks. The shopping and media-consumption patterns of consumers are evolving at a dizzying clip. Entire industries such as travel and music have been largely reshaped almost overnight. Multibillion-dollar, digitally enabled companies evolve in a few short years. 

All of this has the management teams of all sorts of companies asking a key question: “Are we prepared to operate in an increasingly technology-driven world?”

Companies that have the right leaders in place will be able to answer with a confident “Yes.” Spencer Stuart recently completed a global and multisector study to provide insights into this very issue. Through 50 interviews with top-level executives in nine industry sectors across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, we honed in on a series of best practices for companies building their organization’s digital capabilities.

If you’re challenged like I am with moving an analog company into a digital world, read on by following the ‘via’ link…

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An Introduction to Net Neutrality

“As its name indicates, net neutrality is about creating a neutral internet. The basic principle driving net neutrality is that the internet should be a free and open platform, almost like any other utility we use in our home like electricity. Users should be able to use their bandwidth however they want as long as its legal, and internet service providers should not be able to provide priority service to any corner of the internet. Every web site whether its Google, Netflix, Amazon, or UnknownStartup.com should all be treated the same when it comes to giving users the bandwidth to reach the internet-connected services they prefer.” Read more here: An Introduction to Net Neutrality: What It Is, What It Means for You, and What You Can Do About It.