Real leadership credentials and schools as social networks

Great leadership is undoubtedly rare.  Establishing the best leadership credentials is a tricky task for any board.  Every culture has their preferences, and it would be foolish to suggest that the best perceived schools are bad credentials anywhere.  Schools act as social networks and schoolmates are, hopefully, lifelong friends.  However, there comes a point in…

Is it true that the best brands are technology companies or have technology inside?

Institute CSA & Havas Media Brand Study in France In a newly released annual survey from France -- created by the Institute CSA on behalf of Havas Media -- that identifies the top brands present in the lives of the French, there were a number of major shifts, demonstrating in my mind, how branding has been…

FEVAD President Francois Momboisse – eCommerce In France

Attended a most interesting INSEAD breakfast presentation last week by François Momboisse, President since 2002 of the FEVAD (the association covering eCommerce and distance selling in France). François is also head of international digital operations for the FNAC (a leading retailer of high tech and cultural goods). Herewith a little state of the e-business in France.