Four TED Talks for refining business strategy

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

25 April 2017

TED Talks feature some of the best and brightest speakers from the worlds of business, academia and beyond. Here’s our pick for CAs looking to improve the strategic approach of their organisations.

1. Five ways to lead in an era of constant change

Organisational specialist Jim Hemerling assesses the issue of business adaptability in a social and economic environment that is always in flux.

He outlines how, by putting people at the centre of your strategy, you can lead your company through a transformation with real valuable impact.

2. Three ways to plan for the (very) long term

Respected futurist and Founder of Synthesis Corp, Ari Wallach encourages you to think far beyond the short-term and start future planning as soon as possible.

How can you make your business sustainable and safeguard it for generations to come?

3. How to run a company with (almost) no rules

CEO and 'organisational changemaker' Ricardo Semler instigated a radical form of corporate democracy at his family's equipment supply company Semler & Company (Semco).

His unique approach, that has employees decide their own salaries and managers assessed by their subordinates, turned the business around.

4. Where’s Google going next?

Interviewed at TED2014, Google CEO Larry Page spoke about the direction of the company and the opportunities presented by new technology.

Three years on, take a look back at how the plans of one of the world's most prominent businesses have turned out.

Do you have a favourite TED talk to share with fellow CAs? Tell us in the comments below.


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