Hosted by Christopher Caine, President of the Center for Global Enterprise, The GET pulls business and management insights from today’s economic and societal developments to help global enterprise leaders move to the future with greater agility and performance. Offering timely conversation and analysis with renowned business leaders, The GET addresses the most pressing topics confronting global business and management.
Global Inflation: Three Decisions CEOs Should Make
Countries around the world are experiencing the highest rates of inflation in decades. In fact, it has been more than 40 years since current inflation rates have been this high in the United States. Current CEOs and business leaders have little direct experience to draw upon to manage through this kind of general economic environment. Apart from Warren Buffet, no current Fortune 1000 CEO has been serving long enough to have this “muscle memory.” What are the decisions CEOs should be making today, 90 days from now, and 6 months from now to manage through this inflationary situation?
The Innovation Race: U.S., China, and?
The United States has been an innovator and technology leader since the first integrated circuits were invented over 60 years ago. Through a combination of government investment, entrepreneurship, university-backed research, available seed funding and eager financial markets, the U.S. has led the world and set standards in most tech categories. But no lead is guaranteed and other nations, particularly China, are making rapid advances. In this episode, we explore where the “Innovation Race” stands today and the economic decoupling taking place between China and the U.S. that is forcing CEOs, business leaders, and other national leaders to rethink their investment and operating models.
The Data Enterprise: Managing for Growth and Trust
Companies are becoming data enterprises with data-infused business models that are reinventing how decisions are made. This is creating opportunities and challenges for business leaders, but also bringing increased scrutiny to ensure that new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and algorithms address concerns around whether companies can be trusted with these new capabilities. To help CEOs navigate this new terrain, we sit down with Ken Chenault, Chairman and Managing Director of General Catalyst and former Chairman and CEO of American Express, and Jon Iwata, Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management and former IBM Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer.
Restructuring Business Models in a U.S-China Decoupling Economy
For the last 40 years the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, have been leading forces for global economic integration. Today, both are signaling their interest in decoupling major parts of their economies from the other. The impact on the global economy is to be determined, but the need for CEOs and business leaders to assess the impact of this decoupling is immediate. To discuss the challenge and perhaps the opportunity this decoupling presents, we sit down with Doug Haynes, managing partner of Council Advisors, and Dave Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Managing Brand Identity and Strategy When Driven by Geopolitical Events
An unprecedented number of companies have supported economic sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine—in several cases going beyond what the sanctions call for. In the past, companies have rarely taken public positions that could hurt profits. That has changed and the public—and employees--now expect global brands to do the right thing. Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy, and Jon Iwata, Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management, and former IBM Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, help business leaders navigate managing brands and marketing strategies when driven by geopolitical events.
Restructuring Economic Relationships and Business Models Driven by the Ukraine Crisis
The Ukraine crisis is driving a restructuring of economic relationships and business models.
With unprecedented economic sanctions against Russia, global business leaders are having to adjust to new rules governing critical economic and business relationships. Is this a permanent reshaping of global economic relationships and financial systems? Samuel J. Palmisano, CGE founder and Chairman, former IBM Chairman, and Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate, and former Dean of the Stanford School of Business, share their views and offer advice for business leaders.