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    Scale-up Masterclass - Creating a Community of Like-minded People

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    Founders and executives encounter challenges that other leaders have faced before them. What if they could meet like-minded people who are facing the same specific challenges? We believe that by creating a community of entrepreneurs we can help them solve their growing pains much faster and enable them to focus on what matters most: growing their business. Building further on our Entrepreneurship 2.0 initiative with Deloitte, we are now joining forces with Start-Up Survival. Together we created the Scale-up Masterclass, a powerful new, online programme to help companies make the most out of their scale-up potential.

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    The iPhone is out, so what’s next?

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    Beginning of 2019, Apple issued a profit warning due to a decrease in iPhone sales. The Chinese market seems to be a hurdle, as well as the fact that almost 12 years after the launch of the first iPhone, our enthusiasm for replacing our current model with the latest one is dwindling. Actually, it is not just Apple’s problem, says Dean Marion Debruyne. Because the underlying question is whether the wave of innovation driven by the smartphone platform in the past ten years is over. And whether a new platform can result in a new, similar wave of innovation. All eyes are on smart speakers.

  3. Are your decisions influenced by fake news?

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    The rise of fake news is also putting leaders in the danger zone. The number of wrong decisions threatens to reach unforeseen proportions. With these six strategies you can make sure that you make well-founded decisions that are not only based on emotion or on what is 'new'.

  4. How to integrate AI in business schools?

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    According to Professor Steve Muylle, AI will not replace staff or professors; it will simply make their jobs easier and less time-consuming, so they can focus on more important tasks. But if business school administrators are going to successfully deploy AI, they must experiment with it. They must input more data and update common processes so AI algorithms become more specific and efficient. If they do that, business schools will find themselves not only teaching AI at a world-leading level, but implementing it in ways that ensure a tailored, responsive, and high-quality educational experience.

  5. CEOs are not machines

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    Do CEOs really take decisions differently from other people? Is it true that they tend to look more to the future and have a broader view of reality, or is it simply in their character to make bold decisions? Professor Kerstin Fehre explains that we often forget that CEOs are, first and foremost, human beings. We have a tendency to see them as machines that take very rational decisions, which obviously they are not. CEOs are only human and have limited cognitive filters and rational capacities. Professor Fehre conducts research into CEOs’ cognitive processes to see how these influence their decision-making and consequently impact on corporate strategy and results.

  6. Regulatory sandboxes: experimenting with energy regulation

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    On 7 February, the names Eandis and Infrax will disappear to make way for the new company Fluvius. “Although the merger is in line with the economic logic and political momentum, that doesn’t make the challenges any smaller.” That is why the Director of Regulation & Strategy Donald Vanbeveren and our energy professor Leonardo Meeus have decided to supplement the chair's traditional one-on-one research with interactive workshops. The first workshop was about regulatory sandboxes – and Donald pronounced it “super!”

  7. Companies need to become extremely transparent

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    To paraphrase Bill Gates: most people tend to overestimate what will change in one year and underestimate what will change in the next ten years. The chances are that 2019 will be very much like 2018. Fashion magazines show you what to leave in your wardrobe, what to buy if you want to stay on trend and what to keep away from if you want to avoid looking hopelessly outdated. Management is also subject to trends. Dean Marion Debruyne talks about the management trends she expects to see this year – including digital ethics, a need for transparency and the importance of agility in turbulent times.

  8. Brexit vote - the logistics nightmare has become a reality

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    On Tuesday 15 January the British parliament voted against the Brexit deal. The rejection of the deal has repercussions for industrial production. Even before the vote, multiple sources reported a drastic increase in stocks in the United Kingdom. This could disrupt logistics chains (for a lengthy period). Of course, the havoc will be even worse with a No Deal scenario.

  9. “In energy, all European countries are allies”

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    The coming two years, the Austrian DSO, Netz Niederösterreich, takes part in the DSO Chair of the Vlerick Energy Centre. For Werner Hengst, Managing Director of Netz NÖ, the open dialogue he has experienced with European colleagues is both refreshing and necessary, because “in energy, all European countries are allies”.

  10. Healthcare cost structure can be tightened up significantly

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    Healthcare institutions can play their part in counteracting rising healthcare costs. The fact is that contributions from the government and insurers will not and cannot increase very much: in that respect the limit has been reached. Professor Filip Roodhooft from Vlerick Business School makes a case for a value-based healthcare model.

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