Human adaptability and resilience have been tested more severely in 2020 than for many decades. The shock of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all, whether we realise it or not. Work has continued, and those who have been lucky enough to avoid falling ill have been able to carry on, if not quite normally…
Some signs of hope and a subtle, informed take on what could come next in the Brexit saga But in the UK and the Netherlands, uncertainty is rising We are entering an age of renewed uncertainty, according to Eden McCallum’s international survey of Swiss, Dutch and UK business leaders. While anxiety might have been expected…
We are delighted to announce the addition of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (“The Royal Foundation”) to Eden McCallum’s pro bono consulting initiative, our NGO Partnership. The Royal Foundation is the primary vehicle for Their Royal Highnesses’ philanthropic work. It develops programmes and…
Eden McCallum is delighted to announce that Joris van Osselaer and Jack Woodhouse have joined their teams in Benelux and the UK respectively. Joris van Osselaer joined the Boston Consulting Group after his studies and left as a Principal. He worked mainly for banks, insurers and pension funds on topics including growth, PMI, digital, and…
A talk by Freek Vermeulen, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School: we learn – at least, we should learn – from failure. But success is not always such a great teacher. Success is satisfying at first. But it can also lead to complacency. We may tell ourselves that our business displays “best practice”. Yet we could be slipping into bad habits, becoming vulnerable to new competitors.
It is easy to be dazzled and dumbfounded by some of the claims made for artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential of new technology. Big (and scary) estimates are thrown out as forecasts for the number of jobs that will be lost as automation increases. And as new business models and impressive gadgetry emerge, business leaders could be left feeling that they risk missing out on (or being crushed by) the next major industrial revolution. We need to change, they might say, but where to start?
Eden McCallum has elected Cyrus Ditzel and Helen Williams to its partnership, and Anna Wanders joins the Eden McCallum Leadership Team as Director of Benelux Operations.
Pessimism about Britain’s Brexit future has spread through British business, as revealed in Eden McCallum’s fifth annual economic outlook survey.
Dutch business is growing in confidence as it looks forward to 2018 and 2019, a new survey shows.
“Platform ecosystems” – businesses which build online networks and allow them to grow and flourish beyond the narrow confines of the corporation – have inverted the very nature of the firm. A big claim, but there is evidence to support it…