Dreams can provide remarkable insights into the subconscious. Making sense of them can be a powerful problem-solving and inspirational tool assisting executives in recognizing and addressing obstacles in their waking lives. The CEO of an IT company had a dream he was walking towards his summerhouse when he realized he was completely naked. The only…

Entrepreneurs in mobile ecosystems are learning how to create killer applications that can disrupt resource rich, entrenched players. The term “killer app” was redefined last month when Facebook announced its $19 billion purchase of instant-messaging service WhatsApp to great fanfare, and equally great controversy. Mark Zuckerberg countered critics by arguing that WhatsApp was worth even more…

The recent attack on the tax policies of corporations becomes close to ridiculous when politicians argue that companies that try to avoid taxes (legally) are “socially irresponsible” and “immoral.” The people interviewed in the recent INSEAD Knowledge piece How Should Multinationals Be Taxed are disproportionally representatives of the political left: two socialist politicians (Fleur Pellerin…

Regulators and investors in the rich Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Qatar are celebrating the recent Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) upgrade of their countries from frontier to emerging market status. But how important are these rating revisions, and what do they really mean for the countries involved? The MSCI is…