Elba Pareja-Gallagher
5 articles

Why Blockchain Matters

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt more facets of your life than perhaps any other technology. Here’s what you need to know.

In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was invested globally in blockchain startups. IBM invested $200 million and 1,000 employees in the technology. Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University in Beijing are running a pilot project for tracking and tracing pork in China and produce in the U.S. Among companies in consumer goods and manufacturing, 42 percent […]

Lead Differently for a Different Workforce

Today’s worker will tune out yesterday’s leader. Here’s how you can adapt.

When I get on the elevator at work these days, it’s a much different scene. Employees are younger. They’re more diverse. And they often speak multiple languages.  Numbers tell the tale of this new workforce – there are more women and more people of color than at any point in U.S. history. Baby boomers are entering […]

Closing the Leadership Gap

Non-profit seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions.

A recent issue of the Harvard Business Review highlighted the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs. Eager to see who made the list and the secrets of their success, I quickly turned to the story, where I was just as quickly disappointed. Staring back at me were photo after photo of men, mostly white. There were only […]

What Companies Can Learn From Taylor Swift

We can grow our businesses by taking a page from Taylor Swift's songbook.

If you want to learn about marketing, strategy and innovation, you could read a book by a distinguished academic, you could participate in a webinar led by a successful marketer. If the budget allowed, you could spend two days at an expensive conference. Or you could attend a Taylor Swift concert with 56,000 of her […]

Innovation Without Boundaries

Beware of mental models that crowd out innovation

As a member of a corporate strategy team, innovation is in my job description. The cross-functional team that I’m part of is responsible for developing commercially viable concepts for how to compete in e-commerce deliveries. Since the pressure keeps growing, I’m often searching for creative approaches. Recently, I found interesting ideas in a Harvard Business […]