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Finding Your Power Through Purpose
Shaun Tomson, former world surfing champion, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author of the best-selling book Surfer's Code: 12 simple lessons for riding through life, talks to Russell Gilbert about finding your sense of purpose.


Hunger: Fighting a Wicked Problem
Rob van Tulder, professor of international business-society management, explains why society urgently needs to address the issues of food security and sustainability if it is to eradicate hunger globally.


Time to Make a Difference
Prof. Steef van de Velde, dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Unversity, talks to Russell Gilbert about why the school's new strategic mission is to be a force for positive change.


Investing in a Sustainable Future
Corien Wortmann-Kool, chair of Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP - one of the largest pension funds in the world - outlines to Russell Gilbert why she believes ABP has a duty to invest sustainably and how its strategy to do so is evolving.


Business: Not Just About Making Money
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM, talks to Russell Gilbert about the company’s impressive transformation that has seen it become a champion of sustainability and the 'people, planet, profit' philosophy.


Evolving by Design
Stefano Rosso, CEO of fashion empire OTB, speaks to Russell Gilbert about the challenges the group faces as it transitions its corporate culture and enters a new phase of evolution.


Taking a Sensitive Approach to Leadership
Marijn Dekkers, chairman of the board of management of global life sciences company Bayer AG, talks about the changing nature of leadership and why sensitivity is an important quality for leaders everywhere.


Innovation and the Path to Value
Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, talks to Russell Gilbert about organisational transformation, innovation, and the importance of keeping abreast of technological and societal changes.


A Passion For Making Customers Smile
Pieter Zwart, CEO of market-leading online retailer Coolblue, talks to Russell Gilbert about the factors driving the company's impressive success, and why, in his view, high street retailing is in terminal decline.


Banking on New Business Models
Nick Jue, CEO of ING Netherlands, explains to Russell Gilbert why the bank’s restructuring is inspired by the business models of fast-moving technology driven firms such as Google, Spotify and Netflix.


Taking a Global View
Ruth Cairnie, executive vice president, strategy and planning, Royal Dutch Shell, talks to Russell Gilbert about the forces shaping the global need for sustainable energy.


Time to Look in the Mirror
Leo van de Voort, former CFO of RDM, which went spectacularly bankrupt in 2004 in a scandal that rocked the Dutch establishment, talks about ethics in business and the lessons he's learned from his mistakes.


Innovation Through Transformation
Ellen Kuppens, VP of HR at multinational life sciences company DSM Netherlands, outlines the importance of innovation and how new ways of working will enhance the company’s innovation capabilities.


The Competitive Advantage of Customer Insights
Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen, vice president of customer insight and analytics at media giant Sanoma, and Riikka Turunen, director of data protection and privacy, explain the benefits and challenges presented by big data.


The Birth of a Business School
The first dean of RSM, Harrie Langman, shares his personal recollections of how the school was formed with the current dean, Prof. Steef van de Velde. Article written by Russell Gilbert.


What Value Ethical Leadership?
An article reporting on the 2nd RSM Discovery Management Debate organised by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and moderated/written by Russell Gilbert.


A Driving Force for Good
Dieter Wehe, inspector general of police for North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, talks to Russell Gilbert about the ever-changing role of the police in society.


Energy Forum Shapes the Future
Wolf Ketter, scientific director, Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business, and Rotterdam's mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, discuss sustainable energy and developing the energy markets of the future.


Making the Dream a Reality
Chris Ronteltap, CEO of the Legermuseum (Dutch Army Museum), tells Russell Gilbert why he believes he has the best job in the world.


Gender Identity & Breast Cancer Campaigns
Ghostwritten by Russell Gilbert for authors of an academic paper, this article explores whether health marketing awareness campaigns are effective in increasing the public’s perceived vulnerability to any given disease.


Radical Innovation on the Global Stage
Alan Hoffman, professor of management at Bentley University (USA), explains to Russell Gilbert why forward-thinking organisations must leverage the power of radical innovation.


Defining Respectful Leadership
An article ghostwritten by Russell Gilbert for Niels van Quaquebeke, Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Erasmus University, covering the subject of respectful leadership.


Money Laundering: a Global Problem
Pieter van den Akker, former global head of anti-money laundering operations for ABN-AMRO, talks dirty money to Russell Gilbert.


The Logistics of Operations Management
René de Koster, professor of logistics and operations management at the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, discusses innovation in the field of logistics. (Ghostwritten by Russell Gilbert.)


An Evolution in Thinking
Professor of behavioural business ethics, David De Cremer, outlines to Russell Gilbert the need to better understand the issues central to ethics in business and why research into the subject is taking a new and evolutionary path.


A Little More Conversation
Mignon van Halderen of the Rotterdam School of Management's Corporate Communication Centre tells Russell Gilbert why companies really need to take social media seriously.


Innovate or Perish
An article based on a panel debate in which three world-class academics - Prof. Jan van den Ende, Prof. Erik van Heck, and Prof. Henk Volberda - discuss the value of innovation for businesses. The article appeared in issue 17 of RSM Insight magazine.


New Frontiers for RSM
Theo Backx, executive-in-residence at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), one of Europe's top 10 business schools, tells Russell Gilbert how RSM intends to enhance its already excellent reputation.


Student Consultants Help Build City Identity
An article exploring how an international business project run by students helps the city of Dortmund to communicate with its citizens in more engaging and meaningful ways.


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"Russell has the gift to understand the essence of academic research and convert it into fabulously accessible writing."

Prof. Niels van Quaquebeke,
Respect Research Group,
Hamburg, Germany.



"The article is great... and thank you for taking the time to make it great. You are a gifted writer."

Alan N. Hoffman,
Professor of Strategic Management,
Bentley University, USA.



"A remarkable job, Russell. I wish I could write as compellingly as you."

René de Koster,
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

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