About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is Editorial Director of the SAP Center for Business Insight. An experienced journalist and analyst, he blogs about the intersection of business and technology. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

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Healthcare Crisis: How To Stop Overflow In The Emergency Room

Got a headache? Upset stomach? Sore back? Better get yourself to the emergency room right away. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Yet these are some of the most common reasons that…
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3 Things To Do Before You Use HR Analytics

What often gets lost in the debate over skills shortages and high unemployment is that it is ridiculously expensive to hire and replace people today. U.S. businesses are spending more than…
leadership

Leaders Can’t Be True Leaders Without Becoming Good Managers First

There were signs that my former colleague wasn’t cut out for management. First was the obsessive behavior. He didn’t just hand in his assignments early, he insisted on knowing everything that was done with the assignment from that point on,…
Hate Formal Corporate Training? Go Guerrilla On It.

Hate Formal Corporate Training? Go Guerrilla On It.

Training has devolved into something that we hate: Most often it’s packaged courses on how to use software or hopelessly generalized, one-off Webinars designed to reach the maximum number…
Hunter S. Thompson

The Future of Healthcare: When Your Genome Says Go Completely Gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson, the prototypical gonzo journalist, was not known for being concerned about his health. He left a powder trail of controlled substances in his wake as he careened across the West in the early 70s, recounting…
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Emerging Markets: 5 IT Pitfalls To Watch For

We all know that in real estate it’s all about location, location, location. Turns out that the same principle applies to doing business in the cloud in emerging markets. It…
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The Secret Of Business Networking Success: Native Intelligence

Part of the reason I love social media is that I don’t have to do must work to find something of interest. I can go to Twitter, for example, and read the tweets of my personal list of
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Why Can’t Companies Be More Like The Iroquois?

If ever there was a cooperative organization that had less reason to endure until today, it is the Iroquois League. First formed sometime between the 15th and 16th centuries, it brought together five distinct
the company that never says no to customers

The Company That Never Says “No” To Customers

Imagine you ran a company that lets customers specify whatever they want in your products – including using their own materials. You’re probably thinking that the company has…
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4 Ways Companies Can Invest In Sustainability At A Profit

I will never forget the fateful day that I read an article about “environmentally responsible investing.” It led me to take a sizeable chunk of my meager retirement savings and invest it the “Green Fund,” from a mutual fund…