With the FT I get a vision of what’s happening globally. It’s interesting to see similar events happening across the world and how they are dealt with differently. You see your world perceived through a global newspaper and that helps me connect.Partner, Spencer Stuart
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With over 65 years of experience as a leader in global executive search and leadership consulting, Spencer Stuart is trusted by organizations around the world. Through its executive search, board and leadership advisory services, Spencer Stuart supports its clients in making the best senior-level leadership decisions and helps build and enhance high-performing teams.
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Harnessing unbiased, international coverage
As one of the world’s largest executive search firms, Spencer Stuart needs access to broad-based news coverage covering different regions and sectors. When reading the coverage on FT.com readers benefit from a reliable, trusted source of news and information. The team uses the FT to remain updated with global news stories in order to understand what is most relevant to their industry and their clients.
Jose Barroilhet has been with Spencer Stuart for over 20 years and in his role as a Partner he specializes in building teams, finding leaders and helping them run some of the largest companies in the world. He is based in Santiago, Chile and is a member of the firm’s Industrial Practice, as well as leading the Metals & Mining Practice in Latin America.
Within his role, Jose emphasises that, “it's important to get a vision of what’s happening globally.” He benefits from seeing different problems that other companies face and explains that, “similar problems are faced everywhere and when you see your world through a global newspaper, that helps me connect.”
I can read about what’s happening with my colleagues in Hong Kong, in Honduras and in London too. I can relate to what’s happening to them through the FT and reading about the world.Partner, Spencer Stuart
The FT offers readers like Jose unbiased, award-winning coverage on a global scale. With over 600 journalists worldwide, connections are made between stories and the FT captures multiple, comprehensive perspectives.
With access to the FT's premium content, subscribers can dig deeper into global news stories and discover further connections between topics, emerging trends and unique FT stories. Jose benefits from the FT’s newsletter briefings such as Moral Money and Swamp Notes and means he can receive trusted and distilled insights straight to this inbox.
With an FT Group Subscription, Jose comments that, “you see all sides of the story so you create your own decisions and opinions. It's a respectful way of telling the news and letting the reader decide how to interpret news stories and events.”
Sparking conversations with shared knowledge
Whether Jose is conversing with colleagues or clients, he uses FT articles to trigger conversations. This helps him maintain strong business relationships and explore emerging opportunities for his clients, as well as helping them navigate risks in their industry.
From reading Gillian Tett's analysis of the cross-section of financial and social issues to economics with Martin Wolf, Jose can understand what is happening with the most relevant news topics and trends in his industry. In turn, Jose and his colleagues remain updated and can use their knowledge of clients' industry challenges to provide advice in the right commercial context.
My favourite journalists are Martin Wolf, Gillian Tett and Rana Foroohar and Edward Luce who edit FT Swamp Notes. I get all the insights I need for better client conversations with articles from FT journalists.Partner, Spencer Stuart
In order to have more informed client conversations Jose believes that, “sharing FT articles with colleagues helps us prepare and understand what’s happening with trends or specific news stories. He adds that, “when reading the FT you can trust that you’re informed and get a broad but in-depth view — there are no surprising news stories that I don’t know about.”
With his clients in particular, Jose highlights that, “engaging in knowledge sharing and conversations with our clients is super important with how we work,” he explains that, “the FT connects the people around you to big trends and just by sharing with them you can re- energise that client connection.”
An FT Group Subscription provides several ways to share articles and content with others. Subscribers like Jose can choose to share FT content through the share article feature. Alternatively, Enterprise Sharing allows articles to be shared with clients at greater scale.
Focusing on emerging trends to mitigate risks
The business world doesn’t stand still and companies continually face a range of opportunities and risks. Jose notes that, “it's important to read about similar companies and the kinds of problems they’re solving. Learning from news events has a tremendous impact on what I think. It helps in connecting with others who are also trying to make predictions.”
Jose explains that, “the FT is one day ahead and that helps me anticipate what might happen tomorrow.” He adds that, “I can craft different strategies, prepare and bring future-focused questions to the table.” Jose and his team address important leadership needs through connecting the dots with insights and analysis from FT.com.
By using their FT Group Subscription, Jose and his colleagues at Spencer Stuart are able to react to emerging trends in their client industries. They can remain one step ahead of risks and make the most of opportunities as they arise.
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