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In Bad Times, Decentralised Firms Outperform Their Rivals

By PHILLIPPE AGHION A new paper by Aghion et al* (2021) titled “Turbulence, Firm Decentralization, and Growth in Bad Times”, shows that large downturns tend to have less dramatic consequences for decentralised firms. When the market is rife with uncertainty, decisions often need to be made in the blink of an eye.

04-02-2021

5 min Article

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A Recipe for Effective Job Creation

By WILLEM GOUS According to a world bank blog post, it costs around $30,000 to create one job In my opinion, this is not sustainable because we might never recover that investment.I dreamt of bringing the cost of job creation down to between $1,000 and $3,000 per job. I believe that I succeeded and want to share what I did to achieve this.

14-01-2021

7 min Article

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Is There a Scientific Formula For Start-up Success?

By CHIARA SPINA Many start-up founders swear by the Lean Startup method, popularised by serial entrepreneur and software engineer Eric Ries in a 2011 book of the same name and taught in business schools and accelerators around the world. But there is a way to improve the Lean method itself... read on!

18-12-2020

4 min Article

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Capitalism is Creative Destruction

By IBRAHIM FERGO - Recessions are how capitalism moves forward, weeding out the inefficient and making new growth, in a process originally described by Karl Marx as 'creative destruction'.

26-09-2020

2 min Article

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Make Difficult Decisions Too Early Rather Than Too Late

By ASHRAF FARID - No doubt Tim’s experience contributed to such quick difficult decisions. It also doesn’t hurt that as a digital solutions provider, Solace was spared the worst of COVID-19. No one exists in a vacuum, however, and as other businesses are impacted, Solace knew it had to play its cards right.

19-09-2020

3 min Article

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What this Pandemic Teaches Us about Business and Society

By GREGG VANOUREK As an insidious virus spreads around the world, we are wise to stop and ask: what can it teach us? Much, I think. One question I am drawn to lately is this: what does the pandemic teach us about the role of business in society?

06-08-2020

6 min Article

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Mandarin Literacy For the 21st Century Workforce

Mandarin Language Centre owner Luisa Lim shares the importance of Mandarin literacy to the carer advancement of the modern employee.

15-07-2020

5 min Article

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Could You Break Up With Your Business?

By WILLEM GOUS Many business owners were forced to sit back and reflect on their companies during the global pandemic that saw lockdowns in effect around the world. I am sure many have come to the conclusion that their business is simply not working and must make the awful choice of closing down a business.

06-07-2020

5 min Article

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In Bad Times, Decentralised Firms Outperform Their Rivals

By PHILLIPPE AGHION A new paper by Aghion et al* (2021) titled “Turbulence, Firm Decentralization, and Growth in Bad Times”, shows that large downturns tend to have less dramatic consequences for decentralised firms. When the market is rife with uncertainty, decisions often need to be made in the blink of an eye.

04-02-2021

5 min Article

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A Recipe for Effective Job Creation

By WILLEM GOUS According to a world bank blog post, it costs around $30,000 to create one job In my opinion, this is not sustainable because we might never recover that investment.I dreamt of bringing the cost of job creation down to between $1,000 and $3,000 per job. I believe that I succeeded and want to share what I did to achieve this.

14-01-2021

7 min Article

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Is There a Scientific Formula For Start-up Success?

By CHIARA SPINA Many start-up founders swear by the Lean Startup method, popularised by serial entrepreneur and software engineer Eric Ries in a 2011 book of the same name and taught in business schools and accelerators around the world. But there is a way to improve the Lean method itself... read on!

18-12-2020

4 min Article

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Capitalism is Creative Destruction

By IBRAHIM FERGO - Recessions are how capitalism moves forward, weeding out the inefficient and making new growth, in a process originally described by Karl Marx as 'creative destruction'.

26-09-2020

2 min Article

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Make Difficult Decisions Too Early Rather Than Too Late

By ASHRAF FARID - No doubt Tim’s experience contributed to such quick difficult decisions. It also doesn’t hurt that as a digital solutions provider, Solace was spared the worst of COVID-19. No one exists in a vacuum, however, and as other businesses are impacted, Solace knew it had to play its cards right.

19-09-2020

3 min Article

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What this Pandemic Teaches Us about Business and Society

By GREGG VANOUREK As an insidious virus spreads around the world, we are wise to stop and ask: what can it teach us? Much, I think. One question I am drawn to lately is this: what does the pandemic teach us about the role of business in society?

06-08-2020

6 min Article

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Mandarin Literacy For the 21st Century Workforce

Mandarin Language Centre owner Luisa Lim shares the importance of Mandarin literacy to the carer advancement of the modern employee.

15-07-2020

5 min Article

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Could You Break Up With Your Business?

By WILLEM GOUS Many business owners were forced to sit back and reflect on their companies during the global pandemic that saw lockdowns in effect around the world. I am sure many have come to the conclusion that their business is simply not working and must make the awful choice of closing down a business.

06-07-2020

5 min Article

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