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The Funding Folly

By Willem Gous I have been coaching and mentoring startups and small businesses in my own pre-incubator as well as other programs. I am convinced that the belief that you need funding to start or grow your business is what is holding many back from building a business that will work.

19-02-2021

4 min Article

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Not Everyone Can Be Agile

By YVES DOZ and MARIA GUADALUPE Most of what’s been written about Agile assumes that the methodology can be adapted to any organisation. But our analysis found that some companies are better suited to Agile than others.

18-02-2021

6 min Article

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Coping With Uncertainty in 2021

By SIN EU CHEAH As veterans of the ‘new normal’, we should be pretty well-adapted to the lifestyle and embracing it with ease and comfort. Right? On the contrary, we may find ourselves heading towards more uncertainty. With the unpredictable environment, rapid policy changes and backtracking, what can we do to cope with the constant change? Here are five steps we can take to cultivate a disruption-proof mindset:

17-02-2021

4 min Article

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6 Key Steps to Overcome Fear in the C-Suite

By DR AMY SILVER The impact of fear in the C-Suite is enormous and the impact that trickles down is profound. It is essential that C-suite teams understand how to manage their fear individually and collectively. By doing so they will enable the safety that is essential for strong team play, courageous behaviour and communication.

15-02-2021

2 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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New Beginnings Start With Ending Denial

By ROB WYSE Yes, denial is human nature. We are in denial about being overweight, lazy, unhealthy, vain – you name it. So, it is unlikely that we would not be in denial about a pandemic. We are in denial until it is too late. But I do not give up hope.

26-01-2021

3 min Article

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Toilets Defining Economies

By ROB WYSE As the world gets ravaged by the coronavirus, the economy is in the toilet. But the economy is driven by small ‘mom and pop’ businesses. And toilets for all can drive economic progress…one community at a time.

30-11-2020

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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Leading Digital Transformation

By DR A. ARULESWARAN What should a leader in an organisation do if it is in an industry that is to be affected by digital disruption? Does the leadership start seeking out for the best Chief Information Officer (CIO) and delegate the entire transformation responsibility to this person?

16-07-2020

4 min Article

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The Funding Folly

By Willem Gous I have been coaching and mentoring startups and small businesses in my own pre-incubator as well as other programs. I am convinced that the belief that you need funding to start or grow your business is what is holding many back from building a business that will work.

19-02-2021

4 min Article

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Not Everyone Can Be Agile

By YVES DOZ and MARIA GUADALUPE Most of what’s been written about Agile assumes that the methodology can be adapted to any organisation. But our analysis found that some companies are better suited to Agile than others.

18-02-2021

6 min Article

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Coping With Uncertainty in 2021

By SIN EU CHEAH As veterans of the ‘new normal’, we should be pretty well-adapted to the lifestyle and embracing it with ease and comfort. Right? On the contrary, we may find ourselves heading towards more uncertainty. With the unpredictable environment, rapid policy changes and backtracking, what can we do to cope with the constant change? Here are five steps we can take to cultivate a disruption-proof mindset:

17-02-2021

4 min Article

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6 Key Steps to Overcome Fear in the C-Suite

By DR AMY SILVER The impact of fear in the C-Suite is enormous and the impact that trickles down is profound. It is essential that C-suite teams understand how to manage their fear individually and collectively. By doing so they will enable the safety that is essential for strong team play, courageous behaviour and communication.

15-02-2021

2 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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New Beginnings Start With Ending Denial

By ROB WYSE Yes, denial is human nature. We are in denial about being overweight, lazy, unhealthy, vain – you name it. So, it is unlikely that we would not be in denial about a pandemic. We are in denial until it is too late. But I do not give up hope.

26-01-2021

3 min Article

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Toilets Defining Economies

By ROB WYSE As the world gets ravaged by the coronavirus, the economy is in the toilet. But the economy is driven by small ‘mom and pop’ businesses. And toilets for all can drive economic progress…one community at a time.

30-11-2020

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

category-icon

Leading Digital Transformation

By DR A. ARULESWARAN What should a leader in an organisation do if it is in an industry that is to be affected by digital disruption? Does the leadership start seeking out for the best Chief Information Officer (CIO) and delegate the entire transformation responsibility to this person?

16-07-2020

4 min Article

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