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The Group Dynamics That Define Well-Functioning Boards

By VINCENT DOMINE The ability to align, if not agree, on a fundamental purpose characterises effective boards. After developing a sensitive barometer for group dynamics, boards can take steps to improve using five levers.

25-02-2021

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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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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Creating and Delivering Value to Customers

By ARUL ARULESWARAN A business exists to satisfy a customer’s need through the products or services it offers. Without a customer there is no market and therefore there is no demand, and hence what remains is only potential. Converting the potential into an effective demand and the sale (how) is only possible when the value to the customer is realised and thereafter wealth is created by the business (what).

12-02-2021

10 min Article

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5 Honest Truths About Starting a Business

By ALAN MANLY From how others view entrepreneurs to their approach to risk-taking, starting a business isn’t always what it seems. These are five truths about starting a business that many an entrepreneur has learned throughout their journey

08-02-2021

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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Scarcity Versus Abundance Mindset and the Crab Mentality

By JUMANNE RAJABU Neverforget the highest point of dependence is not being 'independent' but rather being 'interdependent'. We succeed because we rely on each other. You don’t need someone to be screwed for you to win. That is what it means to have an Abundance Mindset.

25-01-2021

2 min Article

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3 Business Ideas That Seem Great When You're Drunk

By WILLEM GOUS I don’t know you, but there is a chance that you are going to end up in a bar or a social event and have a few too many drinks and then you are going to want to start a business based on the amazing ideas you came up with. Here are three business ideas that I 'started' while inebriated that you can start too with little effort or forethought.

15-01-2021

7 min Article

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The Group Dynamics That Define Well-Functioning Boards

By VINCENT DOMINE The ability to align, if not agree, on a fundamental purpose characterises effective boards. After developing a sensitive barometer for group dynamics, boards can take steps to improve using five levers.

25-02-2021

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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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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Creating and Delivering Value to Customers

By ARUL ARULESWARAN A business exists to satisfy a customer’s need through the products or services it offers. Without a customer there is no market and therefore there is no demand, and hence what remains is only potential. Converting the potential into an effective demand and the sale (how) is only possible when the value to the customer is realised and thereafter wealth is created by the business (what).

12-02-2021

10 min Article

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5 Honest Truths About Starting a Business

By ALAN MANLY From how others view entrepreneurs to their approach to risk-taking, starting a business isn’t always what it seems. These are five truths about starting a business that many an entrepreneur has learned throughout their journey

08-02-2021

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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Scarcity Versus Abundance Mindset and the Crab Mentality

By JUMANNE RAJABU Neverforget the highest point of dependence is not being 'independent' but rather being 'interdependent'. We succeed because we rely on each other. You don’t need someone to be screwed for you to win. That is what it means to have an Abundance Mindset.

25-01-2021

2 min Article

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3 Business Ideas That Seem Great When You're Drunk

By WILLEM GOUS I don’t know you, but there is a chance that you are going to end up in a bar or a social event and have a few too many drinks and then you are going to want to start a business based on the amazing ideas you came up with. Here are three business ideas that I 'started' while inebriated that you can start too with little effort or forethought.

15-01-2021

7 min Article

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