AVOIDING THE HANGOVER OF HYPE

Fresh starts are always great – reviewing what didn’t work well, clearing the decks and getting set for the year. But if last night’s new year’s celebrations are anything to go by, the start-up space needs a good clean-up from hype. Over a glass of bubbly, someone...

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COMPANY CULTURE STARTS WITH YOU

Ask a person the reason they love to travel and oftentimes they say to experience different cultures. Human beings seem to be intrigued by the social norms and ways of living of their fellow man in different cities and villages around the world. Having the experience...

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – MIDDLE EAST PERSPECTIVE

  There is a general look of surprise, even bewilderment, when people hear I love working in the Middle East. This for the simple reason that I’m a woman. I understand how there is a perception that women are not respected or highly regarded in the Middle East,...

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AMBITION, ATTITUDE AND ACTION

Ideas are great but it's action that turns them into reality. So do you know what you're really creating? Do you know for what purpose? Or are you in danger of getting there at a cost you hadn't envisaged? Here are some tips to help you achieve what you truly want -...

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USE YOUR RESOURCES TO OPTIMISE YOUR IMPACT

For the last few years the topic of regulation has played a key role in our economies. From debates about stronger regulation for banks to curb future debacles that led to the financial crisis, to regulations for tech giants and what to do with private data. What I...

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FROM THE DATING WORLD TO THE CORPORATE WORLD

Do we treat people like a one-night stand or do we show the level of commitment we would to someone we want to marry? And once we marry, do we work at keeping the relationship alive, or do we take each other for granted? I can’t think of many people who don’t want to...

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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ETHICS

In order for a company to thrive, it needs to ensure the wellbeing and level of satisfaction with its stakeholders – investors, employees, suppliers and customers. Recent times have seen how bad conduct results in negative publicity, poor company image and a drop in...

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STEWARDSHIP, EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Succession has been of concern for families for generations, and never has there been a more crucial time to take a closer look at the issues. Despite numerous financial structures on offer, in 90 per cent of cases family wealth is not passed beyond the third...

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STARTING OUT – TIPS FOR FRESH GRADS

Our work is a great way to expose us to new environments and challenges. Experiences that will further develop our skills as well as our character. But in order for this to happen, we need to find the environment that is most conducive. So if you are young and looking...

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