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Posted by: on July 3, 2018

An innovative compromise in cryptocurrencies

STOs: An Innovative Compromise My last post about cryptocurrencies triggered a vast response and I received many thankful messages, which I am grateful for. The cryptocurrency market is booming and attracting more and more attention of not only investors but people who are intereste d in technology, innovation and start-ups. In 2017, start-ups raised an […]

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Posted by: on June 18, 2018

Crisis Planning During Turbulent Times

I recently participated in a robust panel discussion on crisis management at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the students had just wrapped up a five-day simulated business crisis relating to a fictitious national restaurant chain dealing with an outbreak of E.coli. Below are […]

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Posted by: on June 13, 2017

Leading & transforming my business substantially

What is the average life expectancy of an organisation? A study in 1996 by de Rooji calculated the average life expectancy if firms in Japan and much of Europe, regardless of size, at 12.5 years. Another study by Hewitt in 2004 indicated the average life span of companies to be 12-15 years. A study by […]

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Posted by: on June 13, 2017

What it means to go the extra mile

Featuring a letter from an old couple that will make you melt The Letter. Skip to the bottom to see it in context. The other day, we received a large delivery. We were trying to figure out what to do with it as the delivery man wheeled the shrink-wrapped block of boxes into the office. We decided […]

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Posted by: on May 16, 2017

Why you should jolt yourself before the world jolts you

“Let well enough alone”, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – sure these are pretty good bits of advice, but only if you live and work in stable times. I can’t remember such a time – the past decades have been all about technological and market disruptions and just delivering on one’s job description […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

“How did you get to study at Oxford?”: Alozie’s story

In 1998, having worked for 7 years with Budget Rent A Car as their Europe, Africa and Middle East Financial Accountant, I decided to contract out my services to other organisations. The experience took me to companies like the British Airport Authority, the University of Westminster, Santander Bank, the UK Ministry of Defence and the […]

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