opinion

Holiday Reading – James Bond to the rescue?

Sometimes when I read the news it seems like a script to a new James Bond movie. Dr No is at it again with a 300,000 strong cyberarmy whose only purpose is to get into other countries secret networks. And Blofeld, or maybe Goldfinger, is helping countries deceive their citizens as well as an entire continent. [...]

Holiday Reading: Will JFK & Jackie always be icons?

The release of what Jackie Kennedy recorded on tape 47 years ago became headline news all over the world . Seems that people are always going to be fascinated about the Kennedys and the mystery surrounding them. [...]

Get the energy to succeed!

You can’t hide lack of energy and motivation since it’s evident from how you carry yourself. Sit down somewhere and watch people walking and you will quickly notice whose got what it takes and who hasn’t. How are you going to be able to move forward and create new beginnings if you don’t have it? Who would hire or do business with someone without the drive and energy to succeed? [...]

Are you a great leader?

Have you got what it takes to be a successful leader? Do you have impact and influence to achieve your career ambitions in today’s competitive environment? Devote 16 minutes to watch Harvard Business School’s Linda Hill and executive Kent Lineback ‘s advice and insight which will enable you to assess yourself [...]

Are we moving from mass consumption to the wants of individuals?

It looks like a historic transition in capitalism is unfolding as a result of products like the iPod. The world is constantly changing and I believe we are at the beginning of a new era which will fundamentally change the way we consume. New demands are created that most existing companies cannot meet. [...]

Do you know how to communicate to harvest ideas?

Apple, 3M and Google are prime examples of companies reaping the benefits of ideas generated by someone in their organisation. However, far too many companies still fail to benefit from the ideas of their staff. So how do you get colleagues to come forward with ideas they have for any area of the company? [...]

Vanity boosting prosperity and biodiversity?

The combination of the rapidly expanding global fashion and beauty industry and the internet is providing opportunities for developing countries. It enables them to use their creative talents and cultural heritages to create jobs and sell products that are environmentally responsible [...]

Would you read an article about yourself?

What’s the main interest of a customer? Or let me re-phrase the question. What’s your main interest? You know the answer. Yourself. Sounds terrible I know, but all human beings have an interest in what happens in their lives. Be honest, so do you. That doesn’t mean that you are selfish. What would your life be like today if you hadn’t taken an interest in it? No need to say more, is there. [...]