Management

The New Age of Digital — Edition 1

Racing to the Post-Digital Age

What do they call Chinese food in China? Food. This joke, which did the rounds in the early 2000s, takes its humour from the juxtaposition of the same information in different contexts. Change the context and the descriptor becomes pointless. For business, it serves as a useful reminder against making

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The New Age of Digital — Edition 1

The Real Digital Revolution

Technology is continuing its progress in leaps and bounds. Even decades’ old technologies, like video conferencing, QR codes and ecommerce, are finding new markets and new uses. For organisations operating through the past two years’ constant disruptions, the availability of low-cost, easily deployed technology has been a godsend. Without it,

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The New Age of Digital — Edition 1

Are you a technology company?

“Every Company is a Tech Company Now. The Disruption is Just Beginning”, wrote Edward Felsenthal, TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO in May this year: “The scope and speed of change was unprecedented, accelerating digital adaptation by as much as five years in a 12-month period. Disruption ruled, as legacy companies imploded.

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Strategos: Lessons from the Art of War

Being in enterprise today requires us to deal with so much more than a straightforward process of buying and selling. That has made strategic management a vital business tool. Consolidating the complexities of modern business into sets of goal-oriented activities for each part of the organisation to perform has become

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Leadership for Distributed Teams

Leaders everywhere are grappling with their ability to be effective as more of their people wake up to a new 9 to 5. Despite the challenges, working from home has become for thousands of organisations a bitter sweet reality. It means they at least business continues and their people still

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Make or Break: Actions in Times of Crisis

In a perfect world, crises would never occur. Potential disasters would be averted thanks to our advanced technologies, stable infrastructures and ready access to ample resources. Intellectually we know that no one is fully immune from a crisis, but we take confidence in our ability to avoid or overcome disasters

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Retail: The Forgotten Innovators

Published in Retail Wire, November 26, 2019 Few industry sectors have changed as much in the space of five decades as retail. The people who seem to least realise it are retailers. What hasn’t changed: sellers displaying their wares, using their skills in merchandising, marketing, service and sales to entice

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Transformation Blues

The verdict is in: digital transformations aren’t going away. Digital technology’s ever-widening and deepening impact on the way we live is flowing on to the way we work, and the way customers want companies to meet their wants and needs. Competitive pressures mount as rival companies use digital technology’s reach

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