From the monthly archives:

August 2012

Global Talent Index

August 29, 2012

In July, Heidrick and Struggles and the Economist Intelligence Unit published the 2012 Global Talent Index. It is published as a very interesting interactive website where the reader can browse and dig down into the information. If we consider talent to be a global commodity, as precious as oil or water, then it should be […]

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Do it like Oprah

August 22, 2012

Each week I look at a business leader who has built a successful business to see what we can learn from them in terms of Innovation and Human Resource Management. This week’s successful business thinker is someone who came from humble backgrounds but is now shaping world politics and is the richest black person in […]

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Putting a dent in the universe and the art of selling dreams

August 17, 2012

Apple would probably not be Apple without Steve Jobs. I began my series on business leaders and entrepreneurs last week with the notion that a company’s HR efforts should be performed to ensure the  flow and thus create a culture that enhances the success of the business idea. Apple, which Steve Jobs personified, is in […]

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John Maynard Keynes on probability

August 16, 2012

In this blog post, the reader will find a challenging but maybe fascinating brief treatise on the subject of economic theory, inspired by current events. It was reported yesterday that the Eurozone is on the brink of a double dip recession after its economy shrank in the second quarter. Gross National Product (GNP) across the […]

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Konza Technology City investors conference

August 11, 2012

During three days in August, 7th to 9th, I attended the first investors conference for Konza Technology City, in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was very well attended, with more than 500 people from both the local business community in Nairobi and many international participants. The venue was the Kenyatta International Conference Center in the central […]

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Business thinkers who changed the world

August 8, 2012

“Do our HR efforts really enhance the flow of the business?”  It is the one question all HR Managers and business leaders should ask themselves. I stumbled upon this question earlier this summer in a Harvard Business Review blog post by J. Craig Mundy and it has inspired me to dig deeper into the great […]

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Do you know your customers’ needs?

August 8, 2012

In a world of hyper competition and commoditization, it is necessary for companies to find their “sweet spot” i.e. where your company meet customers’ needs in a way in which your competitors cannot. But how do you know what your customers need? Most companies realize that they can not just “push” out their products to […]

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The History of the Internet

August 2, 2012

AVG is an online security company from the Netherlands, providing software and services to secure devices, data and people. Recently they published an infograph that covers the history of the internet, including all of the most important milestones since 1969: from the first virus to the birth of Google and 2.4 billion Internet users. Below […]

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