People reaching out to make a bridge

20 August, 2021

The relationships that create successful acquisitions

With a constant need to grow and innovate, established firms often look outside for novel products by collaborating with and acquiring start-ups. For start-ups, a tried-and-true exit strategy is acqui...
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5 August, 2021

Are you asking the right questions of your data team?

People often associate the term “data literacy” with mastering a litany of technical skills: SQL for data querying, Python for data analysis and Tableau for data visualisation, to name a few. Howe...
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5 August, 2021

CEOs who play to type win the market

When the going gets tough, the tough goes shopping for M&A targets. This year looks set to be a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with
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7 July, 2021

Two CEOs, no drama: ground rules for co-leadership

Leonard, the chairman of a global consumer goods company, was wondering what to do with the two co-CEOs running the firm. While it had seemed a great idea to have two individuals at the helm, this arr...
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3 June, 2021

Do CEOs matter?

As a young man of 20 in his first job at a state-owned enterprise in China, Guoli Chen found sen...
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30 March, 2021

The group dynamics that define well-functioning boards

From the outside, it’s not so difficult to distinguish well-functioning corporate boards from problem-plagued ones. Healthy, successful boards are those that make wise decisions, within a reasonable...
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4 February, 2021

How boards can steer companies to ‘build back better’

When the history of the Covid-19 pandemic is written, it will no doubt note how, in one fell swoop, the bug accomplished something humanity had long struggled to do:
Stressed employee at his desk

4 January, 2021

How technology threatens mental health—especially if you’re inauthentic

The word technostress is often credited to Craig Brod, an American psychologist who authored a book about the stress brought on by rapid changes in technology. It was published in 1984, the year Ronal...
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16 November, 2020

A checklist for boards in the new normal

Boards make decisions that have a long-term impact on companies. In a survey of 266 chairs, directors and CEOs in 23 countries between May and June to assess
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27 October, 2020

Leadership in wicked times

This extraordinary year has brought to the fore an unprecedented number of wicked problems—like Covid-19 or systemic racism. Global warming, developing over decades, arguably is the biggest one. Unl...