At a recent marketing meeting, a Red Bull employee showed a world map cartoon making fun of the stereotypical US-centric (and sometimes ignorant about the importance of other nations) world view.Not my type of humour, but also not a message of racism. In response, the joke was leaked in an attempt to punish the not-woke-enough corporate […]
There are millions of business start-ups that fail every year but most entrepreneurs assume that their business will not be among that number. The question is, how can one avoid the common mistakes? Ask yourself these questions. 1) Did you perform adequate research? It is important to ensure that know a solid business idea and what […]
How can you spot an overly egocentric leader? When there is any press coverage or rewards or recognition, only the leader and/or his inner circle are featured or rewarded. They seldom say Thank You or express Gratitude. In a more conscious leadership culture, those who deserve the recognition and rewards get them. Those who are […]
Clubhouse now has more than 12.7 million users and despite still being only available for iPhone (not unlike another massive adoption phenomenon of some years ago, Instagram) and has just announced a platform for successful content creators to better monetize what they do. At the same time, it is beginning to face significant competition not only […]
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then a parable speaks a thousand truths. We love stories with hidden meanings—whether it’s a movie, book, or performance, the underlying truth that sparks the “A-ha moment” captures us. That’s what parables do. Parables have been told for centuries across all cultures, and they’re just as profound today. Here […]
A staggering 9 out of 10 businesses fail after 1 year and nearly 40% fail after 6 years. Here's why.
Cities are rapidly expanding in size, wealth and power, with some now larger than nation states. Smart city solutions and strong global urban networks are developing to manage massive urban growth. However, cities exist within a wider system and it may take more than technological advances, innovation and city autonomy to develop a sustainable urban […]
Coffee has become a staple in our every day routine. Most people know exactly which coffee shop, the kind of roast, or the type of coffee they relish most. But, as you pay for your coffee at your favorite store, have you ever wondered who is taking the biggest share of the proceeds? Who are […]