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Leadership is a deal maker - or breaker

Leadership is a deal maker (…or breaker)

By Gideon Malherbe / June 20, 2017

Digital Transformation ~ VCI Partner’s View A recent global survey found that while CEOs generally understand the strategic opportunities and threats of digitizing their business, many have yet to build and communicate a vision for their companies or to develop a strategy to make that vision a reality. And most functional leaders lack the skills…

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Rethinking digital transfrmation

Digitization Needs Direction – Rethinking Digital Transformation

By Graeme Stanway / March 29, 2017

Digitization – or more precisely the abundance of data through cheap sensing and the ability of advances in computational power and artificial intelligence to transform decision making – is one of the most disruptive forces that businesses have seen, particularly in relation to competitive business models.

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Seeing and moving, the challenge in Strategy

By Graeme Stanway / December 20, 2015

We have recently been heavily engaged in our on-going “Innovation State of Play” series, where from 2015 we have been interviewing 15 global CEO’s. This “view from the C suite” follows on from 2014 where more than 260 executives and managers were surveyed across the globe. In talking with the leaders in the industry, it…

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Primal instincts not necessarily good for business

By Graeme Stanway / June 7, 2015

People naturally abhor uncertainty. Psychologists put this down to an ancient evolutionary trait where uncertainty often meant unacceptable exposure to mortal danger – typically in the form of some unseen carnivorous threat. Translating forward to modern day business and this trait is not as useful as it once was, particularly in medium to longer term…

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Learnings from the iron ore price shock

By Graeme Stanway / April 28, 2015

The massive drop in iron ore prices has seemingly caught everyone by surprise and firm expectations of about 1.1 billion tonnes of crude steel production from China now seem unlikely. Given value creation in the resources industry is heavily influenced by the navigation of cycles, understanding these miscalculations is very useful.

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