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On the Delicate Art to Balance Trust and Control to Promote Performance

February 24, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David de Cremer and Jakob Stollberger In every relationship, trust plays a valuable role to ensure that both ends are not met with infidelity and injustice. Successful companies for that matter compel their employees to apply trust and control on a proportionate rate to deliver just that.   Trust matters to organisations in important ways. …

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How To Expand Into Fast-Growing, Mobile Optimised Emerging Markets – Fast

February 20, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

A conversation with Andre de Wet CEO and Founder, 2ndBase   From start-ups to different heights of business, 2ndBase helps the world’s top tech companies expand into emerging markets. As they work on the premise that you know your business and

Uber: Pressure to Perform

February 19, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Commentary, Global Capital Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley News that Uber’s 2018 third quarter losses have widened to $1.1 Bn with slowing sales growth, are signs of a much more difficult future for ride hailing. The concept of low cost, easily summonsed, responsive taxi services provided by part

3 Things Your Start-Up Might Have Overlooked

February 18, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

There are so many things to consider when starting a business that it can be difficult to remember everything and execute everything successfully. There are the basics, such as the product or service that you want to sell and how you will differentiate

BVI FINANCE: Your partner of choice for crossborder trade, investment and business

January 25, 2019 • Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

An exclusive interview with Mrs. Lorna Smith, OBE, Interim Executive Director at BVI Finance   Recognised as the top offshore jurisdiction in the world, for the eighth consecutive year based on the 2018 edition of the Vistra 2020 Report, the British

Where Does Innovation Come From Nowadays?

December 2, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By David De Cremer  For innovation to take place in the new technological era, collaborations that are open and flexible need to develop, the author argues, as those are the best conditions for all parties involved to learn, pursue their own interests whilst

North Rhine-Westphalia: Investors’ First Choice in Germany

November 21, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Global Insights, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

­­North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is strong, dynamic and ideally located. The state is the most important economic region in Germany and has for years been one of the most popular locations for foreign companies in Europe. For them, the location is a real

Into New Markets: Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO at QFC, on the Growth Opportunities and Ways to Invest in Qatar

November 15, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Middle East & Africa, Power Influencers from Business and Academia, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Centre. We touch on the industries in Qatar that present abundant opportunities for companies wishing to expand in the Arab world and what makes

3 Industries To Watch As America Faces Economic Downturn

November 12, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Since about 2010 the U.S. economy has been experiencing a robust turnaround following a near collapse in 2008. It’s been slow but steady progress, but by 2018 it was clear that the U.S. stock exchanges were operating at a powerful level, and most every

Leadership is about making others smarter to better serve customers

November 11, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Patrick Mancel Since being founded in 1987 in Shenzhen by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei serves today more than three billion customers worldwide. To remain competitive as the top provider in the business, Huawei puts a strong emphasis in making