It’s a commonly held view that the world is hurtling through change at a breakneck pace. That our increasingly globalised culture is being changed by technological disruption… Read more “Market ecologies”
It’s the economy, stupid!
Today, more than ever, we need to educate people on how the economy works and why decisions made in seemingly remote centres of power affect our daily lives and are at the root of the way we view the world. (more…)
India is truly amazing – a land of ideas, energy, action and inspiration.
Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership.
In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issues like bias, stereotyping, group think, how we attend to information which confirms stereotypes, how and why some workplace interventions might enforce unconscious bias and how valuing ‘difference’ can maintain stereotypes.
If I put to you this riddle, what would your answer be?
A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and the son is taken to the nearest hospital. The doctor comes in and exclaims “I can’t operate on this boy.”
“Why not?” the nurse asks.
“Because he’s my son,” the doctor responds.
How is this possible?
Ultimately Kandola presents a challenge to engrained leadership practice, putting forward a new way of leading. It’s fascinating stuff. As marketers, leaders and as human beings, we are evolving. There is still much to do. Watch and learn.
Consumers are increasingly turning to brands without heritage or history. Why? For ‘heritage’ and ‘history’, read ‘tired’ and ‘tainted’ as brands are exposed for unsavoury business practice, avarice, tax avoidance and a host of other failings in consumers’ eyes. (more…)
To put it another way, “it’s all about the economy stupid!”.
Mobile technology is spurring entrepreneurial led economic growth in East Africa. There are lessons here for the developed world too, low-cost accessible technology can be put into… Read more “Technology in East Africa”