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 faster than our brains, bodies, business and government processes and structures can cope with. Stop. Step out of your bubble. Realise this: the pace of change is subjective.
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.
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 issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”
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.
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 service for the majority of people. Technology doesn’t have to be a competitive status symbol, or just a leisure accessory. This development was first covered by my journalistContinue reading “Technology in East Africa”
Their death has been predicted endlessly, yet still newspapers survive and in rare cases flourish. How and why?
Imagine a future where mobile payments are seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. So, for example, you could be on a crowded train and spot a poster offering a week’s holiday in the sun for a bargain price. All you have to do is scan the QR code, authenticate your cardholder credentials and hey prestoContinue reading “The future might be mobile, but what about the customer?”
Science tells us that we are now in the geological epoch known as the Holocene. This era has lasted for 12,000 years and encompasses the rise of humanity since the last ice age. Some scientists now think we have actually entered a new era, called the Anthropocene, an era in which the world no longerContinue reading “We’re changing the world”