An interview with David Lapin, Chief Executive Officer, Lapin International Inc, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how the implementation and operationalisation of ethics is not just about compliance, its about a philosophy of value-based and value-centred leadership, and by building it into the DNA of a business, will create a natural outcome of ethical business practice which in turn results in improved performance.
Depression and anxiety are one of the largest challenges of our time. In today’s fast-paced, competitive lifestyle, it can sometimes feel as though there simply is no time left for laughter. Yet, not making the effort to incorporate humour into our daily routines actually hurts our chances of achieving our goals.
SA’s top companies are starting to embrace the concept of fair and responsible remuneration, and some have even adopted and disclosed a living wage that goes beyond the national minimum wage.
Participants in 2019 Global Risk Management Survey ranked cyberattacks and data breaches as #6 in the top 10 risks currently facing organisations. The risk entered the Top 10 list for the first time (at #9) in 2015 and is projected to go from #6 to #3 in the next three years. As a result it is seen as no longer an if, but when a business will experience a cyber attack.
The concept of self-service business intelligence (BI) is one that many companies are at odds with. As is often the case, you have those who want to embrace it while others are still struggling to get their head around traditional BI. This however does not need to be the case.
Almost every entrepreneur - at some point in their journey - considers going into franchising as a guaranteed route to attaining business success. Despite the sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur.
An interview with Jessica Knight, Strategic Manager, CURA Software Solutions, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing that as a society, we are on the precipice of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and we are only just beginning to understand the radical effects it will have on the way we communicate, live and work.
With GDP growth prospects forecast at a meagre 1.3% for 2019, and 1.7% in 2020, business confidence in mid-2019 remains at an all-time low. Exacerbated by policy uncertainty, debilitating bouts of power cuts, challenges in industries such as mining, and political events like national elections, getting out of the slump continues to be a pipe dream for corporate South Africa.