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Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself

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Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the global mobile phone market officially announced the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp yesterday. The $US 7.4 billion deal will see Nokia transform its business model into a telecom equipment and network […]

Asian Banker Summit 2015 – Connecting Finance with Supply Chains

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On 14 – 16 April 2015 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, nearly 2000 top bankers and other professionals from all over the world are going to congregate to discuss the future of finance in business and society. I am speaking in two panels –  the opening leadership dialogue around 9.30 or […]

Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…

There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are not worth what is at stake. News Reports have been taken over by the celebrity nude photo celebration. Here is a good summary, in case you missed out: ” MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Explicit photos of dozens of female […]

Is Apple’s 5-STAR Business Network losing its shine?

Just one day after Microsoft announced its phone-based voice assistant Cortana, Apple made known its plan to dramatically improve Siri. With 15 acquisitions under its belt in the last fiscal year, Apple’s latest purchase is of Novauris Technologies. The UK-based speech-recognition software company has a team of former Dragon Systems R&D employees. Some of its […]

Ideas in Action

A switched on team of senior management makes all the difference. No matter which part of the world, and how unfamiliar the concepts are – an interactive team will always find how to use ideas for their business. I recently had the pleasure of interacting with the chairman and top management team of one of […]

Green Supply Chains and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

One of the best definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility is perhaps provided by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s The Benchmark Foundation. It states: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the decision-making and implementation process that guides all company activities in the protection and promotion of international human rights, labor and environmental standards and compliance with legal requirements within […]

Drivers of Green Supply Chain

There are five type of environmental stakeholders group who drive green initiatives within an organization: Regulatory stakeholders, who either set regulations or have the ability to convince governments to set standards Consumers, who seek emotional resonance alongside the cost and convenience factors of where and when they buy a particular product Organizational stakeholders, who are […]

Outcompete anyone using your Business Network

Thought leaders have a five star business network. They leverage of the value created by their business and supplier contacts to outcompete rivals and stay relevant. Your business can outcompete rivals too using its network. There are a number of ways your business can achieve this goal. Firstly, build a good business network. To outcompete […]

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