In the first of a four-part series, Kate van der Merwe considers the interplay between Finance and sustainability against a backdrop of increasingly extreme weather events. I love the sound of rain and the fresh release as it makes way for breaking sunshine (on those days that it does make way!) So it is hard to… Read More Can finance and sustainability go together?
The Mercosur agreement pushes buttons in terms of market and political sensitivity way beyond its substance. By Brian Keegan The French call it ‘jouer á la marchand’; our children might call it ‘playing shop’. No matter where they’re from, kids learn the principles of exchange and barter, and the benefits of gang membership through play.… Read More Playing shop
There has never been a better time to start your own business. Let me explain why…By Michael J. Walls Lately, I have focused on how cloud technology can transform an existing business, but what if you want to start your own business? How can cloud technology help a start-up? The good news is that there has… Read More The cloud’s competitive advantages
Here are the 14 ways Chartered Accountants and the wider profession are likely to evolve into the future. In 1996, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was famously beaten by IBM’s supercomputer, ‘Deep Blue’. This event was heralded as the real dawn of the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the beginning of the eclipse of human intelligence.… Read More The trends of tomorrow
Since the turn of this century, the accountancy profession has undergone exponential development and evolution. Not so long ago the stereotypical view (rightly or wrongly) of an accountant was of a dull, old, grey-haired man (not a typo!) crunching the numbers in a back office. Expectations were low; these accountants were not ‘people people’. They… Read More The four drivers of change
Following Microsoft’s transformational experience, organisations can create a growth mindset culture in five simple steps. In my seven years at Microsoft, I have seen our culture transform. Fundamental to this transformation is the belief in a growth mindset, which starts with the understanding that everyone can grow and develop; that potential is nurtured, not pre-determined; and… Read More How to develop a growth mindset culture