Last year, the Hong Kong government set out its bold target to double the city’s research and development spending in the next five years to boost innovation. A Plus asks about the strengths and weaknesses of Hong Kong’s current R&D capability and what additional support is needed for technology start-ups to survive in a challenging… Read More Hong Kong gets real
By Travor Gosling CA(SA) The entrepreneurial success stories that come out of Silicon Valley could give the man in the street the impression that it’s easy to build a company, raise capital and successfully exit your venture where after you move onto the next conquest. The reality is basically the opposite though. Ideas are easy,… Read More The dark side of entrepreneurship: The emotional roller-coaster
By Diane Peters People with physical or intellectual disabilities are shining in the workplace. Here’s how your business can benefit from hiring differently abled folks. Tracy Brennan has spina bifida and walks with a cane, but her condition hasn’t held her back professionally. The accountant and EY’s managing partner of central Canada assurance services based… Read More Ready, willing and able
By Andrea Murad, CA Today Andrea Murad speaks to Ian Smith CA, Founder of The Portfolio Partnership, about the potential blind spots facing business strategies. As the Founder and CEO of an operational consultancy that scales businesses organically and by acquisition, Ian has discerned vital components of successful strategy and shares his knowledge with ICAS.… Read More Blind spots in business strategy
By Matt McGeehan There is a common misconception that operating sustainably increases cost. But M&S has proved that being green needn’t cost the earth and can actually reduce costs. In 2006, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change warned about the economic and business consequences of climate change. In response, M&S launched “Plan… Read More This isn’t just any sustainability plan, this is an M&S plan
The financial PR sector could be the big winner from the Leave vote, says economia editor-in-chief Richard Cree.