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Why we need to talk about pensions

There are big issues with pensions that society needs to address at a macro and micro level. How do we pay for them? How much should we have when we retire? Are employees satisfied that their money is invested in the right place to get the best return? Are they content that they are getting… Read More Why we need to talk about pensions

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Why organizations should start design thinking

The market is littered with examples of companies who have had their core business disrupted by innovations from competitors. A key lesson from observing these businesses is that organizations that are able to consistently fend off new entrants and maintain their success must constantly transform or reinvent themselves. One of the hallmarks of such organizations… Read More Why organizations should start design thinking

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How to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet

By David Crawley A hiring expert provides seven tips for surviving the inevitable disruptions of today’s – and tomorrow’s – working world. While technology, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are altering existing roles and creating new jobs, there ways to help you prepare for the jobs of the future and safeguard your employability.  

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Strategy is about more than just technology

Globally, and increasingly locally, there is growing noise about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which has led many technology futurists to predict a utopia for humankind while others predicted, paradoxically, that millions of jobs would soon be obsolete and taken over by robots, not to mention the coming apocalypse. However, I believe these views… Read More Strategy is about more than just technology

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Keeping it clean: an interview with Santiago Otamendi

The Financial Action Task Force combats money laundering and terrorist financing around the world. Its President, Argentinian justice secretary Santiago Otamendi, tells A Plus about its current battle plans, and how Hong Kong and the accounting profession can help win the war. Leading the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing should be a… Read More Keeping it clean: an interview with Santiago Otamendi

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How to handle difficult co-workers

In today’s workplace, we need to get along with a wide variety of colleagues—and some of them, frankly, aren’t so peachy. Learn how to make the most of a difficult situation. It’s a fact of life that not everyone plays nicely in the sandbox. Given the mix of different personalities, work styles and varying responses… Read More How to handle difficult co-workers