Key trends 2018

The Key Trends For 2018 – Brace Yourself

Are you concerned about or interested by what is going to happen in 2018? In the era of too much (spurious and fake) news, it's a serious challenge for business leaders to stay abreast of what's going on. At one level, it's hard enough to keep up with what's going within one's own industry. But,…

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Is Your Business Disruption-Proof? How To Futureproof Your Business

I was on a plane the other day and was quite amused to hear my neighbour, a fairly senior executive in his early 40s, suggest that his company (in fact, his industry) was actually protected from disruption. The industry in question was Insurance and the player in question was a very large player on mainland…

10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital….And Have A Strong Digital Presence

"Why should I bother being on social networks?" asked the CEO of a major organization. "It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking." As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it's only right that top executives question the validity of any of the social media platforms.…

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Is Progress Inevitable? The More Digital One Is, The Less Digital One Wants To Be?

I've been known to start off conversations by saying: Most Gen Y don't agree with me; Gen Z typically frown at the thought; and Baby Boomers tend to split down the middle. The underlying concept behind this question is: Is digital bound to deliver progress? In the best-selling book, Sapiens, author Yuval Noah Harari definitely puts a rather…

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Innovate or Disappear. Olivier Laborde on leadership and innovation within large business (MDE256)

Minter Dialogue with Olivier Laborde Olivier Laborde is one of those unusual breeds of operational executives in a large well-known multinational who has also published a book, an award winner no less, Innovate or Disappear (in French, Innover ou Disparaître, published by Dunod May 2017). I was fortunate to be a co-panelist with Olivier in Paris at an…

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Converting From a Commercial to a Social Enterprise, A Real Life Case with Phillip Ullmann at Cordant Group (MDE255)

Minter Dialogue with Phillip Ullmann Phillip Ullmann is the Chief Energiser (CEO) of Cordant Group, a £850MM family-owned international company offering integrated services including recruitment, security, cleaning and technical electrical services. In this interview, we discuss how Phillip has led the company from a commercial company to a social enterprise, bringing along his co-shareholders, board of…

Charlene Li Brand Relevance Index

Brand Relevancy, Disruption and Digital Transformation with Charlene Li (MDE254)

Minter Dialogue with Charlene Li Charlene Li is author, thought-leader and world renowned speaker, principal analyst of Altimeter, a Prophet Company. In this podcast, we explore the ongoing disruptive challenges of digital transformation. We also take a closer look at the latest research coming out of Prophet, The 2017 Brand Relevance Index, discussing the importance of…

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Button Maker? Weather Forecaster? Paperclips? Here’s why companies need to hire different types of profiles

Just recently, I was listening to a quirky podcast on New Books in Technology, with Brian Clegg as guest. Clegg, who has many books and accolades to his name, is the author of a new book, "Big Data: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives." It was one of those podcasts that got me thinking,…

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If Your Company Wants To Be A Media Company, It Needs This Position Urgently

Have you noticed recently how many companies and leaders have been caught out for having a poor culture, bad ethics and/or a questionable leadership style? Headline companies (and CEO) over the last few years have included (but not limited to): Sony Pictures (Amy Pascal), Uber (Travis Kalanick), Wells Fargo (John Stumpf), Volkswagen (Martin Winterkorn), Sports Direct…