Dambisa Moyo: “Rethinking investment strategies for an ever-changing economic landscape”

Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs. Her work has taken her to more than 70 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge of the inherent conflicts facing developed economies, as well as the interaction between politics, international finance, and developing markets. We share the summary of an article by our speaker published in Portfolio Adviser: Dambisa Moyo suggests that investments dependent on low-interest rates or heavy borrowing might suffer in the long run. She explains that the debate over the direction of interest rates could significantly impact which asset classes perform well in the future. While certain sectors, such as those related to artificial intelligence and decarbonization efforts, may offer promising returns, others might struggle to adapt to changing economic conditions. Additionally, she urges caution when considering investments in emerging markets due to their inherent risks and uncertainties. Ultimately, Dambisa Moyo emphasizes the importance of choosing investments with steady returns and manageable risks in an ever-evolving economic landscape. You can read the full article through this link: https://portfolio-adviser.com/baroness-dambisa-moyo-why-traditional-multi-asset-portfolios-may-lose-their-shine/

Richard Gerver: “The mindset we need now”

Richard Gerver, author of the number one bestsellers, Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It, and Simple Thinking: How to Remove the Complexity from Work & Life, offers a groundbreaking look into how the world is dealing with the challenge of unleashing human potential and embracing and leading change in the most uncertain of times. Richard Gerver, a former globally renowned and life changing school principal, has taken innovation by storm. Richard Gerver contends that the key to the future lies in emulating their behavior. Our speaker notes the challenges faced by leaders in a rapidly changing world and highlights the importance of fostering a mindset that values curiosity and challenges conventional thinking. Drawing on his experiences, Richard Gerver shares insights from working with a graduate intake at a prominent accountancy firm, where he observed a lack of interpersonal skills among bright individuals. He also recounts a conversation with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Barry Barish, who sought curious, three-dimensional individuals for his scientific team, emphasizing the importance of diverse interests beyond one's profession. Richard Gerver criticizes the prevailing culture of assumed incompetence in education and management, advocating for a shift toward embracing mistakes and challenges. He underscores the need…

Martin Roll: Busting common myths about family businesses

Martin Roll is an experienced global business strategist, senior advisor and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms and family-owned businesses and family offices. He advises clients on strategy, transformation, leadership and family business topics. In the interview with Martin Roll regarding misconceptions in family businesses, several common false beliefs that can hinder the success of these businesses are highlighted. Some of these myths include the perception that family businesses are small and insignificant, prioritize tradition over innovation, and lack professionalism. Misconceptions about resistance to change, conflict management, and family interests taking precedence over business performance are also addressed. Roll emphasizes the importance of challenging these myths by showcasing the diversity and adaptability of family businesses to enhance their reputation and their ability to attract talent and investments. Furthermore, Roll underscores the significance of family businesses in the global economy, highlighting their substantial contributions to GDP and employment. He also points out the increasing relevance of family offices, which manage substantial assets and play a role in investing in startups and providing strategic guidance. In uncertain times, multi-generational family businesses face particular challenges that necessitate strategic planning, effective communication, and strong leadership. Roll also emphasizes the need to focus on…

Dorie Clark: “Why isn’t your employee reaching their full potential?”

In Dorie Clark's article, the focus is on understanding and addressing employee underperformance. Dorie Clark suggests three main categories to explore: personal challenges, interpersonal dynamics, and leadership issues. To address personal challenges, leaders are encouraged to bridge the gap between perceived and actual potential through feedback and discussions about successful moments. Motivation is highlighted as a significant driver, and leaders are advised to identify and address any factors affecting it. Interpersonal factors, such as team changes or recognition shifts, are recognized as potential contributors to underperformance. Open communication and role adjustments are recommended solutions. The article also emphasizes leadership's impact; poor management practices can hinder potential. Leaders are urged to cultivate trust, provide effective feedback, and consider varied strategies. Read more: https://hbr.org/2023/07/when-your-employee-isnt-reaching-their-full-potential

Peter Fisk: “Keys to Drive a Company towards Innovation and Growth”

Peter Fisk is a global thought leader in strategy, innovation and marketing. Bestselling author, expert consultant and keynote speaker, Peter Fisk helping business leaders to develop innovative strategies for business and brands. Peter Fisk's article titled "Recode your business: Now is the time to be courageous, to create a better future" highlights the need for businesses to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Peter Fisk emphasizes the importance of three key mindsets for driving innovation, growth, and leadership towards a better future. The article acknowledges the challenges presented by various factors such as technological advancements, geopolitical shifts, complex markets, and environmental crises. It also mentions the demands of customers, disruptive entrepreneurs, social distrust, unexpected shocks, and uncertain futures. To navigate these challenges successfully, our speaker argues that businesses need to adopt a mindset of reinvention. This involves making sense of the changing world, exploring new strategies to achieve success, and encouraging teams to rethink their approach. Furthermore, businesses should seek out the best ideas and concepts from around the world, experimenting and learning through practical implementation. Read more: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.peterfisk.com/vault-entry/recode-your-business/&sa=D&source=editors&ust=1689251171145603&usg=AOvVaw1AfdMsNDloAo_jHzlw9NG1

Dorie Clark: Career Strategies in the AI Age

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategist and keynote speaker who teaches at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. AI technology has the power to transform our professional lives, perhaps in the very near future. By following these strategies, our speaker Dorie Clarck believes she can find other ways to identify and deliver unique value, even as GPT-4 and technologies advance. Even in changing times, that's the clearest path to career insurance for you. In other words, what can we personally do to prevent the displacement that can occur as a result of AI and prepare for the future in the age of intelligent machines? Read the full article through this link: https://hbr.org/2023/04/5-ways-to-future-proof-your-career-in-the-age-of-ai

Inma Martínez: “AI has to be auditable, meaning it has to be transparent and trustworthy”

  We share with you a post published in 'IESE Insight' in which you can learn more about Inma Martínez:   "What’s the state of AI deployment today? It varies widely — between different business sectors, between different governments, between different regions of the world. Generally speaking, industry understands how AI automatization or optimization works, because they have been dealing with it for years. They may, of course, struggle to implement it, but the benefits are clear for them to see. Governments, on the other hand, don’t always have it so clear. When meeting with them, you sometimes get the sense they have just read a McKinsey report on their way up in the elevator. Or they approach AI as if it were just another piece of software, which it’s not — it’s a multifaceted technology that’s 60 years old and continuously evolving; it’s “alive,” making it vital to understand what it is and what it’s not." (...) Read more: https://insightreports.iese.edu/en/artificial-intelligence-report/?_gl=1*u4fec7*_ga*MjAxMTc1OTAxMC4xNjY4MTc1NzQ5*_ga_TTCZTG63Q6*MTY3NTM1OTA4NS44Mi4xLjE2NzUzNTkxMDIuMC4wLjA.#interview_with_inma_martinez

Dorie Clark: “Strive for simplicity”

We share with you a post published in 'Fast Company' in which you can learn more about Dorie Clark: "Third, strive for simplicity. Remembering to pick up three items from the grocery store is significantly easier than remembering 30 items without the aid of a list. Our brains work the same way. In the field of neuroscience this is called “working memory overload.” Think of what you want people to share about you and then review it for the two to three most important elements. Trim the message down and you’ll have more people sharing it because they can remember it." Read more: https://www.fastcompany.com/90840269/increase-word-of-mouth-business-challenging-economic-times

Dorie Clark: “If you want to grow exponentially, you need marketing”

We share with you a post published in 'Entrepreneur' in which you can learn more about Dorie Clark: "As Dorie mentions "If you're going to have a successful business doing sales all the time becomes a problem. And the reason for that is that sales often is not incredibly scalable. If you want to grow exponentially, rather than just incrementally, you need marketing in order to expose yourself and your business to a new audience." She then provides an approach for you to consider as you're just starting out, and once you begin to grow. "As we're thinking in waves early on, you over-index on sales, but eventually you need to level up your marketing as well, so that you can grow your business for the long term." (...) Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/dorie-clark-shares-the-strategies-of-a-successful/434131

Adriana Gascoigne: “We’re fighting a mindset about what a leader looks and sounds like”

We share with you a post published in 'Dr. Pippa's Pen & Podcast' in which you can learn more about Adriana Gascoigne. "Gascoigne is thrilled with the progress that has been made by women and minorities in the workplace over the years. But she feels we have yet to face our greatest challenge. “Diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) can’t just be an initiative,” she explains. “It has to be an inherent part of what an organization does and part of a leader’s mindset. Our partnership with McKinsey & Co. measured up to 19 percent higher revenues at companies that approach gender parity. But now we’re fighting a mindset, one that’s been cultivated over generations and generations about what a leader looks and sounds like.”" (...) Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/meimeifox/2022/12/29/how-girls-in-tech-founder-adriana-gascoigne-has-promoted-inclusivity/?sh=69a5aa616c8e