Richard Gerver: “New Beginnings”

We share with you an extract of this article published by Richard Gerver   "Once a teacher, always a teacher; that’s what they say. It's certainly true in my case and it's never more evident than in the way I view the calendar year. Even though I left front line education over a decade ago, September still feels like the start of a new cycle. It's one of the things I miss most about teaching; that sense of a new beginning. The anticipation of a new cohort of students and the chance to develop my teaching and my approach. I loved the opportunity to build new relationships with a new class and to begin a fresh journey together. To this day I still try to treat September in the same way. I try to find time over the summer to reflect and set new goals. I use the time to re-calibrate and challenge my own thinking and practice. I hope every year I can be better and that my sense of refreshed energy will sustain me during the challenges ahead. (...)"   Read More:

Peter Fisk: “Leaders and Loonshots … how to see around corners in the quantum economy … What are the best new ideas in business?”

We share with you an extract of this article published by Peter Fisk.   "Thinkers50 was established almost 20 years ago out of a desire to find the best ideas in business.   Every two years it seeks to rank the thought leaders of business – based on the ideas that have created most resonance in the business world, the most distinctive and communicative, the most practical and impactful. (more…)

Rahaf Harfoush: “Digital culture is redefining what it means to be human”

We share with you a post published in 'HR Magazine' in which you can learn more about our speaker Rahaf Harfoush "Businesses are moving from being knowing organisations to learning organisations, driven by data abundance and digital anxiety “We’re entering a new era of humanness. Digital culture is forcing us to redefine what it means to be human,” according to Rahaf Harfoush, strategist, digital anthropologist and executive director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture.   Speaking at a Corporate Research Forum event, Harfoush said that new digital "forces" are changing how we live our lives, with one of the main ones being data abundance.   “Society has moved from data scarcity, where it was hard to use, to data abundance,” she said, highlighting that sharing personal information with our devices has become the norm. “We’re now data powerhouses and every day we add more data to the ecosystem.”   Harfoush gave the example of people (...)"   Read More about Rahaf Harfoush:

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez: The Project Revolution

We share with you a podcast published in 'Whitneyjohnson' in which you can learn more about our speaker Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez.    "My guest on the podcast today is Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, a passionate expert on project management and the author of The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World.   In a traditional work setting, managers think of projects as something outside the regular duties of employees. Some even consider them a distraction from the “real work” that needs to be done on a daily basis. However, the evidence is beginning to suggest that projects are the work of the future: with more and more routine tasks being completed by computers and other forms of automation, projects are quickly becoming where “real work” is done."  

The unthinkable pact survivors of crashed flight 571 had to make

We share with you an extract of this article published in ''. "Surviving a deadly plane crash would be considered by many to be a miracle.   But for the survivors of flight 571, the catastrophic crash was merely the beginning of another horror story — one that just 16 of them would make it out of alive, but only after they made an unthinkable pact. Members of a college rugby team and their relatives on Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 were travelling from Uruguay’s capital Montevideo to Santiago, Chile, for a rugby game.   Along with the 40 on board there were five crew on the chartered flight on October 13, 1972 — Friday the 13th. The plane, a twin-engine turboprop, was only four years old.   Human error caused the plane to crash into the Andes mountain range in Argentina, just shy of the border with Chile.   As heavy clouds obscured the peaks of the Andes as the plane flew overhead, the inexperienced pilot-in-command thought the plane was approaching the Chilean city of Curicó, when it was really up to 70km away. So as the plane descended, it flew dangerously close to a mountain.   Once the flight…

Joseph Stiglitz: “Market Concentration Is Threatening the US Economy”

We share with you an extract of this article published by Joseph Stiglitz in Project Syndicate. "Rising inequality and slow growth are widely recognized as key factors behind the spread of public discontent in advanced economies, particularly in the United States. But these problems are themselves symptoms of an underlying malady that th/?p=5475e US political system may be unable to address. (more…)

Sergi Corbeto, 7 (alternative) steps to digital transformation

The science (or is it an Art?) of Management is like a kite in the sky. It is subject to currents that can be difficult to control. We twist and turn according to trends and unpredictable gusts of wind. Sometimes we simply hold tightly onto the rope and hope the whole thing doesn´t get too tangled. In other situations, we even dare to turn cartwheels. Recently, a great flurry of whirlwind is stirring up everything. It is called Digital Transformation. Below I´ve drawn up a quick guide (an “alternative” one – Oh Yeah!) to at least stop the kite flying off and, at best, let you loop the loop over and over again.     1 - Get rid of the word Digital. We are being sold, not without reason, the idea that the longevity of organizations depends on the expertise with which we digitize the henhouse. But in reality, it is not exclusively about technology. In fact, the great hullaballoo is fundamentally anthropological. It’s all about designing organizations and processes that put the users at the center of it all. It's about people becoming more “People” than ever.The time has come to embrace the most genuine and unstoppable humanist…

Bisila Bokoko, “A Cultural Hybrid”

  I am inordinately held up in Manhattan’s unpredictable traffic even as Bisila Bokoko waits endlessly for me at the Les Ambassades patisserie in Harlem. She has promised to show me around the African-American neighborhood with its vibrant alfresco cafes, arty hotspots and cultural hubs. She is about to finish her third cappuccino and a plate of Senegalese rice when I show up, hoping she hasn’t left. But despite the two-hour wait, she’s a picture of calm. We soon walk the streets to Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem performance hall, ending our May evening jaunt at Red Rooster, the restaurant run by Ethiopian celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, another famous African export. The place is packed for a week night and there are many regulars by the stylish smoke-filled bar who wave to Bokoko. All along, we have been chatting about Africa, a continent she visits more than three times a year. Her kohl-lined eyes light up every time she mentions her umbilical cord connection to the land of her dreams. Bisila Bokoko is many things at the same time – businesswoman, motivation speaker and TV personality – but she is also a wine entrepreneur, and very much like the boutique…