Financial

Is Blockchain The Next Great Hope – Or Hype?

Is Blockchain The Next Great Hope – Or Hype?

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin may have captured the public’s fancy – and also engendered a healthy dose of skepticism –…

Cash Is King

Cash Is King

A statement recently caught my attention: “Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity and cash is king”. This rings true for…

The Forecasting Sweet Spot Between Micro and Macro

The Forecasting Sweet Spot Between Micro and Macro

Forecasting is the third rail of business. Few companies are really good at it, and there can be big penalties…

Where Financial Reporting Still Falls Short

Where Financial Reporting Still Falls Short

In a perfect world, investors, board members, and executives would have full confidence in companies’ financial statements. They could rely…

Mistakes To Avoid When Scaling Up A Business

Mistakes To Avoid When Scaling Up A Business

Many entrepreneurs that decide to scale up their operations without getting the right support run the risk of making costly…

The Limits Of The Lean Startup Method

The Limits Of The Lean Startup Method

Advocates of the lean startup method for creating a business advise entrepreneurs, as well as corporate intrapreneurs, to document, test, and refine…

Continuous Reconfiguration (Not Stability) Is The New Norm

Continuous Reconfiguration (Not Stability) Is The New Norm

It amazes me that an awful lot of management thinking still presumes that stability is the norm, and change is…

2016 Budget Underscores Economic Challenges Facing SA

2016 Budget Underscores Economic Challenges Facing SA

The 2016 Budget Speech delivered in Parliament last week gave a realistic and sober outline of the economic challenges facing SA. Finance…

Why Digital Companies Grow Without Adding Headcount

Why Digital Companies Grow Without Adding Headcount

By now we’re all familiar with examples of small and lean digital companies popping up out of nowhere and outcompeting…

Polish Your Skoroko: The Ride Will Be Tough

Polish Your Skoroko: The Ride Will Be Tough

In the mid-80s, ‘Skororo’ hitmaker Condry Ziqubu released another catchy tune, which I was convinced, was about ‘Mello Yellow’, the…