Financial

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…

Recapturing Our Finest Hour

Recapturing Our Finest Hour

2015 was certainly something of a tumultuous year on many fronts, presenting a new year with a beleaguered economy; a…

The Most Digital Companies Are Leaving All The Rest Behind

The Most Digital Companies Are Leaving All The Rest Behind

The United States takes pride in being on the cutting edge of all things digital, and rightly so: American innovations…

When Who You Know Trumps What You Know

When Who You Know Trumps What You Know

For those of us who, by virtue of residing outside the continent, are deemed ambassadors for Africa whether we like…