Corporate Governance

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

I was once evicted from an apartment because I was black. I had secured a lovely place on the banks…

How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees

How Office Politics Corrupt the Search for High-Potential Employees

Few topics have captivated talent management discussions more intensely than potential. The obsession with predicting who may be a future star or the next top leader has influenced…

Can Grass-Roots Reforms Reverse SA’s Stunted Growth?

Can Grass-Roots Reforms Reverse SA’s Stunted Growth?

The world gradually lost interest in the affairs of South Africa after the miraculously peaceful handover of power in 1994…

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…

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way. Maybe…

The Ethics Conversation We’re Not Having About Data

The Ethics Conversation We’re Not Having About Data

In data science, a pattern of scandals has emerged. Volkswagen’s gaming of emissions data is the latest example. In July, the CEO…

Why Privatization Is Not Enough

Why Privatization Is Not Enough

Most Western businesspeople believe that privatization is the key to salvaging state-owned enterprises in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet…

5 Ways To Work From Home More Effectively

5 Ways To Work From Home More Effectively

More people are foregoing a lengthy commute and working from home. Whether you are a full-time freelancer or the occasional…

Midsized Firms Can’t Afford Bad Bets

Midsized Firms Can’t Afford Bad Bets

CEOs of midsized companies who make big bets can lose the farm. The executives of Fortune 500 companies might be able to…