Two thousand twenty was a year most CEOs would love to forget. Most of us long for everything from consumer behavior to employee relations to get back to “normal.” For better or worse, turning back the clock just is not an option. For all the volatility and unpredictability we faced during the pandemic and through
Most companies are gearing up for exponential growth after Covid, but a harsh reality could destroy their plans. The breakneck speed of economic recovery and the emergence of SPACs have unleashed a severe talent shortage and a poaching frenzy that could rob you of the talent you are counting on to grow. My daily contact
Self portrait at mural project in Gojek Headquarters, Jakarta, 2019. To make the most understatement of the century: 2020 was like no other. The pandemic that has now swept across the globe making it difficult for travel. But despite it becoming a restrictive force, the current situation is a fertile ground for inspiration for artists.
For all the watchmaking prowess (both technical and aesthetic) Grand Seiko possesses, one of its strengths lies in the ability to capture the fleeting beauty of seasonal Japanese landscapes and translate them into beautiful creations. The recently announced quintet of Grand Seikos at the Seiko 2021 Summit are perfect examples ’ Kintaro Hattori’s tribute piece
Opportunities can exist even during testing times. The pandemic dealt a body blow to most businesses, with world cities reeling from lockdowns, subdued demand, supply constraints, and disruptions in cross-border trade. Willingly or unwillingly, people are constrained within the four walls of their house. Few services, however, witnessed a change of fortune, as if the
We’re living in the ever-growing digital information world. Billions of consumers log into the Internet and social media daily for life, business, connection, and learning. We have access to the knowledge of the entire world in the palm of our hands if we own a smartphone. Information is easier to access, and consumers use digital
Since March 2020, healthcare leaders have been navigating one of the toughest crises in recent history. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare leaders, providers, staff and payers to respond rapidly to a highly complex, uncertain and dire situation. Hospital systems have faced drastically decreased operating margins (largely due to a reduction in elective care), high
It’s a great time to be a software developer, data analyst or cybersecurity professional. Not so much if you’re one of the many employers in the tech sector and beyond facing intense competition in a growing struggle to attract and retain IT talent. The IT skills gap has rarely, if ever, been bigger, posing a
The brainchild of three die-hard fans and the esteemed marque’s new Coachbuild program, the Boat Tail is one of Rolls-Royce’s most interesting models to date. Crafted using a traditional technique known as coachbuilding, the new automotive takes cues from the hull of a J-class yacht, with the nautical influence clearly seen in its distinctive rear
Even though there are still significant restrictions in traveling abroad, some countries managed to handle the Covid-19 pandemic better than some others and are currently considered as safest. These countries may be the first choice for travelers this summer if the implemented restrictions relax more. IcelandIf someone wants to travel to Iceland, he has to
Greek family businesses try to get over the difficulties that the Covid-19 pandemic has created by setting priorities similar to their global peers. Such priorities are the diversification and expansion of their activities, the digitalization and introduction of new technologies, the evolving and new business thinking, sustainability and focus on the local community. All the
My name is Frank Calderoni and I am an introverted CEO. While many people assume that leadership roles require a natural level of extroversion, there are more of us than you might think. One study found that 70 percent of CEOs described themselves as introverts and another found introversion to be a hallmark of high performing chief executives.
La Datcha is Damen Yachting’s first 77m SeaXplorer Heliskiing and volcano visits on the Russian Far East’s Kamchatka Peninsula are among activities offered to charter guests aboard Damen Yachting’s recently-launched luxury SeaXplorer 77 La Datcha, described as “a unique project never seen before in the yachting industry”. Availability is from July to December and the rate
Many countries have suffered great losses in the number of trees in their forest areas. Brazil is the country that leads the world in forest loss due to fires and clear-cutting, according to new data from the University of Maryland available at Global Forest Watch. The country lost 1.7 million hectares in 2020, more than
it’s no surprise that Jennifer Aniston is the richest cast member of the American sitcom Friends, but what about Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and the others? Notorious for negotiating: In season one each cast member earned a cool US$22,500 per episode. That worked out to $540,000 for the entire first season. In season two, things