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The biggest danger facing an accomplished CEO isn’t another lockdown, competition or technological obsolescence. The looming threat, which is a product of success, is CEO Syndrome: the externally-inflated ego that leads a CEO to be certain of their own judgment and allows them to self-insulate from honest feedback and diversity of opinion. Fred, our prototype
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Canada is a peaceful and safe place to live in. The northern border of the United States and the southern border of Alaska, another state of the United States, Canada is an excellent country to live in. The strength of its currency is a little weaker than the US dollar, so in order to have
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The floodgates have opened for late-stage growth companies backed by venture capital (VC) to finally reach the public markets. Although the initial months of Covid-19 caused volatility and uncertainty in the markets, initial public offerings (IPOs) took off in the second half of 2020. The full-year tallies were remarkable: 102 traditional IPOs raised $222 billion,
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While the name Ferragamo was synonymous with the creation of women’s shoes until 1950, Salvatore Ferragamo, the brand’s founder, wanted to expand their catalogue to include all forms of clothing to dress women from head to toe. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that this dream was fully realised with the help of his daughter
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Imagine that it is already deep into 2021, and while mitigated, the coronavirus precautions are still in place. Somewhere in VivoCity, Paragon or Suntec, a man enters one of the shops and selects his purchases. In Singapore’s ‘new normal’, cash and other forms of contact payments are eschewed. Thus, the man utilises contactless payment, by
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I’ve always been interested in the growing convergence between individuals and their businesses. One particular trend in this growing intersection is a type of corporate personification in which companies now have visions and values, just like people, and people now have missions—just like companies. I know exactly what my personal mission is: to live my
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Bombardier Global 5500 aircraft Vaccination programmes are well underway across many countries, and with each passing day, we approach closer to life that bears similarity to what it was like before the onset of the global pandemic. When news broke out about the growing number of Covid-19 cases, governments were prompt on shutting down their
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Just like money, our time and capacity are finite.  Good money managers understand this fact and weigh the opportunity cost of their investment decisions in the context of their clients’ goals.  Likewise, leaders who create new markets, new industry standards, or new levels of performance understand the principle of missed opportunity.  The cost of their
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Render of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove’s reconfiguration ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove in Singapore has completed its S$7 million (about US$5.2 million) marina reconfiguration project. All new and relocated superyacht berths are now stern-to in front of the clubhouse, providing a spectacular view for members, guests and visitors. While keeping the total number of berths at
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Education reflects the social, political and cultural patterns of society. What we are taught and how we are taught it greatly influences our ideas and how we express them through life. Across cultures, tutoring styles may combine multiple approaches or rely on one main methodology. These approaches are guided by the social and cultural determinants
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Succession planning is going backwards. Since 1999 there has been continued worldwide slippage in companies that feel they have a decent bench to replace those moving on or retiring. DDI’s recent Global Leadership Forecast reports that 77% of organisations report a leadership gap – a situation that is worsening as the final baby-boomers leave, and
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