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Boards must drive innovation

I recently attended an excellent session on Governance and the role of Directors, run by the IOD the in Kenya. It was part of an ambitious programme by one of our most forward-thinking insurance companies to map out sustainable growth … Continue reading

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Bank Promises

Over the holidays I researched our banking sector. Proof positive that the Devil makes work for idle hands. We now have 104 businesses licensed to bank in East Africa, barring any recent failures. I’m sure that the Directors of these … Continue reading

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Private Equity

Last weekend I spent a long day in rural Yorkshire in the North of England. Tramping the fields, we had plenty of time to chat and I met a man in Private Equity. It’s an interesting profession. Investing in enterprises … Continue reading

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Hygiene factors

I’ve been thinking a lot about hygiene recently. Not personal hygiene (as I seem to move in scented circles most days) but organisational hygiene. If I’m honest, what got me thinking about this was hygiene in the most basic sense: … Continue reading

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Executive burnout

As we enter the last month of the business year, the working days of people in enterprises all over the world tend to have much in common. For junior staff and managers, December is often a wind down, with thoughts … Continue reading

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Eventful, or not?

Why branded events sometimes fail. When I was first learning the trade of marketing I was fortunate to be part of a graduate programme run by one of the world’s most established breweries. As I recall, there were eight in … Continue reading

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