With the start of a new year upon us, its time to look forward to what we have in store in 2015. What are your thoughts? Doom and gloom or a bright new dawn?
Mine are, more of the same, we’ll be struggling through for a couple more years… generally I believe there will be a modest increase in the business environment driven by a more positive view out of the USA, dragging Asia into growth.… Read more
AS we wind down to exiting and new 2015, here’s some more doom and gloom from the major Banks. This is one of the first slides from Deutsche Bank’s “The House View” slide deck on the current state of the world. A couple of things to note here:
Deutsche thinks that both a renewed European crisis and a Chinese hard landing are relatively likely and relatively significant.… Read more
Something I realised a little to late is the power of scientific proof in modern management.
And if you’re trying to convince your boss of a point, make sure to show her a graph. In support of this a new study from Cornell researchers Aner Tal and Brian Wansink suggests, people are more likely to believe a claim if it “looks and smells” scientific, like if it’s accompanied by a graph.… Read more
It’s almost the end of the festive season and I hope you have you finished buying gifts. If not, and you still need to do some last minute shopping?
Did you realise that we often buy gifts according to our DISC preferences? While it is the thought that counts, but wouldn’t it be great if we had an idea of what to buy for them?… Read more
As one of the seeming powerhouses of the ASEAN economy, Malaysia could be entering a tough 2015.
The recent collapse in the price of crude oil – down 40% to recession levels – and the recent strength of the USD stemming from increasing economic strength in the US economy and weakness in the European economy are now hitting emerging market economies in both positive and negative ways.… Read more