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Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Do you take risks and share the rewards, or do you take the rewards by transferring the risk? Team-players tend to favour the former; self-interest motivates the latter. As an employee, are you driven by group success or personal gain? Is autonomy, mastery and purpose 

Focusing outside the box and evolving with artisanal employees

Focusing outside the box and evolving with artisanal employees

EMPLOYEES: be more than an employee, be an artisan. Add value and excellence in everything you do. EMPLOYERS: focus outside the box, employ artisans and evolve. Once upon a time anybody with a skill was an artisan, a craftsperson, a tradesperson: somebody passionate about producing 

How Organisational Transformation appears as several mindset shifts

How Organisational Transformation appears as several mindset shifts

Any organisation, commercial or otherwise, that hopes to remain relevant in the 21st century economy by successfully embracing the current paradigm shift in working practices ought to consider the steps succinctly demonstrated in this simple, yet effective ‘MINDSET SHIFTS for Organisational Transformation’ Sketchnote by Tanmay 

Resilient democracy?  Or antifragile democracy?

Resilient democracy? Or antifragile democracy?

Does The Economist’s November 28th 2020 cover question overlook a fundamental problem? Do we want or need a democracy that is merely resilient – i.e. remains strong during and after shocks and stressors? No, I suspect not! This is the mistake many commercial enterprises also 

A Day for entrepreneurial thanks

A Day for entrepreneurial thanks

Entrepreneurs keep economies afloat and introduce change, initiative and innovation much swifter and with less disruption than larger corporations’ bigger-is-better confusion: the more distended an object, the more severely it breaks on impact with a challenge, hurdle or crisis. Entrepreneurs are the nutrients keeping a 

Search for success or plan for failure

Search for success or plan for failure

Events from the past few years teach businesses not to predict anything with certainty; established plans and known models are susceptible to unexpected change. Today’s entrepreneur avoids learning backwards; repeating past triumphs no longer guarantees future success. As established commercial pillars collapse, the 21st century 

OneCircle responds to uncertainty with vision

OneCircle responds to uncertainty with vision

While robust organisations persevere through turbulent conditions, pioneers foresee coming storms and respond with innovative action to flourish and prosper. A far-sighted vision triumphs when facing actual or potential adversity. Today’s progressive drink producers are thus loyal to OneCircle, founder of the revolutionary KeyKeg and 

Remembering lucky randomness survivors at VJDay75

Remembering lucky randomness survivors at VJDay75

VJ Day’s 75th anniversary stresses a respect for historic significance, and it is important for people to share their perception about how events affected them. I commemorate the occasion here through reflecting on close life with a veteran — a 2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusilier 

Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

To thrive after COVID-19, the economic value in charities, non-profits and countless unpaid workers — many of whom experience gender inequality — must be a recognised factor. An unsalaried workforce often covers government provision shortfalls, presenting volunteers’ priceless gift as a stark contrast with society’s