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Archive for March, 2012

Masters of management : how the business gurus and their ideas have changed the world–for better and for worse / Adrian Wooldridge ; with a foreword by John Micklethwait.“”A complete update of the 1996 bestselling THE WITCH DOCTORS, a penetrating and engaging history of management theory that sorts the wisdom from the dross, and the […]

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Small business pages just updated

I’ve just updated my business guide for small businesses.  Have a look to see relevant books, articles and links to organisations.

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From the McKinsey Global Institute  comes this February 2012 report “Sustaining Vietnam’s growth: the productivity challenge“.  In the preface the authors note that although Vietnam has made significant progress with its economy since the 1980s “today the economy faces complex challenges that require a transition to a productivity-driven growth trajectory”. The report outlines the reasons for […]

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This indepth report was published by the World Resources Institute in association with the Meridian Insitute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The report “provides corporate managers with a proactive approach to making the connection between ecosystem change and their business goals.  It introduces the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review – a structured […]

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This recently released KPMG report  is a fascinating indepth look at “ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years”.  The report says that “these forces do not act alone in predictable ways.  They are interconnected.  They interact”. Vital reading ! Thanks to Docuticker

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Doing Business in South Africa

From the same stable as the Doing Business in Indonesia report, this report  is essential reading for those looking to export to South Africa

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Doing business in Indonesia

The future of Indonesia as a great place to do business has been on the radar a lot recently.   Indonesia rated 46th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 Firstly,  a  joint World Bank and International Finance Corporation publication Doing Business In Indonesia 2012 which “investigates the regulations that enhance business activity and those which constrain it”.  The […]

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The trick to business model innovation

Matt McKendry of Deloittes (Auckland) looks at the importance of developing a business model which is innovative which allows the business to flourish and grow.

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Deloittes have just released their 2012 Human Capital Trends report.  This indepth and very interesting report outlines what they see as the eight major human capital trends for the year.  These include developing the next generation of leaders to drive future growth, managing enterprise risk and looking at how social media is raising the bar for […]

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The lean startup : how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses / Eric Ries. “He explains that startups cannot use traditional planning an management tools because their product and customers are unknown. So, what else? Here he comes up with his Lean Startup Methodology – which is a scientific approach for […]

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