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Discounted Cash Flow and Decision Modelling Course

My friend and colleague, Dave Holland is part of a team presenting this course in South Africa in August 2015. I highly recommend it if you have interest in the subject. It is designed to provide equity analysts as well … Continue reading

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Global Risks: World Economic Forum: 2014

World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014 It is time for Davos again and the WEF have just released their latest global risk report. As always, it is an exceptionally well-written and well-thought through report – and I personally feel privileged … Continue reading

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Time to scrap those special projects?

Interestingly, on the same day I came across two articles with a similar message: “scrapping ongoing projects is one of the toughest decisions to take – even when we know they are no longer aligned with our direction and strategy” … Continue reading

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Irrational behaviour and Dan Ariely

Understanding behavioral economics is a key element in helping us to make good decisions – so this is a short blog to let people know about the free course that is about to begin: A beginners guide to irrational behavior … Continue reading

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Think like an entrepreneur

Saras Sarasvathy, a professor at Darden School (University of West Virginia), undertook some research to see if entrepreneurs thought, acted and decided differently. Her conclusion was that this is the case. At its most basic level, she says that rather … Continue reading

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Economist Global Forecast March 2013

The latest forecast from The Economist Intelligence Unit As always The Economist is able to cut through the fog and produce an insightful forecast for the globe and the regions. The report borders on an overall positive note, although there … Continue reading

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Decisions, risks and entrepreneurs

The next post will cover this subject in more detail, but meanwhile here is a hint of what is to come. The idea that entrepreneurs manage risk and uncertainty; and make decisions differently has been researched by Saras Sarasvathy. Successful … Continue reading

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WEF Davos 2013 Summary

As the world’s most expensive group skiing trip comes to an end, I offer you a brief wrap-up. It has been the most positive Davos meeting in a number of years which was refreshing. With a cautionary note from a … Continue reading

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Insights from the World Economic Forum

Few of you have the luxury to review all (or any) of the debates and reports generated in this year’s WEF in Davos. So the purpose of this post is to give you a quick view on some of those … Continue reading

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A Brave New World

This week the World Economic Forum kicked off in Davos – and as always, we will be following it with interest and alerting our clients and readers to interesting forums and discussions. Not coincidentally, this is also the week that … Continue reading

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