Category: risk

Is your board fit for purpose?

A board’s most important task is to ask regularly if it is itself fit for purpose. That requires, above all, a deep sense of self-awareness and metacognition, a skillset no boards seem to be seeking actively in their search for new directors.
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Governance and the small private company

Small businesses need good governance for financial and social sustainability, but are not always able or willing to build governance capacity or brook independent challenge.
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The importance of being prepared redux

The theme "be prepared" recurs in so many areas in life, I keep expecting to see it in action. And every once in a while there are some stellar examples of preparation winning the day even if at great cost to the other side that believes in "winging it".
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Delivering and Demanding Accountabilty: A Manifesto for 2019

The intent does not matter, the impact does. Between intent and impact lies accountability. 
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My 2018 in books

I pick social commentary, business books, quirky books on popularity, a business novel and poetry. Most are not on popular lists. Which is why this list is worth a read.
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AI: to implement or not to implement

The cost of implementing some form of AI today is minuscule compared to the opportunity cost of inaction. After all not implementing AI today will not defer the future. 
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Protest as a strategic lever

Protest is a strategic lever which leaders ignore at their peril. And it is here to stay. 
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#WhenIWas15

When I was 15, I was trying to understand the present. Now when I am not 15, the quest continues.
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Rebuilding Trust: A Manifesto for 2018

When I take a painkiller, I trust that a reputed company’s product, bought at my local trusted pharmacy, will just make my pain go …
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How to prepare for wild success

This article is the final one in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on September the 11th, 2017. Even if …
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