As usual, Clem Sunter is both relevant and insightful in his most recent piece of writing about the latest global economic scenarios. Take a read through and let me know which ones you think are most probable in the comments section below…
The Latest Global Economic Scenarios
Eleven years ago Chantell Ilbury and I co-authored a book called The Mind of a Fox. In it we said that much of the future is beyond your control and uncertain. The only way to handle it is to play different scenarios, examine their probability and impact and look at the options to seize the opportunities offered in each scenario and counter the threats.
Before the Great Financial Crash of 2008 the majority of companies preferred to base their strategy on a single, expertly-driven forecast. Now they are not so sure and are much more willing to interrogate their vision and strategy by measuring the resilience of both against a variety of scenarios. In particular, they are prepared to change the fundamental direction of the business should a case be made for doing so.Read More
Welcome to the Permanent Job Search. From now on, all of us will be “looking” for a job even when we’re not actually looking for a job. Employers are researching each of us digitally 24/7/365. Our resumes are perpetually available online in various forms, some of which we control and some of which we don’t. Those of us who exert the necessary effort to maximize our digital reputations will be rewarded: opportunities will find us. Those of us who don’t will miss out.
Here’s how it works:Read More
Jonathan Jansen’s article ‘Matric razmatazz conceals sad reality‘ was published on Saturday, a few days after the Department of Education announced the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate Results. Jansen’s writing is to the point and ultimately asks us not to listen to the Department of Educations political hype but rather to look at the reality of what our education system is actually delivering.’ The truth is indeed a sad reality which will take much more work from private sector involvement and guidance to steer back in even the vaguest of right directions…Read More