The cold hard truth is that 90 per cent of startups fail. Only 12 per cent of 1955’s Fortune 500 companies are on the list over 60 years later. So here’s how to reinvent a business.
From 1982 to 1987 I travelled a wild and rocky road on Wall Street. My five years as a futures trader at the epicentre of capitalism were stressful, and to deal with it I played hard. I was young and impressionable and was taken in by all the temptations the city could offer, like a kid in a candy store. It took overcoming alcoholism to boot me in the right direction.
Samantha Swords, a woman of many talents, has been travelling the globe to raise awareness for Western martial arts ‒ and giving lightsaber lessons along the way. But while the sword may be her ultimate passion, she unveiled to Real Business the various Hollywood blockbusters her sculpting, blacksmithing and sword-fighting skills had been part of.
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I would like to use a great Spaghetti Western movie title as a structure for exploring Donald Trump’s leadership strengths, risk areas and key lessons we can draw for leadership in business and more generally.
We have all had to partake in team building activities, no matter what job role we find ourselves, but they can be a great way to boost business productivity.
If you want to create the ultimate workplace then there are a few things you’ll need to take into account – as is suggested in this infographic.
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” After a year of uncertainty and significant hostile disruption, many business leaders will relate with the sentiment of Henry Kissinger’s quip. But the problem is that it also rings true, at least in terms of readiness.
In the run up to this year’s Davos gathering of the great and the something or other, the founder of the World Economic Forum, professor Klaus Schwab, issued an extraordinary one pager in the 11 January edition of the Financial Times.
When it comes to staff priorities to consider throughout this year, there are three standout things that businesses must be prepared for.
As a business leader, what will you do to make boosting productivity in your company with a one per cent improvement in 2017 happen?
The changing face of the world’s macro-political landscape got Tracy Ebdon-Poole thinking about how leadership needs to be an efficient mechanism.
As Henry Thoreau once observed, success usually comes to those too busy to look for it. At some point, however, most business leaders will find themselves taking stock of their lives. And despite running a successful business, being perceived as a terrific leader and having all of the outward trappings of success, many will still feel unfulfilled.