Leadership lessons from around a region: consistency & flexibility aren’t mutually exclusive

Sometimes I’m asked: how do you adapt strategy to different markets, countries and cultures? What leadership advice or lessons do you have for managing people in different markets in the region? What is similar and what is different? Leadership means knowing when to change gears, the importance of self-awareness, and the understanding that consistency can...

3 women who left their technological mark

Tech has gotten some bad press recently. Reports of sexism and harassment show that women are still struggling to be taken seriously in a largely male-dominated scene. But even so, they continue to rise to the challenge of changing the world. Throughout history, women have played a major role in science and tech, and laid...

10 reasons why millennials are critical to the workplace

Millennials are quickly becoming a driving force in the workplace. By 2015, they had already become the dominant generation in the American workforce, and that’s a trend that’s expected to spread across the globe. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, they will make up over half of the global workforce. Savvy employers, however, have already learned the importance...

35 under 35

There’s no such thing as ageism in technology, as we’ve seen time and again. Thirteen-year-olds founding companies. Seventeen-year-olds becoming CEOs. Innovation is alive and well among Millennials and Gen Z.   MIT Tech Reviews’ annual list of the top 35 under 35 was recently released, giving shout-outs to the latest batch of inventors, visionaries, entrepreneurs,...

Game on: what any brand can learn from the gaming industry

The gaming industry is a remarkable and multifaceted enterprise. It’s an understatement to say it’s captured popular culture; it’s also permeated business culture. Even when viewed purely as part of the ‘entertainment industry’, gaming has out performed other categories, financially eclipsing the music, art and film industries combined. In many ways, it has absorbed these...