10 tips for collaborating with remote employees

While many companies are still struggling to catch up with the new and overwhelmingly digital reality of modern business, digital professionals from accountants to graphic designers have quickly adapted to the fact that their work can be done from literally anywhere with a strong internet connection. Without a doubt, the trend toward working remotely and...

The beauty of being a challenger brand

What does it mean to be a challenger brand? You would think all brands and businesses want to be number one and rule their category globally. This is true to a certain extent – ambition, success, profit, and strong continuing returns to shareholders are all commonly found aspirations at the top of global organisations. But there...

The world’s top 10 start-up hubs

The global start-up scene is thriving, and making the world a smaller, more connected place.  A GEM Global Report revealed that 100 million businesses launch around the globe on an annual basis. While venture capitalists invested US$42 billion in 2012, with nearly 70% of funding to the U.S. scene, start-up hubs are emerging all over...

Why reading sci-fi can help leaders innovate

Tech giants the world over are opening their doors to a new breed of consultant. Companies are increasingly hiring science fiction writers to help them expand their minds to greater possibilities. Rather than obsessing over industry white papers, the world’s leading companies are flipping through the sci-fi section to stay on top of their game–and...