Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Nonsense - review of leadership book by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles

What is Leadership? Styles, Leadership Keynotes

“Uncommon sense, Common nonsense” is a much-needed blast of fresh air. Written by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles, this book is clever, witty, challenging and provocative - a sharply written and entertaining attack on all kinds of management myths, warning of dangerous and futile nonsense promoted by many so-called business gurus.  Full of leadership common sense. Deeply rooted in daily realities of business life. It will challenge how you think about running a corporation, leading teams, strategy, making things happen. Worth buying for the chapter on Discovery Programmes alone.

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Future Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments: impact on retail banking, telcos

Future of Banks, Mobile Banking, Insurance,Finance

Retail financial services are in for a radical shakeup, which will dwarf anything we have seen so far in online innovation, driven mainly by use of mobile devices. Tens of thousands of startups are trying to make money from mobile money.  Only a handful will make it to global scale.  Huge potential impact on retailing. This is a new gold-rush or dot-com like boom, that is happening a somewhat chaotic way, leaving regulators far behind. Video: recorded early 2011.  Article: written November 2012.

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Future of Vietnam - economy, banking, manufacturing, digital, green tech

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

Vietnam's future will be driven by key trends such as economy, technology, demographics, mobile digital and retail banking. One in four of the population of Vietnam is under 14, median age of only 27, with a literacy rate of 94%. Labour costs in many parts of the country are only half those of China and Thailand. Wage inflation in China’s coastal cities is averaging around 12% a year, which will encourage more factories to relocate. Chinese wage inflation for most experienced managers can be as much as 100% a year. Vietnam will therefore continue to attract major manufacturing investment, and has a great future.

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Why older health consumers are so different: marketing to ageing customers - over-the-counter therapies, alternative medicines. Future Pharma

Future Health, Pharmaceutical Industry Keynotes

Over 1 billion people will be older than 60 within 10 years (2022).  Most people over 50 will be in Asia by 2050. 65% of all health spending is in those over 65.  Therefore most Pharma spending is to meet the needs of older people. What kind of health care will they need?  What kind of health care will they or their relatives be willing to buy?  What kind of health products will they buy over the counter from pharmacies?  What kind of support will they be looking for at home?

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SustainAgility - Change the World for the Common Good - sustainability

Future of Sustainability / Environment Keynotes

How to change the world. Ultimate leadership speech. Secret of all management, marketing and motivation. The Four Circles of the Human Heart and their impact on consumer behaviour. Sustainable business and social enterprises. How to encourage corporations to act in ethical ways. Future of philanthropy and non-profit organisations. Future of consumers, engaging with customer passion. Future of EU, Eurozone and government policy. Protection of environment...

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Future of MedTech - how medical technology will transform human life

Biotechnology, Genetics, Gene Therapy, Stem Cells

12 ways that medical technology will transform human existence. Major innovations will come from multidisciplinary teams – world class mathematicians working with Nobel Prize – winning physiologists, nanotech engineers working with surgeons, radiologists working with pharmacists – all collaborating in a focused effort to transform lives of particular groups of patients.

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Future of Euro – and breakup of the EU / Eurozone

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

I am often asked about the future of the Euro and Eurozone nations.

Will the Euro collapse?  Will one or more nations leave the Eurozone?

Will nations like Greece default on their national debt?  And if they do so, what will be the likely impact on the Eurozone as a whole, and on banks?  What will be the risk of accelerating another economic crisis?

Will EU nations like the UK who are outside the Eurozone be damaged in the possible chaos? Article and Video.

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Will Euro Survive? European Union breakup? Economy. Future of Europe

Future of Banks, Mobile Banking, Insurance,Finance

Crisis in Eurozone, falling confidence in Euro -- default by Greece with impact on economy of Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and rest of Eurozone. Long term economic impact on single currency area, inflation rates, interest rates, growth rates. Leadership, managing rapid change in a globalized digital world. High velocity decision making with multiple strategies for growth in different circumstances. The world is changing faster than you can hold a board meeting. Shortened production cycles. Accelerating change and business transformation.

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Future of Singapore as hub for Asia's emerging markets - Future of Asia and Decline of Europe / America

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

Singapore along with the rest of the region has continued to enjoy strong economic growth, despite the obsession of Europe and America with a so-called global economic meltdown. Singapore is a natural hub for the region. It boasts the biggest and busiest port in the world, a huge airport, highly skilled workers, superb infrastructure and world-beating digital networks. Singapore business district contains regional headquarters of many of the largest multinationals, with specialty areas in banking, IT, telecom and international trade.

 

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