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Innovation and progress on Clean Technology and Renewable Energy on hold in the USA after Supreme Court ruling…

In a major set-back to further innovation in clean technology and reducing the planet’s largest polluter’s GHG emissions, the US Supreme Court in a highly unprecedented move yesterday ruled to put a temporary block on Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’, as a result of a lawsuit from 29 states and the Energy Industry in the United States. This ‘backward looking’ ruling …

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An important week in 2015: From Elon Musk’s new $1 Billion Not-for-profit, to Paris and Saudi Arabia

There were three unprecedented events globally last week that captured my attention, for more than just a few seconds. [A] Elon Musk’s announcement of his new $1 Billion not-for-profit to benefit humanity [B] a meaningful and unprecedented Global Climate agreement which was reached in Paris with support from almost 200 developed and developing nations, and [C] the first ever elections …

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Leadership, Collaboration & Syrian Refugees

While many may conceptually or intellectually agree with the practice and spirit of collaboration, few in my experience truly know what this means in practical terms to their work or participate in it wholeheartedly. How can we know how to, when apart from some group projects and team work at school or university (often completed by the most diligent person …

Organizational Transformations – Is there method to the madness?

An organizational transformation is a challenging undertaking to even the most seasoned of Executive Teams. Few organizational transformations are deemed ‘successful’ and the majority are a far cry from their intended potential. A 2015 global survey conducted by McKinsey & Company, with over 1600 Executives from a broad range of regions, industries, company sizes, functional specialties and tenures – the …

From Management to Leadership: Why the difference is even more important today!

Few ‘Managers’ truly understand the difference between Management and Leadership. Some make the assumption that they are synonymous with each other, yet others assume the difference to be minor. So why is understanding the difference even more important today than it was before? As it turns out, the Millennials (Ages 18-34) are more interested and are far more responsive to those who Lead …

Financial Technology Innovation & Start-ups

A recent study shows that a growing number of start-up companies are using Peer-to-Peer solutions, Social Media and advanced Data Analytics to develop products, manage risk, and improve services in the Financial Services industry — mostly in payment transactions, with some advances in credit and risk scoring areas. While it appears that they are mostly staying away from large corporations and …