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June 05, 2016

Why does the board bet the house on a new CEO?

It looks like Marissa Mayer will be another high-profile CEO casualty. She was appointed CEO of Yahoo Inc in July 2012 after a 13-year career at Google. Yahoo’s problems were well known and several CEOs had come and gone with nothing to show for their tenure. After co-founder Jerry Yang stepped down in 2009, Carol Bartz, chairman Roy Bostock, Tim Morse, Scott Thomson and Ross Levinsohn have all had a shot at turning around the company – without success!

May 01, 2016

Will Electric Vehicles Dominate the auto world?

After 125 years, during which the petrol vehicle reigned supreme, the electric vehicle (EV) is making an extraordinary comeback. That’s right. The EV pre-dates the petrol engine and automotive engineer; Ferdinand Porsche hand-built one in 1898 before creating his own brand of sports cars.

April 10, 2016

A High Power Distance Index can kill entrepreneurship

The Power Distance Index (PDI) is a concept that was introduced by Dutch social psychologist Prof Geert Hofstede to explain the cultural differences in society that highlight the level of deference to authority.

December 13, 2016

The next industrial revolution will hurt us real bad


While the current buzz with the tech me - dia globally is on the Internet of Things or Industry 4.0, we would like to lay out the perils of an industrial revolution that will disadvantage us. The first in - dustrial revolution started in 1712 with the development of the piston steam engine, which transformed Britain. There was a move away from an agrarian society to an industrial one spurred by Rich - ard Arkwright’s development of the modern factory around 1770.

January 10, 2016

Lessons for Managing in Changing Times


We often read of new entrepreneurs achieving success over their incumbents as well their ability to create new market opportunities based on “customer needs”. These opportunities arise out of a changing environment, technological advances as well as changing demographics. The companies that touch daily lives have appeared in the last 30-plus years and include Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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The Edge Malaysia
Digital News Asia

Digital news asia

November 16, 2015

The next industrial revolution is going to hurt us bad

WHILE the current buzz with the tech media globally is on the Internet of Things or Industry 4.0, we would like to lay out the perils of an industrial revolution that will favour some countries but disadvantage most.

December 15, 2015

Why unicorns are going to be elusive in Malaysia

‘Unicorns’ are startups that have achieved billion-dollar valuations. These companies have a robust business model, are capable of achieving stellar growth, are led by a strong team, and have been able to secure funding at lofty valuations.

March 22, 2016

The Silicon Valley model works here, but very slowly


Living in San Francisco in October 2007, they chanced on an opportunity to rent out air-mattresses (which they had to purchase) in their apartment during a sold-out design conference in the city. The two guys then decided to make this a business, which they called ‘Air Bed & Breakfast,’ which finally evolved into Airbnb.

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Canadian Institute of Management

canadian institute of management

January 18, 2018

The evolving corporation: From Model-T to UBER

We have always been interested in the way businesses have evolved and with the, management paradigms that govern the tools used to manage the business and people.

November 16, 2015

Vol 40 #4 | Dynamic Stability: Critical for mid-level managers

If you are in middle management, your wake up alarm is now blaring. While you are busy dealing with an inbox full of emails, supervising staff and reporting to your superior, your job position could be eroding from under your feet. It’s time to step back and determine if you are about to fall into the sinkhole of a ‘no longer necessary’ position.

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THE star

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The Star

December 13, 2015

Staying Alive in the Retail Industry

It makes sense to create demand, rather than wait for demand.

It has been a challenging year for most businesses in Malaysia, especially for those in the retail industry. the demand trend has record- ed a fall of at least 30%, whereas operating costs show the total opposite. Businesses that weren’t able to accumulate enough volume were forced to close down.

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Global Business Services

global business services

Issue 43

November 30, 2015

Creating Wealth through Technology

What is the US technology wealth creation model and can it be adopted by countries outside of the US?

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Malaysian Institute of Management
Vol. 52  No.2 - 2017

January 31, 2018

Building Entrepreneurial Agility with Anwar Jumabhoy

Why do large companies struggle to cope with the changing business environments? There are lots of reasons, but mostly the companies have grown and in a mistaken effort to maintain control of manage risk, end up with too many layers of management.

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