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Beware The Siren Song of Growth

Growth has an almost irresistible allure for investors. Whether it’s a rapidly growing economy, a start-up with a hot new product, or a new industry that promises to transform our lives, investors are naturally drawn to opportunities that seem to offer the greatest...

How to get the most from a blended workforce

The rapid rise in the use of temporary and contract assignments has seen a blended workforce become the norm in many industries and sectors. But the success or failure of this arrangement often comes down to how well temporary and contract employees are integrated...

[Video] Why some of us don’t have one true calling

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who...

Why Your Logical Approach Isn’t Working

Preparing for a speech to the leadership of an organization facing major restructuring, I asked the meeting planner for background on the audience. “We’ve presented all the facts,” she replied. “But it would be much easier if people weren’t so emotional!” In the...

Keep Calm And Carry On Investing

Adapted from the Chief Investment Officer’s comments, which will appear in the Allan Gray Unit Trust Annual Report, 2016.The past 12 months seem to have passed particularly swiftly, maybe because fundamentally very little changed. Interestingly, the light in which...

The winds of change

While the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States was not expected by investors, it does not seem to have been unwelcome: both the dollar and US equities have appreciated significantly. The casualty has been bond prices. In all markets,...

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more meaning and purpose. We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act...

My Leadership Diaries: What’s your X Factor?

Over time as we move ahead in our lives and careers, I tend to find myself getting very complacent. Because, I know what to expect when I take up a new role, a new challenge in my work-life. Been there done that. Piece of Cake 🙂 And what happens then is you tend use...

Primed for the windfall

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor Frankl Many of us have romanced the idea of winning the lotto. The fantasies that follow are usually vivid and...

Differentiating yourself to remain relevant

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU USURPS YOUR QUALIFICATION According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, less than five years from now 5 million jobs will have been lost to automation. Technological advances in robotics and machine learning, for example, will...

Job Crafting

The financial services industry fulfils a critical role within any economy. In South Africa this is no different. Organisations within this industry support the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society – cultivating economic growth, capitalising on business...