High-Speed Mergers & Acquisitions Make Progress Despite Market Turbulence, By Victor Basta, Co-Head at Dai Magister

Over the last few months, we’re seeing more and more buyers ‘show up’ well prepared and ready to transact before a target begins any M&A process. In many cases, especially for quality targets in key sectors, we’re seeing multiple buyers appear around the same time. We think this trend is driven by several factors that…

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Have Nothing In Your House That You Do Not Know To Be Useful Or Believe To Be Beautiful, By Poetry / Economics Author and Diplomat, John Ramsden

William Morris, whose words these are, transformed the look of wealthy English homes. His hand-crafted luxury furnishings were everywhere. The i-mag of 1872 might well have featured him, as a great designer and businessman. But Morris was also a poet with strong views about the economy. He belongs to a long tradition.  As an earlier…

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The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Global Law Firm DLA Piper Announce The Launch of a Two-Year, Global Research Collaboration to Study the Future of Boards

The Future of Boards study aims to understand the shifts in governance and leadership which enable organisations to align business success with sustainability. This will combine existing academic and practitioner research with insights from board directors and key stakeholders across a range of jurisdictions. The aim is to produce practical, evidence-based, internationally relevant recommendations to…

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The Islands Bringing Blockchain and FINTECH to The Commonwealth, By Lord Marland

”The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former territories of the British Empire. The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth Foundation, which focuses on non-governmental relations amongst member states”. The Commonwealth is run by the…

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Leading a Responsible Organization, By Don Andrew Moore & Max H. Bazerman, Authors Of The Book “Decision Leadership”

“There is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote in 1970.[i] The leader’s job, according to Friedman, is to maximize profits (within the bounds of…

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The New Political Capitalism, How Businesses And Societies Can Thrive In A Deeply Politicised World, By Joe Zammit – Lucia

Capitalism’s Resilience Capitalism has been one of the most resilient forms of organising our societies and our economies for centuries. Its resilience stems from its ability to adapt to the times. We have had feudalism, mercantilist capitalism, industrial capitalism, consumer capitalism and, the era from which we are now emerging – financialized capitalism. Communism, which…

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Interview With Andy Last, CEO of Mullenlowe Salt And Author Of ‘Business on a Mission: How to Build a Sustainable Brand’, Routledge

What does ‘purpose’ really mean in the business context? How can companies go about identifying what their broader social or environmental values are, ensuring these are authentic and actionable? Purpose is becoming so widely used and misused as a word that it’s in danger of losing all meaning.  But a clear purpose is useful, in…

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Will Real Estate Be A Port In The Storm For Investors? From Matthias Luecker, Founder, Chairman and CEO of FREO Group

Much like the use of the word ‘unprecedented’, itself, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world around us and how we live was entirely unprecedented. The initial economic impact was stark, with the British economy shrinking a record 20.4% in the three months to June 2020, while the shift to remote working fundamentally…

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We Need to Stop Talking About There Being a Trade-off Between Purpose and Profit, By Becky Willan, CEO and Co-Founder of Given

When it comes to purpose, you might think that conversations about its value versus its cost, and the extent to which it can support business growth, would be a thing of the past in today’s boardrooms. Purpose trailblazers such as Unilever are proving that a more responsible approach to capitalism is what stakeholders, talent and…

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Can The Benefits of the Digital Economy Reach all Segments of Saudi Society? Written By Patrick Cooke, Managing Editor, Oxford Business Group

Thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout, we were able to send field staff back to Saudi Arabia in August after a pandemic-induced period of absence. Apart from the natural sense of excitement at finally being able to hold face-to-face meetings with partners old and new, our new team has reported a sense of…

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Global U.S. Polo Assn. Powered By Its Authentic Connection to the Sport of Polo, Written By J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing

Polo, one of the oldest sports in the world – also referred to as the “Game of Kings” – is full of thrills, teamwork, technique and true sportsmanship. The first recorded games in history were in China and Persia and the very first polo club of modern times, the Silchar Polo Club,  was established in…

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How Zoom Became a Litmus Paper For Cybersecurity Mistakes, With NordVPN Teams, CTO, Juta Gurinaviciute

The susceptibility to threats soars in times of crisis. What pivotal aspects companies forgot in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic? One of the biggest checkmarks that lots of companies missed is cybersecurity. According to various sources, around 80% of CISOs admit having sacrificed it in an effort to enable employees to work remotely. Some…

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Interview With Crowberry Capital Founding Partners: Hekla Arnardottir, Helga Valfells, Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Vincent Abrams, Editor-in-Chief at I-MAGAZINE interviews the founders of Icelandic Venture Capitalist Fund who are leading the way in gender diversity. Tell me more about Crowberry Capital? Crowberry is an early-stage Venture Capitalist fund which invests in technology start-ups across the Nordics. We are passionate about technology and invest in people that build cutting-edge global…

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A New Breed Of Investor, Susannah Streeter, Senior Investment and Markets Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown

Throughout history youth rebellions have come in many forms, from the riots across Europe in 1968 to the Arab Spring uprisings and the environmental protests that have erupted around the world. Armed with placards, chants and slogans, young people have massed in towns and cities attempting to change economic policies and entire regimes, with varying…

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Interview with Chris Ducker, Author, Entrepreneur

You coined the term ‘Youpreneur’, which is also the title of your recent book ‘Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Futureproof Business’. What does ‘Youpreneur’ mean? A Youpreneur is someone who builds a profitable business based around themselves, their experience, their personality, and…

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Trevor Horwell, CEO at Nobu Hospitality

Since Nobu Hospitality moved into the hotel industry five years ago, the luxury lifestyle brand has grown to operate across five continents. On track to operate 20 hotels by 2020, the iconic portfolio will see properties in Barcelona, Los Cabos and Chicago launch this year alone. With a career in luxury hospitality spanning more than…

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