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Recruit Millennial Oomph

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (08:52)

November is a time to think and convince. It is a time to have an impact. It is a time to be bold and audacious. It is a time to inject some oomph into your business.

How is this related to alternative investments? I am taking the word alternative to...

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The Female Paradigm

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (19:19)

As the Chinese would say, there is a Ying to every Yang, balance is what is needed for harmony in this world.

After a testosterone-appealing article on vintage cars last month, I would like to draw on Eastern philosophy to embrace my readers' feminine side. I also want to ponder...

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The Mama Shelter - A Different Take on Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (13:23)

I am a child of Club Med, that notorious 1970s hotel resort chain created by Gilbert Trigano more than six decades ago. Club Med was built on the concept of all-inclusive vacations so appealing to Brits, but for me, apart from providing fond childhood memories, it symbolised the rare business...

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Capitalism 2.0 Is Coming

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (18:17)

Vienna November 2012, Palace Ferstel, in the grand settings of the Palace, memories of Menger, Hayek, Freud and Kohr laced with Elizabeth Of Austria presence are lingering. Mitteleuropa no more...or actually more than ever?
This is the gala dinner of the 4th Peter Drucker Forum, the Austrian- born writer,...

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This is Time Well Spent!

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (08:54)

In this issue, I want to tell you about watches, but I wanted you to hear it from the horse's mouth - the collectors:

Singapore-based Melvyn Teillol-Foo, founder of PuristSPro, a reference website for watch lovers in Asia, collects with and for his wife and speaks fondly of the...

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Waters for New Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted 25 October 2012 | (06:14)

Once upon a time there was a young and driven boy called David.

David did not pursue an academic career and at the tender age of eighteen years old, he joined the fascinating and glittering life of hotel concierge for the rich and famous. Sliding through the velvety corridors...

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Marilyn or James Bond- Is Memorabilia the New Investment Craze?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (01:00)

We have said goodbye to lazy afternoons in London parks and drinking 2012 Pimms - a Jubilee and Olympic vintage!

Looking back, I realised something was weaving in all these alternative investment columns, from wine to impact investing or art, a sacrosanct concept repeated like an Andy Warhol diptych -...

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Let the Cultural Evolution Begin

(1) Comments | Posted 18 October 2012 | (11:30)

What is interesting about culture? This was the opening question of Steve Crossan the Head of Google Cultural Institute to kick off the REMIX Summit.

Organized by CultureLabel, a pioneer company in cultural entrepreneurship, REMIX summit took place last Thursday, 27th of September 2012 at Bloomberg Headquarter...

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Serial Networking or Pushing Cognitive Diversity?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (18:22)

I am starting to wonder, if I am turning into a serial networker? Or if I am embracing what I am preaching: to develop your innovation skills you have to push yourself out of your cognitive comfort zone?

September 27th crystallised this very question into my head.

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Lifestyle Investment - The Other Alternative for Savvy Investors?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 June 2012 | (19:17)

It was just a month ago that the movers and shakers of the wine world got back from their very first taste of Bordeaux 2011. The results of the tasting were mixed and, with the financial crisis still roaring, the question of wine as an attractive alternative investment continues to...

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Africa 2020: Which Scenario for a Sustainable Future?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2012 | (19:31)

This was the title of a fascinating talk given by Serge Borg at Club Eight on March 7, drawing on his 20-plus years of experience doing business in Africa. We had our very own private Indaba, held strategically in the heart of the city. In a very unorthodox...

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Filling the Gap - Asia and Entrepreneurship

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2012 | (08:37)

Do you remember back when you were a young student, probably in biology class, and you learned the concept of the ecosystem? How you learned that all organisms living in a particular area interact with each other to ultimately create a sustainable and mutually beneficial environment?

Stéphane Distinguin --

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Education, Governments and Other Complications

(1) Comments | Posted 30 November 2011 | (22:13)

Are we on the verge of an innovation revolution in Paris?

Forget London, Hong Kong and the BRIC countries, the innovative awakening of the European Union is subtly happening in the old heart of Europe. Before you start smiling, there is no national pride in play whatsoever - I...

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Advice for Graduates Looking for a Future

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2011 | (00:14)

Reading Dear Lucy's uncertain answer to a distressed mother asking "How do I help my job seeking daughter?" in the 9 November Financial Times, I could not help but think: entrepreneurship is the future. You might all already have figured this out!

Just open any newspapers this week,...

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World Entrepreneurship Forum - A Catalyst For a Better World?

(1) Comments | Posted 11 November 2011 | (11:41)

While the economic world and media are focused on the European mayhem, no one is looking at an oozing-with-confidence Asia.

While everyone is agonising and - it has to be said - speculating over the burning question of the future of the European Union, the resolution to Greece's debt crisis...

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