The decay (and even disappearance) of cities is nothing new. The once thriving ancient centres like Petra (in modern Jordan), Tenochtitlan (Mexico), Harappa (Pakistan) and Mycenae in Greece are classic examples. Nor is the reinvention of cities a recent concept. For example, the Spanish established Guanajuato in 1548 on gold and silver mines, but by [...]
In this issue of the Greg Alder Co newsletter we look at the brain – the tricks it plays, the way it works, ways to improve its fitness and its role in determining our success or failure. In short, a lot to think about.
How size and location influence innovation As a small business owner based in rural Australia, what I’m about to write worries me. If I owned a small business based in a major city, I’d still be worried. And if I ran a major corporation based in the country, I’d also be worried. But being [...]
Given the economic wobbles that continue around the world, you might expect CEOs to regard financial discipline or governance as the most critical characteristic for a leader to possess today. According to an IBM survey, you’d be wrong. IBM undertook a major survey of CEOs last year, interviewing 1500 corporate leaders in 60 nations. What the [...]
Re:cycle. Re:discover. Re:vive. Re:sist. Re:born. Re:Tweet. Re:fined. This is the Re: issue of the Greg Alder Co. Happy re:ading. Greg Alder Co monthly eNewsletter
Are you prejudice-free? Before you answer yes, I’ll tell you you’re lying. Even the most PC amongst us harbour some latent prejudices. Whilst we can publicly claim to treat all others as equals, our behaviour suggests some dark and not so pleasant biases. How else can one explain the disproportionate number of tall white men [...]
End of financial year newsletter. 5 Resolutions that will improve your life. Promise.
I was walking past my local Insights shop the other day. The shop is between the thrift store and a 50s design store. It’s called Deep Human Truth. I think that’s quite a deep name for a shop – but it’s probably a good insight into the owner’s personality. Deep Human Truth sells genuine Insights. [...]