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Pounce – The Exploitation of Opportunity

“When opportunities present themselves, as they regularly do in business, it is important to quickly recognize them, have a framework for processing them, and have a team and an organizational philosophy that can pounce!”. Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict shares several tips for spotting and developing new opportunities.

Where is Technological Progress Taking Us?

“Progress with a purpose to improve the human condition is far more important than progress to maximize investor ROI.”  Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict questions the direction of progress, its suitability for 2020 and beyond.

The Innovator’s Equation for Success

So often we see businesses that perhaps seem to solve a momentary immediate problem, with not much promise of longevity. In other words, short-lived success. Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict briefly dispenses this pearl of wisdom for innovators, essentially urging the creation of businesses that offer future and long-term success, drawing on the experiences of early inventors like Thomas Edison.

Hic Sunt Dracones – Navigating the next Imperative

As a young child I was always fascinated by maps, old and new. They seemed to spark hope, inspiration and excitement of journeys as yet to begin and at the same offer some reassurance about our own place in the big wide world.

Today, with a deeper appreciation of art and history, early maps in particular, with their curious blend of beauty, half-truths, errors and legendary beasts, offer us a metaphor for today’s uncharted waters, as we take our first tentative steps out of our COVID lockdown. And non-more so than marvelous phrase “Hic Sunt Dracones”; literally Here be Dragons first found on the wonderful Hunt Lenox Globe (1503-1507).

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