A survey by UBS: Oslo, Zurich, Tokyo, Geneva and Copenhagen have emerged as the world's most expensive cities based on a standardised basket of 122 goods and services surveyed by UBS. The basket costs the least in Bucharest, Mumbai and Delhi. People in Zurich, Geneva and Copenhagen earn the most ...
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Participants in Innovation Workshops Create Solutions for the Futures of Their Cities At the Innovation Workshops, participants began to create ways to impact the futures of their cities. The cities of the Global South are entering an era of extraordinary economic growth. As the United Nations ...
Written by Kerr, David Author: Kerr, David Date: 1997 Place: Nairobi, Kenya Published: Africa Media Review, 11(1), 64-74. Edited by Keyan G Tomaselli and E Kasongo, theme issue on "Culture and Communication". Type of product: refereed article Copyright: David Kerr This paper examines some of the problems associated with the use of indigenous cultural forms and institutions ...
"Why companies fail," a remarkable essay by Ram Charan and Jerry Useem in Fortune magazine (May 27, 2002, 47-58) offers ten reasons to explain the crash of great companies and three ways to prosper. While focused specifically on companies, what Charan and Useem miss is that their analysis can be ...
The notion of a miraculous genius being born smarter and more capable than the rest of us mere mortals charms our curiosity. Robert Greene, author of the popular The 48 Laws of Power (Penguin, 2000), would disagree. The fascination we have in prodigies, he says, is "bogus. It's completely bogus." ...
For those who maybe find the concept of 'love' too emotive or sentimental, the word 'spirituality' is a useful alternative. Spirituality is a perspective in its own right, and it also represents ideas central to love as applied to business and organisations, ie., the quality of human existence, personal values ...
This short article explore the futures of community in Australia. It does so using futures methods. Futures methods seek to understand the future seeing the future not as an empty space to be filled but as a space already seeded by current images and drivers. Futures methods are concerned as ...
What it is: Private equity is a general term used to describe all kinds of funds that pool money from a bunch of investors in order to amass millions or even billions of dollars that are then used to acquire stakes in companies.Technically, venture capital is private equity. But "PE" is ...
The Daily Vatican newspaper, ?L?Osservatore Romano, reported that Islamic banking system may help to overcome global crisis, Turkish media reported. The Vatican said banks should look at the ethical rules of Islamic finance to restore confidence amongst their clients at a time of global economic crisis. ?The ethical principles on which Islamic ...