Leadership

Podcast # 28: “On balancing business and family time” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In this episode, we will talk about the topic on balancing time between business and family. This question was posted by Melord Fabella, one of our Business Mango followers on Facebook. It is the classic question on how to strike work-life balance, only this time, the context is running a business rather than working as an employee for someone else’s business.”

 

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Podcast # 27: “How to become a thought-leader” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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From Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In its modern definition, a thought leader does not have to be the giant of contemporary society or history. A thought leader is an ordinary person who provides answers, insights or views on the big questions facing customers, colleagues, supervisor, senior management, or even the bigger society. A thought leader imparts knowledge that will help enable the person’s client to transcend the questions lingering in his or her mind, see further and move forward with decision and action.”

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Podcast #26: “What do you need to give up to become a good leader” from Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie

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Business Rhythm with Frank & Jamie – “In this episode, we will discuss about what a person needs to give up to become a good leader.  A good leader is someone whom people respect, willingly follow and commit themselves in a significant way to achieve the meaning and purpose of an organization. But what should a good leader give up?”

 

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 2, 2016: “Southeast Asian economies grow, but prospects unclear”

From Nikkei Asian Review – ” Most economies in Southeast Asia are still chugging along, but the region’s economic outlook is unclear and downside risks are multiplying.      The combined gross domestic product of the five largest economies in the region grew by 4.4% in the October-December quarter compared with the previous three months, according to the Asian Development Bank. The pace of growth accelerated by 0.2 point from the July-September quarter. The ADB estimates for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are based on government data.”

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Podcast # 25: “Buying a franchise vs starting your own business” with Frank & Jamie

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In this episode, we will discuss one of the questions posted by one of our followers in Business Mango’s Facebook Page. The question asks about the pros and cons of doing business with a franchise versus starting your own business.

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Fresh Pick of the Day, Feb 10, 2016: “This is what the best bosses are really made of” from BBC Capital

From BBC Capital – “It turns out, if you want to really understand why companies do what they do, you have to pay attention to the leaders running those companies, and recognise that they are human too. It’s not an accident that the great strategy treatises of history, from Sun Tuz’s The Art of War to Shakespeare’s Richard III, take readers into the mind of the leader – their frailties as much as their power… What was said by the executives Alan and I spoke to brought home to me a basic truth about CEOs – it turns out they’re no different than you and me. Rather than being unfeeling technocrats, they’re real people, with all the warts and biases and emotions that go along with that. For example, have you ever messed-up something in a big way but when called-out on it, proceed to blame everyone else? That’s just how one CEO evaluated a corporate meltdown that cost him his job. In our interview, he proceeded to tell me that there were “seven reasons” why the company fell apart. First, my chief financial officer let me down; second, our customers were not smart enough to grasp what we were trying to do; third, the regulators were out to get me; and on and on. You get the picture.”

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Podcast # 24: “Business Rhythm’s Best Business Narrative Books” with Frank & Jamie

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Business Rhythm’s Top 5 Business Narrative Books:

1. McDonald’s: Behind the Arches by John F. Love

2. Personal History by Katharine Graham

3. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

4. Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton

5. When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein

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Fresh Pick of the Day, January 12, 2016: Leadership Lessons From Fairy Tales

From Knowledge@Insead – “Fairy tales help children to answer basic existential questions, like who am I, what is the good life, where do I belong? Through fairy tales they learn to navigate reality and survive in a world full of ambiguities and dangers. Executives, with their seeming mastery of the world, may be an unlikely audience for such fantasy. But the universal truth is, everyone likes a story. And fairy tales, with their immediately recognisable dramatics, characters and fundamental moral truths provide universal insights into human behaviour, illustrating the dangers of leadership and various ways in which executives can derail.”

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