VIEWPOINT: PURSUE EXCELLENCE

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore recently pointed our management team towards a recent article by John Kay, visiting professor at the London School of Economics, in the Financial Times (‘Why our planes are growing safer and our finances are not’, 1 April 2015), who makes a point well worth exploring. Flying is a very low-risk means…

INFLUENCE: Principles to healthy forecasting

The objective of business forecasting should be to become ‘future ready’. Companies can do this by systematically and rationally assembling information that gives managers forward visibility regarding likely outcomes as well as risks so that they can execute strategy. Greg Bogiages explains Achieving robust performance over the long term requires businesses to develop healthy forecasting…

ANALYSIS: Beyond the integrated report

An annual milestone publication, however well intentioned, is only part of the story and may even be an unfortunate and unintended detraction. By Lindie Engelbrecht CA(SA) and Carl Ballot CA(SA) Informed business leaders generally agree that sustainability is one of the primary moral and economic imperatives for the 21st century and one of the single…