According to Bloomberg, scientist He Jiankui, who altered the genes of twin baby girls as embryos, is in serious trouble with the Chinese government for breaching laws and ethics. Besides his work leading to a second pregnancy created with a gene-edited embryo in a volunteer, he is reported to have ‘seriously violated ethics and scientific…
The will and dedication of most people working in organisations will ensure a mindset that values professional scepticism, as a key audit criterion, over commercial considerations alone. Read the full article here.
Lungelo Ngobese, a 21-year old student from Richards Bay studying at Stellenbosch University, clinched the winning spot for his insightful and solution-driven essay at SAICA’s 10th annual leadership summit. He details how CAs(SA) can improve the communities and hometowns from which they come. Read the full article here.
In 2011, the New York Times published an article specifying the top 10 reasons small businesses fail. Number 4 on the list was ‘poor accounting’. The thrust of the theory is that an external accountant cannot keep a watch over the business; business requires an internal interested professional to perform that function. Read the full…
Inevitably innovation challenges the typical ways of doing things and regulation always seems to lag progress. How can we balance protecting personal identification information with the opportunities offered by blockchain? Read the full article here.
Flourishing organisations have an amazing ability to harness energy for growth, through their culture and people. They also have energy in reserve for tough times. How are we able to work with energy and notice what increases and depletes energy? Read the full article here.
Let’s not fool ourselves. South Africans are stressed and with the challenges in the economy, financially stressed. And that goes all the way back to the workplace. Read the full article here.
The Q&A session is a unique opportunity to entrench your professionalism, showcase your expertise, and re-entrench the key principles within your talk. Below are Q&A scenarios with advice on handling it. Read the full article here.
There is a lot of negativity around us. People feel negative, talk negative and do negative. Newspapers, television and social media are flooded with negative stories. How can we stay positive in a Financial Consultant & Coach world filled with negativity? Read the full article here.
Collision of ideas and perspectives fosters the emergence of unconventional collaboration and new solutions to tough challenges. Read the full article here.