COVER STORY: Women in Action

Twelve ambitious women CAs(SA) tell us how they manage their  demanding careers and still find the time to be successful sportswomen. Lynn Grala interviewed them. Change starts with small beginnings. These twelve sporty women show us that real change requires more than just good intentions. What is needed is one serious decision followed by a…

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…