Issue Number:226, November 2017


After a ‘Summer of Hell,’ Hollywood needs Lean Media

In Hollywood, the summer of 2017 is one that studio executives would like to forget. The Summer of Hell saw a 15 per cent decline in global revenue compared to the previous summer. Slick, heavily hyped blockbusters featuring A-list stars like Tom Cruise and successful franchises like the Transformers and the Smurfs failed to ignite at North American box offices, although foreign sales helped some achieve profitability. 

NotPetya: A new threat

The ransomware that spreads like a worm infected organisations across Europe and the US

Banks may have to raise their capital once Basel IV norms come into effect

Steve Punch, director-head of financial risk management, KPMG and Emilio Pera, partner-head of financial services, KPMG, talk about the impact of the latest capitalisation rules, set to be launched in the near future

We are always happy to go that extra mile for our patrons

Darren Darwin, general manager, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, says recent award wins are simply a reflection of the great team behind the scenes that operate with consistency

To maximise business growth, make people significant

If you’re a leader who wants to grow your business, maximising employee engagement should be one of your top priorities. 

No giraffes at the traffic light

In his delightful little book, The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli tells an interesting story. It’s a story that provides a fascinating insight into leadership behaviour. And could hold a lesson for all of us.