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The coronavirus pandemic is just one example of how events beyond our control can impact share markets. The Australian market  (ASX200) fell from a post GFC high (February 20), by 37% in just over a month- one of the fastest sell offs since the 1987 crash; then rallied over 20% in April, 2020. Events such
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As COVID-19 began to impact the world, most businesses reacted swiftly and transitioned from a growth economy to severely depressed consumer demand. As the outbreak took hold, leadership capacity was stretched, and business focus began to go through phases. While the timing of the phases varied from organization to organization, the progression was similar. One
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Business aviation is playing a game of musical chairs these days, as an unprecedented shortage of pilots raises the specter of a CEO showing up on a tarmac somewhere only to find an empty cockpit in the company plane. “We haven’t gotten to the point that an aircraft is just sitting somewhere—yet,” says David Lamb,
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Over the past several weeks, I’ve spoken to CEO mastermind groups in Atlanta, Denver, Toronto, and Glasgow, Scotland, all from my own home in southern California. The majority of these CEOs are being forced to lead teams where its members are working from home. If they had their druthers, it’s certainly not something most of
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China’s central bank has long-ago mentioned that China is working on a digital currency as an alternative to cash as well as to other payment methods, and now, the trial phase is coming closer. Over the last year and a half to two years, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has mentioned several times that
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While every divorce case has its own facts and set of circumstances, the divorce of a high-level executive of a publicly traded company presents unique challenges that ordinary working-class spouses, well-paid professionals and even closely-held business owners seldom face. These cases present complex business, tax, employment and financial issues. There are also issues of public
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Fast-growing tech companies are famous for pushing employees to their limits in exchange for generous pay and Google-sized perks. Industry CEOs set the tone at the top, with Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly working 20-hour days; Elon Musk bragging about his 120-hour work weeks, which have included sleeping on the shop floor; and
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We’ve all felt overwhelmed during a hectic workday, particularly in our age of constant connectivity. When we contend with high demand and tight dead-lines, quality can be sacrificed for efficiency, creating a lose-lose situation for businesses and employees. Active mindfulness may be the solution to work-related anxieties and higher quality output that many seek. Mindfulness
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In this age of COVID-19, many companies and individuals have awakened to the idea of the virtual office and working from home.  But for many of us in small start-up pharma companies, this has been the reality for many years. Due to the explosive growth of the contract research, development, manufacturing, clinical, marketing, and sales
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If the developments in the stock markets during the past month could serve as an economic barometer, then the world economy should soon be out of the crisis again- though it will not be that easy. In the financial markets, a so-called “flash crash” may occur, but fortunately, rarely happens. During the past decades, there
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Leaders have a lot on their plates right now. Pandemic presents a multi-dimensional challenge: Public health, operational, and economic crises, all rolled into one. Wrestling this three-headed beast is the metaphorical equivalent of having to walk, chew gum, and juggle chainsaws at the same time. Adding complexity, each crisis demands short- and long-term strategic responses.
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