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Beware of those who come bearing gifts

Views - 3464 Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

‘Beware of those who come bearing gifts’. The origin of this expression was the Trojan War. The Greeks could not break through the fortifications and get into the city of Troy. The Greeks then built a large elegant wooden hors


Economic growth does not come through the Walter Mitty syndrome!

Views - 2726 Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00

  James Thurber the American author is best known for his famous short story published in 1939 called the ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. Thurber’s article created the awareness that most people from time to time


A tale of two nursery rhymes

Views - 3108 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:01

It is an interesting and exciting time; a new President, a new Constitution and tales of corruption that never cease. The question hanging heavy in the air is ‘what next?’ When you sift away all the froth and bubble, a murky picture


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Reinvent yourself before reinventing your industry

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

For the last 19 years Interbrand has been carrying out its Best Global Brands report. This year, the theme of the study is ‘Activating Brave’, which examines the role that brand strength plays in the transformation of the world’s leading busi


Virtual banks: Opportunities and challenges

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A virtual bank is a bank which predominantly delivers retail banking services through the internet or other forms of electronic channels instead of physical branches. This covers all online transactions whether it be via the web, email, mobile check


Value of regulated landfills: Megapolis Ministry must communicate

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Our policymakers may do the right thing but not do it too well by not communicating the larger purpose of their actions. The current fuss about the proposed Aruwakkalu landfill is one such example. As the Ministry of Megapolis correctly points out,


IPS’s State of the Economy Report 2018 is a demonstration of its independent analysis of the economy

Monday, 22 October 2018

Economists are at the receiving end of society today when it comes to economic crises. They have been blamed not only for giving confusing advice, but also for failing to predict accurately the oncoming economic catastrophes.


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