With all this intelligence, why don’t we have better strategies?

Views - 922 Thursday, 3 August 2017 02:09

By Mark Chussil Never before have there been so many well-educated, highly motivated, professional managers. We tap business intelligence, competitive intelligence, and market intelligence. We mine data unprecedented in breadth, timeliness, qual

Fortune Global 500 companies look to emerging economies for growth

Views - 894 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:08

Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group’s subscriber list continues to rise The newly-released Fortune Global 500 Index for 2017 reaffirms the ever-increasing role that emerging markets are playing as a driver of growth across

VirtusaPolaris receives Stevie Award recognitions for Investor Relations and Technical Innovation

Views - 829 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:06

VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, announced that it has been awarded two

HNB takes top honours at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2017

Views - 834 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:04

International Integrated Reporting Council Chief Executive Officer Richard Howitt and Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Secretary Wasantha Deshapriya handing over the award to HNB Chief Financial Officer Anusha Gall

Deepal’s unique management development program: Success ‘Siksha’

Views - 1188 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Versatile management development consultant, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi has once again come up with a unique management development program called success ‘Siksha’. We met with him recently to find out more about the program. Following are

Sri Lanka Toastmasters in Bahrain conducts 500th session

Views - 1588 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Club Symposium Toastmasters (SLCST) of the Kingdom of Bahrain conducted the 500th Grand Session of Toastmasters followed by a gala reception. The Toastmasters Symposium earned the charter in 1998 with only about 25 members. The Sri L

Institute of Lean Management holds Awards Ceremony 2017

Views - 1613 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

  The Institute of Lean Management (ILM) Awards Ceremony 2017 was held on 27 June at Galadari Hotel with the participation of Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). There are more 100 students representing 40 compa

CMA partners ICTA in National Management Accounting Conference

Views - 1515 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

The CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2017 is hosted by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka the National Professional Management Accounting Institution incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 23 of 2009 and the

Responsible management to the fore at CMI AGM

Views - 1558 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

  nMalraj Kiriella re-elected as President The Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch held its 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently, at which Malraj Kiriella was re-elected as President. 

Preethi elected new SLID President, keen on uplifting young directors

Views - 1568 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

  Calls for addressing of inequality in income distribution to attract FDIs By Charumini de Silva The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) elected Commercial Bank Deputy Chairman Preethi Jayawardena as President,

An alternate perspective on the art of brand management

Views - 2023 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

By Makshoodh Meerasaibu We live in a rapidly-transforming hyper-connected world. These transitional times have created a fiercely competitive global marketplace which is equally exciting and challenging, especially for us marketers.  The

Unilever offers hands-on learning experiences to Moratuwa Engineering undergraduates

Views - 1671 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  Unilever Sri Lanka, the nation’s number one employer of choice, recently marked the completion of its inaugural LEaD (Learn, Explore, Develop) training program at their head office. The event saw 18 second year engine

Sri Lanka Retailers’ Academy debuts

Views - 1869 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The Retail Leadership Excellence Program that drew to a successful finish on 24 May was the very first retail learning workshop that was organised by SLRA. This workshop saw more than 40 executive and middle level employees learning of managing re

EDULINK launches international journal on entrepreneurship

Views - 1875 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

EDULINK International Campus once again plays the role of being a leader in the education industry in nurturing entrepreneurship amongst the youth in the country by launching an international journal on entrepreneurship titled as ‘Internatio

Bob Lee to speak at Great Place to Work Conference on 28 June

Views - 1988 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

  Author of ‘Trust Rules’–A Best-Seller in International Business on ​​The Great Place to Work Conference 2017 is a flagship event aimed at inspiring corporate leaders to create and su

‘Dragon’s Den’ launched to spur innovation in accounting

Views - 1711 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

  Association and Accelerator to focus on high-impact start-ups The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants – the Association – and are jointly sponsoring an initiativ

How to thrive in the uncertain environment?

Views - 2966 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

Jim Collins, the author of Great by Choice elucidates how companies thrive in highly uncertain chaotic environments whilst others achieve average performance or fade into irrelevance despite similar circumstances.  In order to elaborate the

Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

Views - 1994 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

Reuters: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastr

Closing gender gaps for a more inclusive Asia

Views - 2075 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Gender inequality is slowing the transition toward more inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Independent Evaluation Department, which reveals a striking pictur

9 ways to deal with difficult employees

Views - 2286 Monday, 22 May 2017 00:03

Nearly every manager has at least had one employee who’s not so great. Generally that one (or more) employee who doesn’t perform well, or is difficult to deal with, or has a hard time getting along with others, or means well but just d

PwC’s Academy to conduct 2-day workshop on ‘Strategic Business Performance Management’

Views - 2013 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:10

PwC’s academy has organised a high end executive education program aimed at C-suite executives and financial professionals to provide latest insights on business performance management in emerging markets. This will be held on 29 and 30 May

Tony Robbins business mastery live in Amsterdam

Views - 2101 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

How powerful would it be to learn the secrets behind some of the world’s most successful businesses directly from Tony Robbins and the entrepreneurs who created them? Tony Robbins has invested more than 40 years into consulting the most ac

CIMA – Powering businesses through generations

Views - 3084 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Angelo Patrick, FCMA, CGMA (Group Director, Capital Maharaja Organisation) and his son Sohan, ACMA, CGMA (Deputy General Manager, MAS Fabrics) both began their careers with the CIMA Professional Qualification. Here they elaborate on how the CIMA s

Consciousness in corporate corridors

Views - 2737 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

“To lead, you need to sense, see and capture what’s beyond others’ reach… To be empowered with this belief, this visibility and possibility, elevating yourself to a higher level of consciousness and intelligence become

TMC celebrates Sinhala and Tamil Avurudu

Views - 2739 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:01

The Sinhala and Tamil Avurudu celebrations organised by the Management Club – Kalutara, was held at the Ramadia Ran Mal Holiday Resort (Avurudu Gama) at Mortuwa on 22 April with the participation of members of The Management Club and their f

The other side of teamwork: Do we need a revamp?

Views - 3029 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:00

By Murali Prakash Is ‘team-work’ the right word and way to go or is it more ‘Oneness’. The word and the notion/connotation of ‘team work’ at times can pose hindrance to progress as the teams themselves can bec

CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards expands to include overall and sector awards for priva

Views - 1941 Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) is organising the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards for the third consecutive year and applications for banking and insurance sector have to be submitted by 15 May an

CMI-KPMG share insights on how supply chains can consistently delight customers

Views - 2206 Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

From left: KPMG in Sri Lanka Managing Partner Reyaz Mihular, Piramal Glass Ceylon Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Tiwari, John Keells Logistics CEO Senath Jayatilake, Lankem Ceylon Director – Supply Chain Rajeeve Goonetileke and KPMG Supply C

AICPA Chief Executive overwhelmed with Lankan management accounting talent

Views - 2314 Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:00

  The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) Chief Executive – Management Accounting Andrew Harding was in Sri Lanka recently to attend to launch the CIMA Certificate in Business Account

People management in a rapidly transforming business world

Views - 3599 Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:01

It is well known that businesses have to constantly evolve to keep pace with the changes around them. The rise of digital technologies is disrupting the way we work and live. Technologies that didn’t exist till about a decade ago have now be

Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.

Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.

The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000

Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.

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