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Is Blockchain the next great hope - or hype?

Is Blockchain the next great hope - or hype?

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin may have captured the public’s fancy – and also engendered a healthy dose of skepticism - but it is their underlying technology that is proving to be of practical benefit to organisations: the blockchain.

The Sharks of Shark Tank reveal how to get funded

The Sharks of Shark Tank reveal how to get funded

From the Sharks’ mouths: Why scale and traction will improve your chances of getting funded.

Execution is a people problem, not a strategy problem

Execution is a people problem, not a strategy problem

While strategy development and communication are about knowing something, strategy execution is about doing something. And the gap between what you know and what you do is often huge.

Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

AI is realising its potential in achieving human-like capabilities, so it is time to ask: How can business leaders harness AI to take advantage of the specific strengths of man and machine?

Lessons from the strategy crisis at Netflix

Lessons from the strategy crisis at Netflix

Netflix is facing an existential strategy crisis much like the one it faced in 2007–10, when its original DVD rental business became obsolete.

What if computers become smarter than humans?

What if computers become smarter than humans?

What is AI capable of, what is still beyond its grasp, and are we rocketing toward an increasingly intelligent technology without enough thought about the implications for ourselves and our planet.

Why strategy is everyone’s job

Why strategy is everyone’s job

Strategy is often thought of as the exclusive preserve of top management, but organisational alignment is impossible without everyone’s participation.

4 reasons humble managers rule

4 reasons humble managers rule

"Pride comes before a fall" - the saying may hold true in the business world, as well.

Why great employees hate performance evaluations

Why great employees hate performance evaluations

Ever given an employee a great performance review, only to have them walk away unhappy? Here's how to avoid that.

The end of globalisation?

The end of globalisation?

Political science suggests that a reversal, or even collapse, of globalisation is a distinct possibility.

How to fail successfully

How to fail successfully

The most innovative companies embed experimentation in their strategy and extract maximum learning from their mistakes. How can you be more like them?

3 steps your company can take to set the stage for growth

3 steps your company can take to set the stage for growth

Rather than simply complaining about macro-economic discontinuities, it’s time to redirect the strategic dialogue in our C-suites and boardrooms to bring growth back into its proper balance with risk.

Full colour thinking

Full colour thinking

Executive Education at the UCT GSB is rated and respected internationally for the calibre and style of its leadership development programmes.