IN HARD-fought competitions, compliance with rules can be quite nuanced. It is possible - especially for those who know a game well - to play "by the book" while utterly subverting its spirit....

COMMENTARY

PROFITS are not the be-all and end-all of business, according to the chief executives of JPMorgan Chase & Co, the Coca-Cola Company, General Motors Co and other members of the Business...

A FEW taps on a screen or a handful of words heard by a smart speaker and within a couple days, maybe hours, packages arrive. Buying things has never been easier. Selling them, however, is...

HONG Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) aims to boost its market connectivity and embrace technology to ensure Hong Kong's relevance as a connector between East and West.

LEADING THROUGH DISRUPTION BY JOHN BITTLESTON

A NEW Year. You may call it the Year of Disruption, for that is what it is certain to be. So I welcome you to the series of articles under a new column, entitled Leading through Disruption. What a...

WHY do platforms matter to you? Remember that less than 25 years ago, you could find plenty of business leaders who were certain the Internet meant nothing to their strategies or operations. Today...

MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

MEETINGS get me down. I don't mind the informal ones where everyone says what they think and nobody is trying to get their own point of view endorsed. I like chatting with people on occasions...

MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

WHAT is the greatest genuine flattery you can be shown? I'm not talking about creepy praise from subordinates - or from superiors who want you to cover for them. I'm not talking about medals and...

MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

CUSTOMERS can be a pain. I'm sure you know that already. They fall into several categories. At the top, the most desirable customer is the company (or individual) that has clear levels of command...

MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

THE man who was my mentor in business for some 20 years liked me. I liked him, too. We had a similar sense of humour and although he was cleverer than me, I challenged him creatively.