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CYBERSECURITY One size fits nothing Technology companies must adopt a new approach to digital risk: those that successfully develop a reputation for digital trust by demonstrating an unwavering commitment to cyber security and data privacy will be able to carve out a competitive advantage.
GROWTH IQ Opportunities abound as the GCC economies diversify As countries in the region modernise and make it easier to do business, what are the opportunities and considerations for those looking to invest?
GrowthiQ The new customer mindset To succeed in the B2B sharing economy, businesses need to understand what drives customers who are willing to use crowdsourced and automated services LiquidSpace specialises in renting out spare office space in existing businesses by the hour, the month or longer. Users can hire space via the company’s app and be sitting in a business’s boardroom within minutes. They can add their own office space to the inventory too.
GrowthiQ Oil price drop: windfall or worry? The slump in oil prices has its winners and losers. Jim Menzies, global leader for the food and beverage sector at Grant Thornton, says the outlook is good for food and beverage companies. While Linda Beal global leader for the oil and gas sector at Grant Thornton, says, oil and gas companies are facing significant challenges.
GrowthiQ How to give up the CEO’s chair Giving up the CEO role is one of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur will face, but doing it successfully will help their business to grow. This article draws on experience of Swedish CEOs and advisers to help business leaders make the transition smoothly.
Beyond Borders Why businesses expand overseas More businesses are spurred on by a ‘fear of missing out’ (known colloquially as ‘FOMO’) than by a positive desire for growth when expanding abroad, according to new research from Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR). Business leaders are a fifth more likely to expand when presented with a negatively framed scenario than with the exact same scenario that was framed positively.
GrowthiQ Growing beyond borders Advances in technology and logistics allow businesses to expand across borders more easily, but understanding and overcoming the psychological barriers to expansion abroad is crucial to giving your global growth plans a head-start.
GrowthiQ Global tax reform: it’s time to act Francesca Lagerberg says the global backlash against corporate tax avoidance means companies that trade across borders need to get their tax affairs in order sooner rather than later