The Finance function of the future – emerging technologies and an agile approach

Cedric Miller Chief Financial Officer at Altron In an era of constant disruption, Finance professionals need to rethink their own roles as financial guides for the business direction as well as how reported data is sourced, configured and, ultimately, used. It is critical for business leaders to seek ways to improve the

2021-02-04T16:42:48+02:00Feb 4th, 2021|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

C-suite leadership opinion: Culture shift in the Finance function

Cedric Miller Chief Financial Officer at Altron Digital technologies have not only altered the way in which financial services and operations are delivered, but also caused a culture shift in Finance. The role of finance executives and professionals has changed from bean counter, to information broker and more, causing people to relate

2020-12-02T17:07:56+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

REPUTATION CRISIS! Managing your misfortune into opportunity

Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive of Stone, as featured in the October/November 2020 edition of BusinessBrief, available online here. Sometimes things do go wrong - this is a reality of business and life. How one responds to an issue or how one resolves an embarrassment, determines how your business and personal reputation is

2020-10-27T16:15:18+02:00Oct 20th, 2020|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

Accenture is committed to Gender Mainstreaming in South Africa

Ntombi Mhangwani Accenture Africa Director Integrated Marketing & Communications and Lead Women’s Forum Gender mainstreaming in the workplace has been a longstanding discussion across the globe for decades. Although progress has been made in recent years to implement policies that favour diversity and gender equality, many of the gains are now at

2020-08-05T14:49:47+02:00Aug 5th, 2020|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

Nurturing customer engagement while social distancing

According to Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive at Stone, this pandemic demands social distancing, so now more than ever, well-thought-out communication engagement is critical to business continuity to connect people and maintain relations. Everything has changed and what we knew as normal is now different. We foresee new competition and more competition as people

2020-07-24T16:55:44+02:00May 12th, 2020|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

Stone reframing your business strategy webinar

Willem S Eksteen, CE of Stone, 'Reframing your business strategy to weather the COVID-19 storm...' - a webinar hosted by Business Unite for the (SA) UAE and streamed to the SA Accountants Association on 7 May 2020. Contact us at Stone on +27114470168 to connect or e-mail willem@stone.consulting.

2020-07-24T16:58:06+02:00May 6th, 2020|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

Give more than what you take in reward

Article written by Willem S Eksteen, CE of Stone Before thinking about profits as a measure of business success, first ask yourself, do you serve others with what you do every day? A truly great business always delivers undeniable value and when you focus on giving value as a way of life, the money will

2020-07-17T16:52:29+02:00Apr 16th, 2019|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

How some companies beat the competition…for centuries

Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city of Basel is a unique example of enduring competitive advantage. He explains how early dye makers were able to continually jump to new capabilities and thrive for generations. He says the

2020-07-17T16:52:47+02:00Jul 19th, 2018|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments
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