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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 naturally follow. Your real worth is defined by how much more value you give than how much you take in payment. This is the first of five laws of stratospheric business success as articulated in The Go-Giver, a fable about an ambitious young man, Joe,

Apr 16th, 2019|

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 story of those companies offers a counter-narrative to the pessimistic view that unless your company is Google or Apple, you can’t stay ahead of the competition for long. Read the article here.

Jul 19th, 2018|

In Good Company 2018, a conference for social investment

Article written by Stone The annual In Good Company Conference, taking place on 21 August 2018 with the theme South Africa Matters, is a highlight on the social investment calendar. The In Good Company Conference 2018 is hosted by Nation Builder, and proudly sponsored by the Mergon Foundation, King Price Insurance, strategy and communication consulting firm Stone and Brand South Africa. The conference speaker line-up features leaders in social innovation and impact investment. The 2018 conference is an engagement platform for organisations, social investment innovators and business leaders who are committed to leading social change in South Africa. The conference

Jul 12th, 2018|
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