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We are all making it up as we go along.  As we each find a pathway forwards, then sharing what does and doesn’t work in these uncertain times to help others becomes essential to help others.  Right now, my biggest call to arms is for us to collaborate to compete.  To that end, please download and view the below presentation, which I shared in an online keynote speech to the CHRO community in South Africa on 1st April 2020.  No joke.  Please let me know what you think via one of my social media channels and live the value of collaboration.  Lockdown

What decision will you own?  Will COVID 19 be your comma, or full stop.  A pause in where you are, or the beginning of a new sentence? The COVID-19 virus has left commentators, journalists, scientists and economists lost for superlatives and comparators.  The unparalleled combination of global mobility, information sharing, industrialisation, urbanisation and the most aged population in our history has created confusion, terror and a shortage of toilet rolls. Taking a step back, when all around you are talking steps forward to look busy and ‘tackling the crisis’, isn’t always an easy thing.  But it is a necessary thing.   I sit on

I recently spent some time with the Board of a large African retail bank, reflecting on the threat and the opportunity that the so called ‘fintech’ revolution brings. The noise around the likes of Square, Venmo globally, or Zero, Tyme and Yoco locally is strident and ceaseless. It’s a debate that’s gets stylised too quickly and easily between two opposing camps:- the ‘fintech fundies’ who believe traditional banks will simply fail to survive under the tsunami of new ways of paying for goods and services; - the ‘naysayers’, who believe that the core banking, transactional infrastructure is too big to replace in most