J.K. Rowling, Novelist

Who wouldn’t know J.K. Rowling?! Best remembered as the author of the Harry Potter series, Rowling is probably the best novelist of our generation on children’s literature. From the time she was about 5 or 6 years old, she already showed her promise of what she could become. And true enough, Rowling realized her potential…

GCSE: Believe It or Not

Last year’s revelation of the GCSE marking scandal resulted in a retake by some 45,000 students and a reassessment by British education authorities on its educational system where they eventually came up with the idea of phasing out the GCSE with the EBacc. Could this be good? First. Most everybody understands the value of education,…

Lessons From A Heroine

Does leadership favor age, gender, or race? Is leadership confined to business and politics? If you answer “yes” to either of the questions then you are not just biased but definitely naive. Leadership exists where there is a cause. Leadership echoes specially in worthwhile undertakings. And in the case of our 15-year old heroine, Malala…

Executive Search: Anglo CEO

There’s been tremors over at the mining industry as a couple of CEOs are on their way out. But for this article, let’s just focus on Anglo American plc, the U.K. mining company who’s Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll would be stepping down after 6 years on her post. What happened? After immense pressure from the…

Zong Qinghou, Wahaha Chairman

If you look at the company name alone, without real knowledge, you would think twice – Wahaha, which actually means “laughing children” in Mandarin, may even sound like a joke. But children’s laughter sure has that magnetic appeal that it has brought Zong Qinghou an estimated $12.6B as of September 2012 making him China’s richest…

On Guard

Have you heard of a company being grilled before it could even deliver then continue to undergo a scolding long after the project has finished?  Well, maybe a few.  But what makes this case an odd one is that it happened to the world’s largest private security company with more than 650,000 staff worldwide –…

Pandora’s Box

Let’s get a refresher.  WikiLeaks is an anti-secrecy organization founded by Julian Assange.  And this… is all about the truth, rights, diplomacy, impartiality – and finding a just end to this drama. I’m sure most of you are aware that Assange has created quite a stir with his exposé of materials potentially harmful to those…