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The Extinction of Marketing Dinosaurs

As a marketing professional, it is common knowledge that you must continually gain knowledge on best practice and recent innovation in your field. The old phrase of “stay relevant or become obsolete” applies arguably more so to marketing professionals than the overwhelming majority of other professions, especially with the rapid expansion of technology and the […]

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The Race for the World

  Every day, seemingly, a new article appears, heralding Jack Ma as a semi-holy figure in the oriental realm of China. The charismatic billionaire, founder of Alibaba Group, certainly emanates an aura, with his passionate speeches and wide-sweeping gestures accompanying his grand pronouncements captivating viewers worldwide. He admits to have failed 30 job applications (including […]

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Convergence: where entertainment meets technology

Convergence has been the buzzword since the publication of Thomas Friedman’s trail-blazing book titled ‘The World is Flat.’ Technology, finance and democracy are intersecting to make the world a level-playing field between the developed and developing countries and heralding a quantum leap in the human condition. Technological convergence is a springboard for convergence in other […]

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Surveillance in schools: has it gone too far?

The topic of surveillance in schools and universities is one that has garnered a reputation for controversy in recent years. While implemented under the guise of improving student and staff “wellbeing”, surveillance tools such as CCTV cameras, on-campus police and careful student observation through metal detectors, locker searches, undercover agents and Internet tracking seem more […]