Is celebrity influence still a force to be reckoned with in the social media age?

Is celebrity influence still a force to be reckoned with in the social media age?
January 15th, 2015 in General Interest

THAILAND is a very celebrity-centric country. Celebs have been a part of the media and marketing scene …[More]

Spiritual intelligence and business success

Spiritual intelligence and business success
January 15th, 2015 in General Interest

‘I remember making a speech in Malaysia in 1997, when I shared my view on spiritual intelligence. The …[More]

Sharp drop in Asean, Thailand business optimism

Sharp drop in Asean, Thailand business optimism
January 14th, 2015 in General Interest

Business optimism in Thailand and Asean plunged in the last quarter of last year, indicating concerns over …[More]

Graft fighters hope to add to their ranks

Graft fighters hope to add to their ranks
January 7th, 2015 in General Interest

The Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) aims to raise the number of …[More]

Employer’s dilemma: Hire an executive search firm or do your own headhunting?

Employer’s dilemma: Hire an executive search firm or do your own headhunting?
January 7th, 2015 in General Interest

A growing trend has emerged towards “disintermediation” in the executive search business in the last few …[More]

Victorious soccer players do us proud in a year with few heroes

Victorious soccer players do us proud in a year with few heroes
January 6th, 2015 in General Interest

We live in an age when heroes are heralded for acts that serve as a source of inspiration for all, common …[More]

Empires make way for new generation

Empires make way for new generation
January 2nd, 2015 in Featured, General Interest

It’s an old Chinese saying: the first generation builds the business, the second makes it a success, but the …[More]

End of a momentous year

End of a momentous year
December 30th, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

This year has flown by in the blink of an eye. It has been a rocky year, with prominent news stories taking …[More]

Protests over bonus are ‘temporary’

Protests over bonus are ‘temporary’
December 30th, 2014 in General Interest

News of employees demanding a rise in their bonus payments has returned this year, but a labour-relations …[More]

Demystify the key to ‘talent management’ success

Demystify the key to ‘talent management’ success
December 29th, 2014 in General Interest

Talent management is an eminent concept many organisations have been talking about for ages, yet only a …[More]

Avoiding the ‘rescue model’ and getting away from simmering conflict

Avoiding the ‘rescue model’ and getting away from simmering conflict
December 29th, 2014 in General Interest

Q: I am now grooming my next line of young leaders to take over some key positions in the company soon. …[More]

Embracing 2015: A guide to managing talent in the new era

Embracing 2015: A guide to managing talent in the new era
December 29th, 2014 in General Interest

Last week, I wrote that the global war for talent is likely to be brutally severe — companies worldwide will …[More]

Most talked-about stories of 2014

Most talked-about stories of 2014
December 26th, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

Historically, 2014 will go down as another disappointing year for most, as the Thai economy continued to …[More]

Thailand struggles with dark side of vital fishing industry

Thailand struggles with dark side of vital fishing industry
December 26th, 2014 in General Interest

Thailand, the world’s third-largest exporter of fish and fishery products, is facing something of a crisis for …[More]

Top business newsmakers of 2014

Top business newsmakers of 2014
December 25th, 2014 in General Interest

It must be said that Thailand itself became quite a newsmaker along its up-and-down ride throughout the …[More]

Transforming a technical expert into a people’s champion

Transforming a technical expert into a people’s champion
December 25th, 2014 in General Interest

Whenever we encounter outstanding technical managers, we are impressed by how they think about and …[More]

Channel to be told to pull ad

Channel to be told to pull ad
December 25th, 2014 in General Interest

THE BROADCASTING regulator will order MCOT to pull an exaggerated commercial for a food …[More]

Businessman of the year

Businessman of the year
December 22nd, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

NOBODY QUESTIONS Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth’s business brains. Bangkok Airways and Bangkok …[More]

14 resorts, hotels encroach on Sirinat

14 resorts, hotels encroach on Sirinat
December 19th, 2014 in General Interest

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has found four of 14 hotels and resorts it probed have …[More]

Corruption drained $35.6bn from Thailand in 2012

Corruption drained $35.6bn from Thailand in 2012
December 17th, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

More than $35 billion was illicitly drained from Thailand through money laundering, tax evasion, crime and …[More]

Global talent shortage hits new high, survey finds

Global talent shortage hits new high, survey finds
December 17th, 2014 in General Interest

Manpower Group’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey found 36 per cent of employers around the world …[More]

Bangkok’s planned ‘Sky Ride’

Bangkok’s planned ‘Sky Ride’
December 16th, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

Bangkok’s proposed “Sky Ride” is a good model addressing urban problems in the future, a seminar in Bangkok …[More]

Coaches can help where organisation leaders fail

Coaches can help where organisation leaders fail
December 15th, 2014 in General Interest

Surely you know of more than one organisation that is greatly disappointed at not being able to turn in the kind …[More]

Digital billboard operators told to clean up their act

Digital billboard operators told to clean up their act
December 11th, 2014 in General Interest

Out-of-home (OOH) media providers have tightened their self-regulation of digital billboards after a barrage …[More]

Towers Watson study shows poor retention after lock-in agreements expire

Towers Watson study shows poor retention after lock-in agreements expire
December 8th, 2014 in General Interest

Creating the ideal employee-retention strategy remains elusive for Southeast Asian companies that have recently …[More]

Sino-Thai rail project shown the green light

Sino-Thai rail project shown the green light
December 5th, 2014 in Featured, General Interest

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday approved a draft memorandum of understanding to be …[More]

‘Pay attention to consumers’ real needs to succeed in Asean’

‘Pay attention to consumers’ real needs to succeed in Asean’
December 3rd, 2014 in General Interest

Companies wanting to compete in Asean must gain an understanding of what consumers really need while also …[More]

Amata welcomes prisoners to tend grounds

Amata welcomes prisoners to tend grounds
December 2nd, 2014 in General Interest

SET-listed Amata Corporation is teaming with the Justice Ministry’s Corrections Department to let convicts …[More]

Marketing to affluent mums in the digital age

Marketing to affluent mums in the digital age
December 2nd, 2014 in General Interest

We’ve heard it time and time again: When a baby is born, so is the mother. But what seems apparent nowadays …[More]

Coaching for adaptability – managing uncertain times

Coaching for adaptability – managing uncertain times
December 1st, 2014 in General Interest

Honestly, I am lost and buried in today’s economic downturn. Since mid-last year, my business has plunged by …[More]