Return on Time Invested

Return on Time Invested - 1

According to western traditions, we are at the start of a new year. This is a time when all resolutions are forged in purposes and actions. Most for a short while. We focus on what is ahead. Have we learned from the recent past though? For me 2023 has been a fantastic year by many […]

The importance of accurate designation: Process vs Purpose

The importance of accurate designation: Process vs Purpose - 2

Recently I have been blessed by the opportunity to be a speaker at several tech conferences and even to be interviewed by tech futurist experts. They all had incredibly solid vision, almost to a certainty rarely seen before, of the evolution of technologies and how, with the push of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) all has become […]

When Self Doubt Knock – Don’t Open the Door”

When Self Doubt Knock - Don’t Open the Door" - 4

Today I was in Town and managed to catch up with a friend. This was an impromptu meeting. By many accounts my friend is a very successful businessman in his own right with a massive set of skills and an even longer list of achievements. He brilliantly sold his business not long ago and after […]

If you stay the same, how can you expect things to change?

If you stay the same, how can you expect things to change? - 5

One of the beauties of growing old is that things are put into perspective. There is a tendency to look back at what was done, particularly when selective memory is applied and we tend to remember the good stuff and forget the bad, unless it was really painful. Talking to my friend of many years, […]

Shall we burry our head in the Sand and pretend all is well

Shall we burry our head in the Sand and pretend all is well - 6

Waking up every morning to news readers telling us how the basic services the state is supposed to deliver are not working and are losing money. Then you hear about how corporations are driving production prices down via their competitive processes, leaving the producers exposes and with losses, particularly if anything is amended in the […]

Demystifying Value Creation by Simon Vumbaca, Principal and Founder ASV Private Office

Demystifying Value Creation by Simon Vumbaca, Principal and Founder ASV Private Office - 7

As part of the daily work in a private office, we receive pitch decks. Plenty of them. Inevitably, in every investor’s pitch deck there is always a value creation slide. It’s usually a reference to a proprietary secret sauce and some assumptions, all coloured with incredibly optimistic numbers.   But what does value creation actually mean?   Investors and management teams have to define and deliver ways […]

The Right Person at the Right Time – in the Right Place.

The Right Person at the Right Time – in the Right Place. - 8

The Right Person at the Right Time – in the Right Place. Perfect Storm or absolute luck? And why does it even matter? People often refers to the right person at the right time to do the right thing. This indicates the distant wish that things can be perfect for someone and their organisation. It […]

The Unlimited Power of Silence and Why It Matters

The Unlimited Power of Silence and Why It Matters - 9

Have you ever been in a meeting where the person you are talking to remains silent and you inexplicably feel logorrhoeic? Have you ever been in a meeting where someone was talking so much that you stopped listening?  Let’s be honest – this has happened to most of us. Silence can be unsettling at best. […]

Risks: How Far Should You Go?

Risks: How Far Should You Go? - 10

Making decisions is the easiest thing. Making the right decision however less so! Decisions need to evaluate the risk they entail. Risk is an unpredictable that has a tendency to occur at the worst moment. Why is that ? How far shall one push it before the risk inevitably turns into a reality?  When something […]