Dynamic CEOs, 2021

From This Issue

The creation and growth of new enterprises are crucial factors of business dynamism and economic growth. Thus, business dynamism is an important aspect in the market chain and productivity of an economy, as well as a trigger for market reforms. The overall ability of entrepreneurship to facilitate economic prosperity depends disproportionately on the performance of a very small number of leaders and firms.

COVER STORY

What if we could detect a fire before it even started? What if we had the ability to peer into the future and save ourselves and our valued possessions from the wrath of the smoldering flames of the house fire? 

FEATURES

Eradicating massive loopholes in the freight transportation industry using Blockchain

Built on a foundation of patented technology, AI and blockchain security and transparency, the LaneAxis Direct Network eliminates the need for costly brokers.

Mohammed Mubin Mallick: A visionary pioneering robotic innovations in the Middle East

“The question which comes to my mind is how I can be happy today because I cannot buy happiness from anywhere.”

How Kris Poria aims to accelerate actionable innovation

“For me, it is bringing my passion, skills, and experience with a vision where I could add more value in the society.”

THE BUSINESS

New Zealand businesses face the challenge of a fragmented post-COVID global economy.

The challenge for businesses in New Zealand is how best to adapt to cope with this new global economy.

Nigerian small businesses aren't using the full power of social media. An analysis

What gaps need to be filled before the full potential of social media in commerce can be achieved in Nigeria.

NBC's Olympics telecast was not the failure everyone is saying it was

Focusing narrowly on ratings mistakenly applies a 20th-century audience metric to a 21st-century event.

POLITICS

Do not forget! American religious groups have a history of resettling Afghani refugees

Religiously based refugee organizations frame their efforts using interfaith language. They invoke the ethical imperative to provide asylum and refuge in ways that cross-cut multiple religious traditions.

Who is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the deadly Kabul airport attack

ISIS-K is the official affiliate of the Islamic State movement operating in Afghanistan, as recognized by Islamic State core leadership in Iraq and Syria.

OUR CULTURE

Page with Chi Rho monogram from the Gospel of Matthew in the Lindisfarne Gospels c. 700, possibly created by Eadfrith of Lindisfarne in memory of Cuthbert

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? New studies shed light

New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.

Why our dislikes should also be celebrated

What we dislike can be just as important, interesting and empowering.

TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED

What is Pegasus? An explanation

A tool made for tracking criminals and terrorists has potentially been used against politicians, dissidents and journalists. Here’s how the spyware works.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE

LATEST STORIES

POETRY

A Dream

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam,
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro’ storm and night,
So trembled from afar
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth’s day star?

-Edgar Allan Poe

Mind And Matter

Great was his soul and high his aim,
He viewed the world, and he could trace
A lofty plan to leave his name
Immortal ‘mid the human race.
But as he planned, and as he worked,
The fungus spore within him lurked

Though dark the present and the past,
The future seemed a sunlit thing.
Still ever deeper and more vast,
The changes that he hoped to bring.
His was the will to dare and do;
But still the stealthy fungus grew.

Alas the plans that came to nought!
Alas the soul that thrilled in vain!
The sunlit future that he sought
Was but a mirage of the brain.
Where now the wit? Where now the will?
The fungus is the master still.

-Arthur Conan Doyle

QUOTES

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.”

-Kenneth H. Blanchard

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference.”

-Mark Sanborn

BOOK REVIEW

Even after 500 years, Machiavelli remains politically relevant

Machiavelli’s contributions to the tradition of political realism are enduring. They include his admonition to take the world as it is, rather than it should be; his recognition that power and self-interest play a paramount role in political affairs; his insight that statecraft is an art, requiring political leaders to adapt both to enduring structures and changing times; and his insistence that the dictates of raison d’état may conflict with those of conventional morality.