April 17, 2018

Commercial Design for SMBs on a Budget

We share the latest in commercial design trends for smart SMBs who want to keep their work spaces looking designer-licious without breaking the budget.
April 12, 2018

How to be Kind to a Corporate Psychopath

Working with a corporate psychopath must be one of the most difficult challenges for any leader or team member to experience in their career. Trying to manage this kind of personality with kindness is not however, impossible. Chief Advisor to World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White shares how it’s done…
April 6, 2018

Dr Damian Michael – An Ecological Pragmatist

The recent book launch of ‘Rocky Outcrops in Australia’ by two of the world’s most respected ecologists, ANU Professor David Lindenmayer and Dr Damian Michael shines a spotlight on the cultural, biological, economical and historical significance on those seemingly barren rocky island formations that pepper our farmlands and natural reserves.
April 6, 2018

Tokenization of Payments to be Industry Standard in 2018

Tokenization of payments is an old guard that has bounced back into the digital ecosystem as consumer adoption of e-wallets, mobile and online payments have grown. The rise in cyber-attacks and digital fraud have compelled business owners and merchants to make consumer transactions friction free…
March 29, 2018

Leadership and Kindness Can Co-exist

With the quiet admonition by former US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urging colleagues on Capitol Hill to seek ‘kindness’ in a ‘very mean-spirited town’ last week, we are reminded that practising leadership and kindness is not a dichotomy.
March 28, 2018

Where to Invest in Property Across Europe in 2018

According to PwC and Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Washington-based Research NFP Centre, the European Property Market continues to ride the swell on the back of a robust performance from the previous financial year.

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April 6, 2018

Tokenization of Payments to be Industry Standard in 2018

Tokenization of payments is an old guard that has bounced back into the digital ecosystem as consumer adoption of e-wallets, mobile and online payments have grown. The rise in cyber-attacks and digital fraud have compelled business owners and merchants to make consumer transactions friction free…

March 28, 2018

Where to Invest in Property Across Europe in 2018

According to PwC and Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Washington-based Research NFP Centre, the European Property Market continues to ride the swell on the back of a robust performance from the previous financial year.

March 27, 2018

Fintech Start-ups to Watch in Africa

Financial Inclusion is critical to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. For Africa, a continent which has struggled economically over the past few decades, Fintech may play a pivotal role in helping African countries emerge as a viable alternative for start-ups seeking their fortune east…

March 23, 2018

Biometrics to be Mainstream by 2020

While fingerprint recognition remains the most popular modality, facial recognition, behavioural and multimodal biometrics are steadily growing to meet challenges that historically hindered the exponential growth of bio-tech.

March 20, 2018

Metro Expansions Overhauls Asia’s Connectivity

Asia’s burgeoning population has increased daily commute times, putting pressure on metro networks. Investing in urban rail infrastructure is proven to be the most efficient solution for reducing traffic congestion, aiding population and economic growth – as well as reducing emissions-related pollution. It should come as no surprise then, that PWC estimates that investments in subway systems across Asia may exceed USD230 billion within the next 15 years.

March 14, 2018

Amazon’s Entry into Logistics May Create Market Fervor

According to a recent report by US-based Transparency Research Market, the logistics industry in revenue terms is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent till 2024; the global market is expected to reach USD 15.5 trillion by 2023 – up from 8.1 trillion in 2015.

March 5, 2018

Rising Costs of Healthcare a Global Phenomenon

Identifying key trends in value-based health care is proving difficult, given the backdrop of decentralization, liberalization and in some cases continued privatization within the healthcare sector in Europe. Further to our recent feature US Trends Towards Value-based Healthcare we take a snapshot at what’s happening in the UK/European and emerging economies’ healthcare sector.

February 27, 2018

Augmented Reality Sounds Death Knell for Smartphones

Smartphones, televisions, personal computers, basically most hand-operated screen devices are set for the scrap heap, according to Microsoft inventor Alex Kipman. The next phase of tech evolution is set to roll Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality into one.

February 19, 2018

Indian Markets React Sharply to New Tax Regime on Equity Shares

Investors have not taken the Indian Government’s move to impose a 10 percent Long Term Capital Gains tax on gains exceeding 100,000 Indian rupees (USD 1,558) on equity shares as of 1 April 2018 lightly, with the aftershock of the announcement in the 2018-19 (Apr-Mar) union budget felt by all.

February 13, 2018

Chinese Investment Dominates Film Industry

The Asian film industry is on track to becoming the largest feature film production market globally. While Hollywood continues to clock revenues in excess of USD 10 billion per year, Chinese cinema is catching its tail with a total earning of USD 8 billion in 2017. South Korea, Japan and the Indian film industries’ revenues are now further ahead than established film markets in France, Germany and Britain.

February 5, 2018

China’s Bike Share Industry Faces Uphill Hike

While the Dockless Bike Sharing industry in China has hit a roadblock, it’s still in the race. Ofo and Mobike, the two largest players backed by Alibaba and Tencent take the model global, in the face of some stiff opposition and competition.

January 22, 2018

Data Drives Change Across All Industries

Revenue from the sale of data and business analytics applications to companies which have a workforce of over 500 people, will reach USD 140 billion by 2019; with larger organisations most likely to be the biggest consumers of data.

January 16, 2018

US Trends Towards Value-based Healthcare with Promising Results

Employers in the US are getting savvy with opting for value-based health cover for employees rather than the conventional volume-based delivery system; the value-based model is proving to drive significant cost efficiencies and improve the overall quality of healthcare services’ delivery.

January 8, 2018

Microfinance and Impact Investing Marks Major Shift in Asia

In most of Asia, Microfinance (MFI) has played a critical role in providing much-needed finance to female entrepreneurs, who historically have had little access to formal credit. In addition, MFI uses technology to provide essential financial services to remote regions, a phenomenon that has helped deliver independence to borrowers and lifted millions out of poverty.

January 1, 2018

Virtual Reality Set for Exponential Growth by 2020

The virtual world is about to go into overdrive. According to Super Data Research, the virtual reality market (VR) is projected to reach USD 28.3 billion by 2020.



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April 6, 2018

Dr Damian Michael – An Ecological Pragmatist

The recent book launch of ‘Rocky Outcrops in Australia’ by two of the world’s most respected ecologists, ANU Professor David Lindenmayer and Dr Damian Michael shines a spotlight on the cultural, biological, economical and historical significance on those seemingly barren rocky island formations that pepper our farmlands and natural reserves.

March 7, 2018

Nishi Vasudeva Shows the Time is Now

This International Women’s Day, we take our hats off to India’s former Chair and Managing Director of HPCL Nishi Vasudeva. We celebrate Vasudeva’s rejection of preferential treatment or positive differentiation which saw her become the first female Chair in the history of the resources sector in India.

January 31, 2018

Gagan Agarwal – Reimagining Antiquity

Almost four decades ago, Captain Dheerendra P. Agrawal founded Deepeeka, a company that would go on to become a well-respected brand among film antique reproduction manufacturers in India. He passed the baton on to his eldest son, CEO Gagan Agrawal in 1995 whom has since taken the company to the world stage.

December 11, 2017

Andrew Constantine – The Cyber Fire-Starter

With the world on a seemingly deterministic course towards automation and Internet of Things (IoT), the adaptation and integration of new protocols, bots and devices into our work and home environments means individuals and organisations will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. We chatted with one of Australia’s youngest rising tech stars, founder of CIO Cyber Security Andrew Constantine on why there need be no rules in cyber space…

November 13, 2017

Igor Khmel – Inside the Fintech Mine

BANKEX may become a stampede of unicorns with founder and CEO Igor Khmel riding the one with wings at the front of the pack… We chat with NYC-Moscow-Hong Kong based Khmel on all things fintech and why true disruption of the banking sector is an insiders’ game.

October 23, 2017

Cory Bernardi – Coaxing Conservatives out of the Closet

Founder of the Australian Conservatives, Senator Cory Bernardi says Australia is at a crossroads, where the line stands between authoritarianism or freedom. We spent a morning in Canberra discussing the temper of the nation, the rise of Conservatism in Australia and why the Senator believes sound fiscal policy will fuel SMBs and big business under his leadership…

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April 17, 2018

Commercial Design for SMBs on a Budget

We share the latest in commercial design trends for smart SMBs who want to keep their work spaces looking designer-licious without breaking the budget.

April 12, 2018

How to be Kind to a Corporate Psychopath

Working with a corporate psychopath must be one of the most difficult challenges for any leader or team member to experience in their career. Trying to manage this kind of personality with kindness is not however, impossible. Chief Advisor to World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White shares how it’s done…

March 29, 2018

Leadership and Kindness Can Co-exist

With the quiet admonition by former US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urging colleagues on Capitol Hill to seek ‘kindness’ in a ‘very mean-spirited town’ last week, we are reminded that practising leadership and kindness is not a dichotomy.

March 1, 2018

World Government Summit in UAE puts Happiness First

Making happiness the cornerstone of good governance may still be a distant dream, but the recent effort by the 2018 World Government Summit held in Dubai in February 2018 to make global happiness a reality deserves a standing ovation.

February 28, 2018

How a Culture of Compliance Kills Kindness

What makes a human a sentient being is the ability to ask ‘why?’ Senior Advisor to the WKUSA Board Michael Lloyd-White unpacks some of the myths of kindness and why a culture of compliance takes away our ability to exercise personal judgement – particularly in situations where kindness should usurp the rule book…

February 20, 2018

Impact of Social Media on Organisational Culture and Performance

With seventy-three per cent of the world’s Internet users active on social media, eighty three per cent of Fortune 500 companies with social media accounts and ninety two per cent of recruiters using social media to find candidates, our social media footprint has become more important than ever…

February 12, 2018

Beat Bullies and By-stander Behaviour with Kindness

With the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week now upon us, we are reminded that sometimes, an unexpected gesture of kindness can turn a bad situation into an uplifting moment that resonates long after the deed is done.

February 5, 2018

Maintaining a Healthy Organisational Culture in the Gig Economy

As the gig economy becomes a mainstay thanks to the mutual benefits for both the employee and employer, supporting the trend poses challenges for all too.

January 31, 2018

Be the Gift that Keeps on Giving; Become a Goodwill Ambassador

Kindness campaigns championed by Goodwill Ambassadors generate meaningful and positive exchanges within organisations in both the private and public-sector spaces – and the results speak louder than slogans.



As a key partner with the World Kindness Movement, Advisor to WKUSA Michael Lloyd-White is our special host on conversations in kindness. Join him each fortnight to discuss why it’s good business to be kind.




The World Kindness Card is a great initiative for public and private sector organisations’ CSR programs to recognise random acts of kindness and track how each act is passed forward and resonates around the world. Awesome! Purchase single or in bulk here. 100% of all proceeds goes to WKUSA.