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16
Jan

Looking for creativity and innovation? Hire a Pirate!

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs Steve jobs had a different way of looking at recruitment. He preferred the unconventional and creative nature of ‘pirates’ to the discipline of the Navy. So, why pirates? Well, according to this...
11
Jan

The Global Economy in December

December saw the US Federal Reserve carrying out its third rate hike for 2017, as expected, while increasing expectations for US economic growth and forecasting three further rate hikes for 2018. With US inflation remaining low, it appears that the Fed will continue down the...
31
Dec

Up-down-Up 3.0; Our team from the past, talking about the future

We just had our third instalment of Up-Down-Up! Now, we know what you’re thinking, “What’s an Up-Down-whatever?”. We’re glad you asked! Up-Down-Up is Frontier’s very own Forum. It’s a platform for us to share our views and engage with our clients. But what makes this year so...
11
Dec

The Global Economy in November

Global markets in November were affected by a number of noteworthy developments. The latest US Federal Reserve meeting minutes reconfirmed the high possibility of a December rate hike, while Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have altered their forecasts to the...
10
Nov

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. But could too much resilience be a bad thing?   Large-scale scientific studies suggest that even adaptive competencies become maladaptive if taken to the extreme. Indeed, scientific reviews show...
08
Nov

The Global Economy in October

October was marked by the implementation of a number of steps towards monetary policy normalization by major central banks and speculation on who President Trump would nominate as the Federal Reserve chairman. The month ended with markets pricing in the nomination of current Fed...
03
Nov

How to Decide Which Tasks to Delegate

Wondering how to decide which tasks to delegate to your team? Conduct an audit using the six T’s!   Tiny:Tasks that are so small they seem inconsequential to tackle and take you out of the flow of more strategic work. Tedious:Tasks that are relatively simple probably are not...
27
Oct

Banking Sector Performance – Interview transcripts

Topic: Performance of the Sri Lankan banking sector Speaker: Nimesha Jayakody – Senior Product Lead Video length – 11:47 mins 00:18: How have the interest being fluctuating over the past couple of months? From around 2013 interest rates in Sri Lanka were falling almost until the...
20
Oct

We Built Time Twister to Solve Your No Time Problem. Here’s How.

We are on a mission to solve your “No time” problem and here’s how Time Twister became one of the solutions!    We call it Time Twister because of its core purpose of saving time. But the name is also reflective of how we “twist” work hours, well away from the norm, to bring...
16
Oct

Regaining GSP+ In Sri Lanka – Interview transcripts

Topic: Sri Lanka Regaining GSP+ – opportunities for firms Speaker: Travis Gomez, CFA – Product Head Video length – 9:10 mins Starting point: 1:20:      How has the loss of GSP+ impacted local companies? Between 2010 to 2017, companies that were traditionally more...