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More Cities, More “Smart” Cities

With the rise of urbanization, the number of cities globally is on the rise, particularly in Asia and Africa. The number of megacities (cities with 10 million or more inhabitants) is increasing, with a projected 41 megacities by 2030 (compared with 28 today). One in... read more

Evolving Lifestyles, Creating New Health Risk Factors

“Risk factors” are human habits or attributes that increase the likelihood of developing a disease or suffering a life-threatening injury. These risk factors include smoking, alcohol abuse, inactivity, obesity and poor eating behaviors which have contributed heavily... read more

Corporate life and death

by Stuart Crainer History provides clear and unequivocal lessons on the longevity of corporations. The first is that companies which come up with world changing or industry defining ideas are rarely able to repeat it. Henry Ford created the first car making colossus... read more

Growing Population: A More Crowded World

World population reached its first billion around 1804. Over the last two centuries, the next 6 billion has been reached and another 4 will be added by the end of this century. However, population growth is slowing. The annual population growth between the 3rd billion... read more

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Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove

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Stuart and Des have been championing the latest management ideas for more than 25 years.

As authors, their books are available in more than 20 languages and include Gravy Training, Generation Entrepreneur, What We Mean When We Talk About Leadership and the six-book Thinkers50 McGraw Hill book series. They also edited The Financial Times Handbook of Management.

They founded the communications company Suntop Media in 1999. They work as advisers, speakers and coaches to individuals and organizations intent on maximising the impact of their ideas. Stuart and Des’s work in business thought leadership led Management Today to describe them as “market makers par excellence”.

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