Ian Kilbride Archives - Appleton

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March 24, 2023

Why is South Africa Being Called a Mafia State?

An article written by Ian Kilbride The term ‘Mafia State’ has recently made an appearance in the local media. This has arisen partly due the assassination […]
March 23, 2023

The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

A LOAD OF OLD ROWLOCKS OR AMATEUR EXCELLENCE? An article written by Ian Kilbride Although I graduated from Warwick, the university with the top-ranked UK MBA […]
March 1, 2023

Blending Artificial Intelligence with Human Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is penetrating all our lives. For example, I am using voice recognition software to craft this article without typing a single word. Amazingly, even […]
February 28, 2023

Sports, Politics and Sex

Sport and politics enjoy an ambiguous relationship. On the one hand, sport can transcend politics at all levels. On the other, sport at the highest level […]
February 27, 2023

The Importance of National Institutions

I believe fundamentally that leadership in all walks of life is a key determinant of success. In this regard I recently called publicly for President Ramaphosa […]
February 16, 2023

South Africa Earning its International Spurs

Paradoxically, much good has emerged from South African Tourism’s controversial R1billion shirt-sleeve sponsorship of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs. A significant positive to emerge from […]
December 23, 2022

Pragmatic Prospects for 2023

Forecasting is a risky endevour. Yet, structural forces, that is, those that shape the system change less rapidly than we might expect year-on-year and provide the […]
December 23, 2022

Business Craves Leadership

Great leaders are decisive leaders and business craves good leadership. The results of the ANC 55th conference have provided President Ramaphosa with a mandate to now […]
December 23, 2022

Spirit Invest Recommits its Financial Support

I have just returned from a successful visit to a frigid UK, combining some pleasure with a fortnight of business. While my support for Everton is […]
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