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Apex Group Insights 2022-11-05T12:01:37+00:00

Ever wondered what is a different perspective for the second half of your life? How is mid-life different?
In the second half of our lives, we are more inner-directed than outer-directed in the first half of our lives. While the first half is about accumulating, the second half is about editing.

Have you ever wondered how one can change one’s perspective about life in the second half?
Begin to look for how to be helpful to others. Ask yourself how the universe can use your talents. How can I be a conduit for the universe to bring good to others’ lives?

Ever wondered how much information or how many data points you must have before making a significant decision? Waiting for 100% information before deciding can lead you to miss opportunities in the fast-changing world.

Estimating consequences and deciding when you have more than 60% of the required data is better. Running low-cost experiments can help overcome uncertainty.

Have you ever wondered how often we improve them by subtracting from items?
Ideas to add or do new things and find new ways come to our minds quickly.
However, applying our minds to remove extraneous parts of an article, sculpture, or idea makes it sharper and better.


Ever wondered what do Board of Directors watch over?

The Board of Directors is a custodian of Values as well as Value. Homonyms.

Values dictate policies, rules and regulations, which the Board upholds. The Value we deliver is the difference between what our customer is happy to pay minus what it costs us to create and deliver our proposition.


Have you ever wondered why the market share of our businesses goes up while the market shrinks?
The market is not a collection of turnovers. We need to keep looking at where will the demand come from? Whom are our competitors serving?

Have you ever wondered why most businesses speak about what they do and not whom they serve?
In connection with our businesses, we must keep asking ourselves, Who pays us to do what? Where does our revenue come from?

Ever wondered, we all agree that the customer is the King, yet we don’t give them the Crown?
A lot of the thinking in our business is from the supply side. Provide better quality, technology, lower costs, B2B or SaaS model. We need to think from the demand or the customer side. Whom do we serve?


Have you ever wondered which method of learning benefits you more: taking courses or reading books on the same topic?


Instructors conducting courses usually include the basics and cover multiple points of view. Whereas authors typically attempt to be original and protect their viewpoint. You need to decide based on your time available for research.


Ever wondered why and when do people start to criticize you? Or critique everything that you do?


Failures have few critics. When you become successful, people begin to have an opinion about you. Be thankful that you and your business have become somebody and something about whom people have an idea.


Ever wondered what could be the downsides of an open door policy at work?


We established open-door policies to promote collaboration among workgroups when management structures were hierarchical.
With flat org structures and easy access, workgroups and leaders now need the time and space to focus on a problem and avoid distraction. Workgroups also need to become more independent.


Ever wondered, Why is retelling your own story essential, and how can you build on it?

Your story helps you build your brand. You can make it more significant by looking at it from more than your own perspective; your account becomes even more compelling by how you say it.


Ever wondered whether we may be stressed trying to live many different lives in a single day?
Think about it; we live the lives of parents, entrepreneurs or employees, leaders or managers, friends and colleagues, siblings, good neighbours, citizens, and others every day.
Sometimes, we need to take the time to resolve apparent conflicts between these roles.


Ever wondered what arrives first, success or happiness?
Happiness leads to success and not necessarily the other way round. A happy person has every possibility of being a successful person. Because when you are happy, you attract the right happenstances from the universe. So enjoy the journey, and don’t let the sadness of missing arbitrary numbers or titles set by yourself come in the way.


Ever wondered whether extreme single-mindedness can limit your creativity and intelligence?
Your ability to acquire diverse knowledge and experience helps you bring fresh perspectives.
You do not need to have the same experience as everyone else, and the breadth of your knowledge and experience could be more valuable than depth


Ever wondered about some of the problems that technology alone can not solve?
Four significant problems for today’s world are the pandemic, overpopulation, refugee problem and climate change. There’s a human dimension to these problems that technology by itself cannot solve


Have you ever wondered how can interacting with a mentor help you transition from being an employee to an entrepreneur?


An experienced mentor will help you extract valuable strength from your mind and help you connect with possibilities.

Ever wondered: How can businesses better manage geopolitical risk post-pandemic?

Ever wondered: Can AI help Boards perform even better ?

My Sense is: Geopolitics overwhelms economics anyday. Aligning your business strategy to the accelerated change in geopolitical reality is critical for growth.  While there are no templates, several businesses take a holistic approach and engage the entire organization to manage geopolitical risks..

My Sense is: AI has not yet evolved to become a Board Member yet. The Board needs to set realistic expectations and ensure that the Management doesn’t need to act in haste, before building resilience. AI could help Board members manage information overload, be digitally savvy, transparent and collaborative. 

Ever wondered why the person making the most effort in their business does not always become successful?


Business is not a competition about efforts. It is more of a competition on hunger for success. So the person who wins is hungrier and willing to go beyond their comfort zones while putting in all-out efforts.


Ever wondered whether you can Brain-wash yourself to succeed?
Scientists say that, like the body, our brain has its cleansing mechanism and process. The cleansing mechanism of our brain is active when we sleep. To get a good night’s sleep is to brain-wash ourselves every day. We find new creative solutions to our problems after a good night’s sleep.

Ever wondered how does it help to speak with a mentor?
To Clarify the picture of your future in your mind; Even coaches need to speak to mentors to get better.


Ever wondered why we are never fully prepared for what happens?
George Bernard Shaw once wrote that “man progresses in all things by making a fool of himself “. So don’t fret about making a fool of yourself and trying new things for which you are unprepared or underprepared because life happens when you are waiting for something else.

Ever wondered how do people find the flow in group work?
If you learn how to channel the universe’s energy through you, you will do beautiful things. Sometimes you need a group of like-minded people to create an energy funnel to channel this energy. And that’s where a mastermind group comes in.


Have you ever wondered what would it be like always to be purposeful?

Our purpose is not a person, a place or a thing that we have to find somehow. What if we considered being purposeful as an action that we can take. Then we can do anything the universe wants to be done through us purposefully.

Have you ever wondered how you can leverage the energy in the universe to move you towards success?
To show the universe that it can work through you, ask yourself how I may be of service? What are my unique gifts to the world? How can I use these unique gifts to serve the people who can benefit from them?

Finding Purpose

Ever wondered, What kind of support group do you need to help you succeed? 
You can’t succeed all by yourself. You need encouragement, support and accountability. Your family and friends can encourage and support you. Someone who is a stranger can perhaps hold you accountable. 


You would not like to disappoint this person, because you have them in high esteem and possibly pay for the advice. Remember, all the encouragement and motivation will get tested at some point in time. Your mentor may become your friend over time, but the relationship needs to start as an arms-length business relationship. 


Ever wondered, Why do business leaders need to understand geopolitics and public policy?

My Sense is: Our businesses operate in the context of international mobility, global trade, oil price, investment climate etc. These, in turn, impact how our businesses transact with clients, users, suppliers, employees. The study of geopolitics helps us better understand the Business Context, going beyond our transaction environment.

Ever wondered, How can a newly appointed Board Members avoid feeling like an imposter ?

My Sense is: Newly appointed Board Members need to be well prepared for board meetings. Preparation helps overcome the feeling- “am I in the right place?”, and contribute better.


Ever wondered: Could there be a rare and unspoken ability to succeed?

My Sense is: People come and go in any industry. The ability to understand momentum is a key item. The ability to observe and align with the change in Momentum in a team, in a community or in a country……. Ever notice, somebody does something courageous and the energy shifts ….the mindset changes… .

Ever wondered: What kind of person would invest in your business or idea?

My Sense is: You need to connect with a believer. People who have a positive expectation about presently unknown, future outcomes


Ever wondered : How do multiple perspectives help our imagination?

My Sense is: A single perspective can limit imagination. Looking at issues from several angles provide us with a more accurate understanding, and help us find practical solutions.

Ever wondered Do your Mentors need to be older or younger than you?

My Sense is: Mentoring and Reverse mentoring work well when they complement each other. While the younger mentor could benefit from the wisdom, experience and network, the Modern Elder could benefit from new ways of thinking…


Ever wondered: What are some of the barriers to improving #diversity and #inclusion in our workplaces?

My Sense is: We need to overcome a weak sense of belonging and difficulty navigating professional environments as critical barriers to improving diversity and inclusion of less represented groups.

Ever wondered: Why is it essential for leaders to revisit the #purpose of our businesses during the pandemic?

My Sense is: Aligning the organizations’ purpose, with the sense of individual purpose of teams and employees, is a crucial task of business #leaders.

It is easy to misread the lack of discussion on purpose as an agreement. Bridging the gaps takes time, commitment, and listening. The pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to articulate the core purpose of our organizations.


Ever wondered :How can your business idea or startup make more money in a contested market?

My Sense is: Your core idea needs to be about adding value to clients, suppliers, employees or investors. By delivering more value than your competition, you will make more money over the same time. You can also charge more. Towards this, work harder on yourself and your business to become more valuable. 

Ever wondered: How do you become a thought leader in your area of interest?

My Sense is: You need to show up at the right places, add value, build a brand and give away your most valuable offerings.  You do not need anyone’s certification to be a thought leader; no need to be the last word in anything.


Ever wondered:When will your business problems be resolved?

My Sense is: Never. The degree of your problems reflects the stage of your success. As you achieve success, you will have more significant issues. Billionaires have billion-dollar problems. Enjoy the ride.

Ever wondered: Is there a way to compress your time to success?

My Sense is: Keep learning from the experience of others, who have been through similar journeys. What took us decades to figure out, we share for absorption in weeks. Works faster than learning through trial and errors.


Ever wondered: When forced to choose, which is more important, your Product OR your Client?

My Sense is: Your client. Always love your ideal client more than your perfect product or service. You can tweak, rebuild and modify your product.

Ever wondered: What’s the likely post-pandemic scenario for relocations, for work abroad?

My Sense is: Virtual mobility is rising. Many knowledge workers prefer working for a foreign employer remotely. On the other hand, there are benefits of on-site culture building and creative serendipity..



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