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Podcast title Typhoon Talks
Website URL http://Typhoonconsulting.com
Description Following the trends in perpetuity. TyphoonTalks is a podcast that analyzes current and emerging business trends and themes. Hosted by Typhoon's staff, the podcasts share insights gained by the firm's consultants during client engagements in the Financial Services; Energy & Utilities; Health & Life Sciences; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; and Retail, Leisure & Transportation sectors. Typhoon's activities in the market identify trends that, when exploited, allow firms to create a strong, sustainable competitive advantage. For incumbent players, failing to recognize and exploit these emergent themes can have a major impact on their market share, profitability and in some cases, the future of the business. No CEO wants to see their firm suffer from its own 'Kodak moment'. The views expressed in these podcasts are not necessarily the views of Typhoon Consulting, Typhoon Capital, Typhoon Research or any other Typhoon Group company.
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Episodes

1. The World's First AI Enabled Smart Air Conditioner Controller
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Description: In our latest podcast, we talk to Ambi Labs CEO & Co-founder Julian Lee about how he has used artificial intelligence to create the world’s first AI enabled smart air conditioner controller

2. Monthly News Review - October
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Description: This month we talk: 1. New infrastructure projects launched in China 2. Breakthrough in preventive treatment technology in China 3. And unleashing economic consequences of Saudi's journalist scandal.

3. Introducing Business Process Maturity with Arthur Li
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Description: A company's competitive position and the success of its internal projects may be at risk due to immature business processes. BPM is an assessment tool, which addresses these issues by evaluating capability and maturity of a company's business processes. It guides enterprises on the path of continuous improvement, helping identify defects in daily procedures and increase operational efficiencies. In this podcast, Arthur Li, a senior manager at Typhoon Consulting, gives us an extensive overview of the key elements of the BPM Framework and introduces Typhoon's revised step-by-step methodology "Match-Fit".

4. Relevance of Lean Six Sigma in the Digital Age
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Description: Lean Six Sigma is a popular methodology introduced by Motorola in 1980-s and successfully applied by Toyota to develop and implement quality improvements and waste management in its critical production processes. For long time, lean Six Sigma was argued to be a quality control tool used solely in manufacturing, rather than business processes in general. In today's podcast together with Arthur Li we explore how relevant Lean Six Sigma framework still is in light of the shift to digital transformation?

5. AI In Smart Cities With Dr Andy Chun
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Description: How can we build smart cities with AI? More than half of the world's population currently lives in cities, and this number is projected to increase to 4.4bn in the next 10 years. However, such rapid urbanisation will add further pressure on current issues with traffic, environment, and healthcare. In this Podcast we are joined by Dr Andy Chun - a leading Artificial Intelligence pioneer in Hong Kong - to discuss how AI can help cities minimise the burden of constant and inevitable expansion. We also talk about potential challenges that smart cities are likely to face when adopting AI and Machine learning solutions for their daily operations.

6. Change Management: Introducing SEEK
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Description: Over the past decade, change management has grown from foundational understandings to a recognised discipline. Although change management is clearly becoming a buzzword, very few people are aware of the actual meaning of this concept. In this podcast, together with subject matter experts fro Typhoon, we discuss the real value of change management and introduce a new revolutionary approach to successful organisation transformation.

7. Monthly News Review - September 2018
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Description: This month we talk 1. Goldman Sachs’ move into digital consumer banking 2. Incoming IPOs from the disrupters in close mobility solutions 3. And a recent epidemic of illegal robocalls

8. HBX Harvard Business Course With Claire Simon
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Description: A growing number of universities have been offering innovative online programmes to executives and professionals as a way of keeping employees’ skillsets relevant to the fast-changing business world. In this podcast we talk with Claire Simon, Senior Consultant at Typhoon to learn more about her recent experience with HBX program and to understand the real value of such innovative courses.

9. Is The Gig Economy The Future Of Work?
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Description: Is the Gig Economy the Future of Work? Stemming from the need to remain agile, both from employer's and employee's perspective, the gig economy continues to strive in numerous organisations. In this podcast we talk with Nick La, co-founder and COO of Weploy, about the potential legal and cultural challenges arising from the new setup

10. Building A Global Platform For Residential Property with Colin Bogar
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Description: Waves of digital disruption continue to hit traditional industries as advancements in technology become increasingly accessible. PropTech, as part of a wider digital transformation, is shaking up the property industry and reshaping the way real estate is built, managed, transacted and recorded. With the rise of PropTech unicorns like Compass, Homelink and Opendoor, investors and consumers alike are gaining greater interest in this space. We talk with Colin Bogar, CEO of Property Passbook, about the impact and potential of digital transformation in residential property investment.

11. Monthly News Review - August 2018
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Description: This month we talk 1.Elon Musk’s surprise announcement of privatising Tesla 2.Google’s attempts on re-entering China and; 3.Uber's recent strategic moves into electric bicycles.

12. Disruption In The Legal Industry With Lucy Ashenhurst
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Description: In the past couple of years we have witnessed a growing number of companies in Banking, Health Care, and Retail sectors racing against each other to adopt the latest pieces of smart technology, whether it's blockchain, smart contracts, or machine learning. The legal industry, however, is generally behind when it comes to innovation and technological disruption. Together with Lucy Ashenhurst, the CEO of Upstart Alliance, we discuss how digitalization trends can disrupt the most technology-resistant industry and create new ways of delivering legal services.

13. Blockchain in the Medical Tourism Industry with Taeyong Kim
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Description: Blockchain, a buzzword most recently associated with the Bitcoin bubble, is in fact an undeniably revolutionary technology. Be it in banking, law or healthcare, it holds the potential to transform any number of transactions requiring trust. In this episode, we talk blockchain in the healthcare industry with Taeyong Kim. As the CEO of medical tourism startup Medipedia, Taeyong brings a unique perspective on the current and future impact of the application of blockchain technology.

14. Demystifying AI (Ep. 4) - Valuable Human Skillsets In An AI World
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Description: Does the rise of AI mean the demise of humankind? As superintelligent machines continue to gain capability, the need to identify our human competitive advantage is essential. In this instalment of our 'Demystifying AI' series, we speak with Kevin Pereira, MD of Blu Ltd - Artificial Intelligence. Listen in as we discuss critical skillsets, the job outlook and ethical considerations in an AI world.

15. Introduction to UX Design and Agile with Hanny Yeung
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Description: In the e-commerce world where user experience and customer satisfaction are the synonyms for success, the attractiveness of online communication channels becomes the decisive factor for company's survival. Listen to our discussion with Hanny Yeung to learn more about how UX design and Agile can create an outstanding digital experience for your clients.

16. Monthly News Review - July 2018
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Description: In the July edition of our monthly news dissection, we talk: 1) The RISE conference and trends in the HK startup space 2) Softbank's $100bn Vision Fund and investment philosophy 3) An update on the US-China Trade War and its effects on the 2025 Made In China Initiative

17. The Disconnect: Youth and Society with Elsie Gisslegaard
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Description: Age discrimination against young people is a serious but overlooked societal issue. The young are dismissed as irresponsible and naïve, which deprives society of their insights, talents and enthusiasm. Listen to our discussion with Elsie to hear more about how this disconnect is created, and what we can do to combat it.

18. Demystifying AI (Ep. 3) - Regulating the Unknown
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Description: How do you legislate for technologies which are constantly evolving? How will AI transform the law itself? We caught up with Matthew Scherer, an Associate at Littler Mendelson PA and author of Regulating Artificial Intelligence Systems: Risks, Challenges, Competencies and Strategies, to find out.

19. Demystifying AI (Ep. 2) - Towards an Orwellian Future?
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Description: Could AI reduce the use of violence? Would that necessarily be a good thing? In this episode we talk with Paul de Font-Reaulx of the Future of Humanity Institute of the University of Oxford about security concerns in relation to military power, government surveillance and personal data. We ask the question, ’Where will AI take us?’

20. Driving Gender Equality with Adrian Warr
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Description: Creating equality in the workplace requires more than simple changes to corporate policies. Hear about one company's journey and how the Male Allies are pushing for change in Hong Kong. Adrian is managing director of Edelman Hong Kong and is also part of a group of male business leaders in Hong Kong who recently founded the Male Allies.

21. Demystifying AI (Ep. 1) - An Introduction
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Description: With all the media buzz surrounding AI and machine learning technologies, it can be hard to gauge what is realistic and what is merely science fiction. In this series, Typhoon will cut through the fearmongering and seek to answer the question 'Just how big will AI become?'

22. The Art of Pricing with Claire Wang
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Description: How are brands using psychology to influence our decisions? Packed with entertaining examples, this podcast is the perfect introduction to pricing strategy, which is so much more than a mathematical function.

23. Monthly News Review - June 2018
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Description: 1) What does the triumph of populism in Italy mean for the future of Europe? 2) Does Malaysia’s new government herald the end of corruption? 3) Have the G7 and Singapore summits brought the world back from the edge of nuclear destruction and trade war, or caused further polarisation? Find out in our dissection of June’s biggest stories!

24. The Power of Storytelling With Divya Ahluwalia
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Description: Storytelling is a crucial way to engage your audience and communicate your mission. How do you tell a good story? Why are they so effective? Find out by listening to our conversation with Divya, an award winning marketer with a decade of experience in communications.

25. Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 5) - Attracting and Developing Millennials
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Description: How do you recruit the purpose generation into controversial industries, like tobacco, oil or gas? How do you need to change the workplace to ensure Millennials reach their potential? We talk to Sally Powell, Head of Talent for Asia Pacific and the Middle East at British American Tobacco, to find out.

26. Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 4) - Enter the Changemakers
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Description: Generational Changes have given rise to a new demographic, consumers who drive change. In a discussion that ranges from sustainability to authenticity, we discuss how brands can appeal to these changemakers. Analyst Becky Bates speaks with Emily Dickinson and Jo Dorling from Opinium Research to gain their insights on this topic.

27. FinTech Series (Ep. 4) - SmartSave: Launching a New FinTech in Hong Kong
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Description: Curious about the environment for fintechs and startups in Hong Kong? Tim Jones, CEO and founder of SmartSave, joins us to share his experiences and knowledge of the savings space.

28. Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 3)- Millennials vs. Gen Z Discussion
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Description: The line between millennials and GenZ moves depending on who you ask. How are they different in how they use technology and spend their money? Consultants from different generations at Typhoon discuss their experiences and opinions on the associated behaviours.

29. Secrets to Overcoming the 'East vs. West' Paradox with Radhika Darbari
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Description: Working with many local and foreign-based businesses, Radhika Darbari, CEO of the Holistic Coaching Group, shares her views on what matters when West does business with East, vice-versa, and the secrets to overcoming the 'East vs. West' paradox.

30. Monthly News Review - May 2018
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Description: In May's dissection of this month’s biggest stories: 1) How did offline retail save Xiaomi? 2) What does Trump really mean when he tweets about ZTE? 3) Will US withdrawal from the Iran Deal create a global energy shortage?

31. Millennials & Generational Change (Ep.2) - Millennials & the Workplace
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Description: Millennials have been called both the 'me, me, me' generation and the purpose generation. What does this mean for their role in the workplace? Adam Smiley Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, joins us to dispel stereotypes about millennials and discuss the importance of empowering them.

32. Millennials & Generational Change (Ep.1) - GenZ
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Description: You've heard of millennials but have you heard of GenZ? Find out what makes them different and how they will impact the workplace and the economic landscape. David Stillman, bestselling author of GenZ@Work and part of the speaking and consulting team at GenZGuru share their expertise.

33. Monthly News Review - April 2018
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Description: For the April edition of our monthly news review, we talk: 1) Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Big Data 2) Uber, automated vehicle accidents and the future of the industry 3) North Korea, China and changing foreign policy

34. Agile - An Introduction To Project Management
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Description: In this episode we dive into project management and the Agile methodology with Sabine Wolter (Manager). What is the purpose of Agile and does it deserve all the hype surrounding it?

35. Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.4)- Succession Planning and Complementary Tools
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Description: This episode touches on how the Predictive Index can be used to support succession planning, and how the Predictive Index complements other market instruments available to HR professionals. The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.”

36. FinTech Series (Ep. 3) - The Rise of Robo-advisors: Is Active Investing Dead?
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Description: The past eight years saw the rapid expansion of robo-advisors. Does the rapid expansion of robo-advisors signal the end of active investing? Is it better to invest in them for VCs and for retail customers? James Early, CEO of UpWealth, shared his views with us in this episode.

37. Typhoon's Recruitment: Requirements and Process
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Description: This is an information episode where we talk about Typhoon's recruitment requirements and process. It is a highly recommended podcast for our potential applicants.

38. Challenges For the Retail Industry
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Description: Retailers continue to survive while new technologies are disrupting the industry. In this episode, we discuss how the retail industry has been transformed by new technologies and how it will look like in the next 5-10 years.

39. Typhoon's Internship Programme: What Makes it Different?
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Description: Typhoon Consulting provides a structured three-month internship programme for global students and recent graduates. In this episode, you will learn more about Typhoon's internship programme as well as its recruitment process from David Powell, Asia Pacific CEO as well as three recent interns, Eve, Freya and Ayush.

40. Monthly News Review - March 2018
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Description: In our March monthly podcast, we analysed the following hot topics: 1) The merger of China’s banking and insurance regulators 2) The US full-scales a trade war with China 3) Toys ‘R’ Us closing or sells over 700 stores

41. Human Capital Management & PI (Ep. 3) - Inspiring Employees And Supporting Retention
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Description: Human capital management tools like Predictive Index can help organisations throughout the employee's lifecycle - from require, hire, inspire to retire. In this episode, Arthur discusses how organisations can build practices in place to continually 'inspire' employees to perform to their full potential. The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.”

42. FinTech Series (Ep. 2) - Blockchain: Worth the Hype or Another Frothy Piece of Tech?
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Description: Blockchain is removing power from centralised authorities and putting trust in the public. In this episode, Michael, Ayush and Chen debate the development of blockchain and its future application. Just like any other core technologies, it might take decades for Blockchain to gain mass adoption. However, we should never underestimate its impact on every industry in the near future.

43. Process Management - The 5 Whys Tool
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Description: Recurrent problems often suggest some deeper issues. In this episode, Claire Simon, a process management expert at Typhoon Consulting, discussed a very simple but powerful tool in process improvement, called 5 why's tool, to show you how to find out the root cause of the issue.

44. Change Management (Ep. 3) - Stakeholder Communication
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Description: Nicole and KL are back to discuss best practices for stakeholder communication during a change engagement.

45. Change Management (Ep. 4) - Wrap Up
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Description: We wrap up the change management series with some bite size tips and yummy food analogies for aspiring change managers around the business world.

46. Change Management (Ep. 2) - ADKAR Model
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Description: Nicole and KL take the Typhoon Talks crew through the ADKAR change management framework.

47. Cybersecurity (Ep. 2) - IT Assets And Threats
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Description: The majority of cybersecurity issues are rooted in people and process. Although it is almost impossible to eliminate all the threats, there are ways that companies can do to reduce their risk exposure. In this episode, we catch up with our cybersecurity expert Conor Cole to continue our discussion of data classification as well as common IT threats that businesses face.

48. Monthly News Review - February 2018
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Description: In the February edition of our monthly news podcast, we're back to bring you our commentary and analysis on those news topics that have created the most interest in our office...and probably yours too. This month we discuss the following: 1) Political battles raging at the South Korean Winter Olympics; 2) The power trio of JPM, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon attacking the US Healthcare industry; 3) Huge volatility spike that hit global equity markets in early February and the resulting fallout of overbought short vol. ETF products like Credit Suisse's ETN and the XIV

49. Monthly News Review - January 2018
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Description: Welcome to the first monthly news review podcast by Typhoon Talks! We bring you our commentary and analysis on those news topics that have created the most interest in our office...and probably yours too. This month we talk 1) Cryptocurrencies: the ups and downs (and not just the price) of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies; 2) Amazon Go: the behemoth that us taken us from 'bricks to clicks' and now gone full circle opening its first convenience store in Seattle; 3) CancerSeek: a simple blood test that could help people get an earlier cancer diagnosis.

50. Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.2)- An Enabler to Recruitment & Selection
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Description: PI measures an individual’s behaviour across four dimensions, providing insights into themselves for the individual and helping others to understand how a person will behave in the normal course of business, and how they may react under certain conditions, including pressure and stress. The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.”

51. Change Management (Ep. 1) - An Introduction
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Description: Managers Kim-Louise Fairweather and Nicole Schwartz give a brief introduction Typhoon's Change Management capability.

52. FinTech Series (Ep. 1) - Oxford #Fintech Course Review & Discussion
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Description: Senior Consultant Chen Yang is currently enrolled in the Online Fintech Course recently launched by Oxford University. In this episode, Chen discusses her review of the first modules, course structure, and general topics covered in the Oxford Fintech Course. Throughout this series, Chen and Michael will analyse each of the financial technologies covered by the course curriculum to share the insights most useful for followers of the FinTech space.

53. Culture & Business - A Global Perspective with Cynthia Ho and KL Fairweather
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Description: In this episode, we compare and contrast their personal experiences of working in different countries around the world. Embracing specific aspects of culture and understanding how that culture can impact your ability to ‘get the job done’ at any organization is critical for anyone whose role has cross-border elements to it. Cynthia and KL discuss their experiences of working in the US, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. Even England, Scotland and Ireland are very different!

54. MPF in Hong Kong with Bob Chapman
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Description: Asia Pacific CEO David Powell and Senior Manager Robert Chapman discuss changes to the market structure, regulatory pressures, and key trends impacting the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) system in Hong Kong. As legal requirements continue to compress fee margins and revenue, Bob provides his views on where the industry is heading given current and future challenges.

55. Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.1)- Introduction to Predictive Index
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Description: Arthur Li, a Senior Manager with the firm, provides an introduction to general behavioral assessment tools, the PI framework and brief examples of the practical application of the tool in a corporate environment. The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.”

56. Cybersecurity (Ep. 1) - Vulnerability Management
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Description: Senior Consultant Conor Cole provides insights into current best practice in cyber security and some simple steps that organizations (and individuals) can take to reduce their cyber risk. As Conor points out, it’s not possible to eliminate cyber risk entirely. Hackers are continually developing new strategies to maliciously penetrate the networks of global organizations. As these hacks grow more complex, firms must stay look to stay one step ahead updating their technology and processes and constantly educating and re-educating their employees.

57. Frictions in Business with David Powell
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Description: In the pilot episode of Typhoon Talks, we identify and discuss sources of inefficiency in everyone’s day-to-day business lives. Asia Pacific CEO David Powell and Senior Consultants Chen Yang and Michael Grady talk about sources of friction in the office and how they frequently fail to meet their objectives.