The leading business perspective
2012-05-22 04:50 - 350 reads
It’s been a busy day at SAP Forum; lots of interesting discussions and panel debates taking place. It’s fascinating to stop and take stock of the influence technology continues to have on various sectors. The industry has moved from being an elite group who understand how things work, to a general movement to which people aspire to understand more and use to their competitive advantage.
To conclude the day, James Caan has taken to the stage to discuss his own experiences; both the challenges and successes he has faced.
“Observe the masses and do the opposite” – the mantra James has lived by and continues to do so. In the current economic climate, holding back from investments in people and technology isn’t a surprising strategy. But investing when markets are low, is exactly what entrepreneurs, like James, strongly encourage.
As we have heard throughout the day, technology has drastically transformed businesses; both in every day functionality and the scale at which you can grow companies. But equally, if not more so, individuals within organisations are responsible for driving business performance, according to James.
“Whenever there is adversity you can find opportunities” – an encouraging way to end our day at SAP Forum.
This blog post is drawn from SAP Forum, inspired by James Caan’s ‘Leading Business Perspective’