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Legacy systems don’t have to inhibit innovation

New technologies such as cloud computing, data lakes and robotic process automation can enable insurers to innovate without being hamstrung by legacy systems. If you’re just tuning in to this series, here’s a brief recap of what we’ve discussed so far: Insurance is ripe for disruption, and insurers must balance two measures in order to […]

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Will “walkable” suburbs outperform in the future?

You often hear location is paramount when choosing a great investment property.  But what makes a good location?  While a lot of factors come into play, easy access to facilities must be near the top of the list. Walking distance to transport, shops and the café lifestyle is one the strongest trends attracting buyers and […]

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How’d the Market Do? That’s Harder To Answer Than You Think

Bill Gates once said “You can achieve incredible progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal.” So true! It’s something we as investors should pay more attention to. Investing, for almost all of us, is about working toward some goal. Which means we have to […]

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How to increase employee engagement from the top down

Want a surefire strategy to boost employee engagement and develop a more committed workforce? Here’s a hint: It starts at the top. Before you start looking for a new business solution or industry buzzword, reach out to your managers first. Are they engaged? Do they show up to work energized, inspired and ready to lead? […]

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Insurers have a fragile grip on the customer

In my previous post in this series, I mentioned that up to 40 percent of some carriers’ risk protection revenues are at risk of disruption by 2020. The regulatory and capital barriers that have, to date, helped to shield insurance carriers from the risk of digital disruption are rapidly falling away. New technologies are reshaping […]

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6 essential questions to ask before turning your home into an investment

Moving interstate for work? Need to upsize to fit the kiddies in or downsize now they’ve all left the nest?  Are you thinking of keeping your current home as an investment property when you move? Holding onto your home has a couple of distinct advantages. You won’t be forking out the various fees payable for […]

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Results vs. relationships: Why you need both for balanced leadership

How you lead impacts every person in your organization. But, are you conscious of whether your leadership style focuses more on results or relationships? This article demonstrates the importance of having a balanced leadership style. Generally, leaders fall into one of these two camps. The results-oriented manager focuses on efficiency, deadlines and budgets. The relationship-oriented […]

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How Many Tax-Deductible Shares Can You Donate to Charity in a Year?

Many taxpayers are familiar with the fact that if you itemize your deductions on your tax return, you can deduct the value of charitable donations. To be more precise, you can deduct the value of any assets you give to registered charities. Donations include all kinds of valuable assets—money, food, clothing, property, and of course, […]

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Achieving your dreams | Jim Rohn

While most people spend most of their lives struggling to earn a living, a much smaller number seem to have everything going their way. Instead of just earning a living, the smaller group is busily working at building and enjoying a fortune.  Everything just seems to work out for them. And here sits the much larger group, wondering how life […]

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100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

Home ownership has always been considered an essential part of the American Dream. And while it may be getting harder to accomplish—especially for the millennials—it’s still pretty high on the list of goals. If you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right by doing your homework and asking the right kinds of […]

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