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BeSpoke: The Smart Blog

Peek into the world of annual reports and venture beyond.

The Annual Report Pickle

Sense and Sustainability: Corporate Responsibility

This is the third article in an introductory series that explores the importance of sustainability in the corporate world. The first and second articles can be accessed from the embedded links in the article.

The Annual Report Pickle

Matching Annual Report Content to Changing Investor Needs

A few decades back, a substantial portion of the value of a corporate was believed to be embodied in its book value resulting in a (share) price to book value or PBV multiple closer to one. But, things have changed since then.

Baking the Perfect E-Book: The Writing Process

An apron is tightly wound around your waist and the ingredients for the chocolate cake are lined up on the table. You might have imagined that the ingredients simply had to find their way into a massive bowl but there is a method to making a cake as much as there is to writing anything from an annual report to an e-book. The content has been gathered and the audience identified, now comes the most grueling experience, writing and editing.

Mismatched Mediums #3

28.04.2017   Smart Team   Cartoon   No comments

Is your Annual Report leaving stakeholders out in the cold? If so you will have to re-think the suitability of your medium.

The Fourth Dimension and the Annual Report

What is a tesseract? In mathematics, a tesseract is the four-dimensional analogue of a cube. A tesseract is to a cube, as a cube is to a square. Just as much as a cube consists of six square faces, the hyper-surface of a tesseract consists of eight cubical cells. It must be pointed out that our minds cannot think in four dimensions, so you are quite excused if your ability to visualise a tesseract didn’t really make the cut.

Mismatched Mediums #2

Shaving with a sword? It is like presenting an annual report in an unsuitable medium.

Mismatched Mediums #1

29.03.2017   Smart Team   Cartoon   No comments

Presenting an Annual Report in an unsuitable medium is similar to asking someone to eat soup with a fork.

The Seven Blind Men and the Annual Report

The story of the seven blind men goes like this. Once upon a time, a group of visually-impaired gentlemen realised, after much consternation, that they had no inkling of what an elephant looked like. After much debating, they agreed to individually set off, find an elephant, feel it by touch, and to come back and (annual) report on their results.