Bridgepoint   |   The Point   |   May 2019   |   Issue 35
Intelligent Investing from Bridgepoint
In focus
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Talking about a revolution

Financial technology is transforming the financial services industry and the pace of change is accelerating. The new developments can be highly disruptive but the benefits can be felt by customers, vendors and even established industry operators. 

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Management

Made for sharing

Sharing knowledge with others can sometimes seem counter-intuitive, but done right, it can prove hugely beneficial to businesses, employees and other stakeholders.  

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Business

Age old story

There is little doubt that older and younger workers behave differently and have different priorities. Assessing how best to use these differences can have a tangible effect on business success, particularly in an ageing society.

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Viewpoint

Poles apart

Everyone is different, but those differences seem more marked today than ever. This can present businesses with tough challenges as they strive to market themselves to as many stakeholders as possible while standing out from the crowd. 

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The interview

A man

for all seasons

Eric van Innis, chief executive of Bridgepoint-backed Sapec Agro, has been involved in the agricultural market for more than 30 years. But his career began in a very different sector.

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Analysis

Control yourself

From time immemorial, people have sought to gain a measure of control over their lives – and they are increasingly keen to do so in today’s fast-paced world. Smart companies can harness this knowledge to attract customers and enhance employee satisfaction. 

Last word

Off and on

The offsite is variously viewed as essential, inspiring, frustrating or, quite simply, a chance to make merry on the company account. Matthew Gwyther, former editor of Management Today, considers the pros and cons of this business institution. 

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