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Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's blog post From IC to IR: Why I’m expanding my focus
"Mary, it makes 'complete' sense. Different people do have DISTINCTLY different perceptions of the same thing The more you integrate the greater the chance we all move forward Best wishes on the move Paul"
Nov 3, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Paul Hobcraft's blog post Pioneering in Integrated Reporting in South Africa
"I wrote to EY in SA- to those in the report to draw there attention to this post. Here is the reply. Hi Paul This is a very good observation. We have just initiated a process to get more definitive understanding of what is evolving here. Regards…"
Sep 18, 2015
Mary Adams commented on Paul Hobcraft's blog post Pioneering in Integrated Reporting in South Africa
"I think this is a problem across the entire <IR> community. A lot of the impetus for <IR> has come from the traditional accounting and the sustainability communities.  Missing is the kind of work that we've been doing in the IC…"
Sep 17, 2015
Mary Adams liked Paul Hobcraft's blog post Pioneering in Integrated Reporting in South Africa
Sep 17, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's blog post Intangibles and Sustainability
"Agreed! What a uniting force you are...."
Sep 17, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's blog post Intangibles and Sustainability
"Would be good to think so but impossible this end , where is my Innovation Capital call out - smiling!"
Sep 17, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's blog post Intangibles and Sustainability
"Mary, I liked the article, very reflective but equally bringing together the issues and challenges. As you concluded the need is to improve the flow of information, fill in the intangible information gap and demonstrate the value of holistic,…"
Sep 17, 2015
Paul Hobcraft posted a blog post

Pioneering in Integrated Reporting in South Africa

South Africa is leading the way on the usage and adoption of the integrated reporting approach. Ernst & Young encourage this through a bench marking of the listed companies, presently in its forth year.In the recent report "EY’s Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2014" it does make for interesting reading on where the use of all the combined capitals are encouraged but still shows that progress seems to be significantly lacking.The stated purpose of the report.The purpose of the…See More
Sep 15, 2015
Paul Hobcraft posted a blog post

Looking at THE capitals within the Banking Industry

Just out a paper that might offer some useful reading on the treatment of THE capitals within Banking..The report opens with "Traditionally, reporting in the banking industry has focused on financial capital and, to some extent, human capital. With the emergence of a digitized world and the notion of the banks themselves under threat of disintermediation, careful consideration of the use of, and effects on, other capitals is increasingly important.""This paper provides insights into current…See More
Aug 25, 2015
Paul Hobcraft posted a blog post

The shift to intangibles within the digital age

It has been a while since I posted onto Smarter Companies but this held my attention and has got me thinking about the wider aspects of our intangibles and the impact digitization is having on bringing this further to the fore. I've taken this from an extended post on my site www.paul4innovating.com as I think it has a real relevance to the community here.The shift to intangibles within the digital age…See More
Aug 12, 2015
Paul Hobcraft and David Williams are now friends
May 10, 2015
David Williams left a comment for Paul Hobcraft
"Hi Paul, Looking for discussion on the valuation of innovation capabilities. https://timfoundation.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/tim-discussion-paper-business-valuation-of-innovation/"
May 10, 2015
Paul Hobcraft left a comment for David Williams
"Greetings David, Do let the community know what your are doing, its value and also the link you are wanting to deepen in the connection Regards Paul"
May 10, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's page Why Companies Buy IC Services
"Innovation capacity or as I suggest Innovation Capital. Build that into the powerful story of what all the combined IC's can deliver by giving them a real focused attention. Here is my definition of Innovation Capital by the way and come and…"
Feb 5, 2015
Paul Hobcraft commented on Mary Adams's page Two Sales Strategies for Intangible Capital Engagements
"Ok Mary, you are really beginning to ramp up my curiosity, making me think for myself even more!"
Dec 10, 2014
smarter-companies commented on Paul Hobcraft's blog post The growing value of Innovation Capital.
"You're right. Whatever it takes to get attention to IC (by any definition) is welcome. Because it is a huge portion of value, value creation, innovation and performance. I'm sorry if you felt swatted down! I can't help picking apart…"
Aug 2, 2014

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Consultant
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Mostly I focus on innovation, building their capabilities and capacities. The intangibles involved are critical to appreciate, provide frameworks and guides so the Intellectual Capital movement has always held my interest

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Pioneering in Integrated Reporting in South Africa

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 5:00am 2 Comments

South Africa is leading the way on the usage and adoption of the integrated reporting approach. Ernst & Young encourage this through a bench marking of the listed companies, presently in its forth year.

In the recent report "EY’s Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2014" it does make for interesting reading on where the use of all the combined capitals are encouraged but still shows that progress seems to be significantly lacking.

The stated purpose of the…

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Looking at THE capitals within the Banking Industry

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Just out a paper that might offer some useful reading on the treatment of THE capitals within Banking..

The report opens with "Traditionally, reporting in the banking industry has focused on financial capital and, to some extent, human capital. With the emergence of a digitized world and the notion of the banks themselves under threat of disintermediation, careful consideration of the use of, and effects on, other capitals is increasingly important."

"This paper…

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The shift to intangibles within the digital age

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

It has been a while since I posted onto Smarter Companies but this held my attention and has got me thinking about the wider aspects of our intangibles and the impact digitization is having on bringing this further to the fore. 

I've taken this from an extended post on my site www.paul4innovating.com as I think it has a real relevance to the community here.

The shift to intangibles within the digital…

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The growing value of Innovation Capital.

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 8:53am 3 Comments

Value of Innovation Capital Recognizing the value of our innovation-related assets is where the ‘smart money’ should go. To gain growth and to improve productivity is through innovation. We need to translate knowledge into new values.

When you pause and consider the make-up of Innovation Capital you realize it makes such an economic contribution and  in a report from McKinsey & Co, they have…

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At 8:45am on May 10, 2015, David Williams said…

Hi Paul,

Looking for discussion on the valuation of innovation capabilities.

https://timfoundation.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/tim-discussion-paper-business-valuation-of-innovation/

 
 
 

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