Paul Hobcraft
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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…


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…


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 as I think it has a real relevance to the community here.

The shift to intangibles within the digital…


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.


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