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  • Writer's pictureRoger Grant

Are you at the Edge Of Greatness?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Coming to Asia in 1995 for the first time, my eyes opened as wide as saucers. I saw people breaking the rules and getting the same results at a fraction of the price. This is my Dorothy from Wizard of Oz-moment, “Toto, I've got a feeling we are not in West Auckland anymore.” Since then, it felt like I have a front-row seat to the disruption happening in Asia.


In this video, Joseph Schooling and Piyush Gupta share that it is a fight to stay at the top. Piyush talked about how the future of finance is changing, they are no longer just competing with other banks. They are figuring out how to be the best financial services tech company in the world. That means going head-to-head against tech companies such as Alibaba, Amazon and Google. Banks fighting against non-banks. 


In 2014, we had our own moment of disruption. I could see a cliff coming. We were doubling our business year on year, but we realised we were no longer fighting traditional competitors. We were going head-to-head against mighty tech titans dressed up as grandma. Linkedin was doing what we were doing. At scale. For free.

Where do we go next? Do we turn a blind eye and go back to the status quo? Or do we take the first step over the edge and seize the opportunity to be great?


We are launching our new book DANCING AT THE EDGE OF GREATNESS on 23 October 2018. Over the last 4 years, we've observed greatness at work and we want to share the lessons learnt. We are blessed and grateful to our clients and partners who have helped shape our thinking over the years. We believe everyone is a powerful force for positive change and we hope this book will inspire more people to step up to the edge.

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