Lord Polonius: “What do you read, my lord?”.
Hamlet: “Words, words, words”.
Today, Hamlet would have answered “Data, data, data’ in business.
From Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, we got this line: “Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”. Tomorrow, I will discuss data, going back to the ancient Greek philosophers on the purpose, and meaning of natural philosophy, and how data offers a new dawn in the financial sector.
Chinua Achebe would write, “An adult does not sit and watch while the she-goat suffers the pain of childbirth tied to a post”, the key is executing on data, not just having data.
This is a non public event by Standard Bank Group, South Africa.