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Exceptional EMEIA January 2013 wins an award!

We are proud to share the latest good news with you: Exceptional EMEIA January 2013 has won Bronze in the Summit Creative Awards competition in the 'B2B Print Materials Campaign' category! With more 5,000 submissions from 25 countries, our Exceptional magazine was among the best and was judged to have creative excellence by a number of judges from high profile companies, including: GreyGroup, Pixel & Cie, Paragon Marketing Communication, CrackerJack, BBK Advertising, and FaPa Familijen Pangea Consulting, to name but a few. You are welcome to read and order the magazine on our web site.

In this edition of Exceptional our interviews with leading entrepreneurs of fast-growth companies show that, despite these turbulent times, a combination of entrepreneurship and innovation is still a successful formula for growth.

Entrepreneurship and innovation are still a successful formula for growth.

This is proven by Maxim Popelyushko, who together with his father, Anatoliy Popelyushko, represent Kazakhstani confectioner Rakhat. They both argue that the simplest strategies, together with continued investment in innovation, products and branding, are capable of providing exceptional growth. 

Fast growth and social responsibility can also go hand in hand, as shown by American basketball veteran and charismatic businessman Magic Johnson. He has made sizeable returns from dedication, hard work and finding investment opportunities in unlikely places. 

Meanwhile, Nike’s Vice President for Design, Tinker Hatfield, explains how creativity and “thinking outside the box” are factors critical for success. 

A long-term approach is another successful strategy for growth. Carmen Riu, Co-President of Riu Hotels, and Catharina Cramer from Warsteiner  explain how they have not only survived but thrived while the global economy has stalled, leaving some competitors to fall by the wayside. 

Dr. James Mwangi, EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012, shares experience on how public support can drive company’s growth. 

Also in this issue, you’ll find insights about the emerging and opportunity-rich market of Turkey and a business environment for economies and companies operating in the Eurozone.

And finally, be sure to enter our prize draw to win free entry to one of our sellout Growing Beyond: Strategic Growth Forum events by completing the five-minute online survey.

Don’t forget, you can also receive extra content on the EY_Exceptional app, which is available from the iTunes store now.

Dmitry Neverko
Growth Markets Leader CIS, EY