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The Strategy Book, by Max Mckeown – book review

Powerful – and empowering

19 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Forget all you know: there are just two learning styles

Your learning style is closed-loop or open-minded

18 January 2016 · 8 Comments

A venomous but non-fatal sting: the Hornet’s Nest report is fundamentally flawed

No analysis, no argument, just assertion: A Hornet’s Nest is a bad piece of work

23 December 2015 · 3 Comments

Government minister uses 30 year-old cliché; offended charities go ballistic

The Third Sector’s up in arms today after the new Minister for Civil Society, Brooks Newmark, said that he thought charities should ‘stick to their knitting’. The response isn’t that … Continue reading

4 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Late night pile up: a tragic story of business, branding, succession planning and jokes

Here in the UK we don’t really follow the US late-night talk show hosts. Sure, we get the Tonight Show and The Daily Show on cable, and Letterman has bounced … Continue reading

1 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Birgitte Nyborg made me feel like an old whore: what Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen told Nordicana

There’s a scene in Frasier when our eponymous hero tries to get his father Martin to take a trip to Paris. He argues that Martin will be a big draw … Continue reading

6 February 2014 · 3 Comments

Some problems are non-coms

We’ve been talking at work about improving internal communications. Some of the issues that people are describing as internal comms issues, aren’t, in my view. In a triumph of serendipity, … Continue reading

21 August 2010 · Leave a comment

Hey Microsoft! Nice marketing, shame about the sales copy

Microsoft have long understood that if you can make your platform into ‘the standard’, then sales and notoriety follow. That’s how they won the desktop war. They also understood that … Continue reading

16 August 2010 · Leave a comment

Project management

One of the drawbacks of doing a distance learning MBA is that you don’t meet your fellow students very often. But one of my modules – project management – is … Continue reading

8 May 2010 · Leave a comment