It’s only in the last couple of years that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been so highly marketed and adopted in the UK. Historically US companies with a presence in the UK had introduced an equivalent but now it would appear that many others are jumping on the same band wagon. But why? What […]
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Beneficial to businesses or does it attract the wrong kind of customer?
This time of year people are talking about goals for the coming year and what they want to achieve. Plus many businesses are reviewing goals, targets and performance since they too work by the calendar year. And of course there’s lots of chatter in the personal and business development community about goals and targets and […]
Having worked in corporate for many years where part of the departments role was to provide certain information month in month out I understand that some data is invaluable to businesses to both monitor progress of the strategic goals but also to make operational decisions.
The differentiation between important and urgent can easily get blurred, especially when we’re caught up in the moment and everything seems important and urgent. But is that really the case?
How many times have you heard someone say ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ and thought yeah, right … its one of those sayings that most of the time we pay scant attention to but every now and again it sticks… we think so what would happen if I did do …. But more […]
One of the columnists I enjoy reading is Iqbal Wahhab founder of Roast Restaurant he’s an entrepreneur with not just lot of business savvy but talks great sense about UK PLC. An article he wrote earlier this year recounted a conversation with potential investors that would allow him to expand by adding a few new […]
“Arggghhhh too many emails…” I know how you feel… Fortunately with the help of Kate Gerry email sanity has resumed, well more or less – I am human after all. Kate really is the best person I know to get your In Box sorted out in fact she’s an absolute ninja when it comes to banishing […]
The last couple of blogs have looked at the 21st Century versions of the seven deadly sins and how they’ve been playing out in business and the economy. And one of the things that struck me was that it would be very easy to flip those things around to make a real and different impact. […]
Continuing the series on how 21st Century business behaviour reflects the seven deadly sins Having started to write about the modern equivalent of the 7 deadly sins and how they show up in business I attended a TEDx talk on ‘Greed, Generosity and the Greater Good’; it was really interesting to hear the speakers’ take […]
The seven deadly sins are something we ‘ve all heard of, first published by Pope Gregory the Great, and gone on to inspire all sorts of writers, film and TV directors, and even food. An article in Intelligent Life revisited the seven deadly sins in today’s society using a range of guest writers and whilst […]
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