Social Media. No More. Please.

By |December 18th, 2013|

As someone who reads a lot of marketing publications, I probably feel this more than most. But, please, pretty please, will everyone stop writing so much about social media.

I get that it is new and that marketers love showing […]

Tough Comparators

By |December 5th, 2013|

In “David and Goliath” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the factors that should go into deciding on the best university for each person. Some of the findings will be controversial. He compared STEM degrees in the US (Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

It’s Not About Me, It’s About You

By |November 13th, 2013|

I don’t mind the new John Lewis Xmas ad. I think it’s good. It conveys the perception they want it to, is on-brand and is well made. I definitely don’t love it or get the emotional reaction I did […]

Life Has No Short Cut

By |November 6th, 2013|

I attended a wonderful exhibit at the Field Museum on Sunday. It was about evolution and you walked through time – from the birth of the Earth, through each massive extinction, to the present day. It helps remind you […]

2 Essential Hiring Tips

By |October 31st, 2013|

Hiring people is an inexact science. It always will be. It is impossible to get right all of the time. Only with experience can you get it right the majority of the time. The idea that you can sit […]

Caught In The Middle

By |October 22nd, 2013|

When I was at primary school, the class split into the normal mix. The middle “average” kids, the high achievers, the disrupters. As with other school classrooms, the high achievers would get a lot of the positive attention and […]

Don’t Lie To Yourself

By |October 14th, 2013|

Balancing isn’t easy, whether on a wall or on ice. However, any type of balancing is easier than work life balance. The stories you read about the supermum who has it all or the male CEO with a perfect […]

No Excuses For Pessimism

By |October 9th, 2013|

There is a wonderful advert by Nike, called “No Excuses”. I’d recommend spending 1 minute of your time watching it.


The world gives plenty of reasons why things can’t be done. The development of logic provides lot of justifications for […]

Fire The Bully

By |October 2nd, 2013|

A company that doesn’t handle performance well is a company that won’t be successful. The impact of a low performing colleague is toxic and spreads. Some employees will see it and wonder why they should try if there are […]

Static Feedback

By |September 5th, 2013|

Listening to feedback is a tricky topic. I subscribe to The Times Online and each of the articles is open to comments. The majority of it is worthless ranting. Most of it is ill-informed and illogical. If the journalists […]