Monthly Archives: May 2013

How Would Nathan Bedford Forrest Fare In Silicon Valley?

During the American Civil War there was one Confederate general that the Union general, and future President, Ulysees S Grant truly feared – Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was an unusual and controversial figure. Raised in poverty and with … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 17 May, 2013

This week’s focus: How can you best help your business to become more entrepreneurial, faster-paced and responsive, virtually overnight? The answer is both simple and hard: let your people make more decisions. Giving your people the freedom – even the … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 10 May 2013

This week’s focus: This is the 100th edition of Friday Focus. Each edition takes about 30 minutes for me to think about, develop and write. The key, for me, has been to set aside the time each week so that … Continue reading

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The Pace Of Change Is Not A Cliche

Here are some interesting statistics of how markets and business has changed in just the last 10 years. The pace of change is real and it is affecting every business. How has your business responded to these transformations in the … Continue reading

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Planning For Life Outside The EU

The odds of the UK leaving the European Union over the next five years appear to be shortening. Following on from David Cameron’s announcement of an in/out referendum on Europe if the Conservatives win the next election and UKIP’s strong … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 3 May 2013

This week’s focus: I’ve been working in Amsterdam this week, where the Dutch were welcoming their new king, Willem-Alexander, following the abdication of Queen Beatrice. Monarchical succession planning is relatively straightforward, at least in terms of who is next in … Continue reading

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