Monthly Archives: August 2017

Business Rocks – How To Make Your Most Important Decisions

This week’s riff: 11 years ago, I was struggling to plan my future after deciding to leave my role at Boots the Chemists. I was considering various options, including taking another corporate role, joining a management consultancy firm, teaching, becoming … Continue reading

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Strategy Is A Contact Sport (Part 2)

A client of mine is struggling to deliver its new strategy. Despite setting a clear, overarching goal, agreeing the most important product categories to focus on and settling on product innovation as the key to the company’s future competitive differentiation, … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Stansted Airport’s 2-Hour Speedy Parking Solution

This week’s riff: We recently had an enjoyable week’s holiday in France. We flew from Stansted Airport and I had booked the airport’s ‘speedy parking’. The marketing blurb told us that we could simply hand over the keys and walk … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Delivering Rapid Growth

When it comes to accelerating your business’s growth, pace is not about being reckless or taking unnecessary risks. There is a clear difference between pace and haste. If you try to reach top speed immediately, without going through the gears, … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – My First Hero

This week’s riff. Glen Campbell, the great guitarist and singer, died earlier this week after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with Rod Stewart and George Harrison, Glen was one of the first pop stars I can remember. I can … Continue reading

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You Can’t Chase Two Hares

There is a Japanese saying that translates as ‘you can’t chase two hares’. If a top-class hunting dog chases after a hare it has a 10% chance of catching it. But if the dog hedges its bets and tries to chase … Continue reading

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