Monthly Archives: November 2017

How Meghan Markle Can Help Your Business Strategy

Embed from Getty Images The news that Prince Harry is to marry his long-term girlfriend, Meghan Markle, seems to have created a positive public reaction across the UK and beyond. Back in the 1930s, the idea that a member of … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Scythian Speed

This week’s riff: Later today, I’m visiting the Scythians exhibition at The British Museum. I’m going with my wife, Scythia, who, via her maternal grandmother, is named after this relatively obscure ancient civilization. The Scythians were formidable nomadic warriors. Based … Continue reading

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The Unbalanced Scorecard

My big problem with the Balanced Scorecard approach to strategy and performance management is that is, well, too balanced. It makes everything of equal importance. In most Balanced Scorecard projects and reports I’ve seen, there is a general assumption that all goals … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Working Values

Please read to the end of this post to get the chance to win a copy of my book, First & Fast. This week’s riff: Nick, the coach of my youngest son’s football team, is totally committed to the whole … Continue reading

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Cross Shots: The Formula For Change

In this episode of Cross Shots, Stuart Cross reveals an old formula that was shared with him some time ago. The Formula For Change. It’s an oldie, but a goldie.   You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here … Continue reading

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Three Key Factors For Sustained Growth

Last week I ran one of my periodic “Big Breakfast” meetings in London. The topic was “How Failure Can Accelerate Growth”. A dozen business leaders attended, from companies with revenues ranging from around £5 million to £50 billion, and Tim … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Secret To Learning From Failure

Please read to the end of this post to get the chance to win a copy of my book, First & Fast. This week’s riff: Earlier this week I ran a business breakfast meeting, in support of SportsAid, where we … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Lessons From The “Boulton Paul Defiant”

Please read to the end of this post to get the chance to win a copy of my book, First & Fast! This week’s riff: Earlier this week I learned that during WW II, the Royal Air Force designed, built … Continue reading

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