Category Archives: Business Rocks

Business Rocks – What’s Your Manifesto?

This week’s riff: Parliament reopened this week with the Queen’s Speech, setting out the legislative programme that the new government will pursue over the next two years. The programme was based on the Conservative Party’s election manifesto, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: 80-15-5

This week’s riff: I was sharing a strategy proposal with a potential new client this week, when he asked me how much time the work would demand of him and his top team. I told him that it would need … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Bilstering Service

This week’s riff: A couple of weeks ago we moved house. It’s our first move in 20 years and the process has been, in the words of our eldest son, ‘total mayhem’! Our new house has been undergoing renovation for … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Communicating Strategy Is Boring

This week’s riff: The UK general election campaign is now underway and at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, reporters said that Theresa May and other Tory MPs quoted the phrase, ‘Strong and stable’ over 15 times. As with President Trump’s campaign … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Last 98% of Success

This week’s riff: If you want to lose weight, the best way is to manage your calorie intake on a daily basis. Similarly, if you want to get stronger, you should undertake regular – ideally daily – exercise, and if you … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Critical 4%

This week’s riff: As the United Kingdom begins its seemingly irreversible process of leaving the European Union, many commentators are still trying to understand how the Leave side won? Some of the big arguments – the £350 million budget, immigration and … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: Finney’s KPIs

This week’s riff: Finney, our beloved cocker spaniel, is an expert environmental scanner. Each morning he will lie on our bed and see what clothes my wife and I put on. If we are wearing business clothes, he realizes that … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Danger of Bargain Dungarees

This week’s riff: My wife came back from her trip to Lidl this week with a pair of dungarees. I know that Lidl is famous for its impulse offers, so that’s not perhaps so surprising, but the dungarees were a … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: How Constraints Drive Creativity

This week’s riff: Following on from last week’s post about the new, higher standard SATs that my 11-year old son will soon be sitting, I was talking to a client about her son’s school. The new tests mean that 99% … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Standard Clause

This week’s riff: My youngest son, Louis, is now 11 years old and is in his last year of primary school, which means that he is taking his SATs in the summer. I don’t know if you’re aware, but the … Continue reading

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