Category Archives: Business Rocks

Business Rocks – The Power of “Me Time”

This week’s focus: This is the 150th edition of Business Rocks. Each edition takes about 30 minutes for me to think about, develop and write – although I then need a further 30 minutes to find the best set of song … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Are You A Covers Band?

This Week’s Focus: A while ago, I went to see Nick Lowe in concert. Best known for his song, Peace Love & Understanding, Lowe has a small but committed fan-base, and he continues to earn a decent living from royalties … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Are You Better-Than-Average?

This week’s riff: There is a psychological concept called illusory superiority. The concept explains why most people believe that they are better-than-average across many different skills and characteristics, even though that’s mathematically impossible to be the case. Illusory superiority has … 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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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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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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Business Rocks – Instant Culture

This week’s riff: How long does it take to change an organisation’s culture? I know, for instance, that some businesses invest significant sums in long-term, multi-year cultural change programmes Yet, in my experience, organisational cultures can be changed rapidly – almost … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – My Business Mix-Tape

This week’s riff: When I was a teenager growing up in Morecambe my favourite way to impress girls was to give them my very own mix-tape. You may find this hard to believe, but despite all the hard work that … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Truth Hunts

  This week’s riff: Last week, a client complained to me that her recent investigations into some operational issues had led her Finance Director to warn her against carrying out “witch hunts”. He was worried that people would feel victimized … Continue reading

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