Category Archives: Strategy

Procrastination and The Cartesian Questions

Yesterday I was following up the progress of a project with a Client. The project has been initiated by them some eight months ago but as of yesterday it still hadn’t got off the starting blocks. The initial flurry of activity, … Continue reading

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It’s Not An Elephant In The Room It’s A Blinking Big Tiger!

In the classic 1969 film, The Italian Job, the character Charlie Croker, played by Michael Caine, went to collect his Aston Martin where it had been in storage following his enforced visit as a guest of Her Majesty’s Prison. A … Continue reading

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Lola Sports Cars in Administration- A Directors Perspective.

As a motor sport fan, I was saddened to see the announcement this week that Lola Cars were to be placed into administration. For those of you who are unaware of whom Lola are, they are a specialist sport car racing … Continue reading

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Market Research Data

Whilst researching market data for a Client, I headed to one of my favourite portals namely the corporate banks. There is a wealth of information and market data available, predominantly compiled as a necessity to manage their risk but of … Continue reading

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Sage Software Survey

Business organisations are emerging from the recession with business processes and work flow cycles that are hindering their ability to make the most of the tentative economic recovery” so says a computing survey of over 150 IT decision makers in … Continue reading

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Business Model Generation

I have often written about how the world is slowly being turned on its head and how Directors need to think long and hard about how robust their own organisations value proposition is within the market place. Last week Kodak … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Disaster Recovery

You’re just finishing off your evening meal, swirling the remains of wine in your glass and reflecting on today. “It was a good meeting, we got a lot done; this will be a good year” and then the phone rings… … Continue reading

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Pause For Thought

This Blog is written with a clear intent in mind. It is written to cajole, nudge, prompt and make you, the Director and Senior Manager, stop and think about what is happening within your organisation. If you survived last year … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement 2011

George Osborne presented a not unsurprising statement given the debt laden economy, but within the statement there were some opportunities to be looked at and considered. The following key points are taken from business zone, posted by John Stokdyk. Kicking … Continue reading

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Stop Budgeting Start Improving

An interesting article has appeared in the Harvard Business Review regarding budgeting. The tenet of the article is that you should abandon budgeting as a management process and instead focus upon driving inefficiency out of the cost drivers to the … Continue reading

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