Category Archives: Strategy

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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Quantas Airline and SWOT Analysis

I was reading this morning that a Quantas flight had an un-scheduled landing in Dubai due to an engine oil leak. The news in itself doesn’t warrant the headlines, as anyone in the transport business would testify, but it did … Continue reading

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Q4 2011

Well you’re now into the final quarter of this year, I guess you’re either in Period 3 or 4; how’s it shaping up? Is the year as disastrous as we were all led to believe it would be, or are … Continue reading

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Cambridge Elite Business Circle – Strategy and Business Planning

This weeks presentation was to the Cambridge Elite Business Circle, a monthly meeting of Directors and Senior Managers and hosted by the Clydesdale Bank in Cambridge. The presentation was intended as a discussion point and not a lecture so please do not hesitate … Continue reading

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