The Organisation of the Future

  Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing.  Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations,  new disruptors and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector from Read More…

Calling Time on the Digital Advertising Party!

  The past decade has seen a boom in digital advertising spend but could 2017 be the year when we finally see some sanity restored? With consumers spending more time researching products online and diverting their attention from traditional to Read More…

Do Schools Destroy Creativity?

  Research by Professor George Land has shown an alarming decline in our creativity as we go through the educational system.  For example, when a group of 3-5 year-olds were tested for divergent thinking (a prerequisite to creativity), about 98% were Read More…

5 Tips for Motivating Employees

  A common question I am asked is “How do I motivate my team?”   I usually respond, “You don’t.   However what you can do is create the right environment, the right factors, and opportunities that will motivate each of your Read More…

Is your current business model fit for purpose?

How deep is your moat might sound like a rip-off of a Bee Gees disco classic. It is instead a favourite question of Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate when they seek out acquisition targets. Buffet is a true Read More…

Equities: Should we be buying or selling?

  US economic growth looks like it will remain firm over the next 12 months, but will then begin to slow from its above-trend pace as the economy runs out of spare capacity. Fiscal stimulus, by the time it is Read More…

Visualising a Person on a Page: Who am I?

One of the main things that has driven me in my life is the desire to be unique. In fact, throughout my professional career, I have focused on building capabilities to help maintain my uniqueness. For me one of these Read More…

Women benefit and companies profit from gender parity

  According to the UN Global Gender Gap Report, we will reach gender parity in 2095. A shocking statistic but, unfortunately, not unfamiliar to many. In the war for talent, companies must acknowledge that this is an organisational issue rather Read More…