Category Archives: strategy

8 Management Tools for Patient Safety

In a post-Francis world, everybody is searching for the silver bullet to improve quality within the NHS. The 1,782 page report by Robert Francis QC doesn’t provide one bullet, but 290 recommendations. But are we in danger of not seeing the wood from … Continue reading

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Business is a Journey: Pull over and ask for direction

A recent survey revealed that men clocked up over 276 miles a year aimlessly driving around lost with 12% refusing offers of help. The waste in time and money (apparently £2,000 over the lifetime) does not appear to be any … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Working From Home Isn’t Working

The news that Marissa Mayer has banned working from home at Yahoo! has created much heated debate both inside and outside of the organisation from mommy bloggers to Richard Branson.  But whose right when it comes to working from home? … Continue reading

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Will ethics be the next disruption?

Two major disruptions to businesses have come from technology (e.g. the Internet) and from business models (SaaS, Freemium etc.) and these have been felt all the way from the board room to the high street. But now I believe there … Continue reading

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Trouble with Twitter

Let me first state that I get social networking. Business is about connecting with people and communicating your value proposition. It’s about real engagement with your customers and both learning and prospering from that engagement. Both Facebook and LinkedIn have … Continue reading

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If only I could FAIL like Edison and Dyson

Edison was no stranger to failure; It reportedly took him 10,000 attempts before he perfected the light bulb. But Edison wasn’t unusual; failure really isn’t a stranger to innovation. James Dyson failed 5,126 times to create a bagless vacuum cleaner. Whilst his 5,127th attempt … Continue reading

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The Disruptive Power of Innovation: The End of HMV, Woolworths and Jessops is only the beginning.

In November 1942 Winston Churchill warned “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.” The bankruptcy of Woolworths, Jessops and the likely fate of HMV … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moment: 4 Essentials for Innovation

The light bulb is often used as metaphor for innovation and in this post I go one step further by using it to demonstrate the 4 key essentials for innovation within an organisation: 1. Passion (Power) 2.  Collaboration (Filament) 3. … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Work

Innovation isn’t a topic for just your R&D department or in product development. Innovation should be on the board agenda and with each and every department and individual. Its a culture thing, its a vision thing, its a HR thing. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas: Download my book on innovation for free

Christmas is a time for giving and for the next 48 hours you can download my book on Business Innovation completely free. This is my Christmas gift to you.  No catch.  No registration.  No email harvesting. The offer has now expired … Continue reading

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