Tag Archives: Management

Mixed marketing metaphors.

I have a mate who is an academic economist, a really smart guy used to arguing a point of view, and with a box of stats on call to support any contention he makes, alternatively to pull down anything that … Continue reading

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2 tools SME’s have to have

  Most SME’s I see are run by a single person, without the benefit of any sort of advisory board beyond those with whom he/she has dinner sometimes, when they get the time. The hats they wear  make Josephs coat … Continue reading

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Another bloody meeting

  Meetings are supposed to be a place where work gets done, accountabilities exercised options  articulated and examined, decisions made, and outcomes reported. However, often they become just a reason to have another meeting. Whilst the public sector comes in … Continue reading

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Managing complexity.

I am not a car nut, but as a young bloke, I used to fix my own cars. There was  not much you could not do without a reasonable set of Sidchromes, a block and tackle, mechanical manual, and a … Continue reading

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Organised serendipity

At first sight, “Organised” and “Serendipity” are at opposite ends of the scale, almost mutually exclusive. Serendipity occurs by chance, when the stars align, the unexpected happens and not by any organised process, or so we are led to believe. … Continue reading

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Small businesses biggest problem

Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business, from the one person micro business working out of their garage, to the largest multinational. To call it “Lifeblood” sounds like a cliché, but  the thing about clichés is that generally they … Continue reading

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Value development process.

Innovation is a process, mostly it is managed for better or worse with some sort of stage-gate process. Sensitive project management of innovation is vital, the context of the project, the culture, management engagement, business model, the source of resources … Continue reading

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