The Impossibility of Simplicity

The Impossibility of Simplicity

Justin Rose’s lesson: adopt a process mentality, be focused, be disciplined. Amongst all the deserved accolades for golf’s newest major champion Justin Rose was a clue to his success: adopt a process mentality, be focused, be disciplined. Easier said than done! Rose has superb natural talent, a wonderful swing and a great temperament; but those … Continue reading

It’s Strategy, Jim!

It’s Strategy, Jim!

I was asked recently to explain the difference between strategic and tactical activity within social media. Although my answer addressed a number of key factors – notably the importance of long-term vision, consistency and having a point of view, which represent strategic positioning – I didn’t feel satisfied. Part of this discomfort stems from the … Continue reading

We Just Can’t Beat the Clock

My father-in-law watched the recent Dave Allen tribute programme on BBC2 and reminded me last night of the classic clock joke (shown below on Youtube). The gist  is that we live and die by the clock, everything we do focused on the clock, our lives ruled by partially imagined constraints – and somehow we can’t … Continue reading

Training, Fun and a Shared Experience – Developing a Problem-Solving Workforce

Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net July sees the launch of something truly exciting at Meridian Speciality Packaging. I’ve long had faith in the benefits to an employer of its staff seeking personal development. In terms of training and development, there’s a general acceptance now of a significant interplay between experiential learning and abstract conceptualisation[1]. So … Continue reading

A lovely day.

Originally posted on Bimba mia.:
*** Really special Flash mob on an underground train from Euston, London. It is so good to see how someone can make your day  so memorable   ; )

Amazon to Write the Future for Online Shoppers Demanding Physical Customer Experiences.

US discount retailer Target’s decision to stop selling Amazon’s Kindle e-readers[1] has been seen as an attempt to stem the growing trend of consumer “showrooming” whereby online consumers try before they buy in the physical stores of the etailers’ traditional rivals. Indeed, Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel sent a letter to his company’s suppliers stating plainly: … Continue reading