business structures

Ecosystems? Is that what they are called?

11.10.19

Ecosystems? Is that what they are called?

Who knew? Probably every SME on the planet. Sorry, big biz, but yet again, you...

Empower or Enable

10.07.19

Empower or Enable? Does it matter which?

I think it does. All words have meanings specific to each individual, so there...

05.10.17

Doublethink – a problem of scaling?

Whilst drafting his novel 1984, George Orwell referred, in a letter to his...

Train crash customer care

03.04.17

Train Crash Intraction

Intraction - intractable interaction. My typo seems to work in this example,...

Low Growth

24.06.16

Low Growth - Your Route To Do More Than Just Survive

In an earlier blog, I set out the four main types of business person and...

Survivors - salt pans

13.06.16

Survivors – Survival Is Not Enough

In the previous blog, I set out the four main types of business type and...

Tunnel

02.05.16

How Can You Ever keep Up?

Once upon a time you had some clue what your business environment was. Most of...

World Map

22.04.16

From Small to Medium-Sized: Process Matters

A guest blog from Rob Ward of Cosmapec One pressing matter for most start-ups...

steam train

05.02.16

Full STEAM ahead

We’ve heard of STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths, and how...

Global Drucker Forum 2015

01.12.15

Take Aways from the Global Drucker Forum 2015

The theme of the conference was Managing in the Digital Age – Reclaiming our...

Tunnel

12.11.15

Entrepreneurs are Self-Centred

A reflection on some aspects of the Global Drucker Forum 2015, with thoughts...

coast

09.11.15

What Shareholder Agreements Are Really For

We’ve recently got involved in two shareholder agreements. In the first case...

digital globe

30.10.15

Summary of Drucker Blog Posts - Managing in the Digital Age

IN AN AGE OF INCREASING DIGITALISATION AND AUTOMATION WHERE DO MANAGERS FIT...

circuit board

19.10.15

Join Up The Dots

The financial crisis in 2008 wasn’t caused by greedy bankers.  It was, at...

23.08.15

Managing in the Digital Age

IN AN AGE OF INCREASING DIGITALISATION AND AUTOMATION WHERE DO MANAGERS FIT...

13.07.15

Trust, Remote Working and the Machine Environment

There has been plenty written on the change in working practices towards more...

15.06.15

DIY Heuristics

Good news – you have, in all probability, already done this. Bad news – you don...

12.05.15

Managers to a T

   Historically managers have been described as T-shaped, and that...

12.03.15

Your strategy journey – the firm of your future

We help a lot of our clients with strategy, and it’s useful to describe their...

22.12.14

It’s hard to grow – here’s how part 9

Letting the business run you Who is in charge of your business? Now, be honest...

16.12.14

It’s hard to grow – here’s how part 8

Not enough admin The problem with admin is that it just costs you money. It...

12.12.14

It's hard to grow - here's how part 7

Two issues are very common to small and medium-sized businesses. Everybody...

08.12.14

How to game yourself with numbers

Here’s another story courtesy of Clay Christensen, number one management...

28.11.14

It’s hard to grow – here’s how part 6

Here’s numbers 9 and 15 on the list – lack of accountability, and lack of...

23.11.14

Why you do it is more important than How or What

Businesses normally describe what they do. “We sell apples”.” We are...

17.11.14

It’s hard to grow – here’s how part 5

Here’s another 2 linked topics from the list: not knowing how you are doing,...

22.10.14

Why we are failing as leaders

Back in the day, there was the factory. Its dullness, its repetitiveness, its...

22.09.14

It’s hard to grow – here’s how part 3

In this next blog, we’ll look at how to build some simple systems. We all have...

20.06.14

What tribe are you in?

Towards the end of 2013, the RSA and Etsy launched The Power of Small project...

30.01.14

The shrinking gap between big biz and small biz

The Great Divide Shall we discuss size first? Big business is, well, bigger!...

02.01.13

Is this the age of the generalist?

Is this the age of the generalist?   So many experts, so much information...