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Tuesday
Mar132012

A simple approach to strategy - 5 important questions

People often make strategy harder than it needs to be. Some people focus too much on the tools; SWOTs, environmental analysis, customers, competitors etc. Others get stuck with their head in the clouds focusing only on broad, blue sky future stuff or that it is only something we do when a big change is underway.

The reality is strategy is about all of these things, and to do it effectively you need to do a bit on all of them.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Stand out from the crowd

Lots of people have already said lots of things about how important it is to stand out from the crowd when applying for a new job. 

Every so often something new pops up that grabs my eye, someone doing something innovative. Loft is a company who makes getting a great looking resume easy.

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Friday
Mar022012

Dedicating business for more than just profit

After reading some pretty inspiring stories in Richard Branson's new book 'Screw Business as Usual' which lots of great stories about businesses and entrepreneurs are changing how they innovate and create. 

There were two responses from Sal Khan founder of the open source, education revolution the Khan Acamedy that have just stuck in my mind.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Watch Out Apple

Great to see companies taking innovation to the next level, watch out Apple (but thanks for really starting the race with the iPad:)

Tuesday
Jan242012

Social Media and business - it's a whole new world out there

Social media is not new news in business, but it's surprising how many businesses see these amazing new tools as just another marketing channel rather than an amazing new tool to create dialogue directly with their customers.

The ability to listen and participate to whats being said in the cloud about themselves, their markets and what their customers want creates amazing opportunities.

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