Night Divides The Day.

My poor family.

As if mile upon mile of Pacific Coast Highway with only the ‘Tapping Game’ (a spectacularly under-rated form of in-automobile entertainment in which ‘Tappees’ barely notice the hours as they try to guess which particular tune the ‘Tapper’ is knocking out on the dashboard, window, etc) to break up the boredom wasn’t bad enough, yesterday I subjected them to over an hour of ‘Speaking Personally: Aldous Huxley.’

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You Like Tomato. And I Like Tomato.

This week, the scientific journal Plos One published a piece of research by Annabel Nijhof and Roel Willems.

Their paper is entitled ‘Individual Differences in Literature Comprehension Revealed with fMRI’, and its results are, to say the least, noteworthy.

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If Your Lips Are Moving…….

The election looms.

And most of us, according to Russell Brand, will respond with:

“absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery, deceit of the political class, that has been going on for generations now.”

He’s got a point.
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You Don’t Have To……Put On The Red Light.

I’ve got a friend who met his wife in a brothel.

Oh, don’t worry – it wasn’t his idea. It was his financial advisor’s. (He takes him everywhere.)
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I Don’t Know Where The Lights Are Taking Us. But Something In The Night Is Dangerous.

The middle of nowhere takes a long time to get to.

Especially when it’s in Devon, and you’re in London.

But it was worth it. Continue reading “I Don’t Know Where The Lights Are Taking Us. But Something In The Night Is Dangerous.”

‘Let Them Eat Cake’, She Says. Just Like Marie Antoinette.

Some say the centre of Paris is prettier than the centre of London. That may or may not be true. What is true is that physically Paris has changed a lot less than its British counterpart in the last 150 years.

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Been Around The World, Don’t Speak The Language…

Internationalising Your Business: The Execution

In our previous paper, we made a distinction between a globalising approach to beyond-home-country growth and an internationalising approach. We also set out the two most important considerations when developing an internationalising strategy. Continue reading “Been Around The World, Don’t Speak The Language…”

I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me. And We Are All Together.

In 2013, at least on one reading, the heart of the creative world was knifed; violently, and by one of its own.

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Everything Changes. But You?

This was a talk that we were invited to give to a group of emerging leaders.

It’s rough and ready, but we had a lot of fun.

We were invited to speak about ‘Adapting To A New Environment’……..
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New York, London, Paris, Munich…

Internationalising Your Business: The Strategy

21st Century Growth™ will come not from Fordism (faster, better, cheaper) but instead from constant corporate reinvention that develops new products and new markets.

And it’s this second part – the markets – where corporations get it wrong, over and over. They might have globalised, but they haven’t internationalised. The distinction might sound semantic, but it is critical. Continue reading “New York, London, Paris, Munich…”