“Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”

Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel

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Quotes | July 2014

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”

George Eliot Read More

Quotes | January 2014

“When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom.”

Larry David, creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm Read More

Quotes | October 2013

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills, American opera singer Read More

Quotes | July 2013

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Alice Walker, American author Read More

Quotes | June 2013

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates Read More

Quotes | April 2013

Can Marissa Mayer save Yahoo? If she does she’ll be hailed as a great leader, in demand to turn around the next struggling digital media business, or maybe she’ll make a leap into another sector that needs her touch. If Yahoo doesn’t make it, well, it’s probably not her fault. There are lots of factors working against her, not least timing – it might just be too late. Do you see the logical fallacy here? Read More

Comment | April 2013

I’m always on about the importance of having a clear business purpose – not necessarily the lofty do-good type that P&G, Unilever and co now seem to think they must have, just a reason why an enterprise exists, what it’s there for, in terms that its customers would recognise and value. This Harvard academic thinks so too, and makes the case brilliantly in this pithy book.  It’s an accessible, human approach to business strategy development, Read More

Books | February 2013

Well it’s not rocket science, is it? So if good business is mostly common sense, here’s a book that lays it out clearly and simply, with a few guiding principles, and the recurrent theme of seeing your business as customers see it. According to Leahy, this means eschewing conventional market definitions and boundaries, constantly looking around and listening to customers for things you can do better for them, and then trying things out. It’s a good straightforward read, Read More

Books | November 2012

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou Read More

Quotes | November 2012