“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Atributed to various writers including Mark Twain (wrongly), Agatha Christie and Sally Berger (who may be the person in this picture). Read More

Quotes | January 2015

Here’s a book that flies in the face of the zeitgeist. Subtitled, “Eight Unconventional CEOS and their radically rational blueprint for success”, it offers lessons from business leaders who have delivered consistently great financial returns in the long term.

Partly in response to the cult of the celebrity CEO, personified by Jack Welch, Thorndike identified all the US companies who had outperformed both their industry peers and GE under Jack Welch over a period of many years. Read More

Books | November 2014

“Speak softly and people lean towards you. Speak loudly and they lean away.”

Confucious Read More

Quotes | November 2014

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

Judy Garland Read More

Quotes | October 2014

“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

Read The true cost of regular team meetings, and why we should care Read More

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