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During what passes for idle chatter during coffee and networking at a recent event, the throw-away comment, “I think values are a load of rubbish” got my attention. Because too often rubbish is what companies big and small peddle.We continued to talk and agreed that when people say values, they...

When a business closes up shop for good, the question of what happened often overlooks the role growth played in the failure.Sure, you have to grow to survive. And it’s easy to ascribe failure to a lack of growth, but too much growth is equally dangerous.Talk of unicorns and hyper-valuation...

Born at the turn of the last century, trailblazing American anthropologist Leslie White was a founding professor of the department of anthropology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He was also the author of a controversial theory about how culture works, sometimes referred to as “White’s Law”.The theory says:“Culture...

When everything in the world around you is in flux, how to find the one thing your organisation is ‘great’ at can seem an insurmountable quest. However, without it, achieving a brand result people want to stick with is what’s impossible.Because knowing that one thing will help you make and...

Here’s the idea. Don’t try and change the world.Heresy I know, because we live in the age of go big or go home. But I’m more than a bit exhausted by it all. Don’t get me wrong, I‘m not suggesting people give up, just that it might be time to change...